14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on September 16, 2010
I've had this trailer for 2 months now and use it daily for an 8 mile commute (each way) to work. LOVE IT! Have attached it to my Trek 6700 mountain bike. It was a breeze to set up and attach (and un-attaches with ease). Took 20 minutes to put together; you just need a 10mm wrench. The trailer is well made and the bag is nice.
I hall a backpack with a laptop and books, a lunch bag, and a change of clothes for work. The included dry-bag fits everything with ease. My stuff all adds up to approx 30-40 lbs. This weight is no problem for the trailer. It tracks perfectly behind my bike and the shock (on Ibex) is excellent for absorbing curbs or potholes. The "set-up" is so much better than a backpack (on back) or panniers, in my opinion.
You can get it with a "fork" (the part that connects trailer to bike) that fits 28" or 700c wheels, provided the 700c wheels has no fender. If you have 29" wheels or 700c wheels with fenders, get the "larger" fork model. You can also purchase a second fork and change them out, in 10 minutes.
I'm not sure the trailer would be ideal for single track or serious mountain biking in the woods. But what would? This trailer would be better than a heavy backpack, I think.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on September 5, 2013
This is a nice trailer. No plastic (except the fender) and hopefully no parts that will rust.
The shock can be adjusted into one of three positions depending on how much weight you're carrying (25/50/75 lbs).
I removed one star because the trailer I received had a big gash on the frame where the fork had hit it. The gash was underneath the undisturbed foam packing material designed to prevent exactly that from happening, so I have to assume it happened at the BOB factory before the packing material was installed.
Will have to get some touch-up paint.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on August 8, 2008
This product is all it advertises to be...well made with quality materials with options for useful accessories. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a bike trailer to carry their stuff.
This trailer is awesome. I have the one without the spring, also available on Amazon, but having ridden with the suspension system, I think it's equally cool.
I have a 2-wheeled cargo trailer that I've used around town, but for multi-day bike trips this one is way more efficient and fun to use. Sure setting the bike up when you stop takes a bit of practice (since the whole rig will tip with only the one wheel on the trailer), but you'll get used to this very soon. All you have to do is turn the bike at an angle to the trailer and then lean it on itself. This one-wheeled trailer is the ultimate in bike travel trailer, I think!
I should say that I've taken many multi-state bike trips using simple panniers, and I prefer the trailer. Rear panniers are great for short trips or trips where you're not carrying much. But once you have a tent and stove and some warm-weather gear, I'd go for the trailer. I've also found that with the trailer I can carry gear for others on my ride, making their lives easier and the whole trip more fun.
Get a BOB trailer and you won't regret it.
One note on attaching this trailer to your bike: it comes with a replacement rear quick-release skewer that will allow you to make the connection. If you are running on an older bike without a quick-release rear hub/axle, you need to do some tweaking to make this BOB trailer work.
on March 2, 2015
A high quality trailer. Very strong and lightweight. Have had no problems with the trailer at all. That is a good thing as I have left several messages with the manufacturer and stateside rep without a return call. Cannot imagine what would happen if I had a warranty claim. The price is too high, but the quality is great, so a trade off for sure. Very concerned about communication with the company however.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 18, 2013
Absolutely great bike trailer, whether your trail riding road. Great for tour riding. Yes it's a little of a heavier side but once your riding you hardly notice it's there.