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.

COMPATIBILITY

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.

AEROTECH EVOLUTION X TSA BIKE TRAVEL CASE

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Everyone knows that as a cyclist, your bicycle is your pride and joy, and deserves to be protected wherever your cycling adventures may take you. Next time you travel, make sure your bike is well protected by choosing a well-designed and strongly built bike travel bag or hard case. Choosing the correct bicycle bag or hard case for your travel needs doesn’t have to be daunting, check out our handy blog post on things to look for when choosing your bike travel bag to help you choose the most appropriate bike travel bag for your needs. If you decide to order a bike travel bag from us, here are your options:

PACKING MADE SIMPLE

Lightweight, yet, robust and easy-to-pack and unpack – the SCICON AeroTech Evolution X TSA makes travelling with your bike as simple and safe as it can get. Only the wheels, the seat post and one pedal need to be removed – the handlebars need not be fully removed; just loosened and turned. The bike’s wheels are stored safely in the wheel compartments of the bike travel case, while the pedals and saddle (with seat post) fit in a special storage bag. The clever patented design also allows stowing bikes with integrated seat posts and is ideal for trans porting road and TT/ triathlon bikes.

 

HOW TO PACK

SCICON AEROTECH EVOLUTION X TSA BIKE TRAVEL CASE

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.

KEY FEATURES:

ENGINEERED AND DESIGNED IN ITALY

Developed and engineered in Italy, the AeroTech Evolution X TSA is one of the lightest and robust bike cases available. The use of a patented high impact ABS composite, developed to meet only the highest demands in respect of protection and design, offers superior mechanical properties while keeping the weight at only 12kg.

DEDICATED STORAGE SPACE

The AeroTech Evolution X TSA has been developed around the geometry of race bikes and has a dedicated space for all bike components. Integrated wheel chambers protect your wheel set. A secured and detachable component bag holds space for the seat post, pedals, skewers and tools. The padded upholstery protects your bike frame like a cushion.

SUSPENDED FRAME SYSTEM (SFS)

The clever Suspended Frame System (SFS), holds your bike frame firmly in place, providing extra stability and safety, just like a car’s seatbelt. Included tube pads absorb shock and avoid abrasion.

BETTER MOBILITY

Providing better mobility, the SCICON Twin Wheel System features eight precision ball bearing wheels which rotate 360°, keeping your bike travel bag upright and manoeuvrable whatever the terrain. Developed with Tente, the SCICON Twin Wheel System comes with increased rolling performance and reduced attrition for long-lasting use.

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.

LIGHTWEIGHT

Light as a feather. With a shear 12kg of weight, the Aerotech Evolution X TSA bike travel case allows you to stay below the maximum allowance of most airlines, saving you additional fees every time you fly.

BIKE TRAVEL BAG & CASE BUYERS GUIDE

BIKE PROTECTION

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.

WHEELS…

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.