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Unlike most bike cases that rely on foam padding to cushion your frame, the Biknd Helium Air-Cushioned Bike Case is true to its name and uses airbags to protect your steed from the woes of the baggage room.

The bag begins with a tough 900 denier ballistic nylon and 1200 denier polyester Oxford cloth used to construct its shell. Plastic shields are placed on the interior where the wheels' hubs rest so that your bag is never punctured. And unique to this case, it carries two sets of wheels in nylon sleeves. Now you can bring your training and race wheels for the price of one oversized bag. The frame is held secure with a fork mount that is easily accessible when the bag is zipped open. Once the bike and wheels are secure, you simply zip the case and inflate the pneumatic padding to fill the space between the wheels and frame. Your bike won’t budge an inch inside the case. It fits bikes up to 64cm, though you may need to remove the rear derailleur on larger frames.

The Helium case weighs a mere 24lbs when empty. It features casters so that you won’t be stuck looking for a cart, and several straps and a pull handle make it easy to maneuver.

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Great Product!!

    I bought this Travel Case to ship my CX bike across the country. It worked great, about 7 months later I decided to ship my Cannondale Scalpel to St. George UT, so I had an adaptor made so I could bolt the Fork-Up lefty adaptor in and what do you know? It worked GREAT. No Damage. The following year I shipped my Fat Bike to Salt Lake for USA Cycling Fat Bike Nats and all I had to do was change the Fork-Up adaptor to fit the Fatty and the frame went both ways with no damage. Of course the fat bike required two Bike Cases, one for the wheels. 5" tires are a different matter! I highly recommend this travel case!!

    Safe Travels!

    Great innovative product

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    Good job Bikdn, this case really impressed me. I used many cases since I'm doing competitions and it's the first time I'm not nervous for my Specialized S-works DI2. Also, the 360 degree opening is really usefull and the airbags give a ultimate protection to my bike.

    Continue your doing a great job !

    Awesome

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    This travel case is just awesome. I used it for the last 2 years for traveling to all the Ironman I participated and each time everything went really well. No scratch on the bike and you can take two pairs of wheels.

    As I see the company have really improved the airbags resistance. My friend bought one before me and it seems we don't have the same bladders. (He asked the company and they sent him two free replacement)

    I would definitly recommend this case for the durability, the design, the protection and the customer service.

    -Ryan

    Bad Product

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    Don't by this case. I have gone through three air bladders. They don't puncture they just leak air at the seams. The bladders are poorly designed. Very unfortunate as this is an extremely expensive bike case and the bladders should have been thoroughly tested. Three flights later and this case is collecting dust. Not sure if Back Country will take it back, guess I should try.



    BTW -- the airline bag guys will rip the front pull handle off on your first trip, recommend unbuckling prior to turning the case over to the airline for handling.

    Not impressed....twice

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    I purchased two of these bags for my husband and myself for travel within the US. On our first trip, my bag lost a caster wheel. I got a replacement from biknd.....then I traveled alone - and one entire caster mechanism was ripped off the bag....where it was riveted on Oh and one of the seams opened....about a 2 inch long area. I was able to take the bag and have the local shoe repair person restitch the seam....but as far as the wheels....useless. Who wants a bag that you can't roll. Very disappointed in the wheel mechanism. The rest of the bag works great - never had a scratch on a frame.

    Lost caster wheels while traveling

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    The bag is really nice. However on my second flight I lost a caster wheel. On the third flight I lost the other caster wheel. I think I am going to install my own, something more secure than trying to get a replacement. Otherwise a nice case.

    Avoid for the Cost

      The bag is good at only few things:

      1. Rolling efficiently through the airport
      2. Packing it is fast and simple
      3. Light weight
      4. Small easy to transport

      This is where it goes wrong:

      1. Construction quality is poor on seams and exterior nylon is not a hi denier to with stand the abrasion of travel and airports. After one trip the seams were bulging apart, the exterior handles are coming unstitched, the glued interior is coming apart from the edges of the plastic base plate.
      2. The air bladders don't actually hold air? What a great idea to have air protect your expensive bike while traveling however, each time I retrieved the bike from the baggage claim it was empty. TSA checks every bike bag and therefore you are not allowed to watch the process. They do not simply open the zipper at the top at look inside. The entire bag comes apart and the air is let out so that it can be zipped together again while deflated.
      Upon returning home I inflated the air bladders and within a few hours they had half the amount of air in them while packed with the pressure of a bike contained in the case. Bottom line, no air no protection for your bike.
      3. The wheels are placed on the exterior of the air bladder with very little padding to protect from the case being stacked or tossed. This is also something that doesn't seem well designed to expose the wheels to absorb all the pressure and weight while its being tossed around. A pair of race wheels with no padding, not a great plan in the packing method of the case.
      4. The rear of the case has zero protection for the rear der hanger or drop outs. Zero, none zero which meant I had to pack the case with more padding and try to protect the rear of the bike. This is absolutely not acceptable. It does not give good piece of mind when you open the case and it has no air the the rear der hanger is bent because the bike case doesn't have padding or a ridged area on the rear of the case for additional protection.
      5. The straps have to act as a handle as well. This is not very well thought out. No handle on top means the straps act as the conduit for baggage handlers to throw the bike around. This means poor construction yields seams stressed beyond measure within the first trip.
      6. Overall this is a better case than some I have used traveling with my bikes however for the cost and overall condition of the case after use, I would not suggest this case at even half the cost.

      Awful

        This product is an example of good idea with terrible execution. It is easy to get a bike in the bag. The problem is that one does not purchase a bag to simply put a bike in it, but to get it from one place to another. Here are the things that went wrong on one round trip with one layover:
        1. The clasps that attach the handle to the rest of the bag tore - the high quality nylon did not year, but the $0.01 cheap thread that is used to fix the nylon to the case did not stand up. Brought it to a cobble who fixed it for $25. He laughed when he saw the quality of the stitching.
        2. Air bladder - only works if it holds air. Mine did not hold air on either trip. ON the way back I actually sat there and watched the TSA guys open and close the case to make sure they didn't let the air out . They did not.
        3. Lost the wheels one the bottom of the case. Wheels are awesome, so awesome that I am giving this bag another shot. I was so happy wheeling my bike into the airport on the way there. On the way back it was a slog as I had to drag it.
        4. The foam pad in the bottom of the case came unglued. The glue job was ridiculous.

        Oh yeah, as a result of the bag getting deflated my mountain bike wheel suffered about $80 worth of damage - bent rotor and untrue wheel.

        Yes - airlines are rough, but a $600 bag should protect the bike. I will try an exchange. If I have any issues I am sending back and giving a one star review. BKIND, if you read this and would like a video of my expereince, please let me know. Again - like the design, just don't use such cheap materials in critical places - especially the handle!

        Air cushions go flat

        • Familiarity:I've used it several times

        Im first biknd case air cushions went flat on the flight to S.A and my rims got bent! I sent the case back to BC and they traded it no questions asked! My second case had the same problem luckily my bike wasn't hurt on this flight! the case is over priced and is not safe to protect your bike!

        Great Bike Bag

          This was my first bike bag, and I would highly recommend it. I transported my bike from Singapore to Toronto, with 2 sets of wheels. I think it's probably one of the few bags that will allow for 2 sets of wheels. It was very easy to use, and it takes no time to re-assemble the bike. I am not a very good mechanic, and I basically just followed the instructions... and had no problems. I was considering between a hardcase and this, and am glad that I picked this bag instead.

          Great travel case

            Just completed my first round trip from Kansas City to Sydney AU. No problems, bike and case traveled well...You do and would expect to get a few strange looks at the airport...My Scott addict is a 61cm, still room for shoes, helmet, and tool kit....Total weight with one set of wheels was 45lbs...United charge $200.00 to Sydney and nothing on the return, got a good counter person on the return..Taking it to Kona in a couple of weeks with no worries...Worth the money...

            Great travel case

            BIKND Bike Case

              I took the bike case on a trip from Denver to California. I had two legs of the flight. It took some time to pack up the bike the first time, but on the return trip, it took me about 15 min. to pack it up. All of my gear and tools fit inside the case perfectly. The case performed perfectly. And more importantly, the bike was well protected.

              Airport tip

                Ok, as my teammates said, this is the best bike case in the world. It offers the best protection of any case but it's light and easy to get it around the airport.

                When you give this bag to TSA at the airport, hang out and help them check it out. TSA will often deflate the air bladders so that they can do their inspection, but if course they never air it back up. This can compromise the protection offered by the air bladders.

                I have found that TSA is always thankful when I stick around to open up the case for them and close it back up. It makes their job easier and I am always at ease knowing my bike is still safe in the BIKND!

                Update: If you load this bag down with a lot of stuff, be careful picking it up by the top straps. My bag ripped along the horizontal seam on the side from lifting it via the top straps. This is pretty much unavoidable because baggage handlers at airports will probably pick the bag up this way, so it's best not to overload the bag in the first place!

                Good idea but... In quite a few airports, the TSA won't let you get anywhere near to the area where they do the screening.

                I own this case and love it, having flown with it 6 times since buying it earlier this year. On one of those trips, the derailleur hanger was damaged - actually cracked - by what was apparently a baggage-handling impact to the rear of the case, which lacks any sort of cushioning in that area. (The derailleur was unbolted from the hanger and dangling, per standard packing procedure.) That was a bummer but the hanger was easily replaced.

                More troubling, the impact caused a very slight compression in the U-shaped right (power-train-side) dropout. As a result, my rear wheel would no longer drop into the frame without forcing it, until I had my bike shop actually file the inner edge of the dropout down. The interference was very slight - maybe a couple 1000ths of an inch - but it was there. That must have been some serious impact!

                Due to this unfortunate experience, I took to packing a stuff sack with bike clothes in that area of the case, to cushion the hanger area. Problem is, when the TSA unpack it, they NEVER put things back where they were. So on two flights, I begged and pleaded with them to let me observe. No way. Not at those particular airports. At others, I've had just the experience others mention here: the TSA inspectors are actually grateful for the guidance.

                Meanwhile, I've gone ahead and fashioned a kludgy protection from pipe insulation foam, which I rubber-band over the case's rear dropout spacer, including the derailleur hanger. It's a kludge and a pain, but I stil love this case!

                Sorry for the long comment. I'm pretty sure NO ONE else has had this experience, and this is the only place I've recorded it.

                Glad I checked these reviews. I recently bought this bag and tried for the first time last month. When I picked up the bag at baggage claim the air bladders were deflated. I thought either they were punctured or leaking (odd for both to leak) or the cabin pressure/cold temps in luggage made them go down. Didn't consider that TSA let them out.

                Thanks, I'll try to observe TSA next time.

                The bag is good at only few things:

                1. Rolling efficiently through the airport
                2. Packing it is fast and simple
                3. Light weight
                4. Small easy to transport

                This is where it goes wrong:

                1. Construction quality is poor on seams and exterior nylon is not a hi denier to with stand the abrasion of travel and airports. After one trip the seams were bulging apart, the exterior handles are coming unstitched, the glued interior is coming apart from the edges of the plastic base plate.
                2. The air bladders don't actually hold air? What a great idea to have air protect your expensive bike while traveling however, each time I retrieved the bike from the baggage claim it was empty. TSA checks every bike bag and therefore you are not allowed to watch the process. They do not simply open the zipper at the top at look inside. The entire bag comes apart and the air is let out so that it can be zipped together again while deflated.
                Upon returning home I inflated the air bladders and within a few hours they had half the amount of air in them while packed with the pressure of a bike contained in the case. Bottom line, no air no protection for your bike.
                3. The wheels are placed on the exterior of the air bladder with very little padding to protect from the case being stacked or tossed. This is also something that doesn't seem well designed to expose the wheels to absorb all the pressure and weight while its being tossed around. A pair of race wheels with no padding, not a great plan in the packing method of the case.
                4. The rear of the case has zero protection for the rear der hanger or drop outs. Zero, none zero which meant I had to pack the case with more padding and try to protect the rear of the bike. This is absolutely not acceptable. It does not give good piece of mind when you open the case and it has no air the the rear der hanger is bent because the bike case doesn't have padding or a ridged area on the rear of the case for additional protection.
                5. The straps have to act as a handle as well. This is not very well thought out. No handle on top means the straps act as the conduit for baggage handlers to throw the bike around. This means poor construction yields seams stressed beyond measure within the first trip.
                6. Overall this is a better case than some I have used traveling with my bikes however for the cost and overall condition of the case after use, I would not suggest this case at even half the cost.

                Works for me

                  The main thing about this is BIKND Helium Air-Cushioned Bike Case is it is easy to use. There is not much to breaking it down and you do not have to wrap the frame (still should). Easy step by step directions are in French and English. I am not sure how long it takes me to put it together but it works well with my DeRosa TT bike and Road bike. My favorite part of this bike bag are the rollers. Taking it to the airport is the most important part and it is easy to transfer from car to Airport Security.

                  Much better then a box.

                  worth it.

                  Please ask Questions

                  Works for me

                  BIKND Helium Air-Cushioned Bike Case

                    Best bike bag ever, made even better by the fact is has a sack to store it in when not in use. Bike bags are a hassle at the best of times to store in the garage or wherever, but with the sleeve this bike bag comes with, it rolls up into a convenient size and shape to store very easily.
                    So aside from being a super-safe bag for your bike (with room for two pairs of wheels, and lots of other bits and peices), the ability to pack up small gives it "6-Stars"!

                    Unanswered Question

                    I really like this bag, however, i can not find a video or instructions anywhere on how to put a FS MNT bike into this bag!!! ive searched for over an hour and nothing.

                    I had to give up and jut figure it out. I had to take off my FR suspension and disconnect the rear shock. this allowed me to raise the rear arm some so it would fit into the bag. After i got the bag off the plane, i noticed a wear mark where the rear of the frame was about to puncture through, im hoping my frame is bent :( will check in the morning.

                    Please help or post a legit video of a FS bike be installed into the bag! I ride a Specialized Camber 26er...Please help i dont want to buy a different bag

                    Hello, I am interested in this Biknd Helium...

                    Hello, I am interested in this Biknd Helium Bike Travel case. I saw your post at Amazon. From other sellers, I noticed that the case comes in different sizes, such as Small, Medium, Large and XLarge.

                    I have a road bike that is 55cm in size. Which size would fit?

                    RE: Shipping

                    What is the approx shipping cost to Hong Kong? I can be reached at selenat@fbknit.com.hk



                    Thank you.

                    Regards,

                    Selena

                    With this case do the airlines charge an...

                    With this case do the airlines charge an extra fee due to its size or does it meet the standard requirements for regular baggage fees

                    Does this bike case fit a 29er MTB (full...

                    Does this bike case fit a 29er MTB (full suspension)? Thanks

                    Bikeradar says they managed to fit a medium full suspension in with room to spare. They also note " through-axles will requires (sic) dropout adapters, and some full-suspension designs will require you to flip the fork around and possibly deflate and compress the rear end."

                    What's the best way to secure a disc wheel...

                    What's the best way to secure a disc wheel in the case? There's no place for the velcro straps to pass through the wheel to the plastic hub protector.

                    Unanswered Question

                    The bag is pumped with air-when the plane...

                    The bag is pumped with air-when the plane ascends to 30000 ft the air should expand somewhat even if the cargo hull is pressurized - has there ever been a problem with the bag exploding ? Does the airline give you a problem with this issue on check-in wanting to deflate the bag somewhat ?

                    I have a Trek Project One Madone that is...

                    I have a Trek Project One Madone that is 30'' from the center of the crank to the top of the seat post. Size 58. Will this fit in this case? If Not, do you have any suggestions.

                    Thanks,
                    Steve

                    Steve, I jsut bought one of these for a 27" integrated seat mast. Doesn't quite fit in. (The Zips shut, but the post is very vulnerable. Going to see if there is a way of protecting it, otherwise will be returning it.

                    Thanks for the helpful video. I'm concerned...

                    Thanks for the helpful video. I'm concerned that the seat mast doesn't get protected by the air bladders or any foam or hard plastic. Looks like the seat mast has nothing but the Cordura and zipper between it and the outside. Am I correct?

                    That is true, integrated seat masts tend to have less protection with this case. I have modified my case to remedy this.

                    I cut the foam block that goes under the bottom bracket in half. This way I can actually leave my saddle on the bike, and the saddle protects the mast. This trick does not work for very tall seat masts. I am riding a 56cm frame and it works perfectly with room to spare. Hope this helps!

                    Evan, When you cut the block, do you now have to remove the chainrings? I have jsut got one for a 27" mast (centre bb to top of mast saddle off) The webiste says it would fit, but I am very nervous about it. Was going to cut the block as you suggest, but looks like the bike will be resting on the large chainring then.

                    Can it fit a bike bigger than 56 cm?

                    Can it fit a bike bigger than 56 cm?

                    Mike is right, this case should absolutely fit. Even with an integrated seatpost there is room for a frame of that size.

                    Also, don't forget that there is room for two sets of wheels, and plenty of room for gear in there. This is one of the roomier cases on the market. If you have used a BikePro case before you will likely find that this one fits more gear (as well as that second set of wheels) and is roughly the same size. As well, it rolls into a carry pouch when not in use.

                    Mike is right, this case should absolutely fit. Even with an integrated seatpost there is room for a frame of that size. 

Also, don't forget that there is room for two sets of wheels, and plenty of room for gear in there. This is one of the roomier cases on the market. If you have used a BikePro case before you will likely find that this one fits more gear (as well as that second set of wheels) and is roughly the same size. As well, it rolls into a carry pouch when not in use.
                    Unanswered Question

                    Can the inflatable panels break? We all...

                    Can the inflatable panels break? We all know how bad luggage is treated during flights. Also, would there be a way to repair it?

                    Unanswered Question

                    What is the total weight for this bike...

                    What is the total weight for this bike case? Great idea, but I would also consider Thule's bike case, depending on the weight.

                    Who's tried this bike case and others too...

                    Who's tried this bike case and others too and feels it's superior to the others?

                    I have 2 other soft bags:

                    I have a Pika Packworks & Evoc bike bags. The Pika is super lightweight (about 8 lbs) so you can pack more stuff and still be under 50 lbs. It also has great padding on all sides, but it's clunky to haul around the airport. There are no wheels, only a shoulder strap. It's brutal if you have a couple bags and a long hike through the airport. The big advantage of the Pika is that I was 50/50 paying the bike fees. It doesn't look like a bike bag. I've had counter agents ask if it was a folding massage table, "Why YES it is!" I tend to fly Southwest or jetBlue (only $50) so the hassle of lugging around the Pika and the sore neck/shoulder wasn't worth it.

                    The Evoc is very nice, but heavier. Really have to watch your weight. Can only pack a few things in the bag. It is VERY roomy though. Since it's designed for Mt bikes, it has plenty of room for road/TT bike. No problem for larger frames. It has nice rollerblade style wheels at 1 end. Not bad to tote around, but not as good as the Helium. It's a bit longer & taller too, doesn't fit in as many rental cars. Need full size or SUV.

                    I like the Helium best. It's the right balance of size, weight, protection and ease of use. Only downside is the cost.

                    Unanswered Question

                    Looks like the wheels are not well protected....

                    Looks like the wheels are not well protected. Anyone with experience or input on what is really protecting the wheels as they appear to be on the outside of the inflatable partition?

                    Will this case fit a large Santa Cruz Blur...

                    Will this case fit a large Santa Cruz Blur with a Fox front fork?

                    This case can handle a full suspension bike with a wheelbase up to 45 inches. The blur has a wheelbase around 44 inches so you should be fine. You will have to turn around the fork and may even have to release some air to allow the front fork to compress more.