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    Bike Travel Case

    Looking for a bike travel case to take it on a plane. Will be carrying Ibis Mojo. Any suggestions?

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    I just bought one of these,

    http://www.biknd.com/index_en.html

    Haven't used it yet but it looks like it will work great from what i've played with it.

    My buddy that owns a shop has sold a few of them and says they are the best, but a little expensive. He's fit 29ers in them no problem.

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    I actually had a Thule bike box for a few years and sold it to go back to cardboard bike boxes.
    The Thule was bomber but the weight of the box + bike allowed several carriers to double charge for "oversize" and "overweight", so I had to choose flights carefully.

    I find that for plane use, cardboard with reinforced areas at the axles works fine. The boxes don't take nearly the beating that they would via FedEx or UPS. Having wheels on the Thule was nice, so I bought 2 casters from Home Depot and mounted them to the bottom of the box with a couple pieces of luan. Pulls through the airport like a big suitcase.

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    I found one of these locally for $199 http://www.amazon.com/Thule-Round-Tr.../dp/B004REVAHM
    Very happy with it so far. It is a bit on the heavy side so check with the airline carrier for weight/size regs.
    Frontier Airlines charge $50 to check a bike in a case, I've taken my bike in it on 2 trips with them & all is good.

    Be aware, both times flying with my bike, good old TSA airline security has opened it up to search inside, then left straps loose & whatnot. Annoying. Nothing was damaged but still.
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    Thanks. I just order Team Bike Case from Performance Bicycle. It's a bit more expensive $249 and looks more like a large suitcase. Will see how it serves...
    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes..._20000__400174

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post
    I found one of these locally for $199 http://www.amazon.com/Thule-Round-Tr.../dp/B004REVAHM
    Very happy with it so far. It is a bit on the heavy side so check with the airline carrier for weight/size regs.
    Frontier Airlines charge $50 to check a bike in a case, I've taken my bike in it on 2 trips with them & all is good.

    Be aware, both times flying with my bike, good old TSA airline security has opened it up to search inside, then left straps loose & whatnot. Annoying. Nothing was damaged but still.

    Hello Shark,

    I am getting ready to pack my bike for the BC Bike race and got the Thule Case. Can you provide any tips to properly fit the bike in it? Do you remove the fork from the bike? Do you remove the brake rotors from the wheels? Any information you can share is greately appreciated.

    Thanks

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