Anyone who’s ever flown with a bike before will be familiar with the anxious wait at baggage reclaim – will it be damaged or won’t it? Just HOW damaged will it be?
Shape & Structure
Whilst it may share a very similar shape to the common offerings from Polaris and Bike Box Alan etc, the ShokBox is moulded in such a way that there are very few flat surfaces. More curves means increased strength and durability, and with all of the usual ‘danger zones’ either eliminated or recessed and out of the way, you no longer run the risk of losing a handle, or wheel.
Rather than use vulnerable quick-release skews like their competitors, ShokBox eliminate them altogether and instead use “seminal technology” to “suspend the frame and wheels in an amniotic type cavity to give ultimate protection for your bike.”
Handles & Wheels
Deep-recessed handles that are moulded into the structure offer both brilliant grip and added structural integrity. This also eliminates another vulnerable catch that will inevitably be bent or damaged in transit. This is a feature unique to ShokBox and makes the case infinitely more manoeuvrable for baggage handlers, meaning they’re less likely to struggle and in turn damage your box/bike.
The aforementioned catches and wheels are all serviceable too, allowing you to quickly and easily swap them out, should you need to.
The Ideal Bike Box
Designed and built in the UK, Shokbox are confident that this is a game changer, and with a list of features and improvements that many of their rivals are missing, we can’t see why it won’t be. So if you’ve got a road cycling holiday planned with us and you’re yet to invest in a bike box for your pride and joy, we’d definitely recommend this.
We like it, a lot!