Mountainbike x 2 (No. 7569323)

Mountainbike x 2
Weight
Pcs
Mountainbike
13 kg
2
Total weight:
26 kg
Distance
712 km
Invoice:
Not required

Pick-up address and date

Switzerland, Canton Of Bern, Bern

From 5 Jul 2021 to 9 Jul 2021

Delivery address and date

Italy, Tuscany, San Vincenzo

From 10 Jul 2021 to 12 Jul 2021


Bicycles

Bike transport category comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you need to transport your vehicle. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you need to move it home. Other typical reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The best container which you can use to ship a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you can ship it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (for example bicycle chain). If you do not have original package, try to acquire a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bicycle in the box the better. Before you place the bike in the box, you should detach all the removable elements – such as lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in separate package or at least wrap them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding parts (like bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the package after placing your bicycle in ought to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to absorb any shocks during transportation because the bike will not be able to move around inside the container. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather hire a transport provider to ship the bike, you do not need to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bike shipping

Cost of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).