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We purchased two Body Bags to transport our Hybrid bicycles to Paris and return.Overall the bags were fantastic and a lot easier than boxes. They certainly have signs of wear and tear but held up and our bikes have little damage.(Mine received more damage by a taxi driver who insisted they would fit in his car- it was pushed in and squashed damaging the hanger) We also got better at packing as time went by. We had a pannier in each bag with the bikes as well as all the tools etc.If the bags were a little wider, you could hang the pannier on the bike rack.The bags were also very handy on the fast train network in France where bicycles must be bagged) Thankyou Ground Effect.
I so much wanted to like the Body Bag as my wife and I travel regularly with our bikes. On a recent three-month trip to Europe, we used the bags on three occasions and every time the bikes were damaged. Yes, I used bubble wrap, cardboard and other cushioning materials, but to no avail. While I blame the baggage handlers at various airports, it still doesn't hide the fact that the bags don't offer enough protection to be a reliable option. While I could be accused of not packing the bikes with enough padding, every time I've flown before (with cardboard bike boxes from bike shops), we've never had a problem. To make matters worse, on the last flight, the zipper got damaged on one bag and now it won't open completely, which means getting the bike in and out is ... problematic. I wouldn't recommend this product. Sorry.
I ordered this so that I could carry it with me on a tour crossing France. I flew back from Mulhouse airport without the opportunity of padding the frame and mech or even packing a few sheets of cardboard in to protect the bike. My bike survived mainly because this is an excellently made product. Only a small amount of disassembly is required and, in fact, I was able to leave even a rack (Vigo) on the bike. It is. at 1.2 Kilos, also light enough to take on the trip with you which is a real help.
Just used it to take the bikes to Northland to bike the twin coast cycle ride. It worked perfectly, the surly bike fitted in with the rear pannier rack left on. And still had room. Two things that would improve the bag. 1. The single handle on the side should be two handles offset maybe 2/6 and 4/6 along the length of the bag. 2. ‘Fragile’ stamped on the sides would be great as well Thanks
I only just managed to fit my 2018 MERIDA CROSSWAY 100 into this bag after removing peddles, seat, rack and guards. Could use a bit more padding in the bikes vulnerable places. Reasonable quality but better to also beef up the straps and zips. I would make the whole bag dark as after one trip (5 planes) it looks pretty dirty.