Although the Y has been around for a few years now and has sold throughout the world, we have always been very conscious of the tests and the certifications in the bike industry. For a long time load trailers were tested as passenger trailers. Now there is special EN Test for luggage carrying trailers for bicycles. The renowned German testing agency velotech.de was picked to do the testing.
The Taipei Cycle Show is a regular trip for us each year. We go to visit our manufacturer in Taichung and then we return to Taipei for the show. Usually there are many friends there and we are able to do some good business. This time was no exception. Bob went alone this year, his pals Debra from Rivet Saddles in Sacramento was recovering from a car accident and Richard from Melbourne was moving warehouse, Daniela stayed at home because someone has to work. Anyway Bob wrote a day-to-day journal about the trip
Browse the new Y catalogue. We have made it so it shows some of the new things we are working on, like the Y surf. We are expanding the list of options and accessories all the time. And there will be a lot of surprises coming up in the next 12 months. Hope you enjoy the catalogue.
Catalogue in english: CLICK
Katalog in deutsch: HIER KLICKEN
Everything´s getting faster and faster nowadays. This project was an experiment to slow down living, or rather try to find a way of going slowly and to experience travelling to the fullest. By bike from the southern part of Austria to the mediterranean sea like Liguria and Sardegna was the first part of this adventure. Another very important goal was to catch up with local people, to immerse deeper into the local culture and to find waves in a country which isn´t that famous for surfing.
“We’ve got to stop once in a while and let our spirit catch up.”
The experts at the Danish Cyclists Federation organized and oversaw, on behalf of the EU project, Cyclelogistics and the European Cyclists’ Federation, a thorough test of load trailers. The tests were carried out over a period of five days by five experienced persons or small companies who bike daily and are trained to review cycling products. They were simply told to let the item become a regular part of their daily routine. They then gave each trailer a score out of five stars with five stars being the best
The biggest German bicycle magazine “Aktiv Radfahren” has just tested the Carry Freedom Y trailer. The test went very well with the reporter Jens Kockerbeck talking about the flexibility of the Y and the elegant style and simplicity of the trailer. Yes, if you ride it empty it’s a little loud, but put a load on and you almost forget it. And who buys a trailer to ride it empty?
We’re proud of another great review for the Y. Those of you who understand some German can read it here.
And here is a link to the Aktiv-Radfahren Website: Click
Radtouren (Bike Touring) Magazine in Germany has just tested load trailers in its latest issue. The German Magazine has a circulation of 40,000 readers and is dedicated to touring with bikes. The “Y”topped the list with the best “price-performance ratio” of all load trailers.