Bob Cycle Trailer

In my years of cycle touring I have exclusively used a trailer, a Bob Ibex. The trailer has been a wonderful piece of equipment to use. It can be laden down with as much gear as you want, and is very reliable.

 

Hints for using a Bob cycle trailer

General hints

The Bob bag

The bag is fantastic, its based on the American military bag and totally waterproof. However there are a couple of things to be aware of.

Freestanding the bike and the Bob

The Bob trailer when attached to the bike is self standing. This is a great trick and means you can lean another bike against it. However there are some things to be aware of. The mounting rod that goes through the hub can easily be bent out of shape with a heavy load and is expensive to replace.

Loading the Bob is a careful exercise. If you have a heavy load then its a two person job.

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Riding with the Bob trailer

The Bob trailer and travel by planes and trains.