The Croozer Designs cargo bicycle trailer is a eco-conscious, human-powered hauling alternative to cars or trucks that uses a cyclist's own pedal power to transport small to medium sized loads. The trailer is two-wheeled, lightweight, and quickly and securely attaches/detaches to and from virtually any bicycle. Additional features include, a secure hitch / drawbar connection to bicycles, tool-free assembly and disassembly using included knobs and spring clip bolts,* a removable Velcro-attached rain cover, built-in reflectors, handcart functionality and fold away storage.
The Pedal-Powered Hauling Solution
Leave your car behind and get some exercise as you choose a pedal-powered option using your bicycle to get your hauling done. The Croozer cargo bicycle trailer is a 30.5" (l) x 19.5" (w) x 13.5" (h) platform supporting up to 66 lbs of cargo, that attaches to the rear axle of any bicycle, providing plenty of space for groceries and running routine errands.
Tool-Free Assembly and Connection to Bicycles
The Croozer Designs cargo bicycle trailer body consists of a single piece cargo section composed of rugged steel tube framing interwoven within weather-resistent side walls. This in turn is connected to a solid plastic floor. The lengthwise frame tubing sections, with the connected side walls, fold up and down from the floor section. When the side walls are in the up position, additional tubing sections swing out at a 90-degree angle, where they connect to the opposite side wall, and are held in place with an included star-shaped knob. Tautness of side walls can be adjusted with integrated exterior straps. The included weather cover is fully removable, and utilizes Velcro connections and proximity to knob structures to stay in place. All assembly and disassembly are done without the use of any tools. The trailer contacts the road via two 16" spoked wheels, which are fitted to the trailer with included clip bolts, which slip through the wheel axle and are fastened in place with a spring section built into the bolt. Bolts are also connected to the trailer with straps, which ensure that they will never be misplaced, even when wheels are removed.
The trailer connects to a towing bicycle by a combination of a metal hitch that attaches to the rear axle of the bicycle wheel, and a single rugged drawbar with a coupling element at its end. Both the hitch and the drawbar are left-aligned, attaching to the bike, opposite the rear derailer. This eliminates the possibility of trailer interference with the shifting of bicycle gears. The hitch is semi-permanently mounted on the rear axle, and is compatible with both axle nut and quick release hub configurations. The coupling at the terminus of the drawbar slides over the hitch and is secured with a spring bolt clip. The bolt is strapped to the drawbar, so it will never be lost when the trailer is removed. The drawbar also has a safety strap connected to it that wraps around the bike frame. This ensures a connection to the trailer in the unlikely event of the drawbar disconnecting from the hitch during use. The drawbar section just below the coupling is flexible, providing smooth pivoting into turns. The connection point of the drawbar to the trailer has two setting. The standard level setting is for use when towing, while the additional raised setting -- altered with its spring clip bolt -- conveniently allows for use of the trailer as a hand cart when away from bicycles.
Axle attached hitch accessory.
Slide-on drawbar coupling.
Spring clip bolt connection.
Added safety strap protection.
Folds Away for Storage and Security
A prime, non-hauling related feature of the cargo bicycle trailer is its ability to quickly and easily fold flat. This allows for convenient storage before and after use, and as a way to secure the unit during use, but away from a bicycle. To detach the drawbar from the trailer, release both spring clip loops and remove the bolts and the safety strap. Then pull the drawbar out towards the side. To detach the wheels also remove the spring clip bolts. It is then possible to fold the basic unit inwards after slackening and removing the star grip bolts, and undoing the Velcro strips on the diagonal tubes. Components can be lashed together with optional straps (sold separately).
- Pedal powered hauling of up to 66 lbs of cargo
- Bicycle drawbar with axle mounted hitch that is compatible with nut and quick release axle configurations
- Steel frame with solid plastic floor
- Simple folding mechanism allows for easy storage before, after and during use
- Hand cart function by changing the fitting position of the drawbar
- Removable weather cover with Velcro contacts
- Easy tool-free assembly and disassembly
- Wheel and cover reflectors for visibility on the road
- Without drawbar - 33.5" (l) x 27" (w) x 22" (h) / 85 cm (l) x 69 cm (w) x 56 cm (h)
- Folded without wheels - 33.5" (l) x 22" (w) x 6" (h) / 85 cm (l) x 56 cm (w) x 15 cm (h)
- Cargo platform - 30.5" (l) x 19.5" (w) x 13.5" (h)** / 77 cm (l) x 50 cm (w) x 50 cm (h)**
- Weight - 25 lbs / 11.4 kg
- Weight capacity - Weight capacity: 66 lbs / 30 kg
- Wheels - 16" spoked wheels
What's In the Box
- Trailer frame with attached side walls and plastic floor
- Two trailer wheels
- Drawbar with separate rear wheel hitch element
- All necessary spring clip bolts, and security straps
- Weather cover with Velcro connections
- Assembly instructions and warranty information
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Croozer Designs warrants that the trailer / stroller frames included in their products to be free of defects for the lifetime of the product. The fabric items and hitch are warranted for one year following the date of delivery to the original purchaser. This warranty does not include wheels and tires. This warranty is valid only to the original purchaser and under normal use.
About Croozer Designs
Croozer Designs is a part of the Thule Group of companies. Croozer Designs' products are designed for active users who want to include their young children and pets in all aspects of their active pursuits, whether in daily life, holidays, or while on adventure trips. Although known for producing economical products, Croozer Designs doesn't skimp when it comes to quality. Solid builds, smart designs, and durability characterize Croozer Designs and make their products ideal for active families on a budget.
* Initial setup of the trailer for use with bicycles with nut secured axles requires a wrench.
** Refers to dimension with cover on. Taller items can be carried with cover removed.