Tern Bicycles takes the standard suitcase you already have been using and turns it into a full-function travel case with their FlightSuit, a total system for taking your 20” or 24” folding bike with you on work or vacation. First spotted in Taipei, Tern sent over some more details to show just how easy it can be to pack your bike.
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As someone who has spent many a evening before a morning flight trying to remember how to cram my large sized S&S coupled road and mountain bikes into a standard airline size suitcase, I can really appreciate what is going on here. Tern has developed a complete set of protective covers to safety pad and pack your Tern bike into a standard-sized suitcase for easy travel.
What really makes this a unique product is the completeness of the kit and that one big suitcase pad that has printed on it the step-by-step diagrams of the optimal way to get the bike in the case.
The $75/75€ kit includes the annotated Suitcase Pad; as well as ‘socks’ to protect each the seatpost, stem/handlepost, bar from each side, and the rear dropout; plus a padded bag for the pedals; and dropout protectors. It is available now worldwide through Tern’s dealer network, as well as consumer direct at premiumbikegear.com
Although obviously designed for their folding bikes, I don’t see any reason why it couldn’t be used by anyone with a 20” or 24” folding bike who wants to take it with them on their next flight without any worries.