Scicon Aerocomfort bike bag makes light work of packing and travelling with a bike – though it doesn't offer total hood and handlebar protection

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 9

Scicon Aerocomfort 2.0 TSA bike bag

Pros:

  • Airport and travel friendly
  • Easy to push around
  • Easy bike packing
  • Can be folded down when not in use

Cons:

  • Hood and handlebar vulnerability

Product:

Scicon Aerocomfort 2.0 TSA bike bag

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£475.00

Travelling with a bike bag is never easy. In fact, I think it’s one of the most stressful things you can do as a cyclist. The large weight, awkward manoeuvring around congested train stations, streets and airports – it can be a right mare. So anything to make travelling with a bike easier is an absolute must for me and the Scicon Aerocomfort does that.

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The Scicon Aerocomfort 2.0 TSA bike bag, does just that, eliminating much of the fuss and stress of air travel with a bike. When purchased the bike bag is delivered folded and it’s simply the case of unfolding it, slotting in the two Anti Shock Bike Frame mounts to the bottom of the ASBF and you’re ready to pack your bike.


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These Anti Shock mounts are adjustable to allow for a variety of bike sizes, and I found that placing  the bike on the bike bag frame without tightening it into the base of the case allows you to find the perfect position. You then screw in the rear mount and use your hand to tighten the front one.

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Easy packing with the Scicon Aerocomfort 2.0

The only items you need to remove from the bike are wheels and pedals (of course bike computers, batteries and bottles etc too) and you’re ready to start packing the bike. Seatpost, stem and handlebar all remain in place.

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You place the wheels in the dedicated wheel compartments on either side of the shell. There is a little pocket for quick releases here too. Place the frame onto the ASBF, pushing the forks into the front mount and the rear mech over the rear. Using the quick releases provided, you clamp your bike into the mounts as you would your normal wheels. Note that a rear mech protector can be added here.

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Folds away neatly when not in use

Using the frame, saddle and handlebar protectors to protect your frame from the bag straps, strap up the four straps provided and you are good to go. It really is as easy as that. The best thing is, once you arrive it’ll take you 15 minutes max to get your bike up and running to go for a ride.

A small helmet and shoe bag is provided to place in the case with the bike, though it is often recommended to take these on as hand luggage. There is a small space under the bike to place a pump and plenty of space to stuff in bags of clothes and other essentials for your trip.

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Handlebar side protection is limited

Unfortunately, while the bag is every easy to use, the lack of side-impact protection for hoods is a concern and every time I travelled with the Scicon Aerocomfort bike bag at least one lever was pushed inwards. This hasn’t resulted in any breakages, though a very hard impact might break the lever altogether.

The castors are robust and very easy rolling to help you glide through the airport, but make sure you use the external straps as it is a little harder to control without them. These need to be taken off and placed into the pocket before flying.

Verdict

Scicon Aerocomfort bike bag is a great choice for those on the move with a bike regularly. It is very simple to use and removes the dreaded 'travelling away with bike' feeling.