Mountain bike (No. 8007948)

Mountain bike
Mountain bike
13 kg
Total weight:
13 kg
0 km
Private person

Pick-up address and date

United States, California, San Francisco

From 20 Jan 2022 to 31 Mar 2022

Delivery address and date

Denmark, Capital Region Of Denmark, Copenhagen

Flexible dates

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Bike transport subsection will be useful when you are planning vacation and you are in need of shipping your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you ought to transport it home. Another 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 package. Of course, especially if the bike is not brand new, you may ship it without the container but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (like bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, make sure that you will acquire a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bicycle in the package the better. Before placing the bike in the container, you should remove all the mobile elements – for example lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to place them in smaller package or wrap them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. Any protruding elements (such as bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the package after putting your bike in should be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb jolting on the road because the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the packaging. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to hire a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you do not need to provide the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle shipping

Price of bicycle shipping mostly depends on the route length and the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).