Hard Case Bike Box Suggestions

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    • #648548

      What are you folks using to travel with?   As a frequent flyer, I am always afraid to take my bike with me but have been very fortunate so far with only minor damage on all my trips.  I am using the EVOC pro bag at the moment.

      I was wondering, does anyone use or have experience with a hard cased bike box?   Seems some of them may be too heavy to meet the 23KG/50LB weight when adding in a MTB.  Road and gravel bikes are always G2G, but our MTBs are much heavier.


      Thanks in Advance,



    • #648765

      Borrowed a hard case box this last year from a friend, beleive it was a Thule. Made the weight limit but made it a point to only put bike in it and maybe a multi-tool. Most modern bikes I think come in around 30-35 lbs. Bike only plus weight of box and you should make the 50lbs. Put  your helmet and tools in your checked bag. Hopefully you will be traveling minimally with tools. Enought to get bike back together. I think the biggest thing is the size of the box. Felt my friends box was a bit on the smaller side and I ride a large bike compared to his medium. Called for more disassembly…more time and tools involved. My travel also had me going to a destination that had tools. If you can coordinate tools at your destination this saves alot on weight no matter where you would pack them.

    • #651087

      Thanks for the feedback.  I went with just getting another EVOC Pro bag due to the weight limits the airlines impose on us.  I wasn’t keen on spending additional monies on overweight fees.  Over the last few years and multiple OCONUS trips for my wife and I, we’ve been very lucky using the Pro bags.  It’s always a gamble though.  Those baggage crews are awfully rough on all luggage.  I think it must be a game for them, although I suspect the airlines put a lot of pressure on them on every load saying “get that crap on there as fast as possible”.   So I don’t really blame them personally, although I am disappointed in the way they handle our luggage/bikes.

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