Any full-sized bike from the Sven Cycles range can now be modified with collapsible sections so it can be packed into one of their purpose-built briefcases or rucksacks.
Owners will just need one small tool to disassemble their bike, which can then be stowed away inside either of the travel solutions, both of which meet airline standards so you won't incur extra baggage charges. The weight of a Sven custom bike varies between 7.7kg and 11.3kg, all made with Reynolds steel tubing.
The modification service means you can take one of Sven's full sized road bikes on your travels in a rucksack
The bespoke service and hand-crafted bikes Sven Cycles offer obviously don't come cheap, and the modification to make your bike collapsible is an additional £600 on top of the price of a bike that will cost between £2,500 and £5,000. The bike briefcase is £400 and the rucksack comes in at £200.
Arriving at road.cc in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of road.cc in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.