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    29er wheels vs. S&S case: does it fit?

    Anyone know for certain? Done a little research and looks like you'd have to deflate and possible unmount tires but this would be minor considering the amount of bike breakdown that's involved. FWIW I'd be considering stuffing my large '08 Sultan with I9s to Flows in the case.

    I've done the big bike bag thing for my roadie in the past and wasn't please with TSA "repacked" my gear or with the added baggage fee.
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    Yes

    Hey Skunkty14,

    29er wheels will absolutely fit in the S&S case. As you say, deflating or tire removal is required, depending on tire and how much you want to wrestle with packing.

    Attached is a picture of Rob English's folding 29er packed in the case (done in the parking area in Fruita after a recent trip; then off to the SLC airport).

    More on Rob's bikes http://www.englishcycles.com/
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    I'm looking at having putting S&S couplers on a 29er (Monocog Flight) and taking it to Europe for a tour in the spring - what are the internal dimensions of the S&S case... I'm trying to get a case that will work for as little as possible. I'm looking at hybridcases.com.

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    my xl 29er fits in the stock s & s softcase 26 x 26 x 10.

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    Yes, it can be done. Soft case is easier, and I like to carry the fork and bars in a separate duffel bag. I also started taking off the rotors, since they were getting bent every other flight.


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    Great to know that it'll work! I was thinking that taking the rotors off makes sense as the extra few minutes to put 'em back on is not that much - since you're re-building the bike anyway.

    Now to see if I can get me one of them new Salsa Vaya frames and chop it and re-paint in time for the trip

    Thanks for the info!
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