good sunny morning everyone…after weeks/months of rain/snow here in sunny socal…its bright, cold and sunny…i love it.
over that last several years with the training ive been graced with Coach Pav ive had the pleasure of traveling ALOT with my trusty ole Pinarello F8 … all road, all weather…25mm road tires, rim brakes, compact/32…andorra, spain, france, trans pyrenees, sicily, italian alps, dolomites, giro, la vuelta, up and down the adriatic, pulgia, (sorry no TdF), love smashing the wet early morning cobble of rome…gravel roads in costa rica…and the ultimate battle ground…my home streets of Los Angeles.
ive used several different bike bags…
hard “tricase” -
too small for my 59.5 pinarello frame had to COMPLETELY disassemble the bike…and its heavy, not acceptable. good for carrying precious treasures from cultures pillaged
decent concept, poor unstable execution … literally… the thing would fall over with any cobble or uneven surface…it was like a untrained dog whipping around on its leash when rolling along…totally out of control and annoying … however, unlike a dog, kicking it would not get it sorted.
its too small for pillaged cultural treasures as well…thank sweet baby he-bus i borrowed and didnt purchase it, i would have been pissed
evoc - bought this in andorra (tax free) when traveling with the trico case (which was unacceptable)…love this evoc pro case!!! loads super fast (wheels off, roll off and strap in handle bars, zip up)…and i can load the thing down with stuff/kit going over to these foreign lands, cutting down on the need for more checkin luggage … i load the hell out of it with pillaged cultural items coming back…bonus.
TSA checks it every time, never had any damage to the bike (or lost broken treasures) in any of my travels…although i still employ this…
i like the evoc so much, i bought one for the wifes bike.
i also picked up this with the bike case…between the evoc bike case and the duffle (carry on) its all i need when traveling. super streamlined…easy like sunday morning, love you longtime.
this post is a self-sponsored, non-influencer, no kickback submission from an aging, greyed out, 59yr old man/boy … your mileage my very.