The Airport Ninja was born out of necessity: it was either find a way to avoid paying bike fees, or don’t go to the final and most important race of the season. We built a prototype and avoided fees on our very first flight. Soon our friends and other racers were asking for cases of their own, and we realized we were on to something.
You don’t need to be a mechanic to use the Airport Ninja – packing requires only basic tools, and only one additional step of disassembly as compared to traditional full-size bike cases. Packing takes as little as 15 minutes and can save you up to $250 each way on bike fees.
Two sizes will fit everything from small road bikes to large full-suspension 29er MTBs. At just 10.8 pounds (4.9kg), this means you can pack the case with nearly 40 pounds (18kg) including the bike and extra equipment without exceeding the typical weight limit. It also satisfies all airline requirements regarding the removal of handlebars and pedals.
As cyclists who traveled every weekend and depended on our bikes for a living, we wanted a travel case that was easy to pack and transport, but did not compromise on protection. That’s why the Airport Ninja is the only fabric ‘soft’ travel case that incorporate hard plastic side panels along with thick energy-absorbing foam padding. The zipper closure system is simple to operate and will allow TSA to close everything properly after manual inspections.
The Airport Ninja is by far the easiest bicycle travel case to transport. Its compact size – ⅓ the size and weight of hard cases – make it easy to maneuver around the airport or at your destination, and it fits easily in any size rental car or taxi. The case expands in width so there’s plenty of room for extra equipment or souvenirs, and can compress down to 2” for convenient storage when not in use.
Orucase product goes to purchasing carbon dioxide emission permits from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the preeminent carbon market in the northeastern United States. Our investments go directly to lowering the market’s carbon cap, limiting how much polluters are able to emit, while reinvesting profits into renewable energy development.
Complete Packing Instructions
There are as many ways to pack an Airport Ninja as there are Airport Ninjas. What works well for one user and their bike may not be the ideal solution for another user with a different bike. It’s important to practice packing soon after receiving your Airport Ninja so that we have plenty of time to help you should you need assistance.
We recommend packing the frame in one of the following three orientations in order to provide the best fit for your bike while preventing contact between the chain rings and the outer layers of fabric. Notice the head tube and rear dropout always go in the less-rounded corners.
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