SCICON Technical Bags
SCICON’s Mission is simple; to be the brand of choice when it comes to bike travel and protection by ensuring safe, stylish and stress-free travel for cyclists.
Established in 1980 in Northern Italy by Luciano Fantin, SCICON has become the benchmark for bike luggage and protection globally. Over the past 36 years, SCICON has worked with the biggest names in cycling, including Francesco Moser, Paolo Bettini, Laurent Fignon the current World Champion Peter Sagan, alongside the ultra-winners of Grand Tours Alberto Contador and Vincenzo Nibali, plus 20 professional cycling teams, all choosing to travel around the world with Scicon Bags and cases.
SCICON is now a brand of ASG International with joint-CEOs Heinrich Dannhauser from South Africa and Massimo Fantin, son of the original founder. They are both dedicated to creating bike travel products that ensure bikes get to where they need to be completely unharmed. SCICON offers a complete range of products to transport bicycles by air travel. Fuelled by innovative design and high-grade materials, they are as good-looking as they are reliable.
ABOVE: Summit4CAD Founder Jon Patrick Hyde in the Maui Airport with his Eagle Bicycle in a SCICON Aerotech Evolution 3.0 TSA Bike Travel Case.
It should be noted that when leaving Maui after successfully cycling to the summit of Mt. Haleakala, Jon was surprised to find that the Maui airport doesn’t have an x-ray machine large enough to scan bicycles so every bicycle leaving the island must be hand-inspected by the TSA. 4 latches and the SCICON Aerotech Evolution case was open – its clam-shell design allowing easy inspection. Jon was through the TSA checkpoint in 5 minutes. There were other cyclists who had bags by other companies that were subjected to 30 minute long inspections because the design of their bags didn’t allow for inspection; everything had to be removed one item at a time. One of these cyclists was very upset for they were going to miss their flight.
This simple design innovation paid for itself this first trip if you consider the cost of missing a flight because your bag/case doesn’t allow for easy TSA inspection.
ABOVE: Jon’s Eagle Bicycle packed before heading to Maui. SCICON’s Case allows for easy access for TSA inspection.