Flying with your bike can be a nerve-wracking knowledge, especially if the bike is new and/or you have spent a lot of funds on it. Will the bike make it to your location in 1 piece? And what is the best choice for maintaining your bike protected – soft case, hardshell or cardboard box? CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef spoke to an aircraft loading supervisor with more than 10 years experience to uncover out how best to pack your bike when flying and, just as importantly, how to reduce the risks of your bike getting broken.
The dealer might give you some hassles but if you are persistent you can get them to order the bag. It is $425 and Blue will not sell it to you (no matter how much you ask or require it for a race in two weeks). All that said, I did get the bag and Blue was really useful. Steve Harad from Blue (you can locate him on the facebook web page above) got me began with Blue and the Blue helped me locate a regional dealer right here in the Northwest. Good luck!
Thanks so significantly for stopping by, alekhouse. Yes, I know what you imply – I just did this the final time a couple of years ago – I still consider I could do it although – I’d just be a tiny far more cautious as I slipped and fell the last time in my sandals and whacked my butt genuinely very good on the rocks! It was completely so considerably entertaining even though and I keep in mind the feeling – becoming entirely happily tired but invigorated. Great exercising!
The initial time you use the bag it’s very best to place aside an hour or so for trial and error. The packing procedure is not difficult, but there is approach to the madness of reaching the very best result – particularly with regards to handlebar orientation and securing. Brake and shifter cables have to be carefully managed to keep away from stressing any joins or creating kinks – especially if your bike has hydraulic disc brakes, and the prospective of leaking fluid.
Obviously, your bike will call for a motor. Exactly where that motor is exactly depends on the maker. Some bikes make use of an external motor mounted to the rear of the bike. A chain runs to the wheel, powering it. The greatest electric bicycles for sale will have hub motors, which means the motor is embedded in the hub of the front or rear wheel. These are great simply because they’re decrease profile and lower the center of gravity of the bike, and they can be quieter as well (with no chain to run).