Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New Carry Freedom Trailer

I use my bike for most errands, however, when shopping for larger items this can become quite challenging. I thought a trailer would be just the ticket. I looked at a few inexpensive ones on the net. Aosom makes steel cargo trailers for about $100, but they weight 35lbs. Croozer also makes a nice steel cargo trailers for $200, but again the weight is 25lbs. Avenir has a light weight one for $200 but uses a chainstay mounting system not suitable for my trike. The better and lighter ones such as Burly and Quik-Pak exceeded my budget. After scouring the web, I came across what was advertised, as a Croozer Y frame trailer. I new Croozer didn't make a Y frame and remembered that Carry Freedom did. I checked there site and found the trailer for about $310 plus shipping. It was exactly what I was looking for. Light weight alloy frame, with 20 inch wheels under $175 shipped. It came in a Croozer box, but upon opening it I immediately saw the decal for Carry Freedom. It came mostly assemble and took just 1/2 hr to tweak everything. It tracks great, can accommodate various configurations, has a ridiculous load capacity of 198 lbs and weights just 15.7 lbs. My only complaint is it is a bit rattly, especially when empty. I will work on that. I feel I lucked out on this purchase and look forward to many more utility miles.


carlo said...

did you get this entire system @ $175? who is the dealer?

Marty Garnick said...

I added the box myself, but otherwise the system came complete. Fortunately for me, it was a rare find on Ebay. The seller said it was a demo left over.