Should I get a Bike Bag or Hard Plastic Bike Box?
If you're an avid road, cyclocross or mountain biker and have a lot of bikes, then you know how important it is to protect them during travel. Bike bags and plastic bike boxes are two great ways to do that. All you have to do is simply remove your handlebar, pedals, and wheels to help you get on your way, put your bike and wheel in the bag or box, close it up and wheel it away. So which is better for travel and protecting your bike? Here's our thoughts...
Put simply what are bike bags and boxes?
A bike bag is basically a soft container for transporting your bicycles. Bike bags can be used to transport almost any type of bicycle, from road bikes, cyclocross to mountain bikes and even BMX bikes. They're more flexible than boxes and have reinforced sides, but they tend to wear faster.
On the other hand hard plastic bike boxes are rigid, durable and have features that make them easier to pack up or open when you're ready to take off on your next adventure! plastic bike boxes are usually made out of heavy-duty plastic, making them more expensive than bags but also giving them more protection against damage during travel.
Are hard plastic Bike Boxes better than bike bags? Here's more information to help you decide.
Hard Plastic bike boxes are more durable. Bike bags are made of soft materials, and they're not as durable as plastic bike boxes. Hard Plastic bike boxes are often more difficult to transport, store, and pack into a vehicle than a bike bag would be. Boxes are often more expensive than bike bags, so consider hiring one. The cost of the bag or box will depend on the size of your bike and how you plan on transporting it (truck or plane).
Bike bags are lighter than most plastic bike boxes so it's easier to carry them around — especially if you're carrying them by yourself!
What are the Pro’s of each?
Pros of Bike Bags
- More affordable
- Light and easy to lift
- Easy to wheel
- Easy to store as its flexible
- Easy to pack in your car
Pros of Plastic Bike Boxes
- Stong and Sturdy plastic
- High Protection from theft
- Protection from being dropped or mishandled during shipping
What about the Evoc Bike bag as a best of both worlds?
The Evoc Bike bag helps bridge the gap between a durable bike box and a softer lighter weight material bag. As a hybrid construction, it combines the advantages of a hardshell case with the properties of a soft bag.
- The Evoc Bike Travel Bag is a convenient, durable and internally easily organised travel bag for your bike and is compatible with mountain bike wheel sizes up to 29".
- Fits most: Cross Country, All Mountain, Enduro, Freeride, Downhill-Bikes up to 29", Gravel, Road, and Triathlon-Bikes
- New polycarbonate bike block for fixation included
- Volume: 285l
- Weight: 9100g
- Dimensions: 138 x 39 x 85 cm (Inside 130 x 27 x 80 cm)
- Collapsible to: 136 x 39 x 25 cm
- Maximum wheelbase: 126 cm
Hire a bike box / bag
If you're looking for a sturdy bike bag or plastic bike box, we've got you covered. We offer a variety of options that will hold up well on your travels and keep your precious cargo safe from scratches during transport. We are dedicated to offering affordable and flexible rental cycling transport boxes and bags. If you would like to have a chat about this do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01737 823771
The Turbo Trainer Hire Team