Update on the new Stelvio MTB box

Update on the new Stelvio MTB box

A few people have been asking when the new Stelvio box for longer MTBs is going to be available to buy. The answer is now – we just haven’t yet had time to get it on the website but that will be resolved by the end of the month.

Meanwhile here are a few images from studio and final fitting check in workshop. Thanks to Tobie Loates @tloates1 for photography and Stu Goodwin @stu_goodwin for time with his beautiful Curtis MTB (curtisbikes.co.uk)

 

Custom tandem box for Italian Paralympic triathlete – Tokyo 2020

Custom tandem box for Italian Paralympic triathlete – Tokyo 2020

We were delighted to be asked to build a custom tandem box for Paralympic triathlete, Anna Barbaro. Anna is competing in the Triathlon PTVI Class for Italy at the Tokyo 2020 games on August 27th (2021!).

We hadn’t yet made a box for a tandem that couldn’t be split using S&S Couplers – Anna’s bike (a Duratec Big Bang Disc) therefore required a ground-up custom design. There was also a deadline to hit –  just ten days to design, engineer and build the box. The challenge here was the sheer length of the box, 182cm – significant additional bracing is required to prevent flexing and bowing – you can see this in the white metal photos below.

Very happy with the end result, especially the finish in Italian azure blue.

Please follow Anna in Tokyo at 2330CET on August 27th

Instagram: @annicabar

Facebook: @annabarbaroatleta

 

Ben’s Galibier

Ben’s Galibier

Ben is an airline pilot who takes his bike on long-haul trips from his Australian base. His beautiful new Caffin S&S bike needed the best protection, hence Ben opted for our Galibier model – the box that’s small enough to qualify as a suitcase and therefore avoid excess baggage fees.

 

And oh, check out his garage floor – clean enough to eat your dinner off!

 

 

Test bike transit for Instinctiv

Test bike transit for Instinctiv

Instinctiv are a new and innovative manufacturer of high-end MTBs based out of the Netherlands – you can see more here.

Covid restrictions have meant that it’s been difficult for Instinctiv staff to deliver bikes in person to test riders and press reviewers – hence they commissioned Buxumbox to make a box long enough to swallow the largest version of their M9 bike in order to ship test bikes around the world.

The exclusive use of Pinion gearboxes on all their bikes enables the frame to sit lower in the box – custom mounting brackets enable this and help keep the overall height of the box to a minimum. Additional bracing helps to protect against the rigours of courier transport.

This is another good example of how UK manufacturing can react quickly and flexibly to custom requirements.

Best wishes to Instinctiv for the 2021 season and many trouble-free miles!

Custom TT bike box

Custom TT bike box

The relentless push for more aero has lead to far more integration of cockpits and steering systems on TT and triathlon bikes – the only downside of this makes them painful to strip down for travel. Furthermore, where rotation of the steerer is limited, they often won’t fit in even our large Ventoux box.

A case in point is the Cube Aerium as owned by a US customer who needed a box as compact as possible whilst only removing wheels, seat post and handlebar aero extensions. This is what we came up with…

  • Just wide enough to accommodate width of base bar
  • Shortened to just clear seat tube
  • Braced for additional strength
  • Finished in RAL9007 powder-coat
  • Holds 4 wheels

A rewarding project to work on (more…)