It was not all bikes at the 2019 Sea Otter Classic—although we have seen a lot. We have already done a a tire round-up and a ride-aid round-up and today, we have one that is a little more a bit of a potpourri.
We saw products from companies located both here in the U.S. and in Europe that might be of use for the off-road crowd.
Today's round-up looks at clothing from Assos of Switzerland, bike bags from Post Carry and headgear from LEM Helmets.
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All of our coverage of new bikes and products is available in our 2019 Sea Otter Classic archive.
Post Carry Transfer Case
When you sign up for one of the big rides like Dirty Kanza 200, you probably want to bring your own dialed-in bike.
If driving to far-flung places is not for you, either shipping your bike or checking it on your flight are probably the way to go. There are a myriad of hard and soft cases for packing your bag for flight but moving around the airport with a big bike bad is cumbersome, and you will easily be stung with bike cargo fees.
At Sea Otter, we saw the Transfer Case, a small soft-sided, portable bike carrier made by the Post Carry Company. The Transfer Case is designed by Marc Mendoza, owner of Post Carry Co. who was looking for a bike case that he could travel easily with.
The Transfer Case is well thought. Small enough to pass for “art work” or “display materials” to avoid the extra fees assigned specifically to bikes. Small enough to take on public transportation out of the airport or fit in the back or trunk of a compact rental car. When you are not using it, it will roll up for storage or carrying on your back so you can ride from the airport.
Bike protection is provided by corrugated polycarbonate panel and the small size means there is less surface area to collapse. It does require that the fork be removed, but most cases require removal of the handlebars anyway. There are compartments for the rear derailleur and covers for the drivetrain and wheels. To help packing go smoothly, the company has instructional videos on its website.
The Post Carry Co. Transfer Case is priced on par with other bike cases at $399 USD. We thought it unique enough to pique our interest.
More info: postcarry.co