Race bike (No. 8001485)

Race bike
Race bike
15 kg
Total weight:
15 kg
11167 km
Private person

Pick-up address and date

Switzerland, Zurich, Zürich

From 1 Dec 2021 to 3 Dec 2021

Delivery address and date

Namibia, Khomas, Windhoek

From 5 Dec 2021 to 6 Dec 2021

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Bike transport subcategory comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you are in need of shipping your bike. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you need to transport it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The best box in which you can transport a bicycle is its original packaging. 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 bicycle (like bicycle chain). If you do not have original box, try to acquire a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bike in the box the better. Before you place the bike in the package, you should remove all the mobile elements – e.g. lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to place them in smaller box or wrap them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is best 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 elements (for example bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the package after putting your bicycle in should be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to absorb jolting on the road because the bike will not be able to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you do not need to provide the materials needed to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be shipped with maximum care.

Price of bicycle shipping

Cost of bike shipping mostly depends on the route length and the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is chosen unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).