Case options for Rodriguez Travel Bicycles and Tandems


1.) The Basic Black (Edge Pull) Hard Case $420
S&S case Case rolling on edge

This is our most popular case. The hard shell provides extremely good protection against any airline gorilla who might toss your bike about the luggage compartment. This is a good case to choose if you have a place to store the case once you reach your destination. It's made of black, high density polyethylene shell, two industrial style, butterfly locking latches, heavy duty recessed ball bearing wheels and a flip out handle for easy pulling or pushing. Case dimensions are 26" x 26" x 10" which meets the typical airline standard maximum size limit of 62" combined (length + width + thickness). The price is $400. (26"x26"x10"=62 linear inches)


2.) The Side Pull Black Hard Case $450
S&S case with wheels edge and flatRolling the case on the flat

This is just like case number 1, except it has 2 sets of wheels. One set of wheels are on the flat part, so this case can be pulled on either the short or long side. Case dimensions are 26" x 26" x 10" which meets the typical airline standard maximum size limit of 62" combined (length + width + thickness). The price is $450. (26"x26"x10"=62 linear inches)


3.) The Back Pack Case $255
Wearing a bike on your back Case with bike in it

Combines airline use and maximum versatility. This is the case to choose if you are traveling to a destination where storage or transportation of a hard shell case is a problem. With the bike inside, it can be carried by the handle as normal luggage or as a backpack. When the bike is removed the case transforms into a regular size backpack that can be worn or easily carried on your rack. The case is made from 1000 dinear black Cordura and has four plastic perimeter panels that snap together to protect the 10" edge of the case. It also features four storage pockets that are 13" x 26" each. Two of these pockets are located side by side on each face of the case. When filled with clothing they form cushions that offer added protection for your bicycle as well as valuable storage space. The backpack straps unhook at the bottom and tuck into the pockets when not in use. The case with a bicycle inside measures 26" x 26" x 10" which meets the typical airline standard maximum size limit of 62" combined (length + width + thickness). When the bicycle is removed the case can be made smaller, by any amount, by pulling the 6 side straps tighter until it gets as small as 26" tall x 10" wide x 3" thick. Weight 8 lb. The price is $255. (26"x26"x10"=62 linear inches)

Case from the top edge

This case has pockets that can be filled with clothes to provide added cushion for the bike.


4.) The Soft Case $55
Canvas case with long handles
drawing of cardboard pieces for protection
If using the soft case, you'll want to make some cardboard 'walls' for it. Making something like in the picture above will help stop dings, dents, nicks, etc.

This small lightweight case holds a full size single bike. Made for the person who always handles his/her own bag. It's ideal for the trunk of your car , a boat, private airplane or for people using public transportation. S&S's official position on this case is that it does not provide any protection for the contents. I have used this case for flying with card board sides that I made for it. Even though this case isn't designed to provide protection for the contents, it is sometimes used to carry a set of wheels, especially by tandem travelers. Care should be taken to provide plenty of padding between the wheels themselves and the case. Measures 26" x 26" x 8". Weight 2 lb. The price is $55. (26"x26"x10"=62 linear inches)