2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 LT Crew Long-Term Road Test

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Shocker: The Bicycle Fits

October 14, 2013

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Gotta love pickups. No messing around with putting blankets down, dropping rear seats, trying to squeeze a bicycle in through the trunk or any of that nonsense.

With our 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 LT Crew, just throw it in the bed, secure it with some tie-downs and you're off to the trailhead.


Because we got the short 5-foot, 8-inch bed, I had to angle my full-suspension 29er slightly to put the tailgate up.

Not the end of the world. But as someone who hauls bicycles and motorcycles, I'd definitely prefer a longer bed.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 8,971 miles


  • hybris hybris Posts:

    As I have mentioned in the past for now several years (since 08) Its NOT a full pickup truck if it doesn't have the long bed. If you want 4 door cab as well bite the bullet and get a 3/4 or 1 ton truck and see how the other side of the automotive spectrum lives day to day.

  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    A bed that small on a vehicle that large is ridiculous.

  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    For motorcycles; I'll get a trailer, thanks.

  • dan_acosta dan_acosta Posts:

    The 6.5 foot bed with the crew cab is a $300 option, and is commonly available at dealerships.

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