Road Bike (No. 7883747)

Road Bike
Road Bike
25 kg
Total weight:
25 kg
0 km
Private person

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Andalusia, Granada

From 6 Sep 2021 to 10 Sep 2021

Delivery address and date

United States, Colorado, Fort Collins

From 4 Oct 2021 to 30 Oct 2021

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Bicycle transport category will be useful when you are going on vacation and you need to transport your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you need to transport it home. Other frequent reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The safest box in which you can transport a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you may transport it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the bicycle (for example bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will acquire a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bike in the container, you may want to detach all the removable parts – for example lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to place them in smaller package or at least wrap them in cardboard and then attach them to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding elements (such as bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the box after placing the bike in ought to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to absorb jolting on the road because the bicycle will not be able to move around in the packaging. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to hire a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you don’t have to provide the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly depends on how long the route is and the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).