The photo was totally misleading... even with both wheels and the saddle removed and handlebars turned we just could just not get our sons racing sports bike into this bag... gave up ,repacked it and taking it back first thing
I'm sorry to read that the bike and bag were not compatible. With the stem rotated 90 degrees and the bars angled downwards the bike should fit in the bag. I wish to forward the details of your bike on to the design team. Can you confirm the model and frame size please?
Peter, Cycling Manager, DECATHLON
I've been using this bag for a couple of years flying with my mountain bike. Safe so far. Amazing value.
It's an exceptionally well designed bag, considering it's low cost.
- It has a folding hard bottom - more protection.
- Round plastic pins make it actually rollable!
- Pockets for wheels with fixation. Put a wheel it and strap it with a velcro - no movement. Will protect the frame from the sides.
I put some extra protection on the frame and forks - pipe insulators from a hardware store work best.
I also recommend buying wheel bags and using them together - more protection and tidier.
The only drawback compared to bags costing £250-300 - lack of the hard bottom - as mentioned above, it's folding. Its shapelessness makes it hard to leave it standing, for example on an airport bag trolley. But you can replace this with some DIY.
No issues so far. Would need a lot of padding for a flight but fine for car transport.
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