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Hen House

SKU# hen2012

Availability: In stock


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Put more money in your pocket and fly your bike for FREE in the Hen House from Ruster Sports!

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    Package Includes:
  • 1 Frame Bag
  • 1 Wheel Bag
  • 2 Shoulder Straps
  • 3 Plastic Inserts
  • 1 Wheel Divider
  • 2 Pieces of Pipe Insulation
  • 1 Axle Skewer
  • 1 Derailleur Bag
  • 10 Velcro Straps
  • 1 Fork Protector
  • 2 Wheel Blocks

The Hen House is compatible with triathlon, road, and mountain bikes.

The Hen House is TJ Tollakson’s personal invention to fly with his bicycle. As a professional triathlete, TJ travels with his bike anywhere from 10-16 times per year. He does the majority of his travel on United Airlines and if he were to travel with his bike in a traditional bike box ($100 each way), just 10 trips would total whopping $2000 in bike fees alone! In response to these costly charges TJ developed the Hen House to fit within the 62 linear inch requirement for standard luggage on all major airlines. The weight is minimal, the packing is snug and to this day TJ has never had any damage to his bicycle in over 5 years of flying with the Hen House. Both the frame and wheel bag offer a significant amount of excess space to pack in gear, clothing and other travel needs. TJ often eliminates the use an extra piece of luggage and packs the majority of his travel needs in the Hen House!

Both bags fit nicely on the conveyer belt and will come out with regular checked luggage upon arrival at your destination. Since additional handing is not required for the Hen House, we have yet to incur an excess luggage fee.

The frame bag is roughly a parallelogram and is sized to be 30” on the ground, 24” high, and 8” thick, a total of 62 linear inches. The frame bag holds the complete bicycle frame, handlebars/aerobars, fork (removed from the head tube) and the crank. The interior pocket of the frame bag easily accommodates the pedals, seat post and saddle, and other small accessories. The Hen House will accommodate most bikes (XS-L), but will not fit many bikes with an integrated seat post. Excessively large frame sizes will typically fit in the Hen House with the removal of the crank.

Additional Information

Measuring 30" on the ground, 24" high and 8" thick, the Hen House satisfies the 62 linear inch requirement for standard luggage and avoids those costly bike fees!

    Travel Case Materials:
  • 1000 Denier Ballistic Nylon
  • 400 Denier x 300 Denier Diamond Ripstop
  • T138 Industrial Grade Threading
  • 3/8" Cross Linked Polyethylene Foam
  • Pet Collar Webbing
  • YKK Zippers
    Empty Weight:
  • Frame Bag = 5 lbs
  • Wheel Bag = 4 lbs

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