thecoloradokid

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I decided to take thanksgiving week off, so I wanted to adventure in the Taycan. My kids are older, and have other plans, so I figured I would take the mountain bike to Vegas to ride around on the west side of town since it will be in the low 70's. I had 20' Pirelli Scorpion Winter's put on my 4s this week, so I feel more comfortable driving through the Colorado and Utah mountains in those instead of the Conti all seasons that came stock on the vehicle.

I installed the roof rack this morning - it has been gathering dust on the garage for a couple months. And, I installed the Thule ThruRide carrier to hold my electric mountain bike. I did a shake drive drive around town and hit a few more bumps in the road than I usually would to make sure the system was securely holding the bike. Tomorrow will the interesting day since I will be driving almost 800 miles through high mountains with a big mountain bike on the roof - I will keep an eye on how range is affected in the very cold higher mountain temps, and by carrying a big bike on the roof. The good thing there are plenty of Electrify America locations between Denver and Las Vegas.

Just in case no one has seen what a mountain bike looks like on top of a Taycan, because until today, I had not, I took a couple of pictures to share.


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If anyone sees a big, weird guy driving a Frozen Blue 4s with a big electric mountain bike across Colorado, Utah, Arizona, or Nevada over the next week, please don't hesitate to say Howdy.
 

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Am new to bikes on the roof rack - I used to put on back of previous car - but I did also buy the roof rack. But, why is it that you take the front wheel off? Is it aerodynamics or that it is safer or some other reason? Thanks.
 
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Am new to bikes on the roof rack - I used to put on back of previous car - but I did also buy the roof rack. But, why is it that you take the front wheel off? Is it aerodynamics or that it is safer or some other reason? Thanks.
Good question. I like having the bike secured by the front fork into the bike mount - it just feels more solid. And, it is easier to mount, in my opinion.

Not sure on aerodynamics, but once you mess with air flow by putting a bike on the roof of an electric car, there is going to be a hit.
 

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Suncoast had a sale on the Taycan roof carrier and bike rack so I decided to go for it as well, but with the wheel mount vs. the fork mount in the front. Hopefully the weather holds here in Ohio and I can post comparison shots.
 

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