Bici mountainbike (No. 7833265)

Bici mountainbike
Bici mountainbike
20 kg
Total weight:
20 kg
4285 km
Private person

Pick-up address and date

United States, Florida, Miami

From 28 Aug 2021 to 31 Aug 2021

Delivery address and date

United States, California, San Diego

From 1 Sep 2021 to 17 Sep 2021

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Bicycle transport subsection will be useful when you are planning a trip and you are in need of shipping your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bicycle online and you ought to transport it home. Other typical reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The safest container which you can use to ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you can ship it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bike (like bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, try to find a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bike in the package, you may want to remove all the mobile parts – e.g. lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in smaller box or enclose them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding elements (like gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the container after placing the bicycle in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce any shocks during shipping because the bike will be unable to move around inside the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to hire a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you don’t need to provide the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bike shipping

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly hinges on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is chosen unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).