SciCon Aero Comfort 3.0 TSA - MTB
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Aero Comfort 3.0 TSA
If you're heading for shredding around the globe, it's essential to have a trustworthy bag to transport your steed. Pick up the SciCon Aerocomfort 3.0 TSA- MTB bike bag and fly with confidence as the padded and secure bag transports your bike from point A to point B, and beyond. Minimal bike disassembly is required, and tons of extra pads come along with the bag for protecting your bike.
Simply remove your wheels and deflate them to slide them into private padded pockets, and remove your bars, which have their own pad that straps to your fork for security. The bottom of the bag has a metal frame that you can slide your 12mm or 15mm thru axle through to secure the frame into place, and a padded top tube protector straps on before you zip up and head on your merry way. The Aerocomfort MTB can accommodate an array of bike and wheel sizes, from older 26-inch frames through 29ers, even with 27.5+ compatibility.
Made from durable 840D nylon, you can trust the bag to withstand conveyor belts and rough handling, and the padding inside protects your precious cargo. Four swiveling wheels secure to the base making it easy to roll through the airport or train station. The ability to pack down this bag sets it apart from hard cases when you're traveling around the world in small rental cars or hotel rooms. When you get to your room and start to unwind, fold up the bag and slide it under your hotel bed or into the closet to keep it out of the way, so you don't have to sacrifice your room to a cumbersome hard case encompassing your floor space.
- Safely transports your mountain bike around the world
- 840D nylon is durable and withstands rough handling
- Packs down to small size for easy storage
- Metal frame secures your bike in place
- 15mm and 12mm thru-axle compatibility
- Padded handlebar cover protects frame and bars
- Padded wheel pockets protect rims, rotors, cassettes
- Quick-release adapter kit included
Excellent MTB-Specific Bike Travel Bag
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I've used the Scicon Aero Comfort 3.0 MTB bag twice now to ship a Bonson CC XO1 via bike flights. I got this particular case because it requires the least amount of tear-down of the bike to get it into the bag AND the solid frame that the bike attaches to inside the bag. The fact that you only have to remove wheels and pedals is amazing - I would also recommend removing discs from wheels to ensure they don't get bent (this takes about 5 extra minutes).
As you can see from the video below, once you remove your wheels, you then use the thru axle to connect the fork and rear triangle to the frame - this creates a very secure base and limits vibration during transit. once you've done that, loosen your stem bolts and turn your bars 90 degrees - it is important to re-tighten those bolts, as your bar will provide structure to the case once it's zipped up. Drop your wheels in the pockets on each side, and boom you're done. *I use some bubble wrap to protect the most delicate parts of the bike, but it's not really required. The bag comes with a smaller bag for your helmet and shoes, etc that fits nicely under the downtube. The bag rolls very well and hasn't shown any signs of wear and tear at this point.
Bike Flights lists this travel bag in their dropdown, so it is easy to get a quote - for me, it was $53 each way for 3-day shipping from San Francisco to Denver (pretty awesome if you ask me). For someone like me who may use the bag a few times a year, this is a fantastic investment that will accommodate my mtb for years to come, regardless of what model/size I get next.
Have you had a chance to use the bag with a Boost fork? I've heard it mentioned that the frame in the bag won't properly secure a Boost fork and that there is a lot of play when you try.