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Burley Bee Trailer

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PRODUCT: Burley Bee Trailer ( 08 Bee Trailer

DESCRIPTION: A bicycle child trailer that fits one or two children and mounts securely on the rear axle of any bike. Features include a waterproof canopy, clear windows with UV inhibitor, 5-point harnesses, full-perimeter aluminum frame and safety flags. Maximum age is 3 years for passengers and there is maximum load limit of 40Kgs. The Burley Bee is also backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

ASSEMBLY: The Burley Bee comes mainly assembled, the only assembly requirement is the attachment of the wheel guards and the reflectors on to the back of the frame. For use the trailer has to be unfolded and the frame locked in place. The wheels need to be attached through the quick release mechanism (and the tyres pumped up) and the tow bar attachment fitted to the bike. The only tool required is a screwdriver for attaching the reflectors. The cover is held in place by poppers, Velcro and clips, and the rain cover component can be rolled up on sunnier days. The flag is held in a flag pocket.

GOOD POINTS: As the entry model in the Burley range of trailers, this makes an ideal trailer carrier for occasional family outings on the bike. The frame is very easy and quick to assemble and also simple to hitch and unhitch from the bike. Also, the frame is light but very sturdy and due to the fact that it folds, it can be stored and transported easily. The trailer folds down to 89 x 76.2 x 30.5 cm and only weighs 20 lbs (9 kg).

There is easily room for either one or two children, with 5-point harnesses to suit either arrangement so that you can be sure they are very securely held. The hammock-style seat helps to ease the bumps slightly and the windows allow children to see what is going on outside (and provide UV protection should it be sunny!). Cycling with the trailer attached feels much more stable than having a child in a child seat on the back of the bike, especially as they get bigger! Also it is surprisingly easy to maneuver around corners.

It is nice to see that road safety plays a part in the design, and the frame is specifically designed so as to protect the occupant. Additionally, the colour scheme and flag make the trailer very obvious to other road users.

In our opinion, this is an excellent budget child trailer which does not skimp on safety features, and is ideal for occasional use.

BAD POINTS: If the trailer was to be used every day or for long journeys the seating and harnesses are not padded and may get slightly uncomfortable for children. There is no reclining seat to allow children to comfortably sleep, and for bumpier rides suspension would probably help. The trailer is a little crowded and does not allow for much arm waving when two slightly older children are seated. There is only one pocket for storing toys or things to keep them occupied.

PRICE: Approx. £250

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