The only downside is the added 3.4kg of weight. Some airlines are hotting up on checks so it might limit what else you can stash in your bike bag. A small price to pay for peace of mind; I’ll be using it a lot.
Useful as a workstand when you're rebuilding the bike
Easy to use
Adds 3.4kg of weight to your bike bag
Packing bike bags can be a chore, yet cutting corners could prove costly. The Anti-Shock bike bag frame, exclusive to Geoffrey Butler Cycles, looks a touch ‘Heath Robinson’ but it’s effective and a real labour saver.
It’s a sturdy steel framework, adjustable for different bikes, on a cloth-covered plywood base (80x19cm). Setting it up initially can be fiddly, and it’s easier with a helper. The forks and rear dropouts simply slot onto axles, protecting against crushing, and also keeping the chainrings up out of harm’s way.
The bike is secured with standard quick-release skewers, supplied, so it couldn’t be simpler. There’s no need to remove the rear mech, as there’s a separate protector, saving time and hassle.
Just turn the bars under, bubble wrap then put the whole thing in your bag.
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