Whether or not you’re heading out into the mountains locally, or taking a bikecation abroad, travelling with your bike is far more frequent these days. We think that it’s important to get it right, and give your bike the best chance for staying looked after. Time then to look at what we think are the best options for your own travels with your bike.
These days, with so much carbon around, we need to take extra care and frame protection has to be top of the list. That’s we we recommend bike carriers that hold the wheel rather than the frame. In terms of bike boxes, top of the tree in our book is Yorkshire based Bike Box Alan and during 2020 and beyond, we’ll be testing and reviewing their boxes as we travel around the globe.
We truly believe that the kit that we like and that we use ourselves, looking after our own bikes at home and during our travels, is the very best available. That’s why we want to share it with you, so that your own bikes can have the same superb treatment.
YAKIMA HIGH ROAD TYRE HOLD BIKE CARRIER
The latest technical carrier from this Japanese brand, and it’s perfect for just about every bike imaginable.
INNO WHEEL HOLD BIKE CARRIER
The perfect bike carrier for your carbon dream machine,the Inno wheel hold carrier is strong and super secure, without touching the frame.
TAILFIN CARBON PANNIER
The Tailfin totally changes the concept of a bike tour, as you can now take your best carbon bike fully loaded, making the riding so much easier.
REVELATE DESIGNS BIKE BAGS
Taking yourself on a bike tour requires the very best kit. Our Alps editor, Scott fitted himself out with some great kit from Revelate Designs, carrying all he needed with ease.
YAKIMA FRONT WHEEL LOADER
The Yakima front wheel loader is surprisingly strong and secure,and on tests here and in Europe, it took bikes of all types and sizes.
BUZZ RACK SCORPION 2
Foldaway and titling bike rack for tow bars, that’s super strong and easy to stow away. The Buzz Rack comes in various sizes and is a well engineered product.
CAMELBAK MULE PR0 14 3L BACKPACK
We think that this could be the ideal bikers backpack. Camelbak have revised the legedary MULE, and their latest bag is now even better.