US customer John sent us this picture of his well-travelled Tourmalet on this way through New Orleans. Looking good John!
Customer Emilio has finally been able to travel with his Tourmalet box – a trip much delayed due to the pandemic (remember that?!). This is what he had to say by way of review…
I often travel to Japan, a bike heaven if there is one, and I decided it was time to transport my bike without becoming mad every time I have to pack it. I ordered a Tourmalet, and happily received it … just in time for the pandemics. Now travelling to Japan is again (sort of) possible, so I am glad to say that the box fulfilled my expectations. Packing is easy. The bike is perfectly protected. It looks great, and raises the curiosity and admiration of other travellers. It also rolls beautifully and doubles as a cart for ordinary luggage 😉.
Cement Grey colour Ventoux Road
Cement Grey may sound a little bland but it’s been one of our favourite colours this year – wonderfully understated. Customer MC sent in these images of his Ventoux Road in this colour and commented:
“Tried packing the box today. I left the saddle and seat post in, just dropped it a bit, so that I didn’t have to disconnect the di2. Easy once you get the hang of it, it will be much quicker than other boxes where much more disassembly and strapping in is required.”
For those who are interested in specifying this colours, the code for Cement Grey is RAL7033
Customer BL sent in this fantastic image of his two Tourmalet in Marrakech – just brilliant!
Classy wrap applied by customer EL
Customer EL from Singapore @celam2000 sent us this image of a wrap he’d applied to his Tourmalet box – love it!
HS’s Ventoux MTB box
US customer sent us this image of his customised Ventoux MTB box leaving the aircraft in Colorado – he says:
“My trip to Colorado to participate a MTB race was accompanied by Ventoux MTB box. Couldn’t be happier that no damage inside out the box and my bike was safely transported through one of the roughest baggage handling among all airports.”
Gail’s Ventoux MTB feedback
UK customer Gail has a Ventoux MTB uniquely set up for her Cannondale Lefty – here’s here feedback after her first trip with the box:
I just wanted to let you know that I have returned from a MTB holiday in The Pyrenees. My bike box had its first outing. I am so delighted with it. The whole process of packing was so simple and secure. I had complete peace of mind whilst it was in transit with Easy Jet 😬. Thank you so much, it was worth every penny. I am now promoting you big time to all my cycling comrades.
Thank you Gail!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.