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!
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.
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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 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
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.
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.