Bob trailer and Trek 400 Carbon Fiber mountain bike?
Simple version of the question: Will it damage my Trek 400 carbon fiber mountain bike by pulling a Bob trailer?
Longer version: I have a Trek 400 carbon fiber mountain bike, and I'd like to try bike touring in an inexpensive way, that is, not buying a new bike until I know that I like bike touring. I backpack, and I have lightweight backpacking gear, so I can keep the load light (estimating 22 pounds without food and water, plus trailer weight). I recently saw a Bob trailer on Craigslist for $125, so I bought it. I know it isn't the idea setup, but are carbon fiber frames strong enough to pull the Bob trailer without damaging the bike? I'm planning on a mix of paved road and dirt road riding, but nothing too technical.