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  • Rickos
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    Any advice? What useful features to look for, mounting method, brands, etc.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Depends how much you wanna splash out. Chariot are the best, not cheap tho.

    Rickos
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    Was thinking nearer £200 than £800!

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Heh. I did warn you!

    Rickos
    Member

    OK. Maybe a better question – what do you have, what do you find good about it and what would you change on it.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I’ve ordered a Chariot one from the States from a guy I know runs a bike shop, and it’s going to be muled by a family member so that should help bring it down to a more reasonable level. I’ll let you know when it arrives if it’s any good 🙂

    We have an Adventure AT3 Alloy trailer and it isn’t that bad it can take 2 kids well plus a bit off stuff. I use mine to bring my daghter back from nusary on a weekly basies (10 miles). I got a rain cover for mine for the days when its properly wet. It attaches to the quick relaes so i can also use it with my MTB that has discs which was a big plus for me.
    I had to strip an drepack the hubs when i got it as they were a little ruff but are fine now.
    If you have any questions then ask

    Spud
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    I bought a Burley D’Lite secondhand off the classifieds. Billy bargain as it had been used less than 10 times and was less than half the new price. The kids love it, get’s a bit heavy now our lad is 3 and daughter is 1. Folds nearly flat and is very light until loaded!

    Rickos
    Member

    Good point. I’d not thought about attaching to the drop-out rather than the frame for disc brakes.

    jfeb
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    I have a Burley Bee

    Plus points are:
    – takes both my boys (3 and 2)
    – Pretty robust but not too heavy
    – you can get a QR mount so I can use it on my disk-braked bikes

    Minus points
    – It doesn’t fold flat (at least not easily) so storage is a bit of a pain
    – It doesn’t have any suspension so I tend to stick to fairly smooth paths – they do get shaken around quite a lot in it
    – The mesh cover stops twigs getting flicked in to the children’s faces but lots of dirt and dust still gets in (there is a clear rain cover you can use)
    – Pretty expensive (£250 I think from memory)

    Spud
    Member

    Re: the drop-out etc, I originally bought the QR attachment from Burley for ours which didn’t work with all of our bikes. The new QR attachment is a nicely machined piece of alloy which goes behind your regular QR, works a treat with any bike so far.

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