After seeing how rough FedEx could be with bike cases, I think I will use a hardshell case next time to ship my bike with bikeflight. So what are some of the good ones? This is for a standard size road bike. Here is what I like to have in the case:
- not too huge so I can load it into a rental car (SUV)
- I donâ€™t mind taking apart the bike to pack
- enough room for the bike and the wheels
- secure and well padded
- reasonably priced
Why not buy an older, used one and simply fly an airline that doesn't charge you ( unless it's over 50lbs). I have my same banged-up Performance case from the mid 90s and despite the duct tape and replacement wheels it works great. You can probably find one of these on ebay or CL on the cheap. It really is just a plastic box with eggshell foam padding inside.