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Compare Bike Trailers

Not all Bike Trailers are the same. There are lots of different types from various suppliers. Some are exceptionally good value, but may be of a lesser quality, with fewer features. Some are incredibly expensive, but may have many top notch design features! We compared steel and aluminium frames, but found the difference in weight was marginal for the extra cost.

Please use the chart below to help compare the different types of Bike Trailer and features available.

Bicycle Trailer Comparision Table

FeaturesNotes
Floor – Solid baseFor hire and commercial use.
Floor – Canvas base – (thick)For heavy family use.
Floor – Canvas Base – (thin)For light family use .
Foot wellBetter posture
Foot well – (none)
Foot well – (reinforced)
Seat – (none)
Seat – (padded reinforced)
Seat Folds to increase cargo capacity
Single Seater
Two Seater
Seat Harness – (one seating position)
Seat Harness – (two seating positions)
Seat Harness – (three seating positions)Provides better balance.
Elbow RoomSome trailers are a bit of a squeeze!
Head HeightDon’t forget the cycle hat!
Pockets
Pockets – (none)
Pockets – (elasticated)Stops items falling out.
Pockets – (small)
Pockets – (large)
Pockets – (qty)
Rigid compartment structure – (full)Provides good protection.
Rigid compartment structure – (partial)
Cover material – (thick)More durable and less likely to rip.
Cover material – (medium)
Cover material – (thin)
Bright high visibility colours
Fly / dust screenStops flies & debris from rear wheel
Weather Screen
Weather proof – (winter)
Ventilation – (summer)
Rigid side windows – (better visibility)No distorted views.
Boot
Boot – (none)
Boot – (weather enclosed)If it rains, your stuff stays dry.
Reflectors
Side bumpersSee note 1.
Easily folds for transportation
Bike connector
Single connection
Double connectionSee note 2.
Instant connection
Instant Connection – (to any bike) Without additional connectorsAllows anyone to tow.
Safety StrapSee note 3.
High visibility Flag
Steel Construction
Aluminium Construction
Foldaway towing arm – (quick release)
Tested to an approved European Standard – (genuine)(see the section on Safety Standards)
Suspension
Jogging kit – (none)
Jogging kit – Attached to towing arm.Small push chair type wheel (not as easy to push).
Jogging kit – Not attached to towing arm.Correct configuration (larger wheel).
Full size jogger wheelA proper bike wheel
Jogging kit fits in BootAllows you to take it with you.
Jogging Handle bar – (quick release)
Handbrake – (bicycle type)Gives you control when running.
Foot brake – (push chair type)Parking
Quick assembly – (no tools required)

Notes (see comparison table above):

  1. Trailers are wider than the bike. The side bumpers stop the wheels getting caught in a bush / post.
  2. Trailer connection – Two methods are used for additional safety.
  3. Safety strap – Used with the Jogger to ensure you are always attached.