Keep your bikes from scratching this December

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Mountain bikes are not cheap. Pack them properly, to not lose value (Photo: Thule)
Mountain bikes are not cheap. Pack them properly, to not lose value (Photo: Thule)
  • Thule makes excellent bike carrying solutions, but loaded racks can still cause bikes to touch.
  • Thule’s Bike Protector is a simple yet effective device to keep bikes safe, and prevent unnecessary ageing. 
  • For those who will be travelling by air this December, Thule have launched a new travel case.

While we are all for riding bikes wherever you need to go, sometimes you have no choice but to load them onto your car.

Thule offer a wide range of bicycle carrying accessories, including roof and rear-mounted options. 

mountain bike car
Bike racks, are where you expensive ride, has a lot of risk, to get damanged (Photo: Thule)

Better than a pool noodle

The Swedish company’s bike carrying accessories are of exceptionally high quality, easy to use and securely hold bikes thanks to various nifty features. However, when carrying multiple bikes and loading a rack to capacity, bikes can still touch occasionally, especially if they are of different sizes and configurations.

Helping riders to keep their rides in pristine condition, Thule have launched a bike protector. 

Previously the job of socks, arm warmers or the pool noodle, this nifty little rubber gadget attaches to affected areas via a Velcro strap. It keeps bikes apart and prevents sensitive parts and components, from getting damaged.

pool noodle
Forget about the socks, towels or pool noodle, you need these, to protect bikes on a rack (Photo: Thule)

It works on things big and small

The slotted foam design means that The Thule bike protector can be used on components as wide as 80mm in circumference or as narrow as 10mm.

Thule’s Bike protector’s retail for R1199 for a set of two.

For those utilising air travel to get to their destination this December, Thule has launched a new bike travel case, which they call the RoundTrip.

While a cardboard box could do the job, your precious steed deserves better. 

mountain bike
This Thule case, makes flying with bikes, less admin (Photo: Thule)

Fly your bike without frustration

The Thule RoundTrip is a rigid case that can safely transport almost all mountain bikes, with wheelbases up to 1.3m. Included is a work stand, that makes disassembly and reassembly easy and keeps your bike safe and secure during transport via a built-in fork attachment point. 

Rigid side panels are reinforced with 5mm corrugated polypropylene, and a moulded HDPE bottom tub provides superior protection. Padded interior packing panels are shaped to protect sensitive components during transport. 

Brake rotor pockets are designed to prevent rotors from bending. And a drivetrain wrap protects the rear derailleur, chain and bike frame from damage while travelling.

A swivelling front wheel makes for effortless manoeuvring through airports and can be stored conveniently inside the case before check-in, adding to the case's stability when loading or in storage.

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