Scicon Aerocomfort question

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Scicon Aerocomfort question

Postby AndyRevill » Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:23 pm

Hi All,

We're heading to Scotland in a few months and I'm keen to take the road bike for some highland touring. I'm looking at getting the Aerocomfort 2.0 but I notice that most airlines seem to state that handlebars should be turned parallel to the top tube while the Scicon seems to work with them staying as they are.
So my question is, do people rotate them and if so can you still use the relevant straps or do you just ignore that requirement?

Thanks in advance,

Andy
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Re: Scicon Aerocomfort question

Postby biker jk » Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:29 pm

Just use the bag as it's designed. One tip to stop the shifters from potentially being knocked is to use a length of PVC piping across the handlebar (slightly wider than its length and sitting in the recess of the hoods).

Also note that the Aerocomfort 2.0 can not accommodate disc brakes (in case you buy such a bike in future). The Aerocomfort 3.0 can be used with thru-axles.

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Re: Scicon Aerocomfort question

Postby AndyRevill » Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:20 pm

biker jk wrote:Just use the bag as it's designed. One tip to stop the shifters from potentially being knocked is to use a length of PVC piping across the handlebar (slightly wider than its length and sitting in the recess of the hoods).

Also note that the Aerocomfort 2.0 can not accommodate disc brakes (in case you buy such a bike in future). The Aerocomfort 3.0 can be used with thru-axles.


Thanks, my instinct was to do that until told otherwise. Also thanks for the reminder re the pvc, I remember seeing the post a while back. Not sure a new bike is on the horizon :( So will take the cheaper price.

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Re: Scicon Aerocomfort question

Postby BugsBunny » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:22 am

I've been on a few bike tours with fellow bikers using the Scicon Aero bag. They all keep the handlebars in their original position. It certainly makes the assembly/disassembly much faster.

As a word of caution, there have been instances where the brake levers get pushed out of alignment due to the protruding nature of the way it fits in the bag, most likely due to poor handling during the air transportation.

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Re: Scicon Aerocomfort question

Postby MichaelB » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:59 am

biker jk wrote:Just use the bag as it's designed. One tip to stop the shifters from potentially being knocked is to use a length of PVC piping across the handlebar (slightly wider than its length and sitting in the recess of the hoods).

Also note that the Aerocomfort 2.0 can not accommodate disc brakes (in case you buy such a bike in future). The Aerocomfort 3.0 can be used with thru-axles.



Agree with the 1st bit - Qatar airlines never betted an eyelid.

re the 2nd bit, Discs are fine, but they need to be QR (v 2.0 is QR only). The bag worked fine with my Volagi Liscio when I went to Italy in 2016. - See the Review I did here

Note also that Wiggle do a similar bag to the Aerocomfort (actually made by Scicon) - Wiggle dhb Soft wheeled buike bag , but the handlebars need to be rotated (despite the pics), other than that, it's the same, but made to a budget.

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Re: Scicon Aerocomfort question

Postby g-boaf » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:07 pm

BugsBunny wrote:I've been on a few bike tours with fellow bikers using the Scicon Aero bag. They all keep the handlebars in their original position. It certainly makes the assembly/disassembly much faster.

As a word of caution, there have been instances where the brake levers get pushed out of alignment due to the protruding nature of the way it fits in the bag, most likely due to poor handling during the air transportation.


I had that with a Scicon Aerocomfort last year coming back with Emirates. Somewhere between Venice, Dubai and Sydney they got pushed inwards. Might not have helped that the entire Brazilian football team with all of their stuff was on our flight too.

This year I'm not using a borrowed bag so was going to go for one of these:

https://www.99bikes.com.au/bike-bag-evoc-pro-black

The reason being is that the Scicon bags in my experience behave a bit like evil shopping trolleys and go fish-tailing all over the place, not exactly ideal when you are battling with other stuff as well. However having to disassemble the handlebars is a deterrent.

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Re: Scicon Aerocomfort question

Postby A_P » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:24 pm

↑ I have the Evoc, it is seriously easy to wheel around airports.
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