23 May 2019 | By Marieke |
I met Katrin and her dog Napoli at the Eurobike last year. She told me she was looking for a single-wheel bike trailer in which she could carry her dog around.
Aevon trailers were not designed to carry dogs initially, they were made for luggage. But we also carry Aevon’s dog sometimes and we find many people do the same now.
We sent Katrin the UNO 100 trailer, the road version of our trailers, without a shock-absorber. She chose this version because the frame is not very high, so it’s easier for the dog to climb inside.
Katrin made her first tests and here are some of her first thoughts :
“I first needed to get used to it. When the dog moves, I need to adapt and the dog feels every tilt of the bike as well.
The assembly was generally quite easy for me. A manual is delivered with the trailer.
The waterproof bag fits the trailer perfectly and has a huge capacity. In this video, I chose to fill it with a tent, sleeping bag, cooker and dishes, hiking shoes, some clothes. And I still had some space left !
The attachment to the seat post makes a big difference to most other load bike trailers that are to be attached to the bikes’ back wheel.
Outstanding is the narrow radius of the trailer behind the bike. It is easily possible to change direction on small paths.
But the narrow radius must be considered when riding a curve. If there is an obstacle in the way, it might happen that you cycle around it but get stuck with the trailer. I guess this is just a matter of getting familiar to it.
Riding the Aevon Uno 100 in my home area on bumpy surfaces like roots, narrow trails and two short and easy downhill paths I felt really fine. Downhill it was unscary. Passing the roots of course the trailer hopped, but the trailer is initially planned to ride on roads and flat surfaces. I could imagine, that the STD 100 and KIT L80 versions do perform much better on such surfaces.
Riding the narrow, bushy pathes I was quite impressed about the manoeuvrability.
I really appreciate that you can lay down the bike on the side as MTB’s usually have no stand. With a two-wheel trailer you always need something to lean the bike against.”