Touring - yes another trailer question...
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02-23-06, 04:28 PM
im going on a cross-country tour
Im scared of the BOB because of the stress on my bike Trek 1000 and i have heard of it throwing bikers off
any advice thanks...
I used a Trek 1000c on my last tour using a BOB. The aluminum frame flexed a bit under the weight, which may have been worse if I had used panniers, but didn't have any problems other than that. Just a note, if I have to use this bike again for a tour, I'll change to V-brakes. The weight (which would be there with a BOB or with panniers) made it a little scary on the downhills when using cantis.
Hope this helps.
02-23-06, 05:43 PM
I towed a BOB trailer for many years and never had a problem with it. Never fell while towing it and as long as I kept the speed down to 25 MPH or lower I had no sway either. The BOB trailer seems to be the most popular trailer from what I have seen anyway. There is a learning curve when using a BOB but once you get the feel for it you shouldn't have any trouble. That said, I sold my BOB and went to a Burley Nomad. The reason for this was not because I thought the Nomad was any better but rather because one of my recumbents is not built for towing a BOB trailer. Just my opinion...
SOunds like an urban myth to me.
02-23-06, 09:08 PM
You also might want to check out the brand of Carry Freedom. They have one that folds and packs in a few seconds. Heard of someone pulling theirs across Australia. You won't have any problems w/ the BOB however.
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