Bike Box Hire
Bike Box hire
Any Manchester Triathlon Club member can hire a club bike box (one box only per member). A charge of £3 per day is required to cover the running costs of the boxes. The maximum loan period for any loan is normally 4 weeks.
You can check out bike box availability here.
To book a box or make an enquiry, please email [email protected] detailing the loan period required (start and end dates, allowing 2 days either side for hand overs).
You will be required to have travel insurance that will cover the cost of damages to the box that are beyond wear and tear inthe event of an accident during transit.
Bike Box Care
- Please look after the bike box both for the benefit of your use and that of future members by following the guidelines below:
- Inventory Check
Make sure all items are present on collection and return to the club. Items in addition to the box are
- 3 layers of foam
- Crush poles (attached to box)
- Check the case, hinges, latches and wheels for any damage before leaving baggage control at the airport on both inbound and outbound flights. If any damage is observed, report it to the airport baggage desk immediately. If you do not do this, the airport will not accept liability for damage due to their handling. As a condition of the loan, you will be expected to make a claim on your travel insurance in the event of any damage incurred during your loan period.
- At the same time, check your bike is okay for the same reason.
We wish to keep the bike boxes clean both for your use and that of future users. Please do your bit by:
- Clean your bike before travelling out and before returning from your trip.
- Either, remove your chain and store in a suitable bag/box before packing with your bike.
- Or, wrap your cassette/chain-set to eliminate contaminating the box with oily chain dirt.
What will be provided?
- Approx 13.5 kg
- Dimensions: approx. L 133cm x H 94cm x W50cm
- 3 layers of padding and crush poles
No removal of handlebar / TT Bars, Just wheels and pedals* required.
The Triathlon Aero Easyfit is the latest addition to the Bike box Alan Range. The Easyfit is the biggest Bike box available anywhere, so it should be no surprise that all Triathlon and Road bikes fit, with plenty of space for Wet suits, shoes and Kit.
The Easyfit is also designed for regular Road bikes, the larger ENDURO Mountain Bikes, Gravel, and Cyclocross bikes.
* If you are 5 foot 11” (180cm) or less, with a road or Triathlon bike, it’s generally just wheels and pedals off!
*Riders over 5 foot 11” (180cm) with a Road or Triathlon bike, may also have to remove the rear Derailleur or lower the seat post, or a combination of both, 10 to 20 packing time.
*Riders over 6 foot 3” (190cm) using large and extra large TT bikes may have to reduce the reach of the TT bars
* For all Mountain bikes, you will need to remove the handlebars and forks.
Solid disc: Racing wheels are safely secured in the wheel recess in the base of the bike box. A separate solid disc wheel anti crush pole can be provided on request.
The anti crush pole provided cannot be used when transporting the rear Disc wheel. However the plastic on our bike cases are double the thickness of our competitors so transporting a Disc wheel in the Easyfit, still gives the maximum protection that can be afforded. We recommend a little extra padding out using with your kit or ordering an extra layer of foam available on our accessories page. Alternatively a separate disc wheel anti crush pole can be provided on request.
Fits 3 wheels: There is room for 3 lightweight road wheels inside the Easyfit. So if you are a Triathlete who wants the option to race with either a solid rear disc wheel or a normal rear wheel, we have the bike box for you. A separate solid disc wheel anti crush pole can be provided on request. Important *To pack a 3rd wheel you will need to order an additional layer of foam from the accessories page.
Bikes with disc brake wheels: The Easyfit bikebox can easily accomodate disc brake wheels.
Integrated seat post (I.S.P) Bikes: If you are 5 foot 11” (180cm) or less, your seat can remain in place. Above that you may have to remove the seat. Extra large bikes with an I.S.P should contact us, for advice on what extra components may need removing.
Further packing guidance is also outlined below:
- Remove or cover the cassette and chain to avoid contaminating the box and contents with oily dirt (wrapping in old newspaper and taping with masking tape does the job).
- Remove (or cover as above) the rear mech’ and tape to the chain-stay (removal is optional but advised where the mech is vulnerable, i.e. close to the wall of the box for larger framed bikes).
- It is advisable to pack your box with soft items (e.g. clothing in plastic bags) to help stop items moving around and potentially causing damage. Use of pipe insulation (foam) is also an option for protecting frame tubing.
There is an absolute flight weight limit of 30kg for this type of item, however, your limit may be lower depending on your flight booking.
Check the maximum weight allowance and ensure you do not exceed this.