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We get to see and touch and test all sorts of great cycling gear here at our world headquarters. But we actually get to meet very few of our customers in person.

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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Riding Our Thorn Tandem through the Yellow

We’ve just launched a couple of nice fall specials at the Bike Trailer Shop.

Xtracycle has authorized us to sell Xtracycles FreeRadical Kits for $399. This a great opportunity to get an incredible deal on an Xtracycle through November 2nd. And we also just put up an offer for a Free Wandertec SAX – BOB Trailer Liner with the purchase of a BOB Yak or Ibex Trailer. This sale also runs through November 2nd.

We’ve been enjoying some great Fall weather riding here in Flagstaff. My girlfriend and I took a ride around the San Francisco peaks among the aspens last weekend. We’ve been taking out our new Thorn Tandemjosh-and-melanie-with-thorn-tandem-peaks which we’ve been enjoying as a great all-purpose machine. So far we’ve used it for bike touring, trail riding, road riding and dirt road riding. With its S and S couplers we’ve been able to take it apart and travel by plane with it. The Rohloff hub has been perfect for tandeming, allowing easy shifting even under the rigors of mountain bike and touring tandeming.

Custom S&S Coupler BOB Trailer + BOB Trailer Specials

Sycip S&S Coupler BOB Trailer

One of our readers recently sent us some photos of his custom BOB Trailer that was modified by Jeremy Sycip of SyCip bikes. The modification came about when our reader went on a tour to Costa Rica. He had packed his BOB into a duffel bag for the flight, but the fork of the BOB tore through the duffel bag and damaged other passengers’ luggage. Not surprisingly the airline was not too happy.

Needless to say, the unfortunate circumstance resulted in a very innovative solution. Sycip modified the rear fork of the trailer using S&S couplers and extra braces that support the fork so that it can easily be folded up and put into a duffel bag. The folding fork reduces the length of the BOB and makes it easier to put in the duffel bag. Additionally, when the fork is folded up into the frame of the BOB, the shape of the resulting item is rounder and less likely to puncture other pieces of luggage.

Custom Xtracycle Decks & Xtracycle Kits on Sale

Brand Name Boards Custom Xtracycle Deck

Brand Name Boards, which is based out of Durango, Colorado, makes custom snap decks to use on an Xtracycle. They make a beautiful assortment of boards from the surfboard version (shown on our Radish below) to a cushioned board for comfortable sitting. Check out the video below to watch the construction of one of these boards in action.

Here at Bike Trailer Shop, we have the one and only surfboard Xtracycle deck. The deck is complete with the proper surfboard parts, including the pointed tip, tail, and bottom fin.