Transfer CaseThe Transfer Case is a compact travel case for your full-sized road or gravel bike. There are two sizes available, fitting bikes up to 62cm, and it's fully protective for travel. Its small size can avoid airline fees and help you maneuver easily at your destination. Bring your bike to every adventure.
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Compact & Protected
The Transfer Case has rigid polycarbonate plastic panels and thick foam padding throughout. Padded wraps for your frame and chainstay add yet another layer of protection. These wraps keep your bike scratch-free and eliminate the need for additional foam tubes for protection. Just pack it and go!
Save on travel fees
The overall dimensions of the Transfer Case are just slightly larger than a regular piece of luggage. Some airline counter agents will let it through without the fees that bigger bike cases normally get charged with. While we do not guarantee the Transfer Case will avoid all airline fees, it has a great track record of avoiding or reducing any.
By being as compact as possible, rolling the Transfer Case through narrow passageways is a breeze thanks to its external wheels. It even has integrated shoulder straps to wear it like a backpack. At under 6kg for the Transfer Case by itself, it’s the lightest and most compact, yet still highly protective bike cases out there.
Fits any vehicle
The Transfer Case fits nicely in a small car’s trunk. Traveling as a couple? You can even fit multiple cases in the same vehicle. Say goodbye to the hassle of finding a large vehicle at your destination or negotiating with taxi drivers unwilling to bring a bigger case.
Folds for storage and mobility
The Transfer Case can be rolled into the size of a large backpack when empty which is great for saving space at home when you’re not traveling. Want to build your bike at the airport? Ride away to your destination with the Transfer Case and things packed in it on your back.
All the components of your bike have a compartment or strap inside the Transfer Case to keep it protected and organized. From a dedicated rear derailleur pouch to pockets for the pedals, brake rotors and even tools, the Transfer Case was designed with all aspects of packing and travel in mind.
|Dimensions||92 x 72 x 23cm
36.2 x 28.3 x 9.0”
|97 x 77 x 23cm
38.2 x 30.3 x 9.0”
(L+ W+ H)
|187cm / 73.5”||197cm / 77.5”|
|Folded Size||76 x 36 x 36cm / 30 x 14 x 14"||76 x 43 x 36cm / 30 x 17 x 14"|
|Weight||5.4kg / 12.0lbs||5.7kg / 12.6 lbs|
|Fits bikes up to||"Medium/Large" or "56cm" Road & Gravel bikes||"XL" or "62cm" Road & Gravel bikes|
|Fits tire sizes||up to 40mm tire width (700c wheels) and up to 47mm tire width (650b wheels)|
|Approx. Packed Weight||17kg or 37.5lbs. (Packed with a road bike, tools, and cycling clothing)|
|Exterior Fabrics||600D polyester & 1680D Ballistic Nylon|
12mm Polycarbonate Honeycomb
420D Polyester Liner
|Included with Transfer Case||
Step-by-step Packing Guide
Spare Name Tag
HOW TO DETERMINE YOUR TRANSFER CASE SIZE
|1||Measure the frame's headtube length (including headset cups or attachments that cannot be easily taken off.)|
|2||Measure the diagonal length between the forward-most point (at the center of the headtube) to the furthest point of the frame (usually the derailleur hanger on geared bikes).|
Use the chart below to determine your frame’s Transfer Case size.
Note: Frames with a headtube or diagonal length measurement greater than what’s listed won’t fit.
|Headtube length (cm)||Diagonal length (cm)||Headtube length (cm)||Diagonal length (cm)|
SIZING EXAMPLES- A frame with an 18cm headtube length and a measured diagonal of 98cm will fit in the 135L Transfer Case.
- A frame with a 20.5cm headtube length and a measured diagonal of 100cm will fit in the 150L Transfer Case.
In general, most travelers will prefer the smaller Transfer Case (135L) if their frame size allows for it. If your frame dimensions exceed the dimensions listed above by only a few millimeters, keep in mind that the Case’s side panels have thick foam padding that provides leeway and will still allow it to fit. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about fitting.
COMPATIBILITY NOTESIn regards to cable routing, as long as the bike's cables and housing do not prevent the fork from being removed, it will fit inside the Transfer Case. Frames with fully integrated cables or housing are not compatible inside the Transfer Case.
Fully compatible in the Transfer Case.
If cables or hoses are partially inside the handlebar, frame, or fork (but not going through the headset), that's ok. Your bike is compatible with the Transfer Case.
If cables or hoses go inside the stem or through the headset/headtube from the top, as pictured above, your bike is NOT compatible with the Transfer Case.
INTEGRATED SEAT POSTSThe Transfer Case was not intended for frames that feature an extended seat tube which acts as a seatpost. However, some frames with this type of seat tube are short enough and will fit in the Transfer Case. Please email us with your frame information and seat tube length measurements and we can see if your ISP frame will fit!
PACKING YOUR BIKE INSIDE THE TRANSFER CASE
Because of the variance of size, geometry, and fit of bikes, your exact packing procedure may vary from the steps shown above. The process can take as short as ten minutes to pack. Practice packing and assembling your bike before a trip. You’ll find that it becomes easier after you’ve done it once! Here's a guide to what to bring when traveling with your bike.
BUILDING YOUR BIKE FROM THE TRANSFER CASE
Building your bike from its case when you've arrived at your destination is the routine of every traveling cyclist. Whether it's at your Airbnb in Palm Springs, lodge in the Swiss Alps, or budget hotel in Southeast Asia: make your routine a pleasant one. Bring your bike to every adventure.