If you are anything like me, you want to make sure you are getting the best tool for the job and not spending your money on features you do not need. Which leads us to this post,
I had difficulty finding the difference between the two of them, so as I did my research and continue to do so these are my notes.
The Pro version is a little lighter but more importantly, it has an improved inside layout with better features for securing your bike.
Another notable difference is the disk brake rotor protection. The original bag has some protection while the Pro version is much more substantial.
Bike Travel Bag (Original)
- Released in 2008
- Fits: road bikes, triathlon bikes, XC-, FR-, downhill bikes, 29“ bikes
- Minimal Disk Brake Rotor Protection
Here you can see how a mountain bike and road bike will fit into the original bag.
Bike Travel Bag Pro
- Released in 2015
- Fits: road bikes, triathlon bikes, XC, DH, FR, enduro, ≤29“ bikes
- Has Disk Brake Rotor protection
Mountain Bike Packed
Here you can see mountain bike its rear wheel of the bike fit into the travel bag pro. When compared to the original, there are more straps, padding, and protection to keep the bike safe and secure. Included with the pro version is the frame pad, which wraps around the top and bottom tubes.
When it comes to wheels, disc brake rotors and cassettes, there is more protection. There is a thicker guar protecting the rotor and two braces to help protect the entire wheel.
Road Bike Packed
As you know road bikes are much smaller than mountain bikes, so you will have more room for your bike or more room to pack a larger bike.
In addition to the frame pad
The same wheel protection will help protect your cassette or disc brakes if your road bike has them.
This one is pretty straightforward the Original bike travel bag is available in five colors and the pro model is just two.
Travel Bike Bag (original) Colors
Travel Bike Bag Pro Colors
While the bags are pretty much the same the dimensions are a little different and one size could be a bit better depending on your bike style and size.
Clip-on Wheel Weight:
Road Bike Adapter Weight:
139 x 36 x 80 cm
130 x 27 x 78 cm
139 x 36 x 22 cm
Road Bike Adapter, Frame Pad, and Clip-on Wheel
136 x 39 x 80 cm
128 x 27 x 78 cm
136 x 39 x 25 cm
Differences according to the EVOC FAQ
I found the
Essentially they say that the Pro Bag is a newly designed bag, with aluminum construction, molded parts, more warp resistant and lighter.
- The Pro Bag is lighter 8000g compared to 9000g. About 2.2 pounds lighter.
- Pro Bag wheels are smoother, quieter and better.
- Pro Bag has tougher external material.
- Pro Bag has a clip-on wheel.
- Pro Bag comes with a road bike adapter
- Pro Bag has better disc brake protection
- Pro Bag has better straps, clips, and velcro making it easier to use
- Pro Bag has stronger and lighter bike blot.
You can see their faq here
I hope you have found this post helpful.
For me I think the Pro Bag is the way to go. With that being said if I found a great deal on the original back I might purchase that one.
If you have any questions or additional information to add please let me know in the comments. I will do my best to get the question answered or the post updated.