Tandem Cycling - trailers anyone?
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My wife/stoker and I were just out running small errands on our tandem last weekend. Due to a joint custody thing we have every other weekend to take off on a long bike. We were thinking it would be kinda cool to get a trailer for the back of the bike for shopping. You know, see if we could do without the car when the kids are gone. Who out there uses what trailer?
02-24-04, 04:10 PM
I have a Trek trailer that I have been using for about 2 years. I pull the kids around this metropark in it (crushed gravel trail). They are 2 and 4 years old approx. weight 65-70 lbs. pulls easy, stable. The trailer was like $200.00ish and it has held up well, you can hose it out easily and and it hooks to the frame fast. I own a Burley tandem and they just sent me a catalog, they have a large assortment of trailers and alternative hook up method which seems slick. Hope this helps.
02-24-04, 04:44 PM
Have you ruled out getting panniers?
02-24-04, 04:49 PM
We have a BOB Yak that works great. I have used it for about 3 years now. The tandem we have is a Santanna Arriva and BOB makes a fork for the trailer to fit the extra width of the back hub on the Santanna. I pull the trailer with my mtb also and it has withstood a LOT of use/abuse. It hooks to the QR so the centre of gravety stays low and I often forget it is behind us.
02-24-04, 04:54 PM
I also have a BOB yak. I haven't used it a whole lot yet, but the bit I have used it, I was very impressed. It's a well built trailer and is easy to hook up and pull. I had about a 50lb load on it when I went camping a while back and it worked flawlessly.
02-25-04, 08:13 AM
Who out there uses what trailer?
A Burley really helped to maintain stability, increase training value for the captain, and reduce wiggliation.
See the picture (& my picture) for what I'm talking about.
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