From the how’s to the who’s and the what if’s in between.
How To Pack A Bike Box
How much does it cost to book a bike box?
Is the bike box insured?
Will my Mountain bike fit?
Yes it will fit.
Large mountain bikes (even large frame sizes) including 29’ers fit in fine, but they will need further dismantling. The forks will more than likely need to be removed and removing the tyres and rotors is advisable.
How do I book a bike box?
What locks do you recommend to secure the bike box?
We recommend specialised bike box adapted TSA Locks. Some of our hubs have started to stock these and are available from only £3 per hire. They are simple to use and come with a protective velcro strap which prevents the lock getting caught in bag handling machinery and causing any unnecessary damage to the bike box.
TSA Locks (which stands for Transportation Security Administration Locks) are locks that have been designed and approved by all international and national airports to allow travellers the ability to lock their luggage with an approved lock that can also be opened by custom officers via a master key.
Travellers who use non TSA Locks or cable ties will have them cut off for inspection by customs only never to be replaced afterwards. Thus potentially making your luggage vulnerable to opportunistic thieves and setting you back the cost of locks and/or cable ties every time you travel.
Is there anything else I should know about packing the bike?
What are the dimensions of a Bike Box Alan?
- Max height 92cm
- Min height 75cm
- Length 113cm
- Thickness 23cm min to 32cm max
- Weight 11.2 Kg.
- It is common to average out the dimensions for flight: 80 Height x 90 Long x 30 Thickness
Do you offer delivery of the bike box?
I have a question about my booking?
As your booking is managed locally by your local cycle box hire hub we will need to direct your questions towards them. Simply select your local hub when filling out your ‘Have a question?‘ form on this page.