BikeFlights Offers New Reusable Bike Boxes

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BikeFlights new reusable cardboard bike shipping box protective environmentally friendly

By BikeFlights

BikeFlights, an 11-year-old company with expertise in shipping bicycles, has created a collapsible, reusable, cardboard-based shipping case that offers the protective benefits of a high-end shipping case with a lower-cost, lower-waste package.

Bikeflights has shipped bikes for more than 800,000 cyclists (we’ve used their services), and they’ve analyzed the reliability of various bike boxes and cases. They used this to come up with this solution. It’s been tested to the Amazon ISTA 6A standard, which tests for temperature, humidity, drop/shock test, random vibration test, and others. That standard is for individually packaged products (non-palletized) weighing 70 lbs or less when prepared for e-commerce shipment.

Bikeflights has exceeded this by engineering it to withstand multiple drops of 18 and 36 inches, a horizontal compression force up to 229 pounds, a vertical compression force up to 1,732 pounds and sustained vibration while loaded to up to 300 pounds.

“We’re excited to take the knowledge we’ve gained over the years and apply it to creating a one-of-a-kind bike box system,”

 

BikeFlights.com President William Alcorn.

 

“There’s nothing else that offers comparable protection, value, and reusability, and we’ve designed the system to make it easy to pack, saving time for everyone.”

 

They’ve spread the boxes over 3 warehouses across the U.S. to offer delivery of the boxes between 1-2 business days for most customers.

  • Large Box Kit Includes:

    • 1 – Top tray
    • 1 – Bottom tray
    • 1 – Right side panel
    • 1 – Left side panel
    • 2 – Slotted end panels
    • 8 – BClips
    • 2 – Blue axle covers (for front wheel)
    • 2 – Paper tube axle spacers (100mm, 110mm)
    • 1 – Front axle foam block
    • 1 – Downtube foam yoke
    • 4 – Bungees
    • 1 – Clear parts bag (8.5x11ish)
    • 1 – BikeFlights sticker or magnet
  • Medium Box Kit Includes:

    • 1 – Top tray
    • 1 – Bottom tray
    • 1 – Right side panel
    • 1 – Left side panel
    • 2 – Slotted end panels
    • 8 – BClips
    • 2 – Blue axle covers (for front wheel)
    • 6 – Paper tube axle spacers (100mm, 110mm, 130mm ,135mm, 142mm and 148mm)
    • 4 – Bungees
    • 1 – Clear parts bag (8.5x11ish)
    • 1 – BikeFlights Sticker or magnet
  • Sizes:

    • Large: 62 x 13 x 33” when assembled
    • Medium: 45 x 13x 29” when assembled
    • Large: 62 x 13 x 7” as shipped
    • Medium: 45 x 13 x 7” as shipped

There are a couple of great videos showing how to assemble the box:

How to pack your bike to ship it safely:

MSRP is $120 for a medium box and $150 for a large box, with free 2-day shipping to the lower 48 states.

 

BikeFlights


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