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Zinn World Travel Bikes with S&S Couplers

Zinn Travel Bike SeriesWe are pleased to offer custom Zinn frames in steel or titanium with S&S couplers for ease of traveling. And, of course, since we cater to tall riders, this means that very tall customers, too, can have the convenience of traveling with their bike in an airline-legal-size case. The 26” X 26” X 10” hard case flies on any airline for no extra charge and rolls easily on a pair of wheels with a handle in front.

These couplers are superbly designed and precision machined, whether in steel or titanium, to hold each tube together as strongly as if it were one piece. Naturally, we install them with impeccable workmanship into the tubes; we do this before mitering the tubes and building the frame. The couplers add some weight, but otherwise the ride quality of the bicycle is exactly the same.

Since I travel so much, I have spent a number of years perfecting the travel bike. We now build tall travel bikes with four couplers instead of two, and we have developed the Zinn/KGS coupled stem to speed up packing. We also use slotted cable stops so that the cables can be easily removed from the bike. Instead of frame mounted cable adjusters, we use inline barrel adjusters so that you’ll never loose cable adjustment when you take the bike apart. It’s really nice when the bike immediately works perfectly when reassembled at your destination.

slotted cable stops
slotted cable stops

On this page you can watch a video to see the step-by-step packing of a super-large bike into the case.

The titanium bike in the video is 65cm with a 63cm top tube and 205mm cra

nk arms. With only two couplers, the fork with it

s extra-long steering tube will not fit along one edge and must go in diagonally. As a result, it must be removed, since the down tube would stick out of the case if the fork were left installed in the frame. If a tall bike is built with 4 couplers, like the one in the video, the fork does not need to be removed. This makes things much easier.

titanium 4 coupler travel bike

We are also happy to retrofit S&S couplers into any steel or titanium frame that has round tubes. Retrofitting is a great way to add versatility to your own bike. Many people will have us retrofit an older bike that doesn’t get much use anymore to give it a new life as a travel bike.

Coupler Weight:

Stainless steel couplers add 250-450grams/pair to the weight of a steel frame, depending on tubing diameters.
Titanium couplers add 230-380grams/pair to the weight of a titanium frame, depending on tubing diameters.

Available Accessories for Zinn Travel Bikes
HARD CASE, 10″
HARD CASE, 12″
HARD CASE, 14″
DELUXE HARD CASE, 26″ X 26″ X 10″, SIDEPULL
DELUXE HARD CASE, 26″ X 26″ X 12″, SIDEPULL

BACKPACK CASE
LIGHTWEIGHT CASE
BOX COVER
CARDBOARD BOX
COMPRESSION MEMBERS 10″, 12″, OR 14″ CASE SUPPORTS (3)
TUBE COVERS 4″ FTC
TUBE COVERS 5.5″ FTC
TUBE COVERS 7.5″ FTC
TUBE COVERS 9″ FTC
TSA SECURITY NET
SIX INCH S & S COUPLER WRENCH
TWELVE INCH S & S COUPLER WRENCH
EXTRA CABLES FOR COUPLERS (3)
CABLE SPLITTERS FOR COUPLERS (3)
7 FOOT CAM STRAP FOR BACKUP CASE CLOSURE

As with all our frames, we won’t let your bicycle out the door until it meets not only our high quality standards, but yours as well.

To see a variety of frames built with components, please see our bike gallery. You can also see available colors for Zinn Cycles Custom Frames.If you don’t see a color you like, you can choose a color from our special order color chart.

At Zinn Cycles, we will always give you an estimate of when your custom bike or cranks will be delivered. While we do our best to give an accurate ETA, it is still only an estimate. Custom bikes can take a long time to produce. There are a lot of factors that affect the building and delivery process of custom made products. We will do everything we can to deliver within our ETA, but it is not always possible. We strive to design and build the best quality custom cycling products for our customers, and we will do so even if it takes a really long time. I am certain that you will be happy with our products and it will be worth the wait.

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