Over at Commute By Bike I have been reviewing a Burley Travoy, a cargo trailer system. While we are still going through the review process and haven’t put it fully through its paces, I can the trailer does all it says it does and more.
My encouragement is for women to use a trailer system to expand their current bikes capacity. One of the biggest issues I’ve always had with putting racks and bags on a daily ridden bike is that your bike weight to people weight ratio becomes very skewed. Especially for smaller women and men that ride a 51cm or below size bike. Permanently adding 3-4 lbs to your bike can really affect the handling and high speed stability. Yes, the Travoy is heavier than your average rack system but you can easily take the trailer off when you aren’t using it. In the video above you can see I attached the trailer to a full carbon road bike. Carrying that amount of weight on a bike such as this was never possible before, but now it is done quickly!
Other than child trailers, have any of you used a trailer for cargo/groceries and such?