Reviews

John H’s Tourmalet

John kindly sent us this image from his trip from the US to Germany and Austria – delayed by three years due to you-know-what.

Congratulations John for getting there eventually!

Dave’s Tourmalet “Erik”

Dave R named his Tourmalet after Erik Zabel’s green jersey (sadly it didn’t make Dave any faster).

After returning from his trip to Europe Dave said:

“I love natural metal and anodised finishes but on a whim opted for a Tourmalet in Buxumbox’s Enhanced Powder Coat finish. It looked stunning on arrival – but how long would that last? It turns out I needn’t have worried. After two flights and a 100 mile airport transfer lying on its side in a builder’s gritty van following a rental car debacle the finish unbelievably still looks brand new. Fantastic piece of kit!”

Dave’s Tourmalet is finished in RAL6018 Yellow Green

Steve G’s Ventoux Road box

Customer Steve G has just returned from Greece and provided this review:

I wanted a super-sturdy bike box that doesn’t require removing road bike handlebars. The Ventoux checks off all of the boxes! My first trip with the box included flying transatlantic and a bit of Greek island hopping. One island involved walking from the ferry port to our villa (3.4km roundtrip) on sometimes rough tarmac. The wheels had zero issues rolling and no sign of wear! Every aspect of the Ventoux is very carefully thought out and am very impressed; you get what you pay for. Looking forward to lots more travels with the Buxumbox.

Thanks Steve!

Jeff’s Ventoux Road

UK customer Jeff dropped us this line after his first trip with his new Ventoux Road.

“Just as the sign says – special equipment for sure. I had not anticipated a new phenomenon to appear on my new Buxumbox first outing to Mallorca – namely ‘Bikebox envy’. The attention and questions that i got re new box was amazing.”

Jeff’s box is finished in custom colour RAL3007 Black Red.

Martin’s Tourmalets

Martin kindly sent in this image of his pair of Tourmalets in Gran Canaria – the view is from their Teror base looking up to Pico de Las Nieves at 1949 metres altitude.
A great image of some well-travelled boxes!

Gary’s long-term review

This from Gary, owner of two 2015 and 2017 Tourmalets.

“A good friend has been asking about transporting bikes. We have always used a Buxumbox bike box on our travels.. Grateful to the team there for helping out when needed.. The older of the two boxes recently completed 50 flights.. collecting more patina on its way!”

These images are testament to how these boxes stand up to multiple years of frequent travel.

Dan’s Ventoux “Rodney”

Just back from a week in Spain, Dan dropped us this review.
“Recently treated myself to a new Ventoux Road Bike Box after seeing a pal’s in the flesh.  The box was supplied at amazingly short notice by Buxumbox and was an absolute doddle to pack compared to my old box. Tons of extra space inside for your kit and I really couldn’t be happier.  Looking forward to many more adventures with it soon! “

Feedback from the past week…

Tom D, UK
Just wanted to say I went on my first trip with the box a few weeks ago. Absolutely great piece of kit. May seem like small details but the wheels roll so smoothly. Packing is super easy. Its clearly taken a few knocks in the hold so definitely doing its job.
Everything about it is extremely well made and it works beautifully.
A great product and delighted I have got one. And the big plus for the household is that by splitting it you can get it through the loft hatch.

Caroline T, France
The box has arrived and I must admit it has far exceeded all expectations even if it does look like a large oblong Royal Mail letter box!  It certainly won’t be hard to spot at the airport.I have tried it out and managed to get my bike in the box without even removing the seat so that’s a real result.  The perfect box for a woman, dare I say it.  I will photograph it and add it to my instagram account.  As far as I can see it has to be the best box on the market which accommodates integrated handlebars.

Emily R, USA
Box arrived a few days ago and it looks beautiful and unharmed! Thank you so much for all your efforts to get it to me in time for my trip. I recognize that it was probably a logistical challenge for you and your team, and I want you to know I appreciate your efforts.
I’m excited to use the box in my move and I am sure to recommend you guys based on your customer service!

Santiago’s Tourmalet box

Santiago is based in New York and travels with a S-Works Tarmac. This is what he had to say about his Tourmalet box:

“It arrived on Friday. Did a test packing, just to see. Wow! Super fast and what a well-designed product. After years with a Scicon Aerotech hard case I know the Tourmalet will be a breeze to travel with, likely fits into cars with more ease!”

Press

Mike Millar’s YouTube review of the Ventoux Road

Canadian customer Mike runs the YouTube channel Bikes by Mike

In his latest video, experienced traveller Mike talks about his priorities for selecting a bike box and gives an overview of the most popular products currently on the market – there’s also a handy timelapse of him packing his own Ventoux Road – 5 minutes 59 seconds  not bad at all for a first attempt. See the video here.

SpyVelo box

Thanks to James from SpyVelo for sending an image of their box – we supplied in matt black – they applied decals.

Ventoux MTB review by off.road.cc October 2018

As the only aluminium bike box on the market, the Buxumbox Ventoux MTB’s unique design means it affords great protection for ultimate peace of mind.

It’s quick and easy to pack and extraordinarily easy to wheel around. Yes, it’s a lot of money but it’s a high-quality piece of kit and should last a very long time

More info here

Road.cc July 2018 Tourmalet review

The Buxumbox Tourmalet is a strong aluminium bike case for carrying your bike safely when you fly, and it’s very easy to pack too. The price and possibly the weight are hurdles.

  • Pros: Strong, durable, easy to pack
  • Cons: A little heavier and pricier than most rivals

Several changes have been made since we first reviewed the Buxumbox Tourmalet three years ago, the most significant being that you can now get it with fixing points for bikes with thru-axles as well as open-ended dropouts and that assembly has now been moved to the UK – Okehampton in Devon, to be more precise. I’ll tell you about other changes later on.

More info here

 

I’ve used many other boxes but this surpasses them by far. They thought of everything and top of the list is style and function. You couldn’t want more. – Xterra World Champs Competitor
Mike Watson