Child trailer (Chariot) and 29ers – fit okay??

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  • Roter Stern
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    I have had no problems putting my Chariot and any of my bikes. The trailer attachment hangs off the axle anyway. If you have a bolt through rear axle that will probably give you more problems and Chariot trailers are now Thule trailers.

    farm-boy
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    As long as it is one of the newer Chariots that attach to the axle you will be fine. The older frame clamped ones won’t reach around a 29er wheel.

    It is not a big modification to get the hitch to fit on a 12mm through axle either.

    Premier Icon hatter
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    I run my Chariot off my 29er with no problems, the standard hitch fits Q/R and nutted axles, they also do rear axle adapters for Hub gears and 142 x 12mm screw-thru axles so they fit pretty much everything.

    And like Roter said, they’re Thule now, not Chariot and Madison are bringing them in.

    Premier Icon sweaman2
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    This might be a bit backward but I’m looking at getting a utility bike; one of the key activities will be to take sweajnr to nursery in a chariot or similar. I don’t have either bike or chariot currently but bike will probably be first. So before commiting to a new wheel size just checking the bigger wheels don’t interfere with the workings of the Chariot. Any experiences much appreciated.

    Premier Icon sweaman2
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    Thanks all – good to know. I’d have hated to get a bike and then discover it didn’t work for one of the main purposes within a year..

    Premier Icon neilc1881
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    By utility bike are you thinking something like a Kona Ute? We have one and although our very old trailer won’t fit on a 700cc/29er it will fit on the Ute as it can attach to the pannier racks which are the same diameter tubing as a chainstay.
    Family bike packing trip, lightweight it was not!

    IMAG1084 by neil.d.cox, on Flickr

    farm-boy
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    If you do end up with a 12mm axle this might be a better option than my bodge of boring out the hitch and spacing with a washer (to clear my crabon frame) which has left me low on threads engaged on the axle:

    The Robert Axle Project

    I have just ordered one now as I have lots of big adventures planned.

    Premier Icon Sanny
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    Fargo and three year old Chariot work just fine. 😀

    I’d heartily recommend the Fargo though a Steel Jones, a Surly Ogre or ECR would no doubt be equally as good. The Fargo works really well loaded with a seat on the back too.

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