Oct 9, 2002 2:48 PM
|What is the best bike case? I'm looking for maximum protection, minimal disassembly, and ease of transport. Thanks in advance?|
|Trico iron case||Smoothie|
Oct 9, 2002 4:48 PM
|hands down - Trico iron case - FedEx ground and UPS ground accepted and most airlines will take it. Has two heavy duty wheels and a cloth handle to pull it with. Just remove the wheels, seatpost/saddle and pedals and it should fit.
It comes with three seperate foam pads. Basically you lay the frame down on the foam, arrange your seatpost/saddle, shoes, and whatever else you want to stick in there, than put another layer of foam on top of it and than stick the wheels on it, than a final foam layer and close the whole thing up. If you don't think your frame will fit cut some cardboard to the inside dimensions and try to make it work.
Pretty steep price though but it's worth it. I think you are looking at $250 or so. Your bike shop might rent them out for short trips. Two shops here rent them out for like $50 a week or free for team riders.
|I agree, Trico, you'll have it for life (nm)||MGS|
Oct 9, 2002 4:59 PM
|Bike Pro Race Case||BipedZed|
Oct 10, 2002 5:28 AM
|I have a Trico, but after seeing my friends Bike Pro I wish I bought the Bike Pro.
It has a steel support on the bottom that clamps the frame and fork (supported by the BB shell and fork clamp). Room for 2 sets of wheels and it rolls on 4 casters making airport transport much easier than the Trico. I initially didn't get this case because I thought the hard shell of the Trico would be more protective but the Bike Pro has hard panels inside the nylon.
Last year at Cyclocross Nationals most of the pros had Bike Pro Cases.
|re: Bike Case||LI Biker|
Oct 10, 2002 1:44 PM
|I have been happy with the Performance case. Dozens of air trips and one UPS round trip and its fine.|| |