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A simple solution to the hassle of hauling your bike around. Just whip off your front wheel, remove the seat and pop your precious toy inside the Dogsbody. 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.
The Tardis takes the hassle out of carting your bike about on public transport. It provides reasonable protection from abuse but won't stop it from getting squashed. Strategic placement of cardboard or closed cell foam around the fragile bits can minimise bumps and bruises. Air travel is hard on luggage, so be prepared for a bit of wear 'n' tear. You'll need to dismantle your bike a little to fit it in. Think of the packaged bike as a sandwich - with the wheels providing structure on the outside, and the frame siting upside down between them.
Remove both wheels and slip into the internal sleeves. Tighten the straps.
Clamp your thru-axles, or skewers with the plastic spacers provided, into the dropouts on your frame and forks.
Remove your disk rotors if they end up clashing with the bike when loaded. Slide some cardboard between your disk pads to prevent them being inadvertently squeezed closed in transit.
Unscrew both pedals and stash them in the zip pocket.
Take off your handlebars by undoing the faceplate or removing the entire stem. Secure alongside the forks.
Whip off the rear derailleur and tape to the chain stay. Removing the derailleur hanger is generally best. If you take out the main derailleur screw instead, be careful when reassembling - it's easy to cross-thread, which is a bad way to start your holiday.
Fully lower, or take out the seat and seat post.
Place the bike upside down in the Tardis. Zip up, seat back upright, tighten the compression straps and lock your beast away.
Road bikes over 60cm and full-noise downhill bikes may need further disassembly to squeeze in.
The Dogsbody takes the hassle out of carting your bike about on public transport. It provides reasonable protection from abuse but won't stop it from getting squashed. Adding 'disposable' cardboard stiffening or closed cell foam around the fragile bits can minimise bumps and bruises. Air travel is hard on luggage, so be prepared for a bit of wear 'n' tear.
Shift your rear derailleur into 1st gear - it's less exposed close to the frame.
Remove the front wheel and turn your handlebars so they are parallel with the top tube. If you rock extra-wide bars or an extra-long frame, you'll also need to unscrew the front plate of your stem and release the handlebar.
Slide some cardboard between your disk pads to prevent them being inadvertently squeezed closed in transit.
Unscrew both pedals and stash them in the zip pocket. Clamp your thru-axle into the front fork dropout. If you have a quick release skewer use the plastic spacer provided,
Slip the bike, rear wheel first, into the round end of the Dogsbody. Slide the forks into the opposite corner. The front wheel should nestle neatly between the handlebars and frame.
Lower your seat and seat post, or remove entirely.
Zip up and lock your beast away.
Road bikes over 60cm and full-noise downhill bikes may need further disassembly to squeeze in. With touring bikes you can often get away with leaving the rear rack on.
The Dogsbody requires only minimal disassembly of your bike when packing. Simply whip off your front wheel, seat and pedals.
The Tardis demands more effort (and skill) to take your bike apart and put together again. Both wheels, the handle bars and rear derailleur need to be removed. The payback though is a more compact package - handy in airports and crowded public transport. More importantly it fits in the standard luggage racks on fast trains like the TGV.
Both the bags weight less than 2kg. They collapse to an easily stored A4 package when empty - and do a fair impersonation of a picnic rug at your campsite when folded out.
Bought 2 of these bags to transport our stock standard 23er Giant hard tails. Nothing fancy. Bag struggles to fit the Size M and no hope fitting the XL. Less funky talk and more realism in product descriptions please.
I have now had three of these bike bags - getting a new one as my bikes (and the bags) have gotten bigger over the years.
They are robust, easy to use and when you arrive are so small they take up no room in your car and/or luggage.
One thing I would like to ask for - please can we have one that is longer? taking off the handlebars is a real pain and I think the bike is better protected while they are still on.
My wife and myself are not bikers but our daughter in Melbourne has asked us to send her racing bike over. A friend recommended the Dogsbody and so we ordered one from you. This weekend we opened it up and packed the bike. We were very satisfied by the product, instructions and GroundEffect story - by bikers for bikers. We hope to ship the product this weekend with her sister. Hopefully the handlers will not be too rough! But yes, we are happy with the product.
Iam old school, the old 26 inch wheel bag was taken all over the world and worked very will. I could fit the whole bike in ,just wheel and handle bars ,to remove. Easy setup at the airport. The new bag for my down country endro 29er that Iam taking to Europe has not adapted well . Had to drop all the pressure in the rear tire just to squeeze the fork into the bottom,very tight side walls and height ,so I had to take the seat off too. Just a couple of inches each way and boom ,all problems solved . My bike is a size large but I was expecting a better fit. As we are traveling with a camper van I wanted the easy fold up bag,