Store and protect your bike from the toughest baggage handlers with Thule's Round Trip Sport Bike Travel Case, whose hard-sided, durable polyethylene construction will prevent damage to your road or 'cross machine. Despite Thule's blanket assertion that it also fits mountain bikes, we find it unable to accommodate most contemporary models, especially in the presence of a stealth dropper seatpost, and we'd also caution against trying to cram a large road frame with a standard geometry into it. Given the Round Trip's size, we'd stick to using it for compact road or 'cross bikes only.
To ease transport, Thule equipped the case with integrated wheels. Internal dividers keep the bike's wheels separate from the frame to protect its finish. The case splits into two for easy loading, and four heavy-duty straps wrap around it to securely hold it all together. The internal dimensions are 45 x 28.5 x 10in and the external are 47 x 30.5 x 10.5in. Its compact size is ideal for flight and shipping, but again: it makes it prohibitive for mountain bikes or larger, traditional geometry road frames.
- Polyethylene construction.
- Four heavy-duty external straps.
- Splits in half, with internal partition.
- Foam padding inside.