PBK Bike Travel Case
PBK Bike Travel Case Customer Reviews
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Purchased my bike box at the beginning off 2019 have used it on three occasions since, very happy with my box barren two minor faults with it which I don’t like, just doesn’t close properly had been sitting outside at airport in the rain and my cycling gear ended up getting wet which annoyed me and the skewers that hold the wheels in place are very week hence one broke and I am going to have to replace them with stronger ones, otherwise box is strong and protects bike well.Report this review
I have always hired the Bike Box Alan boxes, and then bought this from ProBikeKit and highly recommend. very comparable to the boxes I have hired, just as strong and easy to use. the fixings for my wheels needed a couple of extra washers to pad out but that was fine. Very good value to money. Flown on 3 flights now and no issues at all.Report this review
I upgraded my Elite Vaison box with this one. The elite has great protection but with it comes weight. This PBK box is well protected if used correctly and extra bubble wrap used. The patches are secure when used with cable ties (take extras for repacking to come home or if security want to see inside) Smooth high quality wheels. Follow the instructions and video and you will not go wrong It’s not a ‘first timers box’. A box is a box it carries your bike and protects itReport this review
Latches Not Secure3
Thought I’d leave some feedback after using my box for the first time on a trip to Rio last week. The box itself seems ok and has sufficient padding. The big problem are the latches. The latches are in no way secure enough to withstand the rigours of international air travel. The latches do not latch into position and can be easily undone. They don’t even clip into position under tension. I locked my box with the plastic ties but, of course, security will inevitably open the box to check inside and will rarely take the time to replace the ties (or TSA locks for that matter) required to make the box secure. On arrival at LHR a couple of the latches had simply come undone which gives me little confidence that at some point I won’t lose some of my equipment. This is frustrating because, as a pilot, I bought the box to take away with me on a weekly basis. I suspect I will spend more time worrying about the latches than anything else. The latches must latch securely into position without the need for additional locks. Had I known the latches would be so poor I would not have bought this box. Many thanks Paul
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Starter's bike box3
Have not tested this bike to transport my bike on the plane but, from the look of it, it is good enough as a first-timer's bike box. The plastic is a little bit flimsy. The lid does not seem to close secure and, thus, there's a gap and the 4 latches ocassionally wouldn't close.Report this review
Durability needs to be better3
There are lots of hard bike boxes on the market and all varying prices… This bike box was on offer and very cheap compared to other brands and this grabbed my attention! I do love a bargain and have to say the box looked great when it first arrived. However, I have only used the box 2 times and its already looking beaten (latches are quite weak). My bike arrived safely each time I used it but after a short number of uses the box is starting to weaken and I have to say it hasn’t shown much durability. I was concerned about the low price when I purchased the bike box, but I thought it might have lasted a little longer. The bike box did do what it said it would… but I can’t say you will get much use out of it and it might have been better to go for a more expensive bike box that lasts. Good box but could have been stronger and better quality.
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I just took the box to France. It took me a while to figure out the best way to place my bicycle in the box. The tricky thing is the two support posts that come down when you close it. It would be helpful if the foam came marked with circles corresponding to where they land. It would be nice if the holes in the latches were larger as it was hard to find something to secure them that would not be frustrating to TSA agents who are guaranteed to open your bike box. The other problem was that there is no place to put a luggage name tag or the tags the airlines puts on the bag to identify its destination. A loop of something not associated with opening parts would be a great addition. The above being said, my bike arrived safely on both ends of the trip. The box is extremely maneuverable which is an excellent feature as you navigate around airports. It is much more maneuverable and a little lighter than my previous box so overall I am quite pleased with the purchase. A few small improvements would make it perfect.Report this review
PBK bike box5
Having used an Elite bike box for some years the weight of it just doesn’t give the payload needed. I saw this and purchased it. I looked at the negative comments about the plastic, however these people are obviously not using the box correctly. I’ve just used mine to go to Italy with Ryanair who are renowned for being heavy handed with baggage. Fully loaded with bike, pump, shoes and kit this box came in at 28kilos well under the max weight. It was rigid and safe. I used cable ties plus a lock to secure it shut and for added security two luggage straps around it. It arrived at the destination and at home completely unscathed and no damage. Very happy with purchaseReport this review
The bike is well made and has a number of securing points. Once the bike is inside it is secure and I feel it will be protected from the riggers of travel. The only thing I would change, I wish it would have had more foam padding. I have gone out and got more, just for my peace of mind.Report this review
This is my third attempt to write a review as PBK thought my previous 1-star reviews were too low to publish. I bought the PBK bike box for my wife as we needed a second bike box for our cycling trip. We already had a Bonza bike box but looking online we saw PBK had their own similar case on offer… from what we saw this looked like a great bargain, so we went with it! Although we saved a bit of money on the purchase we were very frustrated with the quality of the box and after just the first use the box cracked and now needs to be repaired or replaced. The ABS material seems to be very brittle and cracks far too easily and as a result the case hasn't lasted more than one trip. The PBK bike box does have visual similarities to the Bonza bike box but it's clear that the Bonza has a more malleable plastic which is able to withstand impact better, which I feel gives it the edge. Overall, I wish I had spent the extra money on the Bonza bike box for a stronger and more durable option.
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