Fancy Options – these are used often by those that travel a lot
is the cardboard box route -> I still use this and breakdown is not huge … handlebars have to come off but that is usual with all bags I believe. Advantage is it is cheap, light (ie. pack other gear in it) and can be broken down to store easily in your rental car etc.
*if you can get a Trek Madone Box from a local Trek Dealer they are very big and open like a shoe box, which makes packing very easy !
The ‘Canadian’ Solution = Mid-Range with some Advantages
can also get a hockey bag (goalie bag – needs to be very big) and use that. Often Hockey bags travel cheaply or free!
=> Generally requires a bit more bike breakdown as fork has to come out usually.
-> I use this one I think key measure is 44cm or larger (often custom order)
Once you have it – How do you get your bike in it?
If you need help with getting your bike boxed GCN has a video here to box your bike