Biknd Helium Travel Case
The Biknd Helium Travel Case was designed with input from professional cyclists and contains a bevy of desirable features that no other travel case can match. It delivers excellent storage capacity, air-cushioned protection and easy packing.
A combination of rigid and flexible materials is used to make a case that can carry an extra set of wheels and extra gear in a case that weighs only 24 pounds and packs down to 48" x 13" x 13" so you can bring your race and training wheels and store the case in your hotel closet. TT bikes with Aero bars fit fine too.
The Helium will accept road frames up to 64cm. It will fit seat tubes up to 27" from the center of the bottom bracket to the top of the seat tube so it will most bikes with partial integrated seat masts but likely not fit frames with a fully integrated seat mast. Wheelbases up to 45 inches can be accommodated so bring along the full-suspension mountain bike.
For easy packing, the Helium unzips completely flat to easily attach the frame to the mounting points (BB and fork) in the bottom of the case. Place the wheels in the proprietary anchoring system that protects the wheel from the frame with air bladders held in place with Velcro straps for easy removal and cleaning. A rear dropout spacer, crank and chainstay cover, EVA foam stem pad and fork pads and a large Nylon strip with EVA foam to separate the extra wheels are included for extra packing insurance.
After packing, just simply fill the case's inflatable partitions with the included pump. When you are done, simply throw the pump into the stowage compartment located on the side of the case. High molecular weight polyethylene solid panels on the front and over the hubs on the side along with the inflatable partitions allow the bag, frame and wheels to act as one to protect fragile components. The Helium is built to efficiently absorb and dissipate energy from the inevitable impacts of travel so you can relax and enjoy your trip.
AnonymousPosted on 6/1/2014
Upside: Easiest case to travel with I've ever had, easy to pack and the rollers make it very easy to maneuver though the airport. Can carry 2 sets of wheels (I took training wheels, a disc and a front trispoke on my last trip. Downside: Two of the outside side hubs (those black circular things in the pictures) that protect the wheel hubs have been ripped off (they're sewn on). You can still use them on the inside of the case if they don't get lost TSA deflates the airbags and doesn't reinflate them. Kinda defeats the purpose. I don't even try anymore.