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    Yasmine A.
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    which bike bag for travel do you recommend?

    Hello, which bike bag would u guys recommend to safely pack my bike for travel. There's the Evoc but its a bit pricey... and there is the chain reactions bike bag.

    suggestions?
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    In our hot conditions I'd suggest a bag with a mesh back. I'm using Deuter AC Lite 14 and find it very suitable for hot temps. The separated back helps the air to flow relatively freely, so the bag doesn't sit on the skin.

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    Evoc. Worth the money.

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    Yasmine A.
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    no I mean a bike bag for travel to fly with on a plane

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    I have 3 evocs, think about how much your brakes/wheelset/fork cost.

    Have had the evocs for 3 years now, no issues. Lots of miles... buy once and cry once.

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    Thanks and do you need to remove the rear derailleur when u put it inside the bag? I am asking cuz I see in pics the bikes without RD.

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    Pika Packworks for my 6" Am full squish bike. Toss the pedals in my backpack and put the rest in the bike bag. Usually hits 47.5 lbs. on airline scales and I ride a size large frame.

    Pika Packworks | Bicycle Travel Cases and Bike Luggage

    My wife has a MUCH lighter size small Yeti ASR-5 and uses this:

    DAKINE Limited Edition Bike Case | Backcountry.com

    The Dakine has some wheels that help her out (she's 5'0") but it's a slightly heavier bag. I can pack the Pika faster and it feels more durable to me so that's where the heavy bike goes.

    We've flown both bikes more times than I can count and never had an issue. Just get something inconspicuous (minimal branding) and tell the ticket agent it's "work equipment/massage table" to avoid the stupidly high bike travel fee.

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    which bike bag for travel do you recommend?

    A friend of mine has a Biknd Jetpack, and it works pretty well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yasmine Adel View Post
    Thanks and do you need to remove the rear derailleur when u put it inside the bag? I am asking cuz I see in pics the bikes without RD.
    Only need to unscrew it. 1 minute at best.

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    I got the Thule Roadtrip Pro softside case and its great. Expensive as heck, but really nice. Integrated workstand makes reassembly of your bike when you get to destination and disassembly when your packing up to leave so much nicer. Make all your friends jealous as they're hunched over their bikes laid out all over the ground as your working on your bike at waist level. it has folding coroplast panel inserts for the side to make it semi-rigid but still allows bag to fold up pretty compact. The vertical rolling format is easier to navigate crowded airports versus the broad flat of my other friends'.
    Wheels are mandatory for me. I can't handle carrying 50lbs of gear around on my shoulders anymore.

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    Have any of you packed a full Dh bike into a bag. Say a demo 8.

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    Knolly Podium in an Evoc bag from JFK to Whistler...

    Sent from my LG-D950 using Tapatalk

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    Evocs are lovely!

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    My EVOC fit my XL Banshee Prime with 150 fork no problem (wheelbase = 48"). Have to pay the bag fees though, no way to slip this monster through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratmfreak99 View Post
    Have any of you packed a full Dh bike into a bag. Say a demo 8.
    Ive got both a Demo and an Evoc bike bag. Demo fits in with ease and is a doodle to pack/unpack. Takes no longer than 10 mins each.

    A bit pricey but I'd never use anything else now. Well worth it and recommended!

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