BIKE BAGS AND TRAVEL CASES
HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST BIKE BAG FOR YOUR NEEDS?
There are a few things you need to consider when choosing a new bike bag for your bicycle. Check out the below points to make sure that you make the right choice!
MODE OF TRANSPORT
Firstly, you need to know what type of travel your bike bag will be used for – will it be for travel by car, train, bus or by aeroplane? This is important as you will need varying levels of protection based on the mode of travel. If you are travelling by aeroplane, we recommend checking out the SCICON 3.0 series as it offers superior protection for this mode of transport. If you are looking for a bike bag that can cover car, train and bus journeys, then check out SCICON’s travel plus series.
EASE OF USE
Many bike bags require that you thoroughly disassemble your bike in order to fit it inside of the bag. Not only can this be annoying. But if you have your bike professionally fitted, this simply isn’t an option. The SCICON Aerocomfort 3.0 series allow you to travel while keeping your bike assembled. Simply remove the wheels and secure your bike. You can have your entire bike packed in under 10 minutes.
Imagine the nightmare of ordering a bike bag only to discover it is incompatible with your bike! All of SCICON’s latest generation bike travel bags and hard cases (AEROCOMFORT 3.0 and AEROTECH SERIES) are compatible with rim brake and disc brake bikes. They have also been designed to be compatible with the majority of frame sizes. If you are in doubt you can even use the “will my bike fit” tool available on the SCICON product page of the relevant bike bag.
INTRODUCING THE Scicon Aerocomfort 3.0 series
SCICON AEROCOMFORT 3.0 BIKE TRAVEL BAG
The Aerocomfort 3.0 series is the world’s most popular bike travel bag. Used by professional teams around the world, it is the only bike bag that you can pack in under 5 minutes! Available in road, tri and MTB to suit your bike. Simply remove the wheels, attach the frame to the bike defender and you are ready to go! This means if your bike has been professionally fitted you will not have to make any adjustments to your seat post or handlebars! Did we mention it is also one of the lightest bike bags on the market at only 8kg? It offers superior protection with shock absorbent plastic strategically around vulnerable areas. The high quality wheel design makes this bike bag super easy to manoeuvre.
NO NEED TO REMOVE HANDLEBARS
Minimal disassembly of your bike. All that you need to remove are the bike’s wheels. Complementing a good bike fit, you don’t even have to remove the handlebars or seat post.
THRU AXLE COMPATIBLE
The multi-axle system allows transportation of bikes with quick release and 12mm thru axle skewers. By default compatible with Thru Axle skewers, the bag includes four Thru Axle to Quick release adapters to cater for all needs.
Light as a feather. With a shear 8kg of weight, the AeroComfort Road 3.0 TSA bike travel bag allows you to stay below the maximum allowance of most airlines, saving you additional fees every time you fly.
Providing better mobility, the SCICON Twin Wheel System features eight precision ball bearing wheels which rotate 360°, keeping your bike travel bag upright and maneuverable whatever the terrain.
TRAVEL SENTRY® APPROVED
A TSA padlock ensures the safety of the bike as well as access to the bike travel bag to customs authorities in the USA, Canada and many other international airports.
SHOP BIKE BAGS AND BICYCLE HARDCASES
WHY CHOOSE SCICON BIKE BAGS?
The number one purpose of a bike bag should always be the protection of the precious cargo inside, for this reason a buyer should always be sure to go for a bag that uses thick protective padding throughout the design, or even consider a hard case to be extra safe. A high quality bag should also include protective padded inserts, and shock absorbent lateral shields to protect the frame and wheels of the bike. Bikes also have many fragile components such as the rear derailleur, which needs to be protected – a high quality bike bag should offer dedicated protection for these components.
Our top of the range Scicon 3.0 Range and Aerotech Hard case range offers all of the above mentioned protective elements, which is why SCICON is trusted by professional cycling teams around the world to carry their bikes safely to their destination. You can view some of these teams here
EASE OF PACKING
The second, but just as important element of a great bike travel bag is the ease of packing your bike. Many bicycle bags on the market require the bike to be completely disassembled, which is not only time-consuming and inconvenient, but impractical when you are on the move or on your way to a cycling event.
One of the key selling points of the Scicon Aerocomfort range is the fact that you can have your entire bike packed in under 8 minutes. Simply remove the wheels and fix the frame of the bike onto the frame defender, and pack your wheels! The handlebar and seat can stay right where they are, this means no bike setup is needed at your next event.
A very important aspect when buying a bike travel bag which is often forgotten is whether the bag features ergonomic wheels that help with the transport of the bike from A to B.
The last thing you want is to carry your bike on a shoulder strap from the car to the airport, or even worse from the airport to the cycling event.
Prospective buyers need to consider that the 6-8kg weight of a bike travel bag in addition to a bicycle can become particularly burdensome to move around without any wheels over a prolonged period of time.