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Serfa, Bike Pro USA or Trico Iron Case(5 posts)

Serfa, Bike Pro USA or Trico Iron Caserkalik
Jul 30, 2003 4:17 PM
How many people travel with their bike, as opposed to shipping the bike via UPS, etc???? I am looking for the most sensible method of traveling with the bike, so I can check it as luggage on a plane.

Hardcase by either Serfa or Trico? or a softcase by Bike Pro USA. Anyone using these products? Thanks.
re: Serfa, Bike Pro USA or Trico Iron CaseCarloD
Jul 30, 2003 6:02 PM
I have taken my bike to Europe several times in a Trico Iron Case and think it is hard to beat for simplicity, function, and price. I have never had any damage to my bike or wheels. The Serfas hard case that I also have lacks the strap handle that the Trico has, which is a true disadvantage. Also, the Serfas has a slightly smaller internal height measurement than the Trico and with my 60 cm frame there is not enough room between the top of the seat tube and the bottom of the big ring.
Ditto the TricoGregory Taylor
Jul 31, 2003 5:44 AM
Tough, has wheels and a strap, and good room for a bike. Never a worry.

The downside of the Trico or other hardcase is that it is a frickin' albatross when you aren't using it. If you travel with a bike a couple of times a year, having one makes sense.

Don't assume, however, that you can check your bike as luggage, even with a Trico case. I've had no problems on international flights (thank you Aer Lingus and Air France), but all bets are off on domestic carriers.
How about the SuperGo case?maurizio
Jul 31, 2003 9:45 AM
The bike Pro (if it's the soft case) is nice because you can throw an extra set of wheels in there, but they are not as secure. I like the Trico's and Serfas cases for the durability.
However, the deal of the century is the Hard case offered by Supergo.
I bought the case for a number of reasons: it rolls on 4 casters rather than 2 so it's MUCH easier to get that thing around the airport. It looks like a giant suitcase and sometimes you won't have to pay the additional charge. It comes with nice wheel bags and it's much cheaper than the other cases out there.
How about the SuperGo case?rkalik
Aug 1, 2003 7:34 PM
ya, thanks for the info, I am gonna check out the Supergo but I am leaning towards the softcase by bike pro USA.