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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▹ Pros & cons of a bike bag, bike box or hard case.
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My big bike fitted it in well. Its much easier than a box - no fluffing round trying to find one before you leave. Although theres no padding (you put your own cardboard or bubble wrap in if you want), the bike came out completely unharmed. Well pleased I bought it
Live in the UK and ordered the bag for my touring bike. The bag is fine- used some cardboard to give extra protection and it survived four flights no problem. My gripe is that when i ordered this product at no stage was it highlighted that i would be liable for tax on it- the courier company FedEx sent me the bill for £29.99 which i wasn't expecting- this is nearly half as much again as the bag cost. Upon studying your website carefully i did find information on these taxes (under "freight" at the bottom of the page) but surely this should be made clear at the time of purchase? My email receipt from Ground Effect merely states the cost plus shipping, no mention of the additional tax that FedEx would apply. Like i said, good bag but can only give 3 stars as it's a bit pricey for what it is when you add on the tax!
I am aware the price reflects the design and quality for this lightweight form of bike transport .But for me it did not cut it. Noting the weight restriction of 23kg on internal domestic flights here in Australia for me it was difficult to move around(via shoulder strap) plus other luggage.!!!Also note bike was dismantled in part and included additional cardboard/ bubble wrap protection .To improve. ??? Poss semi rigid base with wheels. We also found that the rough handling by airport crew did not help either - this of course is out of everyone hands(this was witnessed first hand on the last trip).Regards
Hi there Sam, Thanks for taking the time to review, and your suggestion - we're pretty upfront about our bike bags being "Lightweight baggage for stashing your bike on plains 'n' trains". We have loads of information on our website when purchasing the Body Bag about what you're actually getting, including the following 'Pros & cons of a bike bag, bike box or hard case':
OK, just got home from 9 months away and the body bag behaved superbly in planes, trains and the odd taxi. There are a couple of small holes in it now but as it's rip-stop they aren't a problem - I'll be using it again, indefinitely. Just a hint. I stupidly decided to pack EVERYTHING in the BB for the first two journeys, which meant I had a bag I could barely lift, and all the weight on one shoulder. Even with luggage trolleys this was a dumb idea. Worried about all the hooks and straps on your panniers getting caught in the luggage-loading machinery (I was)? Have them plastic-wrapped at the airport. Simple.
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.