Traveling by train with your bike is becoming more and more common, for professional reasons or for leisure. These two modes of transport are completely complementary and are part of a responsible mobility approach. The companies have understood this and all offer solutions, more or less practical or restrictive, to take your bike with you.
In this article we will see how it goes with the SNCF but know that all the companies display on their websites all the details concerning the transport of bicycles.
Here is what is specified on the SNCF website:
The golden rule: a dismantled bicycle stored in a specific cover with a maximum size of 120x90 cm (85x85 for Eurostar) is considered as hand luggage. It does not require a reservation , and there is no additional cost (except with Ouigo: additional baggage option).
Considered as hand luggage, the bike in a cover must be labeled and must not exceed the maximum authorized dimensions: 120 cm in height and 90 cm in width.
It is therefore essential that the bike be disassembled and stored in a cover measuring 120 x 90 cm maximum to avoid incurring additional costs.
Based on the observation that there was no really satisfactory solution for transporting bicycles on the train, we decided to create the first complete range of bicycle covers specifically adapted to train travel.
This is the TRAINBAg range, made up of 4 models, all compatible with Road Bikes and MTBs , perfectly adapted to 29" and each meeting specific needs:
The TRAINBag Light is the ultra-light (1 kg) and compact cover (barely larger than a water bottle), ideal for your bikepacking trips. It will easily find its place on your bike or in a backpack when you travel.
Link to the cover on our website: https://www.buds-sports.com/produit/housse-velo-pour-train-trainbag-light/
TRAIN Bag Original
The classic model, with integrated pockets for wheel storage. The TRAINBag Original is made of PE600D, an extremely resistant material.
Link to the cover on our website: https://www.buds-sports.com/produit/trainbag-original/
The TRAINBag Race is the most versatile cover with its independent wheel covers. It can be used alone for maximum simplicity and lightness or with its accessories for optimal protection. Its PE600D fabric has an inner TPE induction, abrasion resistant and easily washable.
Link to the cover on our website: https://www.buds-sports.com/produit/housse-velo-pour-train-trainbag-race/
The TRAINBag Travel is the padded cover of the range. Designed to withstand the worst treatment, you can count on it to keep your bike in perfect condition until the end of the world.
Link to the cover on our website: https://www.buds-sports.com/produit/housse-velo-pour-train-trainbag-travel/
All the covers in the TRAINBag range are offered with clever and universal accessories providing optimal protection for your bike. These are the Fork Bike Protect fork protection, the Universal Support and the WHEELBag Race wheel covers.
Universal fork protection, an essential complement to TRAINBags
The universal support to protect the drivetrain by isolating the rear derailleur from the ground and preventing the bike from resting on the large chainring.
The perfect wheel cover for the TRAINBag Race, in PE600D lined with TPE