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Aerus BioSpeed Bike Travel Case

I have three basic needs when traveling with my bike: to protect my precious cargo, pack it quick and easy and get past check in witho ralph lauren outlet online ut paying excess baggage fees.

The way air travel is these days, you’d be hard pressed to find a carrier that hands out mixed nuts for free. But the Aerus Biospeed Bicycle Travel Case does such a fine job of tucking your bike into a neat, inconspicuous package, if done properly, you’ll check it as a bag, pack everything else into a carry on and keep the cash in your wallet where it belongs.

What’s so special about the Aerus soft case? For starters, it ralph lauren outlet online doesn’t scream “BIKE!” It measures a discreet 48x28x10, and weighs in at around 30 pounds with a bike. I literally throw it over my shoulder with the padded strap it comes with for that very reason. The only logo you’ll find is the Aerus name. So as long as you don’t walk up to the counter looking like a poster child for the bike industry, there’s a good chance you’ll pull it off and keep your coin.

Because of this case, I have breaking my bike down to a science: Remove handlebars and strap them to the fork; pull out seat post and slide it into the side pocket; remove wheels, quick releases, stow in bags and slide into side pockets; remove rear derailleur, tuck it into the nifty derailleur po ralph lauren outlet online uch and strap it to the frame. Once the bike’s appendages are battened down, I anchor it by the bottom bracket to the foam docking station on the floor of the bag. It comes with a padded panel to wrap around the top tube for extra care. I don’t think its’ intentional, but the wheels reinforce the walls. And voila! I zip this sturdy pocket of protection up wit ralph lauren outlet online hout a care.

I’m always surprised by how easy it is to travel with my Aerus bike bag. Granted, I’m 5 foot 4, but the rep at Blue says it can accommodate up to a 61cm frame and integrated seat masts by removing crank arms and such. A 2 inch thick, nylon encased pad lines the bottom and both sides, insulating your bike even more from what might lurk beyond the conveyor belt. Liz Reap Carlson