The Airport Ninja Bike Travel Case
The Airport Ninja Bike Travel Case
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Compact and discreet, the Airport Ninja is the world’s stealthiest bike travel case. But that doesn’t mean it skimps on protection. Beneath the 1680-denier ballistics nylon shell is hard plastic armor and multi-density foam to shield your prized possession from the pressure, sharp impacts, and drops it might experience on its way from the check-in counter to baggage claim. Foam wheel dividers and a fork pocket keep these parts of the bike separate and protected during transport. Padded backpack straps help you shoulder the load comfortably. The case expands in width so there’s room to pack extra equipment or souvenirs, and when empty can compress down to 2” for convenient storage.
Say goodbye to bike fees. Become an Airport Ninja.
We first developed the concept of the Airport Ninja as professional cyclists. We realized that growing bike fees were an avoidable expense that was making it harder for us to pursue our dreams of traveling and racing bikes. Anyone who has traveled with a bike has had the sinking feeling of having to pay up to $200 each way just to bring their bike on the plane. Sometimes this is more than the cost of the ticket!
We built the first prototype and avoided fees on our very first flight. Soon our friends and other racers were asking for cases of their own and the Airport Ninja was born.
Compact and discreet, the Airport Ninja has over 50,000 flights and has saved over $7.5 million in bike fees. As lifelong cyclists, we understand the needs of jetsetting bike-tourists and racers, and we have leveraged this knowledge and experience to design a game-changing bike travel case from the ground up. We wanted something that was easy to use, was easy to transport and store while on the road, and does not compromise on.
The Airport Ninja packs easily in as little as 15 minutes, requiring just one additional step over a traditional case. It complies with all airline regulations regarding the removal of handlebars, pedals, and having hard plastic sides (try finding another travel case that meets all 3 of those requirements). At only 10.6 pounds, you can pack the Ninja with nearly 40 pounds including bike and other equipment before hitting the standard weight limit for airlines. Perfect for full suspension mountain bikes and storing riding gear, traveling with the Airport Ninja minimizes your need for additional luggage.
It’s also the easiest travel case to transport by far. Padded backpack straps help you shoulder the load comfortably. It’s compact size - 1/3 the weight and volume of hard cases - means it’s easy to carry, maneuver around the airport, and fits in nearly all rental car and taxis. The case expands in width so there’s room to pack extra equipment or souvenirs, and when empty can compress down to 2” for convenient storage at home when not in use or on the road.
Having your prized possession arrive in one piece is non-negotiable. We’ve had our share of mishaps traveling with those old hardcases, all because TSA couldn’t close the box correctly, and would throw it around because they were so heavy. The lightweight design plus zippered closure means TSA will handle it properly. Built to last the Airport Ninja is made out of the most durable and abrasion resistant materials there are. Beneath the 1680-denier ballistics nylon shell is hard plastic armor and multi-density foam to shield your prized possession from the pressure, sharp impacts, and drops it might experience on its way from the check-in counter to baggage claim. Foam wheel dividers and a fork pocket keep these parts of the bike separate and protected during transport.
- Optimized shape to allow for greatest packable volume while appearing smaller
- Multi-density 2” thick foam insert that wraps 360 degrees around frame
- Hard plastic sides keep carbon bikes safe and meet airline bicycle luggage regulations
- Padded backpack straps
- 6 compression straps allowing the case to expand from 2” to 8” deep
- Removable padding insert allows case to store flat
- 12 lbs, allowing 38 pounds of usable packing weight before surpassing airline weight restrictions
- Discreet, all black construction with no exterior branding
- Available in 2 sizes to fit all road, mountain, gravel, and triathlon/tt bikes
- Abrasion resistant, durable, and weatherproof ballistic Nylon materials
- Oversized YKK #10 Zipper
- High-density polyethylene plastic panels
Internal Case Storage and Dividers
- 1 Elastic gear pocket
- 2 foam dividers to keep frame and wheels separate
In order to provide you with the smallest possible case for your bike, we have created two sizes of Airport Ninja:
Medium - fits road and CX bikes up to ~58cm
Large - fits 60-63cm road bikes and up to a large 29er or 650B mountain bike
Certain geometries might require sizing up, such as 'comfort' or 'touring' geometries which have relatively long head tubes and/or chain stays. Bikes with 'integrated' cockpit (cable routing through stem and head tube) may not be compatible. Enter your bike information during checkout to help us verify compatibility. If you have specific requests or notes you can use this space at checkout to provide these as well. If you have any questions regarding sizing, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Handling & Shipping Times
Orders currently ship in 1-2 business days. Our standard service is UPS Ground, which takes 2-5 business days depending on how far one is from our headquarters in San Diego. If you plan to travel with the case in less than two weeks, it's best to email us to confirm shipping speed beforehand.
Expedited shipping service is available for $75. We use UPS Next Day Air. We can often ship expedited orders same-day, but depending on the time the order is placed, it might not go out until the next day. If you need your case ASAP, it's best to place the order immediately and email us right away outlining your time constraints. We will do our best to give you the fastest possible service. If we are unable to fulfill your order within the necessary time constraints, we can refund you.
We offer shipping anywhere in the world. Transit times vary. Customer is responsible for any applicable duties and fees. Expedited service through DHL is also available for those with specific delivery requirements.
Complete Packing Instructions
There are as many ways to pack an Airport Ninja as there are Airport Ninjas. What works well for one user and their bike may not be the ideal solution for another user with a different bike. It's important to practice packing soon after receiving your Airport Ninja so that we have plenty of time to help you should you need assistance.
We recommend packing the frame in one of the following three orientations in order to provide the best fit for your bike while preventing contact between the chain rings and the outer layers of fabric. Notice the head tube and rear dropout always go in the less-rounded corners.
Additional Steps for Bikes with a Fork-Routed Front Brake Cable/Hose
"I’ve lost count of how many times the Airport Ninja has accompanied me on both domestic and international trips, and I have yet to be charged or suffer any damage upon arrival... The fact that it lets me bring test bikes helps me keep the review process on track, too."
"In practice, it took us about 10 minutes longer to build our bike compared with our traveling companion, who had a more conventional case. She paid about $400 in fees to fly to France and back with her bike. Our Airport Ninja slipped by unnoticed."
"Over many months of travels, with multiple flights, the Orucase Airport Ninja has shown itself to be durable and reliable transport for my bike, it has become my go-to bag anytime I travel with my bike."
The Evolution of Bike Travel Cases
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