I totally disagree. I have taken both my Bobs on trails like that, AND they were fully loaded (~20 kg) which that guy's trailer in the video obviously is not. With that tiny tire he he is running, he would have pinch flatted about a dozen times going over those rock gardens with a load. You could obviously mount a bigger tire which would fix that, and there is no doubt the EW would get up and over square edges more easily which is a real issue with the Bob trailers. You can also see the trailer shimmy and swim just like a Bob so I don't see how the handling is much different. I know from experience that the trailer does encounter a lot of rock contact or gets caught on downed trees or branches if you are on difficult trails, and with the Bob your dry bag is nicely protected inside a metal roll cage. That Extrawheel would have it's mesh gear slings ripped and the bag torn easily by trailside snags it seems.Coldass said:They have offroad video's that no BOB could do.
Just to clarify, the Yakima Big Tow has not been in production for several years (over three I believe). It provides better splash protection with a front fairing and wide fender. The frame is fully triangulated, and the welds are solid.cactuscorn said:ive spent some considerable time around the yakima version. not that its all bad but the quality is no match for a bob.
Yeah, like tscheezy I've definitely ridden with a bob trailer on trails that rough. Like you say though, with no platform, I don't see those nets lasting very long. At least when things hit the bottom of a bob trailer, they're hitting steel.Coldass said:Go to the Extrawheel web site. They have offroad video's that no BOB could do. Try this...
There is plenty of epic off-road use of the Extrawheel. Only downside is no flat platform like the BOB. I think you could even upgrade the wheel to any 100mm axle wheel - so could use that spare 'bling' front wheel laying around. And think. Same tube spares to boot.
Oh, and its cheap.
I understand your experience. I have also taken my BOB Yak on similar and it works for sure. And I trust it 100% - it is durable. It also isn't so sensitive to how you load it. But more often than not it becomes a sled that gets dragged and the weight of the trailer is 50% on the rear wheel of my bike. It also sucks to transit a BOB - and this is a must for a trailer IMO (read bike box and BOB box/bag = baggage charges).tscheezy said:I totally disagree.