2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk: Will the Bike Fit?
by Mike Monticello, Senior Road Test Editor on September 24, 2015
No doubt you guys have a bunch of burning questions about our 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk.
And I'm sure topping your list is: How difficult is it to stuff a large, full-size suspension 29er mountain bike in the back? Let's get right on it and find out.
Even though the Renegade is a subcompact crossover SUV, my Santa Cruz Tallboy fit in there fairly easily. Of course it required taking the front tire off, but that was expected. My bike's dropper seatpost eased entry, too. I also had to move the front passenger seat forward significantly and angle the seatback in order to clear the rear tire. This pretty much negated any chance of a second person riding in the diminutive Jeep.
But overall, not a horrible ordeal. And if I enjoyed the actual driving experience of this Jeep more than I do, I wouldn't hesitate to use it for another mountain bike ride.
Mike Monticello, Senior Road Test Editor @ 2,966 miles