Recreational & Family - Trailers? Pros Cons and advise on brands
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03-04-03, 12:00 AM
I am about to invest in a Trailer for my bicycle to haul my Daughter in so she can enjoy the out doors whiledaddy gets some excersise. I have looked all over the web for info on the Carriers. My conserns are 1) Safety for my child. 2) Durability of the product 3) Value for my money. I have looked at many models online including the Instep Trailers, Bell lil rambler(are they the same as the helmet company?), Yakima (mabe too expensive), Chariot Carriers and Burly (both of wich are kind of expensive). The Bell Lil Rambler is one of the front runners that I am considering but I can't seem to find some info on it, like does it have a stroller conversion kit available so I can walk around after I have arived at a destination withouthaving to lock anoter piece of equipment.
Basically any feedback you can giveme on your experiences with child trailers would be great. Any websites that have this info would be helpful also.
03-05-03, 10:25 AM
We have the Burley D'lite trailer and could not be happier with it. We have hauled our son in it many times for rides as long as 40 miles. It is very well made and roomy. A few times, we've taken other children as well and it's a little cramped for two kids but the kids seem to like riding together in it. The trailer collapses easily for transport and tows great. We've had it in excess of 40 mph behind our tandem. It makes for a very stable ride.
If fact, I was so impressed with the D'lite that I later bought the Burley Nomad cargo trailer. I use it for touring and groceries.
03-05-03, 10:33 AM
By the way, I forgot to mention that Burley D'lites hold their value really well. It's very easy to sell them once your little ones have outgrown it and graduated to their own bikes.
03-05-03, 10:49 AM
Dude, don't post the same question in multiple forums. Welcome, by the way.
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