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To Pack or Not to Pack (Your Bike): How to Find the Right Cycle Bag for Transporting Your Bike Safely

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Travelling with a bike is not mission impossible. A lot of people tend to immediately give up, even on the very thought of this, mainly because of the bike’s size and the troublesome packing options, but in reality, it’s not as hard as it seems. Nowadays, it is possible to travel with your bicycle the easier way if you have the basic things required and one of them is the right travel bike bag. Whether travelling by car or airplane, manufacturers have managed to give us a plethora of cycle bags options to choose from.

Generally speaking, almost all airline and train companies require proper bike storage for a greater bike protection. So far, cycle bags have proven to be the ideal way to pack a bike when travelling as it is way easier and quicker to pack a bike in a bag than in a box. Except for being well-protected, you can easily carry the bike bag with you as almost all of them come with wheels for easier transportation from one place to another. Coming in a range of sizes, materials and styles, bike bags are one of the greatest ways to pack your bike and travel the world.

Expandable collars and adjustable straps are the things you need to look in a classic bike bag so you can properly adjust them to your bike in order for it to be packed and protected the right way. Although bikes can be easily disassembled for easier packing, the size of the bike bag matters a lot. Just like bikes come in different sizes, so do bike bags, so choosing the one that can meet your bike’s size and specifications is crucial. The best way to choose the right one is by consulting with the seller from the chosen store as he/she can help you choose the right bag for your bike, and one that can serve you for many years to come.

Last but not least, bike bags usually offer plenty of extra space which allows you to pack some other important things like a backpack, riding shoes, rollers, tools, etc. Keep in mind that everything inside the bag needs to be well-packed and tied, otherwise you are risking of assembling a damaged bike that won’t serve you at all. Simply put, make sure to pack all the bits and bobs in your backpack and the larger things in the bike bag and secure them with the proper stripes.

By Anthony Hendriks

The life of the party, Anthony is always up for spending some time with family and friends, when not blogging of course! Ever since a child, his love for books of mystery, race cars and travelling keeps on growing so it's difficult for him to single out that one all-time favourite hobby. If there's one thing he hates, though, it's having pictures taken but you already guessed that from his choice of plant photo for the blog.