Hi all, I have just bought a new bicycle (cannondale synapse) and I will have to transport it by plane to participate in my next race.. Wondering what kind of packages you are using when flying to protect it in the right way... Thanks!
Ive used my own monoc hard shell bike case and a borrowed padded bike bag both with no problems.
My Monoc hard shell case weighs 15kgs when empty and about 28kg with bike and extras.
One big headache though is sifting through the airline bike carriage charges.
From my experience a lot airlines have their own different charges and weight limits so I would recommend you look into these charges and weight limits before booking your flight.
Hire a bike box if you dont want to fork out £500+ to buy one. Bike Box Alan, Bike Box Online, The Triathlon Shop all have hire fleets and Im sure there will be more besides those.