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Offline toetheline

BOB Suspension or Not
« on: January 11, 2007, 05:49:43 pm »
I got a gift card for Christmas to buy a BOB trailer.
I would be using the trailer for both road and dirt tours.  I have seen plenty of people using the NON-Suspension models in the dirt.  Sure it bounces around, but it doesn't seem to bother them to much.
Less bounce, more weight, more money
More bounce, less weight, less money.

Cast your votes and give me a brief opinion
Isn't Christmas Great!!

Offline RussellSeaton

BOB Suspension or Not
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2007, 06:39:24 pm »
Adventure Cycling magazine did a review of trailers in the past couple years and they talked about both of the BOB trailers.  With and without suspension.  See if you can find their writeup on this.

Offline jsieber

BOB Suspension or Not
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2007, 07:12:59 pm »
This article might help.

Offline toetheline

BOB Suspension or Not
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2007, 10:10:06 pm »
Thanks for the article, but it really does not compare or contrast the suspension vs. non-suspension, it jsut talks about BOB's in general.
Has any one out there used both?
Anyone feel that the weight of the suspension a burden when used on a road tour?
Anyone felt that the non-suspension on a dirt tour is a real hassle?
If you cold buy 1, for multiple uses, which would you pick based on weight, function and price. (about $100 extra for th suspension model)

Your advice and opinions are appreciated.