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BIKND Helium V4 Bike Travel Case

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Helium V4 Bike Travel Case

While we've been enjoying the burgeoning trend of bikepacking, there's still no replacement for packing a bike and flying around the world in order to experience life on two wheels in distant locales. Whether you're checking off a bucket list of ride destinations or want to experience the routes of cycling's marquee events, BIKND's Helium V4 Bike Travel Case will help your machine arrive without any hiccups. The Helium V4 is BIKND's ultimate travel case, combining a host of innovative features and thoughtful design elements that privilege frame protection and traveling convenience.

Of that roster, the Helium's standout feature is the inclusion of built-in airbags that swathe your bike in a protective sandwich. The airbags are made from a tough, 420-denier nylon and inflate with an included pump that enjoys its own compartment on the case's side when it's not in use. When it is in use, the airbags create a shock-absorbing, load-bearing cushion between your frameset and the depredations of travel. We've all seen what enthusiastic baggage handlers and un-attended conveyor belts can do to luggage, and the thought of sending a 16lb carbon fiber race machine into that thresher is easier to bear with the Helium's air padding.

The frameset itself is secured and protected by an internal series of sleeves and straps, a foam block for the bottom bracket, and a fork mount. The chainrings and chain get their own dedicated cover, the handlebar and stem strap to the fork, and BIKND includes a quick-release skewer with a dummy axle in order to brace the stays. There is capacity for two wheelsets, so you can spend a week in Northern France alternating between riding over punishing cobblestones with box-section alloy rims and the punchy climbs of the Ardennes on 38mm carbon tubulars. The wheels are secured with BIKND's hubcap system, which is compatible with quick-release and thru-axle systems.

The Helium V4 meets TSA regulations, and it's finished with external wheels to help you navigate crowded airport terminals and hotel lobbies. The bag also provides storage for accessories like a helmet and cycling shoes, helping to cut down on the additional luggage you'll be juggling as you hustle through the terminal. Please note that BIKND officially recommends the Helium for road, gravel and cyclocross bikes only.

  • A drop bar bike travel case that blends convenience and protection
  • Incorporates airbag protection in side flaps
  • Polyethylene reinforcement provides structure
  • Internal series of straps and sleeves secure frame
  • Two wheelset capacity for training and racing wheels
  • Additional storage for a helmet, shoes, and accessories
  • Item #BIK0007

Material
[base and shell] polyethylene
Capacity
1 bike, 2 wheelsets
Rolling
yes
Carry Options
six handles
Pockets
pump, helmet, shoes, accessories
Padded
yes , airbags
Closure
zipper
Dimensions
51.18 x 33.46 x 12.2in
Claimed Weight
19lb 13oz
Recommended Use
travel
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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>Rating: 1

Damaged bike, extremely poor service

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I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I have owned two bike boxes prior to this one - bought this as the idea of air bladders seemed brilliant. Brand new for my first trip, bike arrived with bladders flat and a bent hanger - no hanger to be found where I was so my bike went unused on my trip and we had to pack towels to get it home. Damage required $100 to repair. Giles, who went dark on me several times, finally agreed to send me new bladders, no offer of compensation for my costs. They never arrived two weeks late and my communications are unanswered - while Competitive Cycles has been awesome as my advocate, I WOULD NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON BIKND.