This colour/size is temporarily out of stock. For orders placed today we'll get one to you in about a week... or consider another colour if you can't wait.
More due mid Sept 2022
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?
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 and used them recently on a flight QTN-Welly and they were great. Spare room and weight to put extra protection and clothing in. When we got there we could fit 2 x medium 29er bikes (in the bags) into the back of a Prius, build up the bikes and travel the rest of the weekend with the Tardis bag folded down to A4 size. So much more convenient than flying with large cardboard boxes or heavy bike bags (and it took about the same amount of time as packing into my Evoc bike bag, albeit with some extra care). Thanks GE!
I had the old tarsus that was made to fit 26in wheels but this is much more versatile for all bigger wheeled bikes, or just bigger bikes in general. It’s a cost effective way to pack a bike once you are practiced at using pool noodles and other padding to protect well.
I watched the video then, when the package arrived, I went straight to the pool room - no, I mean garage, and put my bike in it. Too easy!! Shame we went into lockdown two days before I was due to fly with my bike :-(
An excellent bag that was exactly what I expected. It wasn’t that hard (with the help of some timely YouTube videos) to disassemble my bike - wheels off, derailleur off, handlebars detached. Good to learn!!