Ethan’s Christmas Buxumbox review

Ethan’s Christmas Buxumbox review

“I made the decision to purchase a Ventoux MTB BuxomBox as I travel frequently & need a quality hard case not only for peace of mind but because my cycle insurance requires it. I contacted the company with a few questions before I put in my order. Correspondence was quick, extremely helpful & all queries were dealt with efficiently. I even had a few issues with the design of the box that they assisted with. I put my order in & was excited to see what it would look like.
Upon delivery the box was packaged safely. I was & am still, very pleased with the service & high quality of the product. The design turned out better in person than I imagined.
Pro tip: don’t be like me; read the instructions of how to pack the bike properly on the website. I was worried at one point that the bike didn’t fit but rest assured eventually after reading the instructions it fit like a dream.
Due to Covid I haven’t managed to travel with it yet however it is making a handy storage box for the bike to keep it out of the way when I don’t ride it for a few days. It is easy to manoeuvre the box due to the wheels, which are super smooth & the bike sits extremely securely so I am confident it will travel well. I highly recommend these boxes if you are looking for a safe secure bike travel box.”
Custom double RV box

Custom double RV box

Possibly the largest box we’ve made…

Our brief here was to design and produce a highly customised box to hold two bikes that could either be securely mounted to the rear of a RV or conventionally used for air travel. Customer required absolute minimum of disassembly so bikes could be quickly readied for a ride. Security was also a priority – the owners wanted peace of mind that both box and bikes would be secure when the RV was unattended.

The solution is a super-wide version of our Ventoux box that houses the two bikes head-to-tail without the need to remove handlebars or pedals.

Other design considerations are:

  • Twin handles and each end to facilitate two people lifting in to a RV rack
  • Additional bracing to support the box when hung on its side
  • Secure attachment system to enable closed box to be secured to RV

Quite a fun design process – in addition to a CAD model we mocked up a wood and cardboard space envelope to test the concept before cutting metal – see final photo.

All finished in a low-key matt black finish.

 

A couple of custom boxes…

A couple of custom boxes…

A couple of custom boxes that have gone through the workshop in the last week:

(1) matt black Tourmalet with Argonaut decals in white – a very clean-looking box

(2) a Ventoux with the panels only in Wine Red (RAL 3005) – now on it’s way to Singapore

Our options for custom colours and decals are almost unlimited – and can really make your box stand out from crowd. Please contact us for more info.

SUV/van interior bike racks

SUV/van interior bike racks

Another example of our custom fabrication capability. Today we’re shipping a pair of these to a Canadian customer who wanted a system to keep his bikes upright and organised in the back of his SUV.

We developed this rack based on the standard mounting system used in the Tourmalet and Ventoux bike boxes – this accommodates both QR and thru-axle hubs and allows for a wide wheelbase range.

The idea is that these can be mounted inside the luggage compartment of a SUV or van, keeping precious bikes secure and out of the elements. Photos show seat-post removed but this can be kept in situ for taller vehicles. Each rack has two sets of adjustable outriggers to allow them to stand up stably – an array of slots  provides for additional strapping to tie-down points. Finish is a durable matt black powder coating.

These two units were made as a custom order by laser-cutting and fabricating a number of aluminium elements. If there is sufficient interest in this then we’d tool up for higher volumes and add to the Buxumbox range.

Need something similar? Please get in touch!