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Recommend me a trailer...

Secret Squirrel

There is no Justice!
Dec 21, 2004
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Up sh*t creek, without a paddle
Hey-ooo...

Aight, so my little girl is getting old enough to sit still for a bit and I want to be able to ride more in the summer this year. Thusly, I need a trailer for my road steed.

- Don't really mind about weight (I can stand to lose the weight myself)
- Gotta be pretty easy to put on and take off (it'll be going on my daily commuter on the weekends...)
- And has to be pretty roomy inside (cause if she's like me, she's gonna get big...fast...and I want this thing to have longevity)

Recommend me a good one. I'd like to stay under tree fiddy (new)...but if I can find a used one in my area...great.

Personal experience is best, but I'll take tertiary knowledge if need be.

Thanks!
-G
 

jimmydean

The Official Meat of Ridemonkey
Sep 10, 2001
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Portland, OR
Burley Solo is the only way to go. Not too wide for trails, not to heavy, portable and built well. I had the disc brake adapter (skewer replacement) on my bike and the standard frame mount on the wifes. It was a single pin to swap between them and worked awesome.
 

hooples3

Fuggetaboutit!
Mar 14, 2005
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Brooklyn
I am currently waiting for the chariot CTS Cougar to arrive, apparently this is there top selling trailer. I went with the double mostly because I plan on having another child and I got the jogger wheel as well so that if we do have another i can always use it a a reg stroller
 

jimmydean

The Official Meat of Ridemonkey
Sep 10, 2001
30,714
3,727
Portland, OR
Chariot Cougar is the only way to go in my opinion... A bit pricey but around here, you could sell them use for almost the price of a new one....
Burley is an Oregon based company, I paid $275 for my solo and sold it on ebay for $250 5 years later. I've never seen the Chariot's, but Burley is the standard issue around here.
 

TreeSaw

Mama Monkey
Oct 30, 2003
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Dancin' over rocks n' roots!
Burley Solo is the only way to go. Not too wide for trails, not to heavy, portable and built well. I had the disc brake adapter (skewer replacement) on my bike and the standard frame mount on the wifes. It was a single pin to swap between them and worked awesome.
:stupid: My daughter loves ours and she's always been rather tall for her age (in the 95%+) which I can't figure out since I'm only 5'4". Anyway, very easy to use, affordable and a quality product.
 

TreeSaw

Mama Monkey
Oct 30, 2003
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Dancin' over rocks n' roots!
We looked at the chariot trailers too but for the price difference, we opted for the burley and have never second-guessed our decision. We have the solo and my daughter just turned 3 in February. We've used it a lot and it's still in mint condition.
 

Secret Squirrel

There is no Justice!
Dec 21, 2004
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Up sh*t creek, without a paddle
Heh...dunno if I want my wife running around with a "Cougar" moniker being displayed...some of those spandex wearing jag-offs that litter the MUP by our house might get the wrong impression...:busted::busted::twitch:

Thanks for the input, monkey's!!!