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Royd is the most unimaginative nickname ever. Sure he used to be small, pops steroids like they are going out of fashion, and is now a big boy, but really... royd from steroid? You need better friends Royd, with a bigger vocabulary.
Need to travel with your bike but sick of lugging around a useless rigid bike case once at your destination? Royd is for you! He comfortably carries your bike to your final destination, and then once there is foldable, packable, and easily stored or posted back to your original destination.
Royd is a foldable bike bag designed for those people who want to ride to and from the airport, and don't want the hassle of dealing with taxis, unreliable public transport, oversized bike boxes, and other rigid cases which are virtually impossible to ride with. Royd is foldable, compacts down to about the size of a Yellow Pages directory, is lightweight (just under 2kg), and built to last. It has an interior volume of a metric-shit-tonne which translated comfortably fits road bikes, track bikes, dedicated bike polo rigs, mountain bikes, and even some 29er's. Using Royd you do have to semi-dismantle your bike; but don't worry, instructions are available for the complete novice!
Royd is constructed from 1000D Kodra Nylon, and features 6mm padding around the wheel axles, and on the base. These padded areas also feature pockets to add extra padding and protection if you wish. #10YKK zipping is used throughout, which will last many a long haul. Zips are protected by a flap to stop the baggage gorillas from "burning" out your zip. Yes "burned" zips can happen, and is not a figment of bag-nerds nightmarish imaginations. Oh, and Royd also comes with its own compressible travel case, complete with clipping webbing so you can sling it to the outside of your pack (or in the front triangle of your bike). You will be surprised at how handy these clips are as nothing sucks more than having to find room in your already overstuffed backpack when you get to your destination.
Includes bike bag, and heavy duty zippered compression storage sack, which is everything you need to travel the world minus your bike and ticket!
Outer: 1000D Kodra, a highly abrasion resistant material meaning Royd and your bike will survive overzealous baggage handlers.
Liner: 6mm padding in key areas, covered by 420D nylon which protects key components on your precious ride.
Okay, this is probably one of those products where there are always a billion associated questions with it. Well guess what, we were once new to this whole "packing a bike for air travel" game too. So we've got your back. Here are the most common questions answered.
Preparation and Packing:
How to Make Dropout Protectors (on the cheap!)
At the Airport:
Helmets on a Plane: How to ensure you helmet arrives in one piece
Airline Surcharges: How to avoid being stung
Riding Away With Royd: How to reduce your pack weight for a comfortable ride from the airport
How to clean your hands in the airport after putting your bike back together