1 mountain bike (No. 6622148)

1 mountain bike

Total weight [kg]:

20

Distance: 1661.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Bavaria, Munich

From 14 Dec 2020 to 15 Dec 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Aragon, Zaragoza

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you need to transport your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you have to ship it home. Other frequent reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The safest box which you can use to transport a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you may ship it without the container but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the bike (such as bicycle chain). If you do not have original box, make sure that you will find a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bicycle in the box, you should remove all the mobile elements – for example lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to place them in separate box or wrap them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bike frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding parts (for example bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the box after placing the bicycle in ought to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize jolting on the road as the bicycle will be unable to move around in the container. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to transport the bike, you do not have to worry about providing the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be moved as safely as possible.

Cost of bike shipping

Cost of bike transportation mostly depends on how long the route is and the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).