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Trailer Comparisons - January 28, 2019

Whatever your need, Wike has a bike trailer that is suited for you. All our trailers are the lightest and fastest folding trailers in their respective categories with the Wike Junior being the most compact trailer of all on the market with folded dimensions of 26 x 25 x 8 inches; we even offer a convenient carrying case, so you can pack up the trailer and take it wherever you go. There are many things to take into consideration when deciding on the best trailer that fits your needs and budget. Some major components are discussed below:

Wheels: The larger the wheel the smoother the ride. Additionally, alloy rims are more stable and will last longer than plastic molded rims as plastic is prone to cracking and warping. All of Wike’s trailers come standard with 20” tires with alloy rims.

Frame: Is the frame made from plastic, aluminum or steel? Plastic may be light, but it is low quality and will crack. Aluminum and steel are more durable, however, eventually the steel will rust. The best quality frame is aluminum, as it is lightweight and will not corrode.

Floor: The floor of the trailer should not be overlooked. Many of the trailers on the market have fabric floors to reduce the overall weight of the trailer but fabric is prone to tears and cannot provide the proper support that a solid floor can. Hardened plastic floors will provide more stability and will be more durable when children climb in and out of the trailers.

Size and capacity: When deciding on a trailer you must ensure it will meet your needs in the long term. You must look at the dimensions to ensure your growing children will continue to fit comfortably in the trailer. The trailer must support their weight and height and any of the extra items your children insist on taking along for the ride.

Weight: Be mindful of the weight of the trailer you are selecting. In addition to hauling your children around, you are also hauling the weight of the trailer. You will be thankful for every pound you are not hauling up the next hill.

Portability: Where do you plan on storing your trailer? Do you plan on taking your trailer on your next family vacation? Saving space in a garage or shed or even while packing for vacation can be quite a struggle. Ensuring you choose a trailer that can fold quickly and be as compact as possible is truly a WIN WIN for any family.

Purpose: The last thing you should consider is how and where you plan to use your trailer. Are you looking to just use it as a trailer? Or are you looking for your trailer to convert into a stroller, perhaps even a jogging stroller? When deciding to purchase a trailer, you will want to choose a trailer that has the conversion options that meet your needs.

All Wike trailers meet American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards. Additionally, all trailers come standard with a quick hitch, safety flag, bug screen, rain screen, reflective tape, reflectors, padded five-point harness and a rear storage pocket. Wike trailers are also the fastest folding, lightest and most affordable trailers on the market without compromising on quality or durability. Don’t just take our word for it; see below for a comparison chart.

Comparison to other "Entry Level Trailer Only" Models

Wike Junior

Burley Bee

Schwinn Echo

Thule Cadence


Overall Dimension (LxWxH)

32x30.5x 32in

81x77 x 81cm

32.25x30 x36in

83 x 76 x 91cm

51x32.5x31in

132x83x81cm

35x30x26in

91x77x67cm

Interior Dimension

W: 22in/56cm

H: 26in/66cm

L: 26in/66cm

W:22.5in/57cm

H:27.5in/69cm

L: 21in/53cm

W: 22in/56cm

H: 25in/64cm

W: 23in/58cm

H: 23.5in/60cm

Frame

Aluminum

Aluminum

Aluminum

Aluminum

Wheels

20"x36 spokes

Alloy Push Button

20"x 20 spokes

Alloy Push Button

20"x 20 spokes

Alloy Wheels

20"x 20 spokes

Alloy Push Button

Trailer Weight

18 lb 8 kg

19.95 lbs 9.1kg

25.7 lbs 11.7kg

22 lbs 10 kg

Carrying Capacity

100 lb 45 kg

100 lb 45kg

80 lb 36.4 kg

100 lb 45 kg

Maximum Occupant Height

46 in 117 cm

41.2in 105 cm

unavailable

40in 111 cm

Floor

Hard Plastic

Fabric

Fabric

Fabric

Price

$239CA

$199US

$370CA

$349 US

$420CA

$175 US

$350 CA

$330 USD



Comparison to other "Bike Trailers with Stroller Conversions"

Wike Moonlite

Burley Honey Bee

Schwinn Joyrider

Thule Coaster XT

Overall Dimension (LxWxH)

41x31x41in

104x81x104cm

33.25x29.5x37in

84.5x75x94cm

35x34.5x31in.

33x88x84cm

35x30x26in

91x77x67cm

Interior Dimension

W: 24in/61cm

H: 30in/61cm

L: 30in/76cm

W: 22.5in/57cm

H: 26in/66cm

L: 21in/53cm

W: 21in/53cm

H: 23in/58cm

Not available

W: 23in/58cm

H: 23.5in/60cm

Not avsilable

Frame

Aluminum

Aluminum

Steel/Aluminum

Aluminum

Wheels

20"x36 spokes

Alloy Push Button

20" x20 spokes

AlloyPush button

20"x20 spoke

Quick release

20"x 20 spokes

Alloy Push Button

Trailer Weight

22 lb 10 kg

25.2 lb 11.5 kg

40 lb 18.1 kg

26 lb 12 kg

Carrying Capacity

100 lb 45 kg

100 lb 45 kg

80 lb 36.3 kg

100 lb 45 kg

Maximum Occupant Height

52 in 132 cm

41.25 in 105 cm

42 in 107 cm

40 in 111 cm

Floor

Hard Plastic

Fabric

Fabric

Fabric

Price

$359 CAN

$299 USD

$499 CAN

$399 USD

$370 CAD

$280 USD

$450 CAD

$430 USD

Stroller Kit Included

Stroller Kit Included

Stroller Kit Included

Stroller Kit Included



Comparison: Deluxe Trailers with Kits

Wike Premium Double

Burley Encore

Croozer Kid for 2

Thule Chariot Cheetah XT 2

Overall Dimension (LxWxH)

41x32x41in

104x81x104cm

33.25x31x37in

85x79x94cm

64.5x35.5x44.5in

164x87x111cm

35x32x34in

90x82x86cm

Interior Dimension

Width: 24in/61cm Height: 30in/76cm Leg: 30in/76cm

Width: 22.5in/57cm Height: 25.5in/ 65cm Leg: 21in/53cm

Width: 27.5in/70cm Height: 27in /69cm Leg: 23in/58cm

W: 23in/59cm H : 27in/68cm

Frame

Aluminium

Aluminum

Aluminum / Steel

Aluminum

Wheels

20"x36 spokes

Alloy Push Button

20"x20 spokes
Alloy Push Button
20"x20 spokes
Alloy Push Button
20"x20 spokes Alloy Pushbutton

Trailer Weight

24lb 11kg

25.75lb 11.7 kg

33.7lb 15.3kg

26.4lb 12kg

Carrying Capacity

100 lb 45 kg

100 lb 45 kg

100 lb 45 kg

100 lb 45 kg

Maximum Occupant Height

52 in 132 cm

52 in 132 cm

46 in 117 cm

44 in 111 cm

Floor

Hard Plastic

Fabric

Hard Plastic

Fabric

Price

$418 CAN

$348 USD

$600 CAN

$479 USD

Not Available

$725 USD

$750 CAN

$700 USD

Stroller,Jogging

Ski Kit Extra

Stroller, Jogging

Ski Kit Extra

Stroller,Jogging

Included

Stroller,Jogging

Ski Kit Extra


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