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The newer model reviewed here, now has a reinforced front zip, meaning it should last longer.Buy now: Evoc bike travel bag from Evans Cycles for £304.99 Read more: Thule Round Trip Pro 100501 review The Thule Round Trip Pro falls into the not-quite-a-bike-bag category.

Read more: Velo Vault bike box review We really quite liked the Velo Vault bike box when we had it in for test.

It’s big and sturdy, but weighing in at 11means it should sneak under most airline weight controls. The clasps are quality, it’s easy to close and it rolls great.

According to Chain Reaction, only pedals, bars and wheels need to be removed for the bike to fit and it comes with a Shock Blocking System which features Crush Protection inserts.

Buy now: Chain Reaction Cycles Pro Bike Bag for £184.99 Chances are you ride a 56cm bike frame, or smaller, with a standard seat post and handlebars, in which case you should be golden with a standard bike bag or case.

However, if you ride a super-sized bike or if it has an integrated seat post (where it’s just an extension of the frame) then you could find yourself in a bit of a pickle.

If you know you’re the latter, its probably worth scoping the bag or box out in person, or getting some more of an idea of how well your precious cargo will fit.

Buy now: Velo Vault bike box for £459 from Bike Box online Read more: Bike Box Alan review The fact that it’s a hard case box immediately gives the user piece of mind.

Throw in the addition of an anti-crush pole in the middle and things are looking good for your pride and joy.

Packing the bike into the bag or box sometimes takes quite a bit more effort than expected.

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