If you’re dreaming of far flung adventures, maybe you want to take your own bike with you. The Evoc Bike Travel Bag is designed to keep your favourite toy safe in transit.
The Evoc Bike Travel bag is a soft bag with hard shell bottom, replaceable skate wheels, and removable ribs for side structure. Designed to accommodate most bike types, there are additional adaptors for carrying a road or triathlon bike, and it promises to be able to handle 29 inch wheels.
Internally, there is a solid block which sits between your chainstays. A selection of straps – including a padded frame strap – to hold your frame and forks into place. You’ll definitely need to remove both wheels, and your pedals, but you may get away with just shuffling of your bars rather than complete removal, depending on the size of your bike. There’s a pocket for each wheel on either side of the bag, and while the cautious would (and should) remove the rotors to prevent damage in transit, the pockets will take the wheels with the rotors and cassette still attached. The sides of the bag are re-enforced where your locknuts are most likely to try to puncture the fabric. There’s a small internal pocket for small items – such as pedals, or discs, perhaps, and another on the outside of the bag.
The ‘ribs’ are made from glass fibre, and can be removed so that the whole bag will squash down to the kind of size you can squeeze under a bed. The hard shell bottom means you’re probably not going to get it into the bottom of a wardrobe in a budget hotel. When built up and filled with a bike, the dimensions are 138cm width, 83cm height, base 39cm at the wheel end and 28cm at the front. We’ve fitted ours into the back of a Honda CR-V with one rear seat folded up, and the back of a Mini Cooper S with both rear seats down.
As well as the skate wheels on one end, the Evoc bike travel bag has a variety of handles placed around the bag so you can haul it around. During our test time, we’ve used it to transport both gravel and mountain bikes on a selection of rail journeys and flights. How has it fared?
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|Product:||Bike Travel Bag|
|Tested:||by Hannah and Amanda for 8 months|