2012 Subaru Impreza Long Term Road Test


2012 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sport Limited: Will The Bike Fit, Part 2

July 10, 2012

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Jacquot one-upped me by beating me to my own patented segment (Josh, I think you owe me some royalties, by the way) with the Impreza awhile back. Now I'm one-upping him by seeing if I can fit my road bike in fully assembled — Jacquot took the front wheel off his mountain bike.

Click on to find out: 

Not. Even. A. Problem. Hooray for wagons, even small ones. Of course, I'm admittedly not the size of Bradley Wiggins.

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More impressive, there's still room for a front passenger, too. Hey, I said "room," not "a lot of room."

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So where was I off to, you ask? No doubt another group ride with a bunch of whining roadie nerds. Nope. Taking the bike to the shop, as I need to have a few things fixed (like a new set of carbon-fiber forks, out-of-true front wheel) since I hit a deer this past weekend while riding down Glendora Ridge Road from Mount Baldy. More accurately, the deer flat-out tackled me and knocked me down while I was doing about 25 mph. It's a fun story.

Sprained wrist and much road rash later, I'll be fine. As will the deer. 

You can send sympathy cards and cash (preferably cash, those forks are expensive) in my name to the home office in Santa Monica.

Mike Monticello, Deer Crash Test Dummy Editor @ 3,178 miles.

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