Road bike hard case with handlebar

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by naavt

A couple of years ago I've seen a guy transporting his bike in an hard case at the airport. It had a really nice feature which was the possibility of transportting the bike without disassembling the handlebars. It had a T-shape allowing for the bike to be packed without messing with the handlebars.

Asked him for the case brand but now, that I'm evaluating the purshace of a hard travelling case, it seems that I've lost that note. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Thanks.

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Bike Box Alan Aero Easyfit? Not sure if they make the road version anymore, seems like they only have Tri/TT.

Scicon make a soft case version;

https://sciconsports.com/uk_en/aerocomf ... p053105013

Or Buxum Ventoux;

https://buxumbox.com/product/ventoux-box/

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MichaelK wrote:
Wed Feb 22, 2023 1:26 pm
Bike Box Alan Aero Easyfit?
You're a lifesaver!!! :D That's exactly the one! Thanks :thumbup:

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ultimobici wrote:
Wed Mar 29, 2023 11:53 am
I use an Evoc's Road Bike Bag Pro
I think this bag COULD be too big for some airlines!
Never heard of any rejections though.

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jayjay wrote:
Wed Mar 29, 2023 12:12 pm
ultimobici wrote:
Wed Mar 29, 2023 11:53 am
I use an Evoc's Road Bike Bag Pro
I think this bag COULD be too big for some airlines!
Never heard of any rejections though.
I only fly with national carriers who have a civilised attitude to customer service. Ryanair & Easyjet very often cost more once you add the bike! The Bike Box Alan one is nearly the same size as the Evoc one.

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jayjay wrote:
Wed Mar 29, 2023 12:12 pm
ultimobici wrote:
Wed Mar 29, 2023 11:53 am
I use an Evoc's Road Bike Bag Pro
I think this bag COULD be too big for some airlines!
Never heard of any rejections though.
No such thing unless we are talking about something like a short haul service flying something with less than 19-seats (Cessna Caravan, SkyCourrier, Dehavland Twin Otter), as otherwise, you simply pay extra/oversize baggage fees.
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jayjay wrote:
Wed Mar 29, 2023 12:12 pm
ultimobici wrote:
Wed Mar 29, 2023 11:53 am
I use an Evoc's Road Bike Bag Pro
I think this bag COULD be too big for some airlines!
Never heard of any rejections though.
delta just broke my tarmac in this case. hard impact to the seatstay that pressed between the ribs i guess.

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zmjones wrote:
jayjay wrote:
Wed Mar 29, 2023 12:12 pm
ultimobici wrote:
Wed Mar 29, 2023 11:53 am
I use an Evoc's Road Bike Bag Pro
I think this bag COULD be too big for some airlines!
Never heard of any rejections though.
delta just broke my tarmac in this case. hard impact to the seatstay that pressed between the ribs i guess.
Sorry to hear that. Although it must have been a really hard blow to do that as there’s a brace that attached to the Velcro panels inside to prevent that.


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zmjones wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2023 5:24 pm
jayjay wrote:
Wed Mar 29, 2023 12:12 pm
ultimobici wrote:
Wed Mar 29, 2023 11:53 am
I use an Evoc's Road Bike Bag Pro
I think this bag COULD be too big for some airlines!
Never heard of any rejections though.
delta just broke my tarmac in this case. hard impact to the seatstay that pressed between the ribs i guess.
OH NO!
Will delta come up for the damage?

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jayjay wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2023 5:29 pm
zmjones wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2023 5:24 pm
delta just broke my tarmac in this case. hard impact to the seatstay that pressed between the ribs i guess.
OH NO!
Will delta come up for the damage?
Your have obviously never flown on Delta Airlines. :smartass:
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I also have an Evoc Road Bike Bag Pro. I have only flown with it once, but it seemed to hold up nicely and protected the bike perfectly.


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ms6073 wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2023 11:01 pm
jayjay wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2023 5:29 pm
zmjones wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2023 5:24 pm
delta just broke my tarmac in this case. hard impact to the seatstay that pressed between the ribs i guess.
OH NO!
Will delta come up for the damage?
Your have obviously never flown on Delta Airlines. :smartass:
Nope. And I don't have experience with damaged luggage.

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jayjay wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2023 4:35 am
ms6073 wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2023 11:01 pm
jayjay wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2023 5:29 pm
zmjones wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2023 5:24 pm
delta just broke my tarmac in this case. hard impact to the seatstay that pressed between the ribs i guess.
OH NO!
Will delta come up for the damage?
Your have obviously never flown on Delta Airlines. :smartass:
Nope. And I don't have experience with damaged luggage.
Pretty much all the airlines have pretty clear policy that they won't cover something like a bike broken in a case, particularly if the outer bag isn't clearly damaged or if it isn't a totally hard case.

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ultimobici wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2023 5:28 pm
zmjones wrote:
jayjay wrote:
Wed Mar 29, 2023 12:12 pm
ultimobici wrote:
Wed Mar 29, 2023 11:53 am
I use an Evoc's Road Bike Bag Pro
I think this bag COULD be too big for some airlines!
Never heard of any rejections though.
delta just broke my tarmac in this case. hard impact to the seatstay that pressed between the ribs i guess.
Sorry to hear that. Although it must have been a really hard blow to do that as there’s a brace that attached to the Velcro panels inside to prevent that.


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I think the pole would prevent a crush from a heavy object being laid on top of it, but will do nothing against a point impact between the ribs. I am not sure whether I am just going to try to sell the case and get a fully hard one or whether I'll just try to add more padding to the frame inside the case. Not sure the latter would have protected it in this case but maybe. Evoc ofc just said "bummer".

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