We recommend that you ALWAYS purchase the amount of Premium Protection required to cover the cost of replacing your bike, wheels or gear that you are shipping based on their current market value. Then you will be fully protected in the event of damage or loss.
Frames are the most frequently damaged item in shipping, and they are also typically the most expensive component in a bike shipment. Full replacement value of carbon frames typically costs between $2,000 to $7,000, depending on the specific frame. Carbon frame repairs commonly range from $600 to $1,000.
Premium Protection is optional coverage for the properly packed contents of your box or case. The value you select is the maximum amount to be paid in the event of accidental loss or damage to your shipment while it is in the possession of our partner carrier. BikeFlights.com will NOT pay claim amounts exceeding the purchased amount of Premium Protection. BikeFlights.com will also NOT pay claim amounts exceeding the market value of a shipment’s contents.