BikeBox is the perfect answer for bike travel
Here are our top ten reasons why. (And yes, despite the numerous warnings from Yoast SEO on why I shouldn’t start every sentence with the same word, I still did, and deliberately so, because I like alliteration). No guessing which BikeBox we’re supporting 🙂
BikeBox is airline approved
Airline approved size: 140 x 80 x 30 cm. This size is within the maximum allowed dimension for AirTravel of most international airlines. And those dimensions are pretty generous, as a box of that size will easily swallow the largest 29r MTB frame available. We also have a whole article on what to expect when flying with your bike on local airlines.
BikeBox stores in 80% less space
Folds into itself and uses 80% less storage space than a hardcover box measuring a mere 83x77x7cm. The massive advantage to be able to fold the box when not in use: BikeBox fits into a Fiat 500 (!) or can be stored under your bed. And consider fitting your BikeBox in your rental car – one can always make a plan to fit the disassembled bike into the vehicle, but a normal size Bike Box does simply not fit in a car. Another win for BikeBox.
BikeBox is featherlight
Weighs a mere 6kgs (excl. accessories) — so there are 17kg of packing weight before one reaches the Airline limits! This is music to my ears, because on my last trip using a bikesafe I was hit with a R1000 overweight charge at CPT International airport before boarding to the EU (because if your weight limit is 20 (23kgs) and your empty box or bike transport system already tips the scale at 13kgs, it certainly doesn’t leave you with much leeway for packing). Being HALF the weight, you can pack TWICE as much in this example.
BikeBox is super strong!
The product is made from a single sheet of strong and waterproof polypropylene (1200grams, 4mm) and can be used for multiple races. You can use a cardboard box and dispose of it after every trip (the environment won’t thank you). And sometimes that cardboard won’t even survive a single trip (thanks, ACSA). Rest assured that BikeBox is strong enough to give you many safe bike-travel trips time and again.
BikeBox is a clever 🙂
EuroBike Start-Up Award Winner in 2019. BikeBox won for Great Protection, Functional Design and being Economical. What more could you want? Ps, the EUROBIKE AWARD is one of the most important international awards that a company in the bicycle and mobility industry can achieve. New products and outstanding, forward-looking innovations are honored, chosen, and evaluated by an international jury of experts.
BikeBox is eco-friendly
NO glues or metal staples. It is made from Polypropylene, which is fully recyclable. Environmentally friendly? You bet! This is a bike travel system you can be proud of. Coming from Knysna, the town now boasts the Knysna seahorse, the Knysna loerie (turaco) – and BikeBox! Oh, and our featured cover image above is Christine Collins at the EuroBike Awards 2019 in Germany. Photo by FabCompany and you can follow them on Instagram and Facebook @FABCompanySA.
BikeBox is secure
Velcro straps to secure your bike inside the box. Plus, every BikeBox includes BikeGuards (in either mountain or road bike guise) to cover important components such as cassette, crank, derailleur, disc brakes and front shocks. We believe that the Bike Box is the perfect solution for the travelling and adventure cyclist. Get yours today!
BikeBox is practical
Includes a foldable “Box-in-the-Box” for storage of bike accessories. This is a great place for all your extras and smalls, so everything you need for the next race or adventure goes straight onto your travel box. There are also attachable wheels (as an optional extra) for easy moving around the airport. Alternatively, you can skip the wheels and hop your BikeBox onto an airport luggage trolley. Either or.
BikeBox is customizable
Now you can have a BikeBox according to your needs. Our standard boxes are Road, MTB or Tandem, which translates to small (120*78*25), large (140*80*30) and double (180*80*30). We can create other sizes on request. And you can also add your own logos, wording, sponsors, teams, contact details, club name, company, or corporate details on the box. Special requests take a little longer, whereas we carry stock of standard sizes.
BikeBox is free to your door
Free Delivery in SA. Because you’re dealing with a courier company, right? When you buy a new BikeBox we’ll send it to your door, free of charge. And BikeBox is also Available in the USA and France (Europe). We’re adding more countries and it can already be sent from Germany. Patent pending.
We’ve saved the best for last, because we bet you like a good deal just as much as we do…
Adventure awaits. #packyourbike and send it with #bicyclecouriers.