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Not wild about 2007 Burley D'Lite redesign
Went to my local REI and noticed that they had the new redesigned 2007 Burley D'Lite trailers in stock, as well as closeouts on the '06 D'Lites. The new D'Lites (and Encores?)
use the same folding procedure as the Solo and Cub trailers--the new D'Lites no longer have the wheelguards that they always have had in the past and no longer fold side to side, which was always easier on the side windows for storage (no creases in the window). Burley now says that their trailers are stronger than ever, that they will withstand a vertical force of 300 lbs.--that may be important if an object falls from above, but I would be more concerned about side impact from a vehicle rather than something falling on the trailer! Those wheelguards were an added safety feature that the new trailer does not have. They have changed the hitch design as well, apparently to fit more bikes. Price has jumped to $459, from $449 and the Solos are now $359, up from $319. I'm looking at picking up a closeout '06!