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    Best way to ship a bike. Bikeflights.com?

    I'm considering shipping my bike from Anchorage to Arizona. I could cartop it down the Alcan, but I think it would be less risky and less hassle to ship it. Traveling with family at a fast pace so there will be no chance to ride along the way. Sad to be passing up the fine riding around Whitehorse YT, maybe next time.

    Has anyone here used bikeflights.com? Would love to hear about your experience. Any other suggestions?
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    Try this one. Don't know if they will ship from/to Alaska, though.

    https://www.shipbikes.com/home2.html
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    Bikeflights is great. They're my default shipper now. They actually ship via Fedex, just with much better rates. I've never had an issue with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seat_boy View Post
    Bikeflights is great. They're my default shipper now. They actually ship via Fedex, just with much better rates. I've never had an issue with them.
    Same here, used them at least 3 or 4 times, including selling a bike and shipping it cross country. Great service.

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    Thanks for the responses. The price I calculated through the website is $152.00. Not bad, but this doesn't include the recommended "declared value" insurance. Bike shop wants another $60 to pack it up. Anyone have to file a damage claim?
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    Compare that price to regular Fedex rates. Bikeflights is usually around half price.

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    Best way to ship a bike. Bikeflights.com?

    I've used them a few times too. Cheaper than the employee rates for fed ex.

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    Just used them for the first time shipping a stumpy from phx to slc. Went perfectly. Did not get the extra protection, just packed the crap out of the box with lots of packing material and took off only the front wheel and handlebars. Was 136.00 total with FedEx picking it up at my house. Highly recommend.
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    +1 bikeflights. used them to ship a few bikes and one frame. rates are way better than standard. good service!
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