EVOC’S PRECISION LANDING: BIKE TRAVEL BAG PRO WINS RED DOT AWARD 2015 March 23 2016, 0 Comments
EVOC excels yet again: The brand’s BIKE TRAVEL BAG PRO was presented with the Red Dot Award 2015 for its high design quality and innovative strength in the latest competition. Following the awards for the FR PRO TEAM (2011), CP 26l (2013) and PROTECTOR JACKET (2014), this prize marks EVOC’s fourth precision landing. The Red Dot award is an internationally acknowledged quality certification for product design.
Not only does EVOC have a reason to party, but the award itself turns 60 this year. In the latest competition, the international expert jury discussed and evaluated 4928 entries from 56 countries. The jury is the heart of the Red Dot award – their expertise is a guarantee of the high level of quality of the competition and as a result, the significance of the distinctive red dot. This point definitely goes to EVOC. Thank you!
In 2008, we introduced our first BIKE TRAVEL BAG – and revolutionized travelling by bike. For the 2015 season, we are launching the newly developed BIKE TRAVEL BAG PRO, the lightest bike travel bag on the market. Next-level bike travel, so to speak. Thanks to a number of innovations, this second-generation bike bag is not only lighter and sturdier but also more comfortable than our top seller. The product requirements to our development team were clear: The new BIKE TRAVEL BAG PRO had to be even lighter, sturdier and more comfortable. Not a simple task. This is one of the main reasons we developed our tried and tested design further. The new bike travel bag also turned out to be a hybrid solution, combining the benefits of a hardtop case with those of a soft storage bag – for maximum protection and even lower weight. We focused on the development of signature frame components. And, as a result, the new BIKE TRAVEL BAG PRO offers a series of technical innovations. So here goes:
Die Anforderungen an unsere Produktentwickler waren klar: Noch leichter, noch stabiler und noch komfortabler sollte sie werden, die neue BIKE TRAVEL BAG PRO – keine einfache Aufgabe. Nicht zuletzt deshalb entwickelten wir unser bewährtes Konzept weiter. So ist auch die neue Radreisetasche eine Hybridlösung: Sie vereint die Vorteile eines Hartschalenkoffers mit denen einer soften Packtasche und bietet maximalen Schutz bei nochmals minimiertem Gewicht. Im Fokus: die Entwicklung eigener Rahmenteile. Dementsprechend wartet die neue BIKE TRAVEL BAG PRO mit einigen technischen Neuerungen auf. Los geht’s:
MONOQUOCE WHEEL CHASSIS – that’s the new wide chassis. Moulded in one piece, this chassis offers superior no-tilt characteristics while guaranteeing an extremely comfortable rolling behaviour thanks to new, smooth-running, noiseless wheels. Two aluminium rods – ALUMINIUM SIDE RAILS – stretch along the entire base length of the bag, as an extension of the chassis. They add extra stability to the BIKE TRAVEL BAG PROand protect the new, lightweight and yet sturdy MOULDED BOTTOM CASE, an EVA base plate that has been formed from a single piece. As a result, bikes are always on solid ground while on the road. The base construction now only contains three components and provides the foundation of the new BIKE TRAVEL BAG PRO.
In addition, the bag boasts a new handle design – the ALUMINIUM FRONT HANDLE SYSTEM. It’s lightweight, rests comfortably in the hand and offers excellent rolling comfort. Numerous additional handles on all sides facilitate loading of the bag. And, to make travelling even slightly more comfortable in true EVOC style, we have developed a little extra feature for when the bag is fully packed and consequently extremely heavy: The CLIP-ON WHEEL, which is simply clipped onto the ALUMINIUM FRONT HANDLE SYSTEM to make the bag stand on three wheels in no time at all. Please note: When travelling by plane you will have to remove the third wheel since it could get damaged or lost. We have also integrated another innovation: The DISK PROTECTION, an EVA padding that’s been shaped to protect – as the name implies – the disks. The BIKE TRAVEL BAG PRO includes a ROAD BIKE ADAPTER for secure transport of racing bikes, as well as the FRAME PAD for reliable frame protection.
Besides all this you can look forward to all the classic EVOC features: The bag is set up using fibre-glass reinforced plastic rods (stabilizers) and two plastic rods in each wheel compartment. By embedding the stabilizers directly in the base unit we have enhanced both the bag’s torsional stiffness and its impact resistance. The upright position of the frame in the bag means that the robust parts of the bike (saddle, seat post and rear end as well as the front end, head tube and fork) are used to actively absorb pressure. Sensitive areas, on the other hand, are reliably protected by means of practical reinforcements and padding. Convenience comes with the rods and tubes being removable so that the BIKE TRAVEL BAG PRO can be folded to a height of only 30 centimetres for storage.
FR SKID (ISPO AWARD GOLD WINNER 2015/2016) January 28 2015, 0 Comments
we are very happy and proud to announce that we won another product award - the ISPO GOLD AWARD. Every year the jury of the sports business network ISPO evaluate hundreds of products. Attainabilities which are very unique or innovative win an award, the finest ones are honoured with the title 'GOLD WINNER'. This year our FR SKID convinced the jury completely. Let's have a closer look at our award winner!
FR SKID: SMALL PROTECTOR BACKPACK IN GREAT SHAPE
FR SKID Our first product for powder enthusiasts was a protector backpack, and initially this generated quite a few smirks. Today, protector backpacks have become indispensable in the backcountry. And EVOC is the pioneer in the market. The award-winning FR SKID is a newcomer to the collection, and EVOC’s smallest backpack with integrated back protector. This compact daypack in XS size is designed for shorter backs. Besides the popular EVOC features, our “shorty” impresses with 10 litres of capacity as well as attachment options for skis (diagonal position), snowboard and snowshoes. It accommodates hydration systems of up to 2 litres and has a special easy-to-access compartment for avalanche equipment on the front of the pack. Due to the short back length the shovel is fixed to the outside. Extra convenience comes with the integrated key clip.
SPECIFICATIONS FR SKID
Capacity: 10 l
Size: 22 x 45 x 11 cm
Weight: 940 g
Colours: Yellow/Sulphur/Petrol und Slate
EVOC Bike Travel Bag PRO (Outdoor Retailer) January 27 2015, 0 Comments
EVOC USA Outdoor Retailer 2015 in Salt Lake City. All new Bike Travel Bag Pro!
Evoc- Bike Travel Bag www.evocusa.com
The German based company Evoc really broke into the US market with their hugely popular Bike Travel Bag. It was an awesome option when you needed to travel with your bike. Evoc’s design allowed you to leave most the bike intact, and the travel bag offered solutions to many of the common problems with traveling with your bike.
Evoc has just released an updated version to their Bike Travel Bag and the changes are looking really awesome! The number one struggle for traveling with your bike is weight. Airlines are sticklers about over weight bags and this can really cost you a lot. The new Bike Travel Bag weights less and is more stable! There is now aluminum slide rails running the full length of the bottom of the bag which gives the bag a lot more stability when it is fully loaded. Pairing that with the Monocoque Wheel Chassis and aluminum front handle, moving your bike becomes much easier. Additionally you can clip on a front wheel to the aluminum handle, allowing for full rolling capabilities.
You couldn’t talk about the new Bike Travel Bag without pointing out some of the new protection features. The built in wheel slots now offer even more protection for your rotors, freeing up valuable breakdown and build up times. Another awesome change is the molded bottom case which use to be made from foam and was likely to have damage over time. For anyone that is planning to be traveling with their bike this year, I would highly recommend you take a look at this awesome travel bag!
DESIGN AND INNOVATION AWARD FOR THE STAGE 12L January 07 2015, 0 Comments
The STAGE 12l is part of our PERFORMANCE BACKPACK line. With its technical features and the unique design it persuades the international jury of the DI.A 2015 at the category Equipment & Technology. One highlight of the STAGE 12l is the BRACE LINK carrying system with flexible straps that automatically adapt to individual shoulder widths. Combined with the low net weight, neutral weight/load distribution and sophisticated ventilation system, the system provides superior carrying comfort and outstanding freedom of movement when riding a bike. In addition, it enables wearing a neck brace.
|These multifunctional, technical backpacks of our TECHNICAL PERFORMANCE BACKPACK line meet the highest demands when it comes to functionality, carrying comfort and low weight. One of the reasons for this is the sophisticated AIR FLOW CONTACT back system. It distributes the weight neutrally to the body’s centre of gravity while minimising the contact surface on the back and shoulders. We have also positioned the ventilation elements, such as channels and specially moulded, perforated EVA pads, behind a mesh fabric, in the form of “islands”, and as such, to the inside. This helps optimise air circulation without limiting carrying comfort and neutral load distribution. Warm air can escape to the top as well as to the sides.|
|The STAGE 12l also impresses with the unique, newly designed BRACE LINK carrying system. Whether you’re slim and petite or tall and muscular, the flexible straps adapt to any shoulder width and consequently make for optimised carrying comfort. It’s all in the BRACE LINK: This metal element connects the backpack and wearer in the most innovative way. Plus, it guarantees additional freedom of movement when riding a bike and enables you to wear a neck brace – hence the name.|
As is customary for EVOC, the STAGE 12l incorporate a wide range of sophisticated technical features. Both have a tool compartment with separate quick access. An embossed emergency plan provides emergency steps and the most important phone numbers. A separate compartment offers space for a hydration system of up to three litres in capacity. There is also space for your sunglasses/goggles and other small necessities. But that’s enough about pockets and compartments. The packs also offer individual attachment solutions for full-face and cross-country helmets as well as for protectors. Unobtrusive markings provide instructions. Convenient: The rain cover forms part of the features and can be pulled over the backpack in one simple step.
MBA FIELD TEST: EVOC Bike Travel Bag December 02 2014, 0 Comments
MBA gives the EVOC Bike Travel Bag a stellar 5 star review!
Your Bike belongs on vacation with you.
FOLLOW LINK BELOW.
Danny Macaskill: The Ridge / EVOC FR Lite pack October 06 2014, 0 Comments
EVOC Pack MTBR Best in Show: 30 cool new bike products for 2015 October 06 2014, 0 Comments
EVOC FR Track Hydration Pack
EVOC 26 L Camera Pack reviewed July 21 2014, 0 Comments
"You don't have to tell me, I was there" Ace Ventura
That was our reaction when we saw the recent review from Bike Radar of the EVOC 26 L Camera Pack. Check out the review yourself, and don't miss this pack if you are serious about big adventures and capturing the moments.
EVOC Travel Bag Reviewed June 09 2014, 0 Comments
Sure we say how great it is all the time. But don't take our word for it. Here is the Review from Roadbike Review.com
Now check it out for yourself! New packs arriving 6/30/14
LUNA Chix MTB team on the move with EVOC April 30 2014, 0 Comments
The MTB race season is now in full swing for the LUNA Chix Pro Women's MTB race team. With Sea Otter, Round 1 of the World Cup, and Whiskey Off Road now in the rear view mirror the team has had the opportunity to put their EVOC luggage through the paces. Just like the team itself - the results are good.
This past weekend Georgia Gould represented in Cairns Australia with a strong 11th place finish in the world cup. A world away in the Mountains of Arizona Katerina Nash landed on the podium in 4th place of the Whiskey Off Road in Prescott, Arizona.
In June the LUNA Chix team will be racing in Colorado Springs, the home of EVOC USA. We look forward to hosting the team in our town and our trails for the PRO XCT Race at Pulpit Rock.
EVOC USA to Attend the 2014 Snowsports Industries America Show in Denver January 27 2014, 0 Comments
It's a real highlight to attend trade shows. We're excited to show off the latest EVOC product developments. New trends are discussed, and the sport scene celebrates its existence with a beer or two at the end of the trade show. If you're planning on attending SIA (in Colorado), stop by and see us!
We're booth #1034 on the upper level of the Exhibit Hall.
LUNA Chix Pro MTB team partners with EVOC USA November 12 2013, 0 Comments
EVOC USA is proud to be the official Travel Bag partner of the LUNA Chix Pro Mountain Bike Team. As the premier all women’s cycling team Luna Chix has an ambitious travel and race schedule in Mountain, Cyclocross, and Xterra events.
It's the high performance standards set by the team members that has led to the partnership between LUNA and EVOC USA. The hard work and dedication that is put in by the racers and staff demand that the products they use reach to the same high standards. The EVOC Travel Bag does not leave the safety of their bikes to chance. The ease of use and safety in travel that the EVOC bag provides mean that a racers mind can stay solely focused on the task at hand, which means being the best athlete possible.
Watch for the LUNA Chix Pro Mountain Bike Team at an event near you. Don’t miss an opportunity to watch this historic team in action and see how the best pro's get it done!
Photos: Rich Adams
Check out the MTBR Video on EVOC Sports from Interbike 2013 September 23 2013, 0 Comments
Couldn't make it to Interbike? No problem. MTBR was there to provide a run down on the latest EVOC products—we even brought over Bernd Stucke from EVOC Sports in Germany to bring you up to speed! We're excited about the line and even more excited for a few new products that we'll be bringing in. Stay tuned!
MTBR Reviews the EVOC Bike Bag, Comes Away Impressed July 25 2013, 0 Comments
"I found my dream case – EVOC. I can pack my bike in 15 min or less. It...has padding and PVC in the right places to protect my bike."
We couldn't have said it better ourselves!
Read the full review on MTBR.
MTBR Reviews the EVOC FR Trail Team Pack, And Loves It May 24 2013, 0 Comments
Francis from MTBR does a great job of reviewing the key features of the pack and what sets it apart from other packs on the market. Check out the video and let us know what you think.
New Website, Better Shopping Experience April 05 2013, 0 Comments
After plodding along with our old website for almost three years, we decided it was time for an upgrade. The new EVOC USA site is faster, more secure, and easier to use by just about any measurement. We know that the shopping experience on the old site was far from ideal, and we'd like to thank you for sticking with us.
We hope that you'll enjoy the new website. We've just added a lot more product—and there's more on the way.
EVOC products are durable, stylish and consistently ranked among the best products available in their respective categories, and we're excited to bring them to you! Our hope is that you enjoy using them as much as we do.
Thanks again for visiting. If you have any questions, we invite you to call us at 719.622.6015, or send us an email. We enjoy hearing from our customers and appreciate any feedback that you're willing to share.
How to Survive Flying With a Bike March 26 2013, 0 Comments
Tired of winter? Spring is on the way. One of the most important things you can do is to make sure that your gear is in order. With the EVOC Bike Travel Bag, your bikes will travel first class—whether by airplane, train or car. The Bike Travel Bag packs securely in just a few minutes and can be easily transported thanks to the large wheels on the bottom of the case. Here are a few tips that we thought we'd share with folks looking to fly with their bikes:
Check Prices Before You Arrive at the Airport
Prices and Baggage Allowance
Virtually all airlines have different prices for sports equipment and bulky luggage, which can range from $40 to $200 or more! If possible, you'll want to check with the airline before you begin your trip–and also to see what their baggage allowance is for domestic and international flights (they can be different).
If you've booked with an airline will allow you to check the bike as part of your luggage allowance, you might try and haggle with them to see if they'll waive the additional fees that they sometimes impose on bikes (if they allow passengers to check golf-clubs for free, this might be your ace-in-the-hole as the weights are very similar between a complete racing bike and a full set of golf clubs). Make sure you get as much information as you can for checking the bike on the return trip as well.
Travel and Bicycle Insurance
You'll definitely want to check with the airline to see what their maximum liability is for damage when it comes to bicycles specfically. Many times their liability caps at around $1000. Don't risk it! If there's any doubt, you may be able to contact your own insurance company to purchase additional coverage that will protect you from loss, theft or damage to your machine while traveling.
When booking rental cars and taxis as secondary transportation when you reach your destination, make sure that you specifiy that you need a larger vehicle to accommodate your luggage and your bike travel bag as well.
Packing the Bike
The sophisticated of EVOC's Bike Travel Bag mean that it's not necessary to disassemble the components of the bike to fit it in the case, or to cushion it for travel. Simply remove the wheels from your bicycle, release some air from your tires/tubes and stow them the specially-designed exterior wheel pockets. Unscrew the handlebar and attach it to the inside of the bag with the included hook-and-look straps. Remove the pedals remove and place them in the small internal pocket. Check the position of the frame in the bag, making sure that the rear derailleur swings freely. For extra protection, it is recommended that you place extra available cushions (included) to absorb shock and keep the handlebars separate from the frame. Depending on the geometry of the frame and the size of the wheels, the contact points of the individual components may be different.
Tip: In addition to shoes, helmet and bike clothing, the EVOC Bike Travel Bag has enough space to accommodate the tools that you'll need to reassemble your bicycle. Don't risk trying to carry on tools, the TSA agents may confiscate them when you're going through security.
We hope that this post has been helpful for those of you thinking about flying with your bike. If you have questions about the EVOC Bike Travel Bag, or any of our other products, we invite you to call us at (866) 391-0493.