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|
▹ Packing your Tardis?
▹ Packing your Body Bag?
▹ Differences between the Body Bag and Tardis?
▹ Pros & cons of a bike bag, bike box or hard case.
▹ Will my bike fit in this bag?
This bag swallowed our Bike Friday Haul-a-Day with ease! We used it on our recent trip to Montreal, Canada and managed to fit the bike in the bag when separated at the OSATA joint. I had heard that this was possible on a Bike Friday forum but had not seen pictures, I purchased the bag anyway, kept my fingers crossed, and lo-and-behold, it worked! The wheel sleeves are too large for the 20" wheels but that is my only complaint (and it is minor since the bike is bulky enough that everything stayed quite well in place, regardless). This was the first time flying with this bike and we purchased it with the hope that it is possible to transport by air, check! Touring with kids and longtails is a dream and while this bike doesn't do terrain much wilder than gravel roads (i.e. not much singletrack!), it works great for our family so we are super stoked to have a way to fly with it easily now. [I'm just writing a post with details about it on my blog thismombikes.net -- feel free to delete this bit if you don't want links in comments.]
Very easy to use. My 27.5 mountain bike fit with room to spare! Take off the wheels (I would recommend removing the rotors), seat, handlebars and petals too. I would get some new bike packing foam tubes(Most bike shops will give you this) to protect your frame. Then use tie wraps to secure the handlebars to the frame over the foam. The seat you need to secure to the frame as well as the petals after you wrap those with bubble wrap. The wheels may need padding as well as the bag is a bike carrier, not a bike protector.There is a pocket for the pieces inside after disassembly. Was able to carry my 27.5 woodsmoke eagle with ease. Thank you!
Works fine but I cut up a cardboard bike box to provide more protection. Have you thought about some folding plastic panels to do the same, or the option of a rigid base ?
This is my second Tardis Bike Travel Bag! It is so easy to pack, and nice a compact to store when not in use! I am a small female and it is really easy for me to carry around. Used to just pack my bike up in 15mins and be able to travel all around Europe! I loved my first one so much, I gave it to a friend to use when I stoped riding to have children! But now they love the bag so much that I had to buy myself another one!
The Tardis performed admirably on a recent bikepacking foray, loaded to the hilt with gear and abused by the most testing of baggage handlers. It also made hopping cabs a breeze (no minibus needed for a big bike box), and packed up nice and small for Post Restante forwarding to the end of the trail. Top!