If you’re heading abroad with a bike over the next few weeks, check out the Buxum Box Tourmalet that has arrived for review here at road.cc. It’s different from other bike boxes and cases that we’ve used in that it’s made from aluminium.
The Buxum Box (buxum is the Latin word for boxwood) is the invention of Ed Morris, a Brit expat who has been living in Hong Kong for the past few years.
We’re just back from paying Ridgeback a visit with lots to report on their 2013 range. Here are the highlights…
The Flight disc-equipped commuter bikes come with a new semi-hydroformed frame design for 2013, with an integrated headset and a new fork. There’s plenty of clearance for 35-37C tyres along with mudguard and rack fittings.
Does anyone have experience with bike boxes and travel on airlines. I'm interested in buying/renting one. I've got a carbon framed machine and want it to arrive in Mallorca in the state it leaves home. All options considered.
Speak to most people in the UK bike industry and they'll say that they haven't been that badly affected by the recession, and one thing we've noticed is that many bike brands are reporting that the high-end machines have been flying off the shelves. Obviously someone out there has still got disposable income - maybe because they've sold their cars, or they're pulling in a tidy bonus for not losing too many billions. Anyway, given that fact it's not too much of a surprise to learn that Ridgeback are going ahead with the Ti-framed version of their Flight urban bike.