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Scicon Aerocomfort 3.0 bicycle travel case gets boosted features, lighter weight

Scicon Aerocomfort 3 bicycle travel case keeps handlebars and saddle installed
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Scicon Aerocomfort 3 bicycle travel case keeps handlebars and saddle installed

Scicon’s Aerocomfort 3.0 upgrades the prior model bike travel case to make it more robust, but also lighter. And it’s still one of the only cases that’ll fit your road, triathlon or mountain bike in without having to remove the seat or handlebars. We got a sneak peek back around Thanksgiving, but now have more details with its official release.

On the bottom are new wheels that are stronger so they won’t get busted off by careless baggage handlers. Tougher plastic protective panels near the derailleur work with internal brush guards and a rigid frame to keep anything from getting smashed… or needing to be removed. Which is the whole point of this case. You should just be able to pull the wheels, mount the bike by its dropouts, and hit the airport.

Scicon Aerocomfort 3 bicycle travel case keeps handlebars and saddle installed

Scicon Aerocomfort 3 bicycle travel case keeps handlebars and saddle installed

Straps keep everything organized and held in place. Wheels get their own side pockets with internal zipper openings.

Scicon Aerocomfort 3 bicycle travel case keeps handlebars and saddle installed

The Frame Guard’s axle mounts become easier to adjust in height and length, and they’ve added 12mm thru axle compatibility for disc brake road and TT/Tri bikes via adapters, addressing feedback we at Bikerumor gave them on the previous version.

Scicon Aerocomfort 3 bicycle travel case keeps handlebars and saddle installed

The Aerocomfort 3.0 Triathlon model is shaped to accommodate aero bar extensions.

Scicon Aerocomfort 3 bicycle travel case keeps handlebars and saddle installed

Even the mountain bike version keeps the handlebar on, but you do have to twist it. It’s now the official bike bag of the Cape Epic. Adapters for 12mm rear/15mm front with or without boost spacing for MTB. $899

Scicon Aerocomfort 3 bicycle travel case keeps handlebars and saddle installed

Scicon Aerocomfort 3 bicycle travel case keeps handlebars and saddle installed

The 3.0 version is 1kg lighter (average across these three models) than the 2.0. The design is good for pros and triathletes who aren’t necessarily capable mechanics but travel often. Available now, retail pricing is $899.

Updated since we gave some away in our last Reader’s Survey, the Scicon rain bag’s materials are improved and it’s available online worldwide now for $139. Add $10 and they’ll customize it with your name and flag of choice, even if it’s the Sufferlandria flag, a pirate flag or something you make up. They even have US state flags.

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ronshev
ronshev
7 years ago

So there are separate TT, Road, and MTB bags? If you sometimes travel with a road bike, and other times with a MTB..you have to purchase TWO of their bags? Or am I missing something..please tell me I am missing something.

Andrew
Andrew
7 years ago
Reply to  ronshev

I was thinking the same thing – I was already thinking of ways to convince my wife that we need one of these….then I realized that we’d need more than one. Its too bad they don’t make a bag that could adapt to either…. maybe a zipp-out/expandable segment for longer MTBs?

boom
boom
7 years ago
Reply to  Andrew

There are plenty of other bags that require significantly more work to pack down but work for most kinds/sizes of bikes (Biknd, for one). But you will NOT find an easier bike to live with or pack than the SciCon. It’s obscene how easy it is and once you travel with one, you won’t want any other kind.

jaffar
jaffar
7 years ago
Reply to  boom

The Thule cases are cheaper and almost as easy (not a big deal to take the bars off). They come with a similar “frame” and you can pack whatever type of bike you want into it. I have used both and the difference in convenience is nominal.

Eric
Eric
7 years ago

I’m thinking about buying a couple of the bike frames alone.

Chris
Chris
7 years ago

Specialized Venge vias finally has a great companion by not having to turn the bars.

Mick
Mick
7 years ago

I hope the new bag features the regularly broken wheels the old version did… This is a great $299 bike bag…(sure as hell not worth $900) Convenient, yes… but no match for most baggage handlers

codyish
7 years ago

Does it look like the MTB version would also hold a CX bike with the bars turned sideways?

DJ
DJ
7 years ago

$899 seems like a lot for a bag that won’t even end up paying for itself at the airport. You buy the bag for 900 bucks, then every time you try to fly with it, the airline will charge you and extra $100-200, one way! No thanks. It’s a great design, but I’ll stick with something where at least there is a chance of not having to pay those extraordinary fees.

Rolly
Rolly
7 years ago

Okay guys, i made my own semi-hard bike bag which costs me $115. I spent about $95 on that http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/brand-x-complete-bike-wheel-bags/rp-prod104581 bag and approx $20 on plastic water pipes (for carcass) and small alu parts (4 custom axle adapters), and few boring winter evenings to solder parts of demountable carcass. Weight of carcass i guess about 1kg, bag – about 6kg. So with wheel bags total weight about 8kg. Fits both MTB and road. Survived all travels i had without any issues.

Dave
Dave
7 years ago

I think the Evoc Pro bags at $550 put these bags to shame.

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