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Video: Six of the best bike boxes for safely taking your bike abroad

Six of the best bike boxes from Buxum, Bonza, Bikebox, Evo, Scicon and BW

If you have any plans to go cycling abroad, whether a winter training camp or simply a cycling holiday somewhere a bit sunnier than it is here at the moment, then you'll be wanting a bike box to ensure your pride and joy survives the baggage handlers.

We've rounded up six boxes in the video above that we've tested here at and can recommend for being easy to use and designed to protect your bike.

Here are the boxes featured in this video:

Market Price
Buxum Tourmalet
Read our review
Bonza Bike Box
Read our review
Bike Box Online Velovault 12,400g
Read our review
Evoc Bike Pro
Read our review
Scicon AeroComfort 2.0
Read our review
B&W Bike Guard Curv
8,300g £484.99
Read our review
Bike Box Alan Premium 11,600g £425.00 Read our review

Note: The Bike Box Alan isn't mentioned in the video because we hadn't reviewed it when the video was recorded. We've reviewed is since and been impressed so it's now listed.

If you've never flown with your bike before, be sure to read our helpful guide to flying with your bike.

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Team EPO | 6 years ago

If anyone wants to rent out their own bike box to others I do that with a mountain bike suspension tuning device (Shockwiz)  via a company call Fat Lama who started off renting out hipsters spare camera lenses lights etc but now doing anything


Might justify the cost of buying box to your beloved partners and has recouped about half of the cost of my Shockwiz

Team EPO | 6 years ago

Interesting that the Bonza lists at £499 on their website but they sell it on Amazon for  £299 for the pink one or £350 for other colours


Or just rent one for £5 from lots of different places.  I rented from these guys and all went well

oceandweller | 6 years ago

Interesting, but misses some crucial info:

1) prices?

2) weights?

Weight's an issue coz an ordinary bike (9kg in the real world) + spare tyres, pump, tubes & tools inside a bag weighing 12kg will be well over many airlines' weight limits (commonly 20 - 23kg). You won't want a 12kg hard case if you're planning to take a full-suss MTB to the alps on a budget airline!

& prices vary so much this piece really **must** indicate them or it's not really telling readers anything useful. I have a (serviceable but not perfect) Chain Reaction folding bag that cost £200 & has protected my pride & joy on 2 trips to SA to ride the Cape Argus. The Evoc bag - fairly similar to my CRC bag as far as I can see - was £400 last time I looked. SciCon bags I've seen are in the £600 region, which is definitely real money in my world, & I would guess you'd get an entire, very rideable, bike for the cost of that Buxum box.

So, Dave baby, list the prices & weights in the article please, so we can make a sensible comparison?

Legin | 6 years ago

Very strange; Bike Box Alan are the leading bike box by a Country Mile yet you haven't referenced or reviewed them?

CXR94Di2 | 6 years ago

Bike box Alan

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