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Old 02-26-2018, 09:38 PM
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Default 20" Wheel Folding bike in an RV6

I have been unsuccessful searching past threads about folding bikes in a side by side RV. Has anyone fit a 20" wheeled bike in the baggage compartment on a side by side. I have been looking at a Downtube 8FS to bring along in my RV6 slider. I know a Brompton will fit with its 16" wheels; hoping for a bit less $$.




https://www.downtube.com/8fs-full-su...-folding-bike/
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Old 02-26-2018, 10:43 PM
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I have been unsuccessful searching past threads about folding bikes in a side by side RV. Has anyone fit a 20" wheeled bike in the baggage compartment on a side by side. I have been looking at a Downtube 8FS to bring along in my RV6 slider. I know a Brompton will fit with its 16" wheels; hoping for a bit less $$.

https://www.downtube.com/8fs-full-su...-folding-bike/
Yep. One does fit in an -9, you miiiiiiight get two in, but I wouldn't want to try it.





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A 20" Xootr Swift fits quite nicely in a -9. Could actually fit two of them. Don't think the 6 baggage area is significantly smaller, so that could work for you. Its ride geometry is also one of the closest to a regular sized bike and is highly modifiable.

That said, if you have a tip up canopy, everything is pretty hard to get into the baggage area. I have a tip-up mod on my slider and it allows me to drop the bikes straight down in.
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:37 AM
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I also have two Xootr Swifts that fit in the back of my RV 9A with a sliding canopy. Good friend of mine has two Xootr Swifts that fit into his tip up. What Iíve learned through my research on folding bikes, itís really how the bicycle collapses upon itself that makes it possible to fit in the baggage compartment of our side-by-sides. Hope this helps and good luck.

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Old 02-27-2018, 10:44 AM
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Unfortunately, it looks like Xootr has gotten out of the folding bike business.
No longer available.
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Old 02-27-2018, 08:19 PM
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Unfortunately, it looks like Xootr has gotten out of the folding bike business.
No longer available.
Thatís a bummer! If you keep your eyes open one may pop up used somewhere.

I also forgot that it uses a 16Ē wheel, not the 20Ē that the OP asked about. That said, again because of its geometry, it rides closer to a full size bike than any other folding one Iíve tried.
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:39 PM
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Here is a 20" wheel folding bike for $220. I have not seen one but friend said he has ridden one. No idea if it would fit in the back of a 9 or 6, but sure cheaper than some. I would think a 16" wheel would give you a better chance of 2 fitting - but may not be as good of a ride. In my opinion, a crappy ride is better than walking!

https://www.amazon.com/Critical-Cycl...b_title_sports

The guy in the video is super cool and hip and the slow motion means it has to be a great bike.
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Not necessarily a bicycle, but it may work for you. I bought one and it is a very sturdy toy. It almost fits in the backseat of my 4, so likely it would fit in a side by side. The handlebars do fold down. Itís light and fast. About 10-15 miles per charge.

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Old 02-28-2018, 03:37 PM
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Spencer Aircraft had a really cool bicycle at the PNW Aviation Show..

2 would fit! not cheap tho.. don't see on website either - but they had some new ones.
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Default Quite a few options

Thanks for all the options. I'll update when I purchase my bike
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