Re: Two-wheeled Trailers?
- On May 31, Kate wrote:
> I saw a guy at the farmer's market yesterday with a two-wheelI've used a BOB Yak, two different Burleys and a Bikes at Work Model
> trailer that formerly was some brand of kid trailer, possibly
> Burley, that his kids had refused to ride in after age two, which
> he now uses for hauling. He took the canopy off and what was left
> was a wide flat molded plastic tub that looked awesome for the bags
> of potting soil and whatnot he had in there.
> I just sold my BOB to make room for the Xtra, and after the
> squirrely feel of that thing with 60 lbs of groceries, I can
> appreciate a two-wheel trailer. I haven't used one, but am curious
> if any of you have comments on 2-wheel versus one-wheel trailers.
64 cargo trailer.
The BOB was the squirreliest of the lot. It's really good for hauling
small or medium-sized loads on singletrack, but there are many things
better for pavement.
I own a Burley Nomad (the smaller cargo trailer) and a trashpicked
Burley D'Lite (2-seat kid trailer). Both are far more stable than the
BOB for anything over about 30 or 40 pounds and are ideal for hauling
large loads on pavement.
The Bikes at Work 64 is a whole different animal. It's a 64-inch
truss-frame cargo trailer, which means it's heavy and pretty clumsy.
But you can use it to haul a full-sized refrigerator:
> Of course I'm fully prepared to just be in love with my XtracycleThe Xtra is still the best thing I've used for utility cycling. 60
> for a good while but all these ways to live the bicycle lifestyle
> are fascinating and inspiring.
lbs of groceries is a pretty easy load. Unlike a trailer, it still
rides pretty much like a normal bike, and you don't have to hook it
up every time you want to use it. There isn't much you can haul with
a trailer (except the Bikes at Work) that you can't haul with a Free
Radical, and nothing says you can't use both...