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    Bike Case for International Travel

    Hey Guys,
    Planning a 2-4 week bike trip in Morocco, from the USA. Here's the problem i've got an XXL (23 inch) Specialized full suspension 29er, I can't seem to find a bike case that will fit it. Any thoughts on getting a big ass bike out to Marrakesh?

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    The Thule roundtrip cases look nice but the only fit guidelines that list is wheelbase (~46").

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    I have a Scicon AeroComfort Plus Bike Bag which has been replaced by the Aerocomfort 2.0 by the looks. That said I doubt it would take your mountain bike but Scion do do mountain bike bags.



    What about just using a bike box? Cheaper and lighter. I have happily flown my Surly Long Haul Trucker + Extrawheel Voyager trailer with bike boxes, in fact got bike and trailer into one box for one leg.

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    Check out Pika Packworks. Phenomenal bag, great guy, he can modify the bag for you from what I've heard. Think I've even seen a case that holds 2 road bikes he did for a pro.

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    I use a EVOC bike bag for travelling air/rail throughout and to Europe. It held my small 29er with 2.4 tires (though I had to deflate the tires some to get them in the side wheel pockets. It protected my bike over three years and I still use it to this day. It has a couple small interior and exterior pockets for small tools to partially disassemble/assemble the bike. Roller wheels on one end of the bag certainly makes lugging them across train platforms and airport concourses hella easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbeardsl View Post
    Check out Pika Packworks. Phenomenal bag, great guy, he can modify the bag for you from what I've heard. Think I've even seen a case that holds 2 road bikes he did for a pro.
    +1 on the Pika. worked great round trip to Peru and back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DougA View Post
    +1 on the Pika. worked great round trip to Peru and back.
    another +1. just got mine last week from competitive cyclist for $340 delivered. they also offer a standard stretch model that may fit your frame....otherwise you can go custom.

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    Build your own out of Coroplast and you can match the dimensions exactly to your needs. Cheap (<$50 total) and not too difficult.

    Better yet, remove the rear swingarm before packing, and you might be able to pack your bike and gear into two boxes (one frame + gear, one wheels + gear) that just meet the airline "normal" regulations, which should save you at least $400 round trip. I've successfully done this with XL bikes from Intense and Turner.

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