We had some questions come in on this topic and we asked our coaches what they use.
Here are the results:
Coach Len Pettyjohn:
I’ve easily used more than a dozen different bike carriers over the years with teams as well as solo trips. A few years ago I purchased the Bike Box Alan and now have the most versatile and secure carrier ever. A lot of thought went into the design and Alan took all the best features from the options out there and built them into his box. It’s only available online from the UK, but fortunately the dollar is strong so it’s a relatively good value.
Here are a couple of links, one of which rates it as a 10 (pretty much what you will find from all the reviewers.
Coach Julie McKenzie:
Concur; especially with TSA not understanding how to repack a case, bikeboxalan has been awesome. There maybe be trouble with the clamshell shutting perfectly to re-clasp; per Bike Box Alan, ensure you store the case properly clasped to encourage the mold and works well!
Coach Todd Scheske:
Gavilan BFF. No airline charge. Great bag.
I've used it at least 6 times last year and never paid a bike free. Easy to use too!
Hunter Allen says:
“SCION” all the way. All you have to remove are the wheels and pedals.
This soft case has traveled with him around the world. Use extra packing materials just to be safe.