Scicon's new 'Plus Size' AeroComfort bike bag swallows your trail or AMB bike.
Scicon had launched the latest addition to its popular AeroComfort range - the AeroComfort MTB 2019 Bike Bag. We have tested the AeroComfor MTB TSA 3.0 in the past, and its limitations come with longer travel bikes who have longer wheel bases.
The new model is designed with modern longer, lower and more slack trail, fat and enduro bikes in mind, the new AeroComfort MTB 2019 Bike Bag features the proven internal frame defender structure to offer maximum protection but now accommodates longer wheelbase frames up to a sizeable 1250mm.
Scicon still have the same highly protective padding and additional frame padding tubes, sturdy twin wheel system and a wide range of thru axle and quick release compatibility. The new AeroComfort MTB 2019 Bike Bag now accepts wider rubber - up to 27.5+ or 29+ x 3.5″ tires wide tyres, in the padded wheel pockets.
The bag, which has been heavily tested by BMC Mountain Bike Racing Team and Team Trek Selle San Marco throughout the 2018 season as part of the R&D process, requires little disassembly of the bike such as removing the wheels, strapping the handlebar to the forks in a purpose-built protector pad and placing the rear derailleur in its own integrated bag meaning you can hit the trails as soon as possible after arriving at your destination.
The downside? The bag weighs 14kg including an external rear mech shield for additional protection of one of the most vulnerable parts of any bike, a lateral hub shield to protect wheels and ensure they arrive as true as when they were packed. This makes the bag pretty heavy, but if you have a 30kg bike bag and can have an additional bag - it's pretty good. The ease of building and packing in the Scicon bags can't be underestimated, and that will always suit some. But if low weight is your goal, dragging a cardboard box around might still be the answer for you.
The Scicon AeroComfort MTB Bike Bag is available now for $949.