Bike packing as easy as pie.
Between coaching, race entry fees, and travel, you spend thousands on triathlon. So, would you even consider sending your bike into the wild blue yonder in a cardboard box? We hope not. But, we also know that the hassle of a hard case, undoubtedly the safest travel box, sometimes outweighs the benefits. They don't fit into many sub-SUV sized cars, they frequently weigh in at "over-limit" on airlines, and when you're done racing, they're difficult to store. SciCon, who produces some of the best hard cases available, has created the AeroComfort Triathlon Plus Bike Bag. This soft-sided bag will transport your triathlon bike safely and soundly to your race destination.
While there are several soft bike bags out there, the SciCon AeroComfort is the first one designed specifically around the geometry and build of your triathlon bike. The body of the bag was constructed of 840 denier ripstop nylon, and it's PE backed. Additionally, the bottom panel features Waterproof Polyurethane with a durable diamond texture. Inside of the bag is SciCon's Antishock Bike Frame (ABF). Unlike many cases that secure your frame by the front fork only, the Antishock frame uses front fork as well as rear dropouts to attach the bike. This minimizes side to side movement and vibration, and, perhaps more importantly, means that you won't have to search far and wide for the plastic insert for the rear stays that you lose each time you travel. Attached to the Antishock frame is an Inside Stabilizer System (ISS) — a series of straps and a saddle cover that hold the bike in critical areas and keep it secured to the ABF.
The most notable feature of the bag, however, is not the ABF. The AeroComfort Triathlon Bag was designed so that you no longer need to remove your aerobars or seat while traveling. For those of you who have struggled with taking apart aerobars, or removing your seat, this should bring a giant sigh of relief. The shape of the bag accommodates integrated seatposts up to 90cm and aerobars, with extensions, that feature a variety of shapes, extensions, or stem lengths. Due to the added width of the bag to fit installed bars, you'll find that you don't need to remove your pedals either. So, when you arrive at your destination, pull the bike off the ABF, add the wheels and you are ready for that course preview ride.
Speaking of wheels, the SciCon bag contains two internal pockets, one on each side, to house your wheels. They are double padded and an internal strap that attached through your bike frame's main triangle, keeps them tight to the bike. The ABF, ISS, and integrated wheelbags all work in conjunction to create a secure travel environment for your bike. The case is easily maneuvered through the airport on four wheels. Its pull strap as well as shoulder strap make it easy to pull or pick up. Overall dimensions are 52 inches wide, 35 inches high, and 17 inches wide. When you are done traveling, it folds to about two-thirds of its size to easily slip in a closet or under your bed.
The SciCon AeroComfort Plus is available in One size and in the Color Black.
- Triathlon or Time-trial bikes
- Ripstop 840 denier nylon and PE
- 52in length x 35in height x 17in width
- Holds one bike with wheels