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    Hi all,

    I am very close to buying a poor mans ute, the Triton. I am interested in knowing if I could fit my mtb into the tub lying down. My thinking being if i remove the front wheel, lay it in the tub and get a roll top installed, I'll be able to park securely at work and ride without having to go home first to collect my ride.

    The roll top would be preferable to a canopy as I could roll it back for shuttling.

    So what do we think, front wheel off on its side, will it fit in a dual cab triton?


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    If you're taking the front wheel off, won't it fit in the back seat? Or not a dual cab?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trickbooter View Post
    Hi all,

    I am very close to buying a poor mans ute, the Triton. I am interested in knowing if I could fit my mtb into the tube lying down. My thinking being if a remove the front wheel, lay it in the tub and get a roll top installed, I'll be able to park securely at work and ride without having to go home first.

    The roll top would be preferable to a canopy as I could roll it back for shuttling.

    So what do we think, front wheel off on its side, will it fit in a dual can triton?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ideate View Post
    If you're taking the front wheel off, won't it fit in the back seat? Or not a dual cab?
    Yeah dual cab. Wanting to keep the bike out of the cab ideally. The tub is the business end in my mind.

    I have a wagon right now. If I stored the bike in the cab I wouldn't gain as much as I'd like by switching to a ute.


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    Also fixed all of the typos. Clearly beer + T1 + iPhone keyboard + fat fingers = classic typos such as, 'will my bike fit in a triton tube!'


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    It should fit, especially with the front wheel off. I recently enjoyed a lift with one of my friends in a crew cab triton, both our bikes tucked in the back.

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    You'd think they stopped making tape measures these days.
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    I could be mistaken...but I think Mitsu did 2 different tub sizes for the dble cab Tritons....so if u haven't bought one yet, see if there are bigger tubs around...?
    Personally I think canopies are a good option too.

    Not entirely relevant, but I have an old Falcon ute & my XL framed 650B bike fits lying down inside the tub. Only thing is the 760mm bars are higher than the sides....HTH....


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    Quote Originally Posted by born-again-biker View Post
    Only thing is the 760mm bars are higher than the sides....HTH....


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    Removing the front wheel should allow you to rotate the bars flat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flow-Rider View Post
    You'd think they stopped making tape measures these days.
    Laser measure man!

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