If it were an universal product, available for all kinds of bikes, Tern’s FlightSuit would have probably sparked a revolution. But even so, available only for Tern bikes, the kit is proof of what efficient labour in the R&D department can do. So, why is the FlightSuit such a noteworthy item? Because it makes a bicycle fit into into a standard-sized suitcase for airline travel.
The Tern FlightSuit, together with off-the-shelf suitcase such as the Samsonite Aeris Comfort Spinner 82 (31”), forms a rugged and cost-effective option for traveling with a Tern bike. Every 20″ wheel Tern bicycle fit this airline legal suitcase, and, depending on the bike model, some accessory parts have to be disassembled.
The 9-piece Tern FlightSuit-Kit includes a large suitcase pad plus custom protectors for the bike’s seatpost, handlepost, pedals and dropouts. Pads are made of durable 240D nylon bonded with 5mm, dual-layer padding, to protect the bike during transit, and as a helpful guide, the instructions are printed right on the suitcase pad and show how to fit the bike into the suitcase.
FlightSuit can also be used with Tern 24″ wheel bikes with larger dimension suitcases. Suitcases are sold separately and are not included with the FlightSuit.The item is now available at a MSRP of US$75 /€75.00 through the worldwide network of Tern dealers and from the Tern Store at www.premiumbikegear.com