A simple solution to the hassle of hauling your bike around on aeroplanes. Just whip off your front wheel, remove the seat and pop your precious toy inside the Body Bag. For big trips, line it with 'disposable' cardboard to provide additional impact protection. Folds into a compact 'A4' package when you get to your destination.
|Approx. Packed Dimensions||135 cm x 80 cm||172 cm x 80 cm|
|Bag Weight||1800 gm||1240 gm|
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I have managed to fit my 60cm steel touring bicycle (with mudguards) into the body bag which I purchased recently. It zips-up with no slack in the material whatsoever, and this takes some care and patience. I had to remove the seat-post and pedals and I had to turn the handle-bars around by 90 degrees. I also had to remove the front wheel. The removed items fit inside the body bag. I did not need to remove the rear carrier. I could then carry the body-bag using the shoulder strap, but it was very heavy. The description says it takes bikes up to (and presumably including) 60cm frames, and this seems to be the absolute limit. It could do with a little more slack material for 60cm frames. I plan to transport my bike by air using this bag. I practised all this in the garden.
Can just fit my XL Camber 29er length-wise and will need to take seat-post out (a pain with droppers) when go flying. So this well made bag is good for carrying your bike in back of a station-wagon, but will require quite some dis-mantling to fly with...
Bag worked really well transporting my bike. We just added a bit of additional padding for the plane. Afterwards the bag folded down really small. Am very pleased with the purchase
The Giant Toughroad fits snugly into the bag with the pannier racks still in place. It makes a neat package which travelled comfortably by plane, car and ferry to the start of my tour.
I went for the Body Bag because it provides flexibility when travelling using different modes, plane-car-bus-train. The bag folds away neatly when not in use and doesn't require the rear wheel to be removed for travel, which means less fuss and more protection for the rear derailleur and wheel. My only suggestions would be to have a flat section at the front for forks (especially MTB) to sit into, and to move the carry strap a little forward for better balance.