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BikeFlights offers new cardboard bike shipping box

Published July 28, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — is now selling its cardboard bike shipping box, which it first showed at last year's Interbike show. The box was desiogned to make it easier to ship bikes with wider tires and longer suspension travel.

"Having boxes available is just another way we are making bike shipping more convenient, reliable and affordable for cyclists," said William Alcorn,'s owner. "We developed the boxes after getting requests for them from our customers. Not everyone has their own personal hard or soft case or a shop nearby from which they can get a recycled cardboard box. Yes, you can still ship your bike in your own box or case, but now you'll also have the option to use a cardboard box."

At 43 x 11 x 32 inches (110 x 28 x 82 cm), the box meets FedEx and UPS domestic size restrictions and the 330 cm/130 inch international shipping size limit, which means that it ships at the most economical domestic and international rates.

The single-wall cardboard construction has three-ply corners for durability. An internal bungee system suspends a bike away from the box's corners for more protection. A self-locking design eliminates the need for additional external straps and fasteners. The company said the new box meets drop and shake testing standards from the International Safe Transit Association Vibration and Shock (Test type 1A).

All boxes are made in Oregon and are recyclable.

Boxes, including internal bungees and front and rear dropout spacers, are available for an introductory rate of $39.95 plus $20.00 shipping through the

The company also sells addition protective frame padding and padded wheel bags.

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