Not sure where you got with your purchase but thought I'd chime in on the "Lefty hassle" issue.
I've been running various model Lefty forks for the last 5 years or so. They do require periodic bearing resets, but that's really a 5 minute exercise with a Shimano external BB spanner every couple of months. It's really no harder than rinsing off your bike and much less hassle than cleaning a chain. In other words, two tenths of not much.
The more recent PBR and XLR forks are fitted with lockout blowoffs, so the days of blowing lockout seals are well and truly over.
I sometimes get to ride other bikes with normal forks, and the ones I would consider comparable in performance are 34mm stanchions, but then they're a lot heavier. My first ride on a XX SID forked 29er saw me go over the bars when the bike pulled left under brakes and I missed the entry line into a black-diamond rock descent. Getting back on the Lefty, I appreciated a bit more what I had begun to take for granted - the bike goes where you point it, even in the rougher stuff.
Yeah they look odd. But I kinda like the minimalism and out-of-the-box thinking and elegance of putting the air spring and damper together in the one cylinder. I get a few guys who say "I couldn't ride that ... looking at that fork would freak me out", and I think no wonder you fall off, you're looking in completely the wrong place. You need to be looking at the trail not your bike!"
The suppleness and lack of stiction on the trail can't be beaten - you get tyre contact with the ground like no other fork.
I looked quite closely at the Orbea Occam s30X for my first 29er, but ended up going with the Scalpel - the price/performance was just too good.
As for roof racks and transportation, I just use racks where you leave the wheel on. All good.