- Bike bags – hard or soft case?
I've got a soft bag, its a crc branded one from about 3 years ago, its got a hard base with wheels, massive inner pockets and wheelbags. Whilst I like it, every time I've been to to the alps (4x by plane) my mates have all had cardboard boxes and my experience was no better than theirs… Knowing what I know now, I wouldn't buy a bag, a box is fine.
I think having a bag makes you feel like an international jet setter, and that was probably the desire for me that pushed the bike bag purchase.Posted 8 years agoSinglespeedpunkMember
I have found this place that makes custom boxes and I have found that with both wheels / bars / pedals / saddle off and some pipe lagging / thin card my big 29er fits in a 44x32x12" box that is much easier to handle than a "traditional" bike box which is always too long for trollys and if put sideways take out people left and right 🙂
Cost about £25 plus pipe lagging / card sheet / axle spacers….swap for doughnuts at the local bike shop.
With the bike, helmet, saddle bag its under 20kg all in (limit for hold luggage on Qatar cattle class!)
SSPPosted 8 years ago
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