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Not worth it if you have a 29er. I have a 140mm travel 29er and it is a nightmare to get it in. Its even difficult to get my wife's 27.5 in it. Can't understand why the bag isn't made a little bit bigger so you can actually fit things in without it being a serious squeeze, which ends up risking damage. Might as well buy a sack.
Hi there Richard. Thanks for your review. The Dogsbody fits most road, touring and mountain bikes (including 29'ers and fat bikes) without having to remove stem or handle bars (no need for allen keys). You do need to remove the front wheel. If you're really having a tussle with it then fire it back for a refund. Pedal on, Ernie
Large frame giant trance hasn't a hope to fit unless bars and seat removed.. Not a major drama, but not how advertised..
Hi Brendan, thanks for your review. We do advise under the FAQ on our website 'Packing your Dogsboy' that: you might have to remove the bars if your frame is extra long; plus lower your seat and seat post, or remove entirely. Hope that helps, Ernie
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.