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  • You can hire one from bike box online here

    mikey74
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    Thanks, but I’d rather have a bag.

    Mind if i ask why 😕

    mikey74
    Member

    Boxes are pretty heavy (those you linked to are around 11kg). This coupled with an already heavy DH bike means I would nearly be at my weight limit, without even trying.

    Premier Icon kilo
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    we have an evoc and one from rose.de rose bag. The evoc is good but if your traipsing around I prefer the rose as it has four wheels and can be pushed easily rather than dragged across terminals, both have been tough.

    mikey74
    Member

    Any recommendations for a DH bike for long-haul travel?

    mikey74
    Member

    Evoc are too expensive. I was hoping for around £120 ish

    jonba
    Member

    My planetx one kept my roadie alive on two trips in the last two months. Just pad out the fragile bits and pack sensibly.

    Massive bag and relatively light so will easily fit everything in.

    Failing that, the evoc ones looked nice – a few guys had them.

    boblo
    Member

    I just got a Polaris Pod recommend by pizzflaps of this parish. eBay found it me for about your budget and it weighs ~6kg empty. Not used it yet but so far, so good.

    boblo
    Member

    I just got a Polaris EVA Bike Pod recommend by pizzflaps of this parish. eBay found it me for about your budget and it weighs ~6kg empty. Not used it yet but so far, so good.

    mikey74
    Member

    The Eva pod is nearly £300, and therefore out.

    About the cheapest that you’ll find an Evoc style bag, with some rigidity/protection built in: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/chain-reaction-cycles-pro-bike-bag/rp-prod114204

    Below that most bags are pretty similar. Get a Planet X or CRC one cheap, and make sure you get some axle spacers, lots of padding, and remove rotors and derailleur.

    Boxes are pretty heavy (those you linked to are around 11kg). This coupled with an already heavy DH bike means I would nearly be at my weight limit, without even trying.

    good point

    funkhouser
    Member

    just to bumps this. has anyone got/used the CRC one?

    any further advice, ive got a bag but would like to upgrade…

    Premier Icon vmgscot
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    Me and the GF use a mixture of low cost bags (but they maybe out of date now)…

    Mines a Wiggle/DHB generic padded bag but it’s massize and will take a DH bike no probs. It’s the one-corner-wheeled type.

    The GF has an older CRC padded bag – same quality but much smaller… just takes he Small framed Yeti575.

    We line both with cardboard boxes for extra protection. They cost us around the £50 each mark in blow-out sales

    d45yth
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    Some of the best packed bikes I’ve seen have been in a cardboard box, with everything protected in pipe lagging and polystyrene sheets, then wrapped in clingfilm. Takes a while to do though.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    any further advice, ive got a bag but would like to upgrade…

    Evoc
    I put the bike in and zip it up. It’s so well thought out I would suggest biting the bullet and going properly into it.

    funkhouser
    Member

    the CRC pro one appears to be a complete rip off of the evoc but a good £100 cheaper! obviously it emblazened with their stinking logos…

    darrimc30
    Member

    Mikey74 where you based, you can lend mine but I’m based in Newcastle Upon Tyne

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