can Acura RDX carry mountain bikes?

I'm looking for new car and am looking at small SUVs like the Acura RDX. One of my requirements is that the SUV must be able to hold 2 mountain bikes
standing upright inside (front wheel off is OK). Has anyone tried this with the RDX? Is the cargo area tall enough for a medium sized adult mountain bike (not a 29er)? Thanks.
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I recently read in the new car review section of an auto site that one customer's RDX's roof collapsed when her son climbed on top of the car to attach the bike's to a rack. It was not covered under warranty and she was quite upset!
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snipped-for-privacy@adelphia.net says...

Many factory roof racks have a maximum weight limit of ~100 lbs and that's with the weight being distributed by the rack.
If you are quoting from the post, it appears the post was worded to make things sound bad. "Son" could be an 18 year old man. He could have climbed on top of the roof and put his knee or foot down with most of his weight on it. If he was a smaller kid, he could have stood upright on the roof. "Collapsed" could mean "dented".
On the other hand, after an exhausting ride, I drove into my garage with my bike on the bike rack on top of my Mazda MX-6. I destroyed the bike seat and bent one of the main bars of the bike rack, but my car roof was undamaged.
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measure the height of your bikes,then go measure an RDX,or check the Acura website for cargo dimensions.
My "mountain" bike measured 3 ft height at the seat,with the front wheel on,FWIW. Add 3 inches for the handlebars(with frontwheel on)
seems that a SUV should be able to handle that. How do you plan to keep them upright?

What's it matter? the girl wants to put her bikes on the INSIDE of the SUV.
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Jim Yanik wrote:

Jim! You are making the false assumption that we are carefully reading the question. :-) I was sort of wondering when someone would notice that...
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says...

Jim,
I know the OP was talking talking about carrying the bikes inside the RDX.
I didn't want people to think there is something wrong with the RDX because the roof was damaged when someone climbed on top of it.
I'm sorry if I offended you.
BTW, don't I know you from t.p.g. or tx.guns?
Bob
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wrote:

No offense taken. (I know you didn't originate the roof collapse OTdrift) ;-)
(if I HAD taken offense,my language would be much worse!) B-)
Yes,I post often in TPG.
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I'd recommend you check out the acurazine.com RDX forums. You don't need to register to browse the messages. There may also be other online forums I am not aware of.
A roof collapsing and a roof getting dented are two different things. I just don't believe the roof could have collapsed. Was this kid a SUMO wannabe ? I'm pretty sure they don't design CUVs roofs for walking, running and pole-vaulting but I can see the weight of two or three bikes plus a porky kid and his buddy roof jumping thinking it is a Hummer resulting in a large dent. So does a collapsed bridge, bridge ? Does a collapsed roof, roof ?

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