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Edward Barton
(porosantihodos) - MLife

Locale: Boston
UL Bike air travel bag options on 01/02/2014 23:00:36 MST Print View

Hey all,

I'm putting together a combination bike tour/backpacking trip, where I'll be flying a few different legs. I want to avoid the bike fees by breaking my bike down small enough so that it'll fit in a bag and pass for standard luggage.

My question is, is anyone aware of a large capacity, no-frills bag that would fit a disassembled mountain bike, be durable enough for multiple trips, but light enough for carrying on a bike tour?

I've travelled by bike/plane before and just finding bike boxes and getting them to the airport can be quite a hassle and expense, on top of the fees, so I'm thinking this may make sense.

Karen Kennedy
(karenk) - MLife

Locale: NE NSW - Australian subtropics
Bike bag on 01/03/2014 14:14:42 MST Print View

1.2 kg, folds to A4 sized package - small enough to post to your departure point if that's feasible. Haven't used this yet, but certainly considering it for trips where this is a possibility.

http://www.groundeffect.co.nz/product/BAG/BOD/

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: UL Bike air travel bag options on 01/03/2014 17:30:28 MST Print View

Soft-side or hard-side?

http://www.montaguebikes.com/assets/images/carrying_case.jpg
Soft Carrying Case
Montague's soft-sided bicycle carrying case, made of 420 Denier nylon, provides great protection at an affordable price. The carrying case features an inner pocket for the front wheel, a direct mount shoulder strap, two side handles, double-layered nylon bottom and the heaviest YKK zipper available. Dimensions: 36"x28"x12". $99.95

Desert Dweller
(Drusilla)

Locale: Wild Wild West
Bike bag on 01/03/2014 19:29:39 MST Print View

There is a lady from Germany , trail name is "German Tourist" who hikes and has biked all over the world. If you can locate her online she might have good options.



http://christine-on-big-trip.blogspot.com

Edward Barton
(porosantihodos) - MLife

Locale: Boston
Thanks on 01/07/2014 16:21:57 MST Print View

Thanks for your help all. The ground effect bags look really promising. I think the montague bags only fit their folding bikes. I emailed Christine and will report back if she answers. Thanks!

Benjamin Kelley
(Benjamin.Kelley) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Re: Bike bag on 01/08/2014 10:38:09 MST Print View

I wonder if the ground effects bag will fit a Surly Disc Trucker frame. I've been looking for a light bag for a while.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: UL Bike air travel bag options on 01/08/2014 11:13:10 MST Print View

"I want to avoid the bike fees by breaking my bike down small enough so that it'll fit in a bag and pass for standard luggage."

Is that even possible with a standard bike frame?

"Standard Luggage" cannot exceed 62" combined inches (length + width + height).