Scicon Scicon AeroComfort 2.0 TSA™ Bike Bag
Pack your bike fast
Excellent choice, just disassemble the wheels.
Put the bike on the inside Frame and secure with the straps.
The wheels into pockets on each side and zip the bag to Close .
Even easier to unpack.
23 August 2016
Easy and practical
Easy and practical although not as sustain as hardbox.
22 August 2016
Great design. Extremely convenient and easy to use
I travel alot in the UK for work and like to take my bike to use while I'm away and able to book into a B&B in the sticks near to good cycling country. I used to use a roofrack but didn't really like it getting soaked on my often rainy journeys. I was also concerned about stones hitting it and safe storage. Now I don't have to worry about that anymore. This is perfect for the job and fits in the boot of my estate car (lying on its side). Its easy to pack and unpack. It takes no longer than 5 minutes and everything is securely strapped to the base frame. My road bike fits no problem. Just remove the wheels. No need to adjust or remove anything else. Because its packed away, I have had no problems so far keeping it with me in the rooms I stay in. Just assemble outside and store it in the car while use your bike, then pack it up again when you get back.
I have no plans to use it for flying and I wouldn't stack anything on top of it while travelling but the padding is enough to hold it steady and protect my prized possession during car transit.
I'm very pleased with it so far.
19 July 2016
Great Bike Bag
This is the second time I have purchased this bike bag. I have used its predecessor numerous times and without incident. I got rid of my original bag because it was looking a bit tatty, a friend wanted to borrow it and then i saw a great deal online for its updated replacement at Wiggle.
It has been upgraded since the version that i owned - spare luggage wheel; TSA lock; mini-pump and more straps; pipe lagging and padding.
In the interests of travelling soundly I would recommend using additional bubble wrap with this bag - especially around rear derailleur. Just pick this up from a hardware store (or from work!).
Also if you use wide bars and/or large bike then this bag may be a bit tight. In have a 58 frame and wide bars and a highish saddle and I have to improvise a bit but worth it.
29 June 2016
Looks excellent - before full use
Well design and really easy to use. Just a little neat around dearaileurs but protection bracket and some sensible additional foam piping and bubblewrap should ensure all parts of the bike are ok
29 June 2016
Good looking and robust bag. Holds bike and plenty kit. Takes a bit of time to pack bike first time.
14 June 2016
Not suitable for larger bars
Bought this bag for £295 and the next day the price reduced by £70. Not happy!! Also the zip is extremely tight around my 44cm bars. I don't feel confident taking my bike abroad in the bag with the handle bars under so much pressure at the extremities of the bag.
25 May 2016
Great for Air travel and getting around
Worked a treat on Singapore Air getting there and back especially when you have a family and bags to deal with as well.
You can add additional protection to it and I got the bag itself wrapped to protect it.
24 May 2016
Having had a hard case for many years I was getting tired of dismantling the bike and rebuilding it each trip. I came across the Scicon by chance and although sceptical bought it to try and see if it would do the business. Packing the bike is as easy as the video shows (I did put additional padding round the brake levers and although there is a guard cover for the rear dérailleur I removed that as well). The bag and bike came through baggage handling without a scratch. I really really cannot recommend this bike bag enough. It would be great if you had an option to personalise!!!!
10 May 2016
Tour de Yorkshire life saver....
A car journey became a plane ride and this bag arrived on the morning of the flight, thanks Wiggle. Only used once but love it, incentive to take Bike with me on more trips.
04 May 2016
Brilliant for road and triathlon. Light weight for traveling and very roomy for extra gear such as wet suit.
01 May 2016
Easy to use
This is a great bike transport bag which requires only the bike wheels to be removed and the bike is then secured onto a frame within the bag. No other dismantling is required which makes packing and unpacking very quick. I replaced the castor wheels with a more robust make, as the ball bearings fell out of two wheels the first time I used the bag.
I would recommend to protect your frame and components with foam packing (I use polypipe insulation) as extra protection to the padded bag and never had a problem.
25 April 2016
This product is number one among cyclists and triathletes. It is made of high quality materials. Also it is very easy to use. You don't need to overdisassemble the bike. Just the wheels and the pedals and you are good to go. I purchased it at nearly the half price, so it was a great bargain for me. Even with the retail price, it is still worth the money.
14 April 2016
Almost as good as they say ...
Two things make this bag worth the price.
One, it takes so much less time to break the bike down and load it, since the bars and seat post stay in place. I know it only saves perhaps 10 mins, but it feels so much easier.
Two, it's well designed. Things do go slickly when loading. And it wheels about an airport a treat. Looks the deal as well.
Only drawback is that I have yet to work out how to protect my rear derailleur cable that seems to get hit.
12 April 2016
My bike won't fit inside the bag
Although Scicon advertises that this bag will fit bikes up to 65cm, my 63cm Cannondale CAAD8 will not fit. Even with the seat post removed the bag will only zip up about 2/3 of the way. I even tried loosening the handlebars and turning them down as a Scicon representative suggested, but that didn't help. I guess i could try removing the handlebars, but that defeats the purpose of this "quick pack" bag, and besides, Scicon does not provide a place to secure them if they have been removed. As it is the bag works ok for tossing it in the back of the car for drive to destinations, but it is totally useless to me for air travel.
Also, Scicon's customer service leaves much to be desired. Other than the handlebar suggestion they seemed disinterested in this problem with their product. Really disappointing.
09 April 2016
Excellent product well thought out
I opted for a soft shell bag as I didn't have confidence in any hard shell options except for Bike Box Alan which is expenses. I do believe having travelled with this bag and seen it getting loaded onto the plane from my seat that the baggage handlers treat a soft shell with more respect and it does appear to go on top on cases and not in amongst them.
The bag design is excellent and really well put together. It takes about 20 minutes to pack with me adding much pipe lagging and bubble wrap just in case. Probably about 15 mins to reassemble.
Here are my tips after travelling several times now to Spain/Canary Islands:
- the front metal piece which the front fork attaches to is loose (it slides to accomodate different bike sizes). The first time I used the bag the front forks detached from it (but were OK). I used an old thin bit of plastic to wedge into the gap between the metal piece and the base frame and since then this has held. As per other reviews, be sure to tighten the quick releases properly
- British Airways states that bars must be detached although the bag allows for bars to stay on. No wanting to cause any issues, I detached the bars from the stem via the stem face place, leaving the stem on and wrapping it well in bubble wrap. The bag and the wrap has protected the stem and no mis-alignment issues on putting back together
- The bag also allows for the rear derailleur to stay on and is protected with the supplied metal piece which attached onto rear quick release. I would recommend putting into smallest rear cog to remove wheel then when on frame I move derailleur onto larger cogs (and hence inward) to give more protected
- I have used a plastic food container lid to slide behind the rear derailleur and back of the bag just to offer a bit more rear protection. Had no issues so far and the lid stays in place
- Use the bag straps to move the bag around when in airports etc as it is pretty hefty but rolls OK. The wheels track a little in a shopping trolley style so just be careful
- Consider what pump to take to reinflate the tyres on arrival. Maybe I am a wimp but struggled to get beyond 80psi with my carbon mini pump. Couldnt get Joe Blow trackpump into our big case, but found a local bike shop with a track pump fortunately. C02 canisters appear not to be allowed on planes.
Overall very good experiences so far.
07 April 2016
Great bag very easy to pack and travel with
I have used this bag once. I found it a breeze to pack. It travels through airports with ease and fitted into the rear of my VW Polo with rear seats flat.
Plenty of padding to protect the frame. Maybe could use some padding for the seat stays
Unfortunately my bike was damaged by the airline, the rear seat stay was damaged that said I had not put any protection on the stays, but in future will use pipe lagging. This wasn't a problem with the bag as it was completely undamaged and maybe just one of those things.
Minor crit The bag could use some more grab handles to aid lifting it up. Otherwise
14 March 2016
Great value bag and simple to pack
I was initially dubious about using a soft-sided bag for my carbon bike but it's been fine. The bag looks very large when packed because the handlebars stay on but this didn't cause any problems at the airport. It is simple to pack and it's great to avoid the hassle of having to remove saddle, pedals etc.
04 March 2016
Sturdy Enough/Wheels not
The wheels will go if used on tiles,tarmac,roads, This is 80% of what you'll run into.
Fitting them with better wheels solves the problem.
Stitching is good, fabric is reasonably durable and the zippers will last long enough to do some serious traveling.
Considering the world of flight cases is the toughest for touring and a standard to be respected a soft-case is not to be under estimated.
It still requires care but will serve you right when a collapsible solution is needed with a flexible volume for extra gear.
Best Case if wheels would be better (DIY)
08 February 2016
Easy to transporter and wheel
Great new bike bag , needed soft bag to pack in car with others and very pleased .Easy to wheel along also
31 January 2016
Nice bag but engineering required
I ordered this bag after reading tens of reviews and had quite a good picture in my mind what to expect. People have been complaining about the wheels falling off etc. I haven't travelled with the bag yet, but I have already noticed few possible weak points, which are easily fixed if you want to. The wheels fall off possibly because the screws are too short to be secured by the nyloc nut and they were delivered loose. I added some loctite into the threads and tighted them properly. Should be ok.
I will definitely remove the rear derailleur and the pedals when packing the bike. It seems certain that the derailleur or the cable gets damaged during transport and that the pedals will damage the wheels (especially the right hand side pedal).
The bag was delivered in a sturdy cardboard box (somebody had driven a forklift through the box, but no damage to the bag fortunately) which makes a good material to build some extra protection for the bike. I feel this is required for the the seat stays of the frame, the handle bars (I made a cardboard box that fits over the handlebars and protects them from getting squashed) and maybe the front fork.
Once packed the bag stands nicely upright and seems easy to pull around.
I'm still very happy with my purchase and looking forward to the next cycling holiday. WIth little bit of engineering this seems to be an excellent bag.
24 January 2016
Good overall couple of gripes. Use common sense.
Ok, so i bought this thinking i could just take my wheels off, stash them in the side pockets and bolt the bike frame to the internal bag frame & go. Indeed i can do all of that but i was left feeling that a few parts were left vulnerable. Firstly, i will be removing my pedals as they press directly into the wheel pockets. Easy. Secondly, i will be loosening the bar stem to rotate the bars/hoods forward & downward. Although they do fit in the bag without doing this it is tight and they feel exposed to knocks. Tucking them under should protect the brake/shifters a little better? I will be sure to take note of where my bars were before i drop them. Again easy enough. Thirdly and probably the most important, most difficult and most disappointing is the rear mech cage. If the metal bag frame extended rearward just another 5cm then this would not be an issue. As it is with the bike fixed in place on the internal bag frame the rear mech cage relaxed wants to point backwards into the material of the bag. It is prone to being knocked there and being bent by the bag itself :( I will be removing the rear mech and taping it to the frame. Not difficult but for the sake of 5cm its a pain. The bag does come with a mech protecting cage that fits on the QR and looks like it would do its job protecting the mech itself, but the cage with the jockey/pulley wheels is left exposed rearward. The bag looks and feels durable with metal shoulder strap carrying fastenings. The wheel pockets have a circular plastic hub protector to the outside but non on the inside edge? Surely the hubs will wear on both sides? For the sake of sewing in 2 more plastic discs is it really worth not doing? The zippers feel sturdy so time will tell on that score. The 4 castors move easily on my laminate floor and a spare castor was included (not sure if that is a good thing :) With the bike in the bag there is loads of room for other stuff, helmet, gloves shorts etc. The airport friendly padlock is a nice touch. 2 QR skewers are included and a sack for stuffing the folded bag into for storage.
There is a small internal pocket which will house my peddles and a small outer zipped pocket to put a few of your favorite snack bars/gels in in case you run out of energy whilst checking in.....
This bag is better than my basic bag but for the rear cage exposure and the lack of twin sided wheel hub protection this bag would have scored 5/5.
I am sure it will work as described but i would rather take the above precautions than risk damage to my baby, er.... bike :) Hope this helps, Kev
19 January 2016
The best. Better than the competition. If you want to travel with your precious bike then this is the solution.
09 January 2016
Worked ok for air travel to ALPs
Used it and it was ok for flight, no-damage.
Next time though I will rent hard case after seeing the way the bags are handled at heathrow.
04 January 2016
if in luck with ground personal,fastest transport!
very nice piece of luggage (another one ;-)
This one to pack the bike is very speedy comparing to others soft made cases. If ground personal is nice, your bike stays sound and safe ... I have observed by two flights how they manage un/loading the bike.. it is not nice.. but you knew it.
the case is heavier +0,5 kg as claimed. Internal construction of the chassis could/should be done from another materials so the weight will be saved.
Why then? On some airlines is possible to take the bike instead of the luggage .. here then weight limit apply.. usual range is 15kg,20kg,23kg...
the idea to not disasemble the rear derailler is somehow tricky and I don NOT recommend to let the derailler on frame. Just dismount the derailler usually with N5 allenkey, wrap the derailler with bubble tape around with the chain and put it under the frame... mount the derailler cover and you are safe for the hanger.. should not be bent..
the wish is to have such case -3kg less, it is more suitable for new shifters either with di2 or integrated shiftig cables under bar tape (older shimano models might have issue during the transport, since they are exposed)
would be perfect to integrate pouch on the bottom to stabilise the shoes inside and the helmet under the frame
I can imagine, that the internal construction will be made of carbon tubes, which are stronger and lighter and will be never exposed to direct hit of sharp objects.
don't know if air bladder would not weight less as the packing foam inside, so totally the external part will be rugged material but everything else will be covered by air cells... wish to have bike in case with shoes and helmet within 15kg range...
17 December 2015
Great not having to remove handlebars etc,
well constructed and easy to load and remove bike.
16 November 2015
Easy to pack
I was amazed how easy it was to pack my road bike into this case. The pictures printed on the inside of the case show you how to do it. Everything is securely strapped down and the padding seems adequate. On my return journey, one of the shifters was slightly turned inwards, but otherwise my precious Colnago made it to Denver and back unscathed. The bag is light and folds down quite well for storage. It seems well made and I expect it to last. It's certainly expensive but, at Wiggle's price, an absolute bargain. The only (minor) quibbles are that it is hard to control on the free-running wheels and it would benefit from a fixed handle on the top for lifting.
05 November 2015
Poor build quality
I have had this bag for about a year and used it on three (3) international flights, the second time I used it one of the buckles securing the bike has broken and now cannot be used unless I tie it in a knot with the remaining strap, this is not secure and does not hold the bike as well as it otherwise might. Also, everywhere I go, I leave a trail of ball-bearings, which are coming from the wheels beneath the bag. If I thought for a second I could return the bag and get my money back, I would do so. Conceptually, the bag is great and it's lighter than my two hard cases, hence the reason I use it (on many flights I am forced to carry the bike as checked baggage). I like the idea of not needing to dismantle the bike, with this case I can leave the seat and bars in place so their is no need for a new set up on reaching my destination. But the build quality has caused me some issues.
14 October 2015
Great value and easy to use
Although it seems some people have had bad experiences I have had absolutely no problems with this at all. I find it's really great value at the discount price, and is so much easier to use than the other bags. The biggest advantage is its simplicity: no taking off bars, saddles, even deraileurs, like most other bags. If you are like me and not confident taking your bike to bits, then this is the bag for you. You can pack up and reassemble your bag in only a few minutes. The integrated frame is strong and reliable, and having now had it on 5 different flights I've not had an issue. The case is reasonably lightweight and can be packed up fairly small and stowed away when not in use.
Some people seem to have had issues with wheels, but to be fair they give you a spare. I also encase the bike in big bubble wrap, but I wouldn't dream of NOT doing that in any bike bag: you can pick up a roll cheaply and then spend about 30 mins or so first time cutting it up to get it to fit....but you can then re-use this multiple times.
In summary, I think this is a great bag and would highly recommend it.
11 October 2015
The Scicon is perfect for domestic air travel
We travel a lot, we live 600km from anywhere, Air travel is about 20 times per year, these scicon bags have never failed us.
02 October 2015
I'm looking for a bike bag that will hold my bike on the train or coach, but once I get off I'm looking to reassemble the bike and ride it immediately. I obviously won't be able to stash the bag anyhere so will need to take it with me, either putting it in a backback or strapping it to the bike. Is it too big for this?
Steel frame and the fact that the handle bars do not need to be removed should give you an idea how good it is to quickly stow and go. Light and weak wheels but beyond that good protection for your wheels and frame! Rolls up to 1/3 of the height but bottom part (4 wheels/ plate) remains. Comes with bag/ shell for storage when stowing in storage.
I am looking for a bag that I can carry using a sling over my shoulder in order to get down stairs. I only plan to use the bag to transport my carbon road bike in my car. The bag wheels would get in the way when the bag is in my car. I like the idea of not having to remove the handle bars or saddle, so this bag covers those options.
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this bag is fitting your requirements. It's flexible but thick enough to protect your carbon during train transportation and in your car as well. thanks to a shoulder strap you can carry it up and down the stairs. you can wrap it up once you'will put awasy. my experience it's been positive.
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My son has a TCR size medium with the seat post at nearly full height and he did not have to lower it for packing. Also the anti shock frame slides in and out and is not rigid so it can fit smaller and larger bikes.
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It is included in the bike bag. Very simple. I'm delighted with the bag as you don't need to dismantle any of your bike. I fill the space with my other luggage and weigh in with my road bike at about 23kg, just on target for most airlines.
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we thank you for the submission of your question!
The AeroComfort Plus and AeroComfort 2.0 TSA bike bags are both models from SCICON and share the same concept.
You do not have to remove your seatpost and handlebar. Both bike bags are equipped with the internal metal structure (Antishock bike frame) to fix and secure the bike's frame.
The AeroComfort 2.0 TSA is the latest model and has additional features compared to the previuos model AeroComfort Plus.
AeroComfort 2.0 TSA - features - Inside Stabiliser System (strap system to secure the bike on the internal metal structure) - External lateral shield cups (to protect the wheels hubs) - Bottom reinforcement (longer durability of the bag) - TSA lock equipped - detachable bi-directional shoulder strap with padding for comfortable handling - name tag holder with privacy cover
We hope that this information will help you to determine which model of the AeroComfort bike bag suits you best!
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The Aero Comfort Plus Bike Case - Garmin Team & Radio Shack are in the basic comfort range and is NOT the new Scicon Aero Comfort 2.0 TSA.
This is the new version that was introduced this year, but the Team Replica bags are AeroComfort Plus, so they don't have TSA padlock, hub protection, Neoprene seat cover, reinforced bottom part and many other features that are now available on the Aero Comfort 2.0 TSA.
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No , the frame inside is adjustable and will easily fit a 54cm Its a very good bag for a soft bag, easy to move around,easy to pack and generally hassle free at baggage handling. Being a soft case you always have the risk of the bag getting damaged