Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous This ain't gonna fly...
Don't be put off by the negative reviews of this bag, nearly all of them are by people wanting to transport their bikes by AEROPLANE on the cheap!
Great bike bag with light padding, excellent value for money. It's perfect for the boot of my car keeping the bike covered and discrete. Good for the train and storing in your hotel room. BUT PLEASE NOTE - THIS BAG IN NOT SUITABLE FOR AIR TRAVEL...and at £35-£37 I would expect it to be!! My road bike is worth over £2000...when I do take it abroad (2-3 time a year)I hire a bike box from my cycling club! far cheaper than buying a pro bag...you pays your money!
21 April 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Bad News
This bag is terrible! Took it to NZ from Brisbane and return, not only did the bag wear through in multiple locations, it led to my bike getting damaged. There is no padding, its difficult to pack and difficult to carry. You might as well wrap your bike up in a towel cause that’s as much protection it provides. Spend the extra and get something that serves the purpose.
19 January 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Good lightweight bag
The material of this bag is much tougher than I expected for the price. Good for taking your bike in a car and hotel room. This bag doesn't have padding, so I wouldn't use it for flying. Even though this bag has a lot of spare space when the bike is packed I wouldn't fill it with extra luggage as it would be too heavy (and I suspect not designed to do so). Strap is a bit thin to be comfortable over the shoulder, so I fitter a shoulder pad from another bag.
11 July 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Terrible!
I bought this bag to take care of my blur LTc from Brisbane, AU to Queenstown, NZ and return. Not only did the bag get destroyed (holes and tears), my wheel was buckled, frame got chiped in 3 locations and stem got scratched up. This bag has no padding, takes ages to pack and offers next to no protection. Spend the money and get something good.
04 April 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous Not worth it - rent a hard case
I bought the Cinelli bag for travel purpose in order to keep the weight down, which succeeded. But the airline companies charge extra for bikes anyway! And the bag is NOT suited for air travel! After two flights it was torn in one side and full of holes! And even if you consider using it for non-aviation purposes, it has the following disadvantages: 1) The two straps are too short to reach and close if you have filled the bag up, and 2) the crossed strap is not very good for carrying a heavy, filled bag - a handling strap in each upper corner would be nice, and 3) a set of wheels in one lower corner would have been perfect.
03 April 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous I suggest saving up for something better
The bag does it's job keeping the bike together, making it easier to transport. There is also plenty of space left for packing extra gear.
As far as quality and comfort go:
The shoulder strap isn't very comfortable for long distance carrying.
The material doesn't hold up that well. It gets easily pinched.
The seam is very poor. Last time I packed in the wheel, the material just ripped along side the zipper.
All in all, the bag didn't hold up that well. For a few extra dollars you can get a better one, probably even with some padding.
14 July 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Not fit for purpose
One return plane trip to Canada and it is torn to shreds. Lots of small scuffs and rips, the zip is bent, my back rim was cracked and the derailleur ripped off its hanger. Absolutely no padding to protect your bike, the fork legs rubbed a big hole in the bottom of the bag and the cassette ripped a hole in the (supposedly) reinforced side.
The shoulder straps cut in and left a nice big bruise from lugging it about in the airport, lack of padding means the QR dug into my leg when carrying it. Weak tensioning straps and poor quality materials.
Returning for a refund as it is not fit for purpose.
11 July 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Not recommended
This bag has absolutely no padding and is not suited to any airline travel. One just one trip, the seam split, derailer hanger bent and disk rotors also bent from being tossed around.
If you are flying with your bike I would not recommend this bag
27 May 2011
Can I know if this could fit a size 54 road bike. If it does, is any disassembly of the bike parts required (other then wheels) for example do I need to remove the drop handle bars and/or forks in order to fit in this bag.
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This bag will accept up to a 62cm road frame without any real trouble. As with most bags, you will need to remove the wheels from the bike, and depending on your preference, you may want to turn the handlebars/forks at a right angle to the frame for transport purposes, but you won't need to remove them from the frame.
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