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Childs bike trailer - using them on Full suspension bikes

stueyscottstueyscott Posts: 112
edited November 2009 in Family & kids cycling forum
I Have a boardman pro FS and I was wondering if pulling a bike trailer with my 1 year old daughter in it would have any detrimental effect on the linkages of the rear suspension system?

I know they are made to take the knocks etc but not sure on constant force from pulling a trailer that is conected on one side of the rear wheel.


  • baudmanbaudman Posts: 757
    Jeez - if it can't handle a trailer, I'd hate to think what a few drop-offs could do to it.

    (Serious answer - it would be fine, IMHO, and you'll appreciate the MTB gearing in any inclines).
    Commute - MASI Souville3 | Road/CX - MASI Speciale CX | Family - 80s ugly | Utility - Cargobike
  • stueyscottstueyscott Posts: 112
    that mirrors pretty much what I thought so will give it a go.
  • passoutpassout Posts: 4,425
    Tried it with my Meta 55 (FS MTB) - worked fine.
    'Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible' Marcel Proust.
  • R+P+KR+P+K Posts: 49
    Flag the trailer and get an iBert Safe-T-Seat. I've been using one with our 14mth old daughter on a Giant Trance. She loves it!

    300+ positive review on Amazon too.
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