That’s with wheels off on the recumbent. It’s about 28-30 inches tall as well. My diamond frame is more compact (58cm) and fits into a variety of cars more easily. Thanks!do you leave the front wheels on or remove them? I'll measure it out later today, but I have had my carbon fibre bike in WITH the wheel on, no problem. I have had 2 bike in with the wheels OFF. Will take some measurements and repost
It's a high racer (google m5 CHR as I can't post images I guess)A LWB recumbent is going to be a challenge for sure.
Quite uncivilized to expose a bicycle on the outside of a vehicle in any weather, much less a mountain pass in the winter. It will also kill your aerodynamics and mpg, presumably the primary reason to get a Niro. For shorter distances, a bike rack will do. I'd recommend something like a Hollywood rear rack for better (although still crummy) aerodynamics over a roof rack. Works fine on hatchbacks. Folds flat for easy storage.I'm trying to keep it inside the car as crossing passes in the winter can be pretty nasty.
I have the first one (blue), it's light and fairly aero. I've averaged 40kmh with power right at 200watts before on it. Mine is customized with disc mounts so I can run 650b or 700c. The chainlink pictured is the efficient one, if I am doing lots of city riding there is a mount on the steer tube that I can put a pulley on that derestricts the chainline. Being built by the dutch, it is made for taller riders -- I'm a fairly leggy 5'11" and barely fit 172.5mm cranks on it without crank/tire overlap. Though there are some Korean riders that ride with some pretty hardcore crank/tire overlap -- something I am not willing to do.Looking at some other models, there are solutions for both the chain and heel strike. I assume that one I posted above is an ultimate lightweight version. I like 406 wheeled bikes. I ride a Moulton and have built a couple prototype full suspension ones (starting before Moulton did a 406 bike). Sure looks like this recumbent design will benefit from a full suspension. It appears that this model has it.