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BOB Yak Trailer

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For that "steel is real" crowd.

This empty STEEL trailer actually weighs close to 18 pounds on a digital scale with its plastic cargo bag. At first I assumed lower rolling resistance would compensate to balance this out. It does not. Why in the world add an additional 8 pounds I have to pull to an appropriate 4 pannier set up that's easier to load, ride with, and keep organized? Duh!
The day I gave in and quit acting stupid with this trailer is the day I also stopped dreading real world rest stops in auto centric environs requiring parking this thing. I hope the new owner enjoys it.

Pros: You barely notice one tires rolling resistance on flats or with tailwinds. The one hole approach to cargo is great once you get it memorized.

Cons: Parking your rig with it attached. Absolute nightmare. Under 40 lbs load is fairly negotiable, more is dreadful when climbing. The steel attachment yolk is inflexible offering soft tissues no fore-aft pseudo suspension as is the case with Burlys ingenious flex yolk. You might consider fresh garlic and chamois butter for anything over a few days! Bob can be a long term pain in the arse.

Would Buy Again: No
Would Recommend: No

Reviewed on: August 16, 2011
Reviewed by: Rain W.

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solid stoller

I used this for a self supported 100 mile bike-packing trip on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and the White Rim trail in the Canyonlands NP. It performed great. Solid construction. Can handle abuse like no other. The wheel tracks exactly with your rear wheel. The key is not to load too high. Either have your water stashed away or rely on rivers/streams. When you're braking going down a hill, use your rear brake as the main one (not your front) and keep your speed down. It's easy to start fish tailing with this guy.

Pros: solid build, versatile, easy to take care, tracks with your rear wheel. Can use to carry your groceries home.

Cons: none

Would Buy Again: Yes
Would Recommend: Yes

Reviewed on: August 23, 2010
Reviewed by: Charles K.

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