A Chariot at my back?
December 19, 2011 1:46 PM Subscribe
Help us figure out which bike trailer to buy.
posted by ambrosia to Shopping (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We have two kids, 3.5 and 1, and most of my trips with them are just a few miles each way, if that. Our town is flat and pretty bike-friendly, and I'd like to ditch the car as much as possible and bike with them instead. So we're looking at bike trailers, but the range of alternatives is enormous. Are fancy suspensions and reclining seats worth it, or needless frippery? Is it worth it to splash out for a Chariot, or a higher-end Burley? We don't really *need* it to convert to a stroller or any of the other options that Chariots allow. On the other hand, I'd like to use it daily if possible, so I want something that will be comfortable for the kiddos and relatively easy for me. I'll be pulling it with a 24-speed hybrid.
We'd like to hit the sweet spot on the value curve, where we get the most bang for our buck, without spending more than we need to.