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Old 11-05-03, 09:09 PM
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trailers what is out there

The only trailer I have found in my area is the bob yak trailer are there others? pros and cons? Strating to plan a 2 week self supported trip. Feel a trailer is the way to go but would like input.
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Old 11-06-03, 10:42 PM
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This site doesn't list 'em all by any means, but it's a good place to start... with handy links.

https://www.bikeroute.com/TrailerMatrix.htm
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I use a BOB yak and love it. It has a low centre of gravity and follows well. With the weight low it allows for good cornering and less resistance than some of the other trailers that can be converted from child carrier to gear carrier. The Yak also gives you the option of going off road on a single track as it only has one tire that tracks you bike tire
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Hi Wylie,

We own a Bykaboose trailer. It's a great trailer for the money. It has a 80# capacity, a strap and pin hitch, pull-over cover and it's collapsable. We put many miles on this trailer and it still looks almost new. Many people ask us about the hitch because they're used to seeing something clamped onto the bike. We have a pin that's mounted on the skewer and the trailer has a fat leather strap with a hole in it for the pin to slide through. We chose a two-wheeled trailer over a single wheeled trailer because of weight distribution on the trailer tongue. When loaded properly, you can have close to zero force on the rear tire which result in less spoke popping. We're a tandem team so we carry quite a load when touring. The trailer mainly carries our tent, sleeping bags, supplies and extras and the panniers and bike bags carry neccesssities.

Good luck with your trailer research!
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Also check out the Burley Nomad.
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This was only my third overnighter (all within the last month & all in the desert) with my new BOB and my newly converted old Mtb. Initially, I had skinnies on the bike and pulling the BOB unweighed the front end which made for a less than solid handling. Switching to fat tires made all the difference in the world for my particular situation....the bike tracks well and not squirrley at all. Even uprighting the bike from its parked (jack-knifed) position is alot easier. So far, I am happy with the BOB. It hauls a ton of stuff....it's easy to take more stuff than you actually need. For the necessities, I wear a medium sized fanny pack which carries my digi-cam, compact binoculars, cash, etc...... Opening the trailer sack is a bit of a hassle for frequent retrieval of small items. Here's a shot from this week's over-nighter out in the desert.

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My Burley "Nomad"

If I did this attachment thing correct,then here's a photo of my Burley "Nomad". If not then sorry
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We just took delivery of our trailor for our daughter...

**Note the hip swimming goggles she insisted on wearing for the photo

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