B and W's International Bike Box II fits road bikes sizes 62cm and smaller. The top shell removes completely for easy packing. Inside, a size-adjustable anchored mount with straps, as well as two wheel guards, 3 layers of foam, chain protection, and more foam for handlebar and chain ring protection, keep the bike steady and protected. Four wheels on the bottom and multiple handles enable easy rolling. This bike box is lockable with a TSA padlock (not included) for total peace of mind.
Features & Specs:
- Fits road bike frame sizes up to 62 cm.
- Removable top shell.
- Top & bottom shells secure at 6 points; pull closed w/ adjustable buckle.
- Rolling case w/ 4 wheels on bottom (2 free & 2 fixed).
- 2 carry & 2 pull handles.
- 2 wheel bags/guards.
- Anchored adjustable interior mount.
- Immobilizing straps.
- Protective chain ring foam block.
- Foam spacers for handlebar.
- Chain protector.
- Weight: ~23.4 lbs.
- Internal: 45.3 (32.5) x 31.9 x 11 inches.
- External: 46.9 x 35 x 11.6 inches.
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Mfg PartNum: 96500
First, I am not a gearhead; I'm an older female who is not good at this stuff. I had a lot of trouble getting the wheels installed when i got the box, and trouble figuring out how to pack the bike - I did a trial pack before my trip. Once figured out, my 56 frame Trek packed fine, arrived fine in both directions. In one direction, TSA did not figure out how to close the box correctly, as other reviewers have noted, but they strapped it up tight and nothing was harmed. Extremely easy to wheel around the airport - and even get up on shuttle buses. I don't expect to use it often, so didn't want to spend a lot; this box gets the job done, is easy to travel with, and protects the bike.
I've used this bike box several times over the past few years. It's done an adequate job protecting the bike, but the design leaves something to be desired. It has a clam shell design with interlocking lids and on several occasions TSA employees (probably in a hurry) just can't figure it out, or care enough to repack it properly. So consequently, the two lids are often times just strapped back together hastily (without the interlock) and therefore overlapping each other and smashing the bike or contents. It's very frustrating to arrive and find your expensive bike in it's case smashed back to together with it's straps. I don't recommend.
I tried to save some money with this box after reading reviews. Unfortunately, it does not work well. It is too diffiicult to close up. I was able to do it with some work and practice, but I've flown with the box 4 times now and three times, the security cant get it back together properly. The most recent time, one of our bikes was severely damaged due to the box being put together improperly by security. It's just not easy enough to close up and cost us a race and a month in the repair shop.
I would have liked to purchase the B&W Curv, however, I was on a tighter budget. This case worked well, fairly straight forward to pack. My biggest gripe is that it did not fit my 61 cm Specialized Crux without removing the rear derailleur. Given it's a wireless electronic derailleur it was not a huge problem, though it does increase the time needed to dissemble, pack and reassemble. The point of such a hard case, for me, was to reduce the time required for these tasks. Given the amount of time needed, and the amount of times I will use this case each year, I'd likely recommend using a free cardboard bike box from your LBS. Also, the shipping cost will be less with the cardboard box vs. B&W Bike Box II. I used Bike Flights, which was easy, and the bike and all contents arrived on both ends in perfect condition. So ï¿½ the case held up as you would expect.
Excellent hard case. Plenty of straps to hold the frame securely suspended to the inside of the case. Wheels are super easy to roll to and from with very little effort. Padding is plentiful along with wheel bags. First trip with race p bike deep dish race wheels-perfect!
I have used it for a round trip with my XXL frame road bike. It was a little tight but fit no problem, and it made it both ways safe and sound. My fear was that TSA would not figure out how to close it back up correctly (slightly tricky design) but they opened it both ways and closed it properly with no damage. The case and bike came through unscathed. Very convenient with the wheels and handles.