Trip through space with your very own time machine. The Tardis transforms your ungainly treadly into a compact bundle - handy when smuggling it onto planes and trains. Unbolt the stem to release handlebars, whip off the pedals and rear derailleur, then remove the wheels and seat. The frame is cunningly placed upside down with the wheels loaded on either side to protect the fragile bits. Shrinks into a compact package when you get to where you're going. Doctor Who?
|Approx. Packed Dimensions||135 cm x 80 cm||172 cm x 80 cm|
|Bag Weight||1800 gm||1240 gm|
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The new Tardis completely trumped (opps, sorry) using a bike box for hauling my mtb to Canada and back. My 27.5'' wheel bike slithered in with the minimum of fuss and travelled both ways without any issues. There was room in the bag for a bunch of other stuff too -- bike shoes, helmet, riding pack and tools etc etc etc, up to 22kg. While travelling between riding locations in BC the packed up Tardis helped pad the bike in the back of an SUV. Very easy and worked well.
Excellent robust design. Highly recommend!
The Tardis lives up to it's name and enables your bike to be transported in a deceivingly small package. Having just returned from a three week cycling tour of Italy I can vouch for this, having no problems taking my bike overseas for the first time with the Tardis proving easy to pack and carry. Some bike carrying methods I saw looked large and cumbersome by comparison and I'm pleased to say the journey was completed with everything intact. Recommended.
Bought the tardis. Loved how when it packs down it its probably smaller than a 2L water bottle. 29er fitted in perfectly. And very easy to haul around the airport with the big "satchel straps". managed to get in my helmet, shoes and camelback as well, which helped stop the bike itself rattling around too much. Definitely recommended.
Packing a bike for air travel is always going to be a compromise between best protection for the bike versus limiting the weight and bulk of the bag or box. Tardis is the most practical solution I've used and the material is robust enough to resist penetration of the bag to a better level than other soft-shell bags.