What's the best bike box / case out there (for around £300)?

by clive_s   June 6, 2013  

I'm heading overseas with my bike soon and want to get a hard bike case to take on the plane.

What have you found to be the best one? (For around £300)

Thanks!!

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Why don't you just hire one?
It's cost me 100 quid for 3 weeks hire o a bike box Allan for July Thinking

posted by chiv30 [595 posts]
6th June 2013 - 14:12

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Bike Box Alan is your best bet hire or buy. http://bikeboxalan.co.uk/

But that's going to be more than £300 to buy.

If you are set on buying and not hiring. Inside the £300 you can get

Elite Vaison Bike Box £300
DHB Elsted Bike Box £180
B&W Bike Box £250

All of those offer the same sort of protection

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posted by Gkam84 [8138 posts]
6th June 2013 - 14:59

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I originally thought of a hard case but having considered the likely additional charges from the airline given the weight plus bike and the fact that many sights indicated that because the case was "hard engineered" baggage handlers were likely to see it as safer to stow luggage on top of in comparison to a "soft" case I went for an EVOC

http://road.cc/content/review/66589-evoc-280l-bike-travel-bag-and-road-b...

with some pipe lagging to provide back up on the frame (not required but made me feel happier)- I was as happy travelling as I'm sure I would have been with a hard case PLUS storage at home and away is much easier

http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/article/how-to-pack-a-bike-for-the-olympic...

Managed to fly SavingAir to Italy paying for the 20 kg allowance and was well under both ways using this method

posted by Throbbobank [9 posts]
6th June 2013 - 22:30

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