Do what others have said, just buy the covers. Anything else you think might work, won't. I tried the pipe foam and plastic bottles cut up and never trusted it. Plus, It was too hard to get the bike in the case. The frame savers are cheap (you just spent what on the S and S upgrade?) and make life easier when traveling. They are easily cut to fit and install in seconds. Seriously, buying them is a no-brainer. Bike made both trips without a scratch. I would consider them a must have.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) Sheldon Brown from Tucson.