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Bob Yak Plus Trailer Extras

4.4/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $369.00

Product Description

The Yak setThe standard for all otherTrailersTo come:Tough, dependable and readyTo roll wherever life moves you. With a 70lb carrying capacity and low center of gravity,The Yak can haul almost anything you could ever need onThe longest of rides. Attaches quickly and easilyTo a bicycle's rear wheel usingThe BOB Quick Release or BOB Nutz system.Low center of gravity keepsThe weight off your bicycle frame for improved handling and performance and better aerodynamicsThan racks and panniers.TrailerTr

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bert CameroN a Weekend Warrior from Okotoks, Alberta

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2005

Strengths:    Durability. It also tows(rolls)very easy. I have put 2000km on this unit since May and have absolutely no issues. My payload is approx. 22kg and the trailer is approx 6.5kg. Most touring has been through the Rocky Mountains. I found it tracks very well inspite of reviewer warnings that a wobble may appear at higher speed. It does take some time to become confortable towing at higher speed (35 - 50km/hr)

Weaknesses:    It would be nice if it had a stand to allow free standing. (I constructed my own from a plan I found on the net)

Bottom Line:   
Buy one - they're great!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $260.00

Similar Products Used:   nil

Bike Setup:   Hardtail 21 speed mountain bike

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by SGT. ROCK a Racer from Edmonton, AB

Date Reviewed: July 14, 2003

Strengths:    Well built
Easy to rig up to bike
Tracks well
Relatively quiet

Weaknesses:    Stresses bike's rear triangle

Bottom Line:   
After years of hesitation, I finally bought one of these things. Why? Two reasons - to do self-contained trips with an inflatable cataraft, and to be able to carry enough gear with a full suspension bike to do camping trips with my girlfriend. Got a good deal from Performance - $230 for the trailer, $22 shipping to Canada.

Rigged the trailer up with 30kg of ballast this weekend for a test ride. First, I agree with the other reviewer about using a bike with a stiff rear end. Hooked up to my dual sus Trek, I could feel the trailer flexing the rear - and this was on the road. Offroad, I think my hardtail will be the ride of choice. Second, I'd hesitate to rely on rim brakes pulling this puppy - they feel a little frail with an extra 80 or so pounds of additional inertia.

As far as bigger rubber than the supplied 1.75 incher, it can be done as follows: Flare the edges of the fender out with pliers, then replace the hex head fender bolt with a flat head phillips bolt. This will give you enough clearance to fit a 16 x 2.25" BMX knobbie under the fender.

Happy trails!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $230.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andy Gates a Cross Country Rider from Exeter, Devon, UK

Date Reviewed: February 19, 2003

Strengths:    Light, low rolling resistance, handles trails and crappy road surfaces easily, waterproof bag holds *lots*, attachment system is sweet and easy.

Weaknesses:    Unstable when heavily loaded and you're going very slow or very fast. You need a stiff rear triangle to really load this up.

Bottom Line:   
Great trailer for light to moderate loads. If you want to haul really daft things like sofas get a two-wheeler and go slowly. This is fast and will take a good load - rathed to 32kg I'm sure I've had fifty in mine. We've used two for our shopping for over a year and they have served us well. The waterproof bag has an Ortlieb-style roll closure which has been 100% waterproof so far.

When it's empty, there's almost no effect on riding; it's well-behaved on trails/towpaths. On-road, keep the flag on for visibility.

Get your bike shop to check the wheel's trueness on delivery: both of ours had a wobble that needed to be straightened out before we could ride smoothly.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $280.00

Purchased At:   Richard's Bikes, Exeter

Similar Products Used:   None.

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Bad Boy with commuter/haulage mods.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Andrew Kalter a Racer from Norwalk, CT

Date Reviewed: January 7, 2003

Strengths:    Can carry alot. Goes on and off the bike easily. Tracks well. Waterproof bag.

Weaknesses:    Heavy, sharp edges on welds, bag can be hit by rear wheel on turns if it is not properly secured. Wider tire doesn't fit with the fender on and then the bag can have a hole rubbed in it.

Bottom Line:   
Probably the best for off-road touring. I rode the great divide route from Canada to Mexico with it. It takes some time to learn how to pack it correctly as it makes the front wheel light. You definitely want a good handlebar bag with some weight in it for better handling. You can also strap lots of stuff on top of it. It took a lot of torture and held up. For hard off-road abuse a wider tire with less pressure makes a big difference.

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Favorite Trail:   All

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   OCLV Hartail and Sugar 1

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bryan a Cross Country Rider from watertown New York

Date Reviewed: August 10, 2002

Strengths:    excellent tracking, holds way more than posted weight limit.

Weaknesses:    front steering bracket rubs hole in the sack.

Bottom Line:   
rode over 600 miles and the only thing that went wrong was the sack and the nut that holds the mud flap.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $279.00

Purchased At:   bobtrailer.com

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   specialized m4 pro

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