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The idea behind our Bike Box

Christine Collins - inventor and founder of the Bike Box Company explains the idea behind the concept and the main advantages of our Bike Box over conventional bike boxes. 


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Enjoy the Journey!

You've invested in the best bike for your road or trail adventures and you know it's up to the challenge. But will it withstand the air travel getting there? How will it cope with the perils of the luggage hold and the bangs and bumps of the baggage carousel? 

Our Bike Boxes and Bike Guards are designed and manufactured to be resilient and tough and to protect every part of your precious bike 100%. 

 

Relax and enjoy the flight in anticipation of your adventure ahead, safe in the knowledge that your bike is safely packed in your BIKE BOX with every precious part secured by BIKE GUARDS.

Christine & John Collins - designers and founders of the Bike Box Company

Christine & John - Directors Bike Box Company

Christine & John Collins are both actively involved in the sport of Adventure Racing which involves running, Mountain Biking and paddling. One thing they do frequently is packing their bikes into bike boxes - which can be a rather frustrating experience. Seeing the need for a lightweight, waterproof but inexpensive box, which leaves space in your garage for all the toys - they came up with the Bike Box Design. 

What next?

We first focused to design the perfect box and all those important accessories to protect your bike's vital parts - such as the cranks, discs, derailleur and shocks -safe inside the box.  

While we started to cater for those that ride Mountain Bikes we are going to design the perfect box for Road Bikes as well  - Bike Boxes for all bikes and sizes.  Watch this space !!!!

Packing your Bike

The Box itself is made from high dense Polyproylene - which is shock- and waterproof and when assembled - it is seriously rigid and robust. 

In order to pack your bike into the box you will have to take your wheels off and lower your saddle. 


Additional protection for your cranks, shocks, discs and derailleur are advisable to avoid scratching - and that's why we deliver the full set of Bike Guards together with the box! 

 

These are folding mechanisms - individually designed to fit your bikes' vital parts.  

Airline Travel

Airline travel with a bicycle can be one of the biggest schleps. Admittedly a very First-World schlep, but a schlep nonetheless. 

The key is to keep weight down as much as possible. 

The average weight of a standard hardcover bike box is approx 12kg. Most airlines have a weight allowance of 23kg which is very easy to exceed - leaving you with an excessive surcharge fee at the check-In.

It’s important that your bike box is waterproof. Packing your bike into a cardboard box is not the solution - once the cardboard is wet it becomes soggy and soft and your bike is no longer protected. 

Storing your Box

Have you ever owned or traveled with a  bike box? The most frustrating thing about most bike boxes is the size of them.   

The main purpose of a  bike box is to protect your bike during your travels, - but it has to be dealt with once your bike has arrived safely at your destination.. You need compact storage - be it in a hire car, hotel room, garage or home. A hardcover bike box requires space you just don’t have!


All these are problems of the past if you buy the BIKE BOX. You just fold it up in one easy move and all the space you need is 83 x 77 x 7 cm!  

Voilá !

Box Specifications

Weight

The average weight of a standard hardcover bike box is approx. 12kg. Most airlines have a weight allowance of 23kg which is very easy to exceed - leaving you with an excessive surcharge fee at the check-In.

Strength

 It’s important that your bike box is waterproof. Packing your bike into a cardboard box is not the solution - once the cardboard is wet it becomes soggy and soft and your bike is no longer protected.

Size

 The main purpose of a bike box is to protect your bike during your travels, - but it has to be dealt with once your bike is safely at your destination. You need compact storage - be it in a hire car, hotel room, garage or home. A hardcover bike box requires space you just don’t have!

Price

Bike Bags and Cases come in all shapes and price ranges and choosing between a bike bag, a hardcover bike box or a cardboard box has always meant a compromise on weight, strength and/or price. 

Our Bike Box offer a strong, light, durable and affordable solution – that ticks all the boxes


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Bike Box Company

Knysna, South Africa

Christine Collins
info@bikebox.company
+27 - 72 - 0309750