How to Pack A Bike Bag with Yanick The Mechanic

How to Pack A Bike Bag with Yanick The Mechanic


Hi guys! Today, I will show you how to pack a mountain bike in a bike travel bag First step: the preparations Lie up all the stuff you need: tools, axles, wheel bag, the bag Take off the pedals Take out the wheels Then I have some axles If there is a big hit on the flight, the fork and the rear triangle are not going to crack or bend I put the brake blocks in. During the flight, the brake levers get pulled to the handlebar So the brake pads do not get closed Next step is take off the rear derailleur I usually leave the hanger on It’s protecting the frame a little bit I put a zip tie in between the bolt, just to have it on place and not losing them on the bike day I wrap it in a towel and tape it on the frame. So when I’m there, I have a towel to clean the bike Next step: That’s a piece of foam old tire also fits, just to protect the chain ring, the teeth and the chain I usually leave the handlebar on the stem. So all the settings stay exactly in place I put that in, so that the fork is not knocking around in the bike bag and stays in place To protect the handlebar and the stem I use a separate wheel bag Put that in Close it, just like this The next step will be: Put the bike in the bike bag What I did for more safety. I placed some cardboard in between, so it gives me more protection. Push it completely to the floor. That’s it. Take the saddle and the seat post off I marked it to have the exact seat height and then I also wrap it in a towel Perfect Slide it in between the frame here and don’t forget the paddles They are protected in a little cardboard box. Just put it down on the floor Next step will be: Putting the the wheels in it Lower the air pressure a little bit, not too much so that the tubeless tires are still staying on the rim, just to have a little bit less volume in the bike bag Me personally, I leave the discs on because it gives me an extra protection to the spoke on one side. So the disks are turned to the inside, like this and then like this Slide it in Close it up We still have a lot of weight left, so slide in the second wheel set, some helmets, shoes, some tools Then weigh it before you go to the airport It’s important that you know the exact weight of the bag Otherwise you have to take out stuff at the airport and that is very stressful