There’s a series of videos of the eponymous Alan testing these boxes on his website that’s well worth checking out. First he chucks the box off a bridge, then he bundles it out of a speeding car, before getting his mates to try to finish it off by blasting it with a shotgun. We really didn’t want to upset this man with a bad review!
Luckily, this box is every bit as robust as his testing makes out. Made of seemingly indestructible plastic, it strikes the balance between rigidity and strength. Jumping up and down on this box proved how tough it is, with edges flexing slightly but the middle remaining rock solid, thanks to a removable anti-crush pole.
Even with multiple items piled on top, your bike is unlikely to be squished. A plethora of Velcro straps inside the case provide rock-solid retention, even for oddly shaped frames and components, including bikes with fitted seat posts.
Sitting in wells on the outside of the case, the wheels are separated from the rest of the bike by a full-length foam pad. The only down sides are the weight and its slightly portly size that can’t be folded. However, if you’ve got the money and the space, there are few more secure options.
Please note that this articles was originally published in the July 2015 edition of BikesEtc.