Any child trailer users here?

Stevo C
Stevo C Posts: 132
edited March 2014 in Commuting chat
Hi all - I work for a Design Consultancy in West London and we have a project in the office at the moment to look at the next generation of products for a child trailer manufacturer.

My colleagues have generated some proposals and are now looking to to interview some child trailer users, but are struggling to find people. Does anyone here use (or has used) a child trailer and wouldn't mind sharing their opinion? There's no detail yet on what form this might take (in person, over the phone etc), so I don't know if location would be an issue. I also don't know if their would be any form of incentive available. But if you wouldn't mind being contacted by a colleague to see what might be possible, please PM me and I'll pass on your contact details to the relevant person.

many thanks

Steve
cheers

Steve

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  • HamishD
    HamishD Posts: 538
    PM'ed
  • asprilla
    asprilla Posts: 8,440
    I was looking at a second hand one recently and was put off by the mount being on the left side of the axel meaning I couldn't use it on a disc braked bike. Very annoying.
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  • HamishD
    HamishD Posts: 538
    Mine has discs and the mount is on the lhs , maybe a different type though. . .

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  • scrumpydave
    scrumpydave Posts: 143
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  • scrumpydave
    scrumpydave Posts: 143
    I've used left mounted trailers with disc brakes no problems. Also the arm could be switched to the other side for every trailer I've ever owned but on the right would interfere with a derailleur.
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  • mdubz
    mdubz Posts: 5
    I have a giant peapod, it fits to my converted mtb(running discs) on the disc side using the quick release skewer; no issues.. dragging it around is a damn good workout too! 1 guy on aero bars seemed to be suprised and was working quite hard to get past me on Sunday, my legs were just too full of lactic to try and have a go back :D
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,984
    100's of miles done with our two kids - youngest has just stopped using it :( what excuse am I going to use now re: keeping the rigid single speed MTB?