It is at least a better than a brown box, I used this bike bag to protect my 29er during travel. When assembling the bag, the first thing I noticed was some of the fiberglass rods that give the bag structure were a bit too long for the sleeves provided, but I was able to chop about ¼ inch off the two that were too long. After this, the bike pack was pretty straight forward and the 29er wheels fit fine in the wheel pockets. I put the bike in a stand and attached the frame to the dropouts, made it a little less cumbersome. After I had all the packing in place I simply removed the bike from the stand and slid it into the bag. I did have to use a few extra zip ties and the handlebar strap seemed it was designed for a road bar and placed a wide mountain bar too high in the case. Total pack time was about 20 minutes. The case seemed to do exactly as designed and the bike arrived without damage. Only thing that could make this bag better would be the ability to compact it more for storage as it takes up a ton of space as well as having all the wheels swivel makes it a bit tough to control when rolling it around.