Originally Posted by isuffer
I'm in search for a bike trailer to trail my 5 & 2 year olds. Can anyone suggest a brand? I saw one at Costco for $174, that operates as a trailer or stroller. Will the trailer put stress on my bike? I'm thinking about using my Trek 5000. Thank you.
We've been very happy with the Trek GoBug. Not the cheapest, not the most expensive, but very well built. It also has lots of legroom and headroom, but a large-ish 5-year-old would be a tight fit.
You might look at a trailercycle or (expensive) tandem for the 5-year-old, and a trailer for the 2-year-old. (you can tow a trailer behind a trailercycle behind a bike, but you'll want low gears)
Towing puts a lot more stress on the engine (you!) than the bicycle itself. However, it can be fairly hard on rear wheels, so make sure your rear wheel is in good shape (high even spoke tension, hub recently serviced if needed, etc).