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Has anyone ever seen someone with a custom built off-road trailer? I want to have one made but I'm having a hard time finding different designs. Right now I only have Yak trailers to go by. I can have one made for the price of just the materials!

I will depend on what the machine shop guy says is the best material, but I hope it will be Ti!:thumbsup:

Any suggestions or links to companies would be awesome.
I have never had a trailer so any input is greatly appreciated.
This is going on my Monocog 29er.

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Why not go with a BoB?

I guess cost is probably your answer on that one huh? And a custom Ti trailer would be pretty freaking sweet. The Yak is a good trailer design, I ordered the longer fork for my ten year old Yak trailer and have had no issues running it on a Paragon with WTB tires. Clearance is great. Trailer tracks extremely well during singletrack forays. I'd recommend mimicing their design and you can't go wrong.
 

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I just completed another weekend of trail work pulling my heavily loaded BOB IBEX trailer with my Gary Fisher 29er Rig.

I’m not an engineer but I cannot imagine anything that I would change from the BOB IBEX design.

I wouldn’t believe titanium would be an appropriate material for a trailer used primarily for hauling tools. If a trailer were to be used for touring only then titanium would add a cool “bling dynamic”.
 

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ya the titanium options is looking pretty sweet!! I'm sure I wont stray too far from the BOB design. Just alittle funky & alittle bling just to make sure all the bases are covered.:cornut:
I've seen several that mount to the seat post but I dont see how that can be better than mounting to the rear axle. I'm no engineer but it just makes sense to be on the axle.
 

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I have a mental plan to make a custom trailer, with the help of Rob over at Badger.

I plan to use a 26" front wheel and fork, and the bob "fork" attachment for the rear wheel. The trailer Drevil linked above was part of my inspiration. The 26" wheel will allow me to run a 2.3" (or larger) downhill type tire at a somewhat low pressure for smooth pulling over rough terrain.

Who knows how well it will actually work, or when I'll actually get it built, but it's fun to think about.

Good luck!
 
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