How to pack your bike

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Learn how to pack your bike for hassle-free travel

Travelling the world with your mountain bike in tow can seem like a challenge at first, but it’s actually not as difficult as you might think. Airlines are more accustomed to transporting bikes and with multiple styles of bags and boxes in which to pack your bike, it’s never been easier to explore the world on your mountain bike.

In this episode of the #MTBMinute Chris will show you how to pack your bike in our favourite EVOC Bike Travel Bag with no dramas.

With these few top tips and a good quality bag you’ll be ready to travel with confidence to discover the best singletrack in all four corners of the globe…

10 simple steps to packing your bike for travel

  1. Remove pedals – Remembering the non-drive side pedal is reverse threaded!
  2. Lower saddle
  3. Release derailleur clutch to help with easy removal of the rear wheel
  4. Remove both wheels and remember to replace axles
  5. Remove some air from the the tyres to help with packing and to allow for flight pressure changes. Don’t go crazy here as you might lose your tubeless sealant!
  6. Insert pad spacers into brake calipers
  7. Remove bar and stem
  8. Replace top cap and tighten stem bolt so they don’t get lost
  9. Fit frame pad and secure bike in bag ensuring that no cables or components are rubbing
  10. Insert wheels into the wheel compartment with discs facing outwards

Tick, tick, tick, tick…

What can you learn in a minute? Well, quite a lot as it turns out…

From changing a gear cable to mastering the attack position, in the #MTBminute we take on some of the most pressing questions around your mountain bike life and attempt to show you the key stages in just 60 seconds!

Using decades of collective guiding, riding and mechanical experience we’ve carefully created each minute-long video to give easy-to-follow, practical tips that will instantly demystify skills and techniques. They might still take a lifetime to master but with the #MTBminute at least you’ll be off to a solid start.

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4 thoughts on “MTBminute – How to pack your bike

  1. Thanks for the tips and perhaps 2 small things to ad;
    1) I always take off my brake discs after some bad experiences
    2) I use my knee and elbow pads to further protect my forc and brakes

    1. Hi Dick, Thanks for that!
      Yes taking the discs off is a personal preference, we don’t do it with the Evoc bags. And a great tip on the elbow and knee pads, that’s one to remember!

  2. Great Blog! You have mentioned the nice tips and steps to pack our bike for travel. For Hassle-Free Travel, I will surely take care of all the points. Keep sharing such an informative stuff!

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