Drawing from their 11 years of experience shipping bikes all over the world, serving more than 800,000 cyclists, BikeFlights.com has analyzed and critiqued currently available bike boxes and cases to see what worked and what didn’t. The end result is the new BikeFlights Bike Box. Designed and tested to meet the Amazon ISTA 6A standard, the Bike Box is built to withstand multiple drops from 18 to 36 inches, a horizontal compression force up to 229 pounds, a vertical compression force up to 1,732 pounds, and sustained vibration while loaded to up to 300 pounds. It’s meant to be used multiple times, while still packing down for storage between uses.
The BikeFlights Bike Box comes in two sizes, large and medium, and the kits include the cardboard box components, front axle covers, axle spacers (100mm and 110mm), various foam blocks, bungees, D-clips to secure the tray and top of the box, and a spare parts bag. The large box is 62 x 13 x 33” when assembled and 62 x 13 x 7” as shipped. The medium box is 45 x 13x 29” when assembled and 45 x 13 x 7” as shipped. The first video below shows how the Bike Box is assembled, followed by a video on how to pack your bike.
How to assemble the BikeFlights Bike Box
How to pack a bike in the BikeFlights Bike Box
BikeFlights is working with three separate warehouses across the US to ensure most customers will receive their Bike Box within 1-2 business days of ordering, and they are offering free two-day shipping to the lower 48 states. The large has a MSRP of $149.95 and the medium is $119.95 USD. Learn more at shop.bikeflights.com.
What do you think? Could this be a more reliable alternative to the standard bike box when flying with your bike?
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