Mountain bike (No. 7560360)

Mountain bike
Weight
Pcs
Mountain bike
23 kg
1
Total weight:
23 kg
Distance
0 km
Invoice:
Not required

Pick-up address and date

Switzerland, Ticino, Lugano

From 11 Mar 2021 to 31 Mar 2021

Delivery address and date

Canada, Alberta, Canmore

From 24 Mar 2021 to 17 Apr 2021


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you need to transport your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you need to transport it home. Other frequent reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The safest container in which you can transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike is not brand new, you may transport it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (for example bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will find a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bicycle in the box, you may want to detach all the removable elements – for example lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in smaller container or at least enclose them in cardboard and then attach them to the bicycle frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding elements (for example bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the box after placing the bike in has to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize any shocks on the road as the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you don’t need to provide the materials needed to safely transport your bike – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be moved with maximum care.

Price of bike transportation

Price of bike shipping mostly hinges on the route length as well as the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is preferred delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).