Thule RoundTrip Pro 100501 review

The Thule RoudTrip Pro 100501 does a good job for a soft bike bag, but it isn't fully protecting your bike...

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The RoundTrip is certainly better than a simple soft bag, but still has some fundamental weak spots, which will leave you worrying as you wave goodbye to your steed at the baggage drop. For a fiver short of £500, we’d expect total peace of mind.

Reasons to buy
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    Doubles up as a stand

Reasons to avoid
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    Price

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    Does have weak spots

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This is a soft shell bike case with a difference — its clever, dual-purpose design means it can double as a workstand.

The base, which holds the bike static in the case, can have three legs added, transforming it into a workstand for when you get to your destination.

As a flight bag the base does a good job of holding the bike securely so that when it’s combined with the rigid tub everything is safely stowed. The sides of the bag are reinforced with plastic panels that can be removed to improve access. However, half an hour in the sun saw the panels expand making them almost impossible to get back in — less than handy if you’re rushing to catch a flight.

The handlebars have to be removed, although the stem can remain in place, albeit a little exposed at the front of the bag where there is little in the way of protection. The same is also true for the top of the seat tube and the rear triangle — removal of the rear mech and hanger is a must.

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Symon Lewis joined Cycling Weekly as an Editorial Assistant in 2010, he went on to become a Tech Writer in 2014 before being promoted to Tech Editor in 2015 before taking on a role managing Video and Tech in 2019. Lewis discovered cycling via Herne Hill Velodrome, where he was renowned for his prolific performances, and spent two years as a coach at the South London velodrome.