2012 Toyota Camry SE: Will The Bike Fit?
March 07, 2012
Jacquot was pretty sure I wouldn't like the Camry when it came time to see if a bike would fit.
He was right, sort of, but for the wrong reason.
See, Jacquot was thinking the problem would be that the Camry's rear seats don't even come close to folding flat.
But the bigger issue is the narrow pass-through window. It makes sliding the bike in a bit of chore, trying to get the rear wheel through this tiny opening without lowering the bike's seat.
Luckily, the Camry's trunk is exceptionally wide, with a correspondingly large opening. Which made the mountain bike's wide handlebars less of a problem.
In the end, I was able to do it. Just took a little bit of monkeying around to get pedals, rear wheel and seat to all cooperate with the opening at the same time. But, it should be noted that my Lenz Leviathan, although with big 29er wheels, is only a medium. Folks with larger bikes will almost for sure have to drop the seatpost to slide their rigs into that pass-through.
Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 4,359 miles.