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    I am sure this has been discussed ad nauseum but any recommendations for a triathlon bike travel case for airline travel? I would like to keep under the 62 inch linear limit and hopefully not spend $625 required for an Armored Hen House.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicks4176 View Post
    I would like to keep under the 62 inch linear limit ...
    What kind of bike do you have? An S&S coupled 700c road bike can just barely meet the 62" limit with deflated tires and careful placement of the couplers. No chance with a normal road bike frame - keep in mind that the wheels will be almost 26" long + 26" high, so that only leaves 10" for the width (not even including the thickness of the case itself).

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    Quote Originally Posted by prathmann View Post
    What kind of bike do you have? An S&S coupled 700c road bike can just barely meet the 62" limit with deflated tires and careful placement of the couplers. No chance with a normal road bike frame - keep in mind that the wheels will be almost 26" long + 26" high, so that only leaves 10" for the width (not even including the thickness of the case itself).
    I have P2 but figured I would have to tear it apart a bit to fit the 62 inches.

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    airline case

    Road& tri bikes fit the same case? Does aerobar require more "space?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by needawheel2 View Post
    Road& tri bikes fit the same case? Does aerobar require more "space?"
    Depends on the case. Options such as the Scicon Aerocomfort is designed to leave the bars (drop bars) in place. Other cases requiring you to either loosen the stem faceplate and rotate the bars or remove the integrated bars completely should fit a tri bike. Note larger bikes or integrated seat posts can make it difficult.
    http://climbinglama.blogspot.com.au

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