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Zem 4 Person Bike Pulling a Jumbo Bike Trailer

One of our crazy bike trailer pulling readers sent us a picture of his super-sized bike trailer setup. This is a Swiss-made four-person bike made by a company called Zem. Only 300 of these bikes have been made.

The trailer being pulled looks like it’s built for a car, but is also perfect for a 4 person powered vehicle.

Jay is looking around for a bike cargo trailer in LA for an upcoming trip:

No idea where you are located but wonder if you might know anyone near Los
Angeles that would have a bike and trailer I could borrow/rent around Apr
7th-9th. Coming in to LA from Chicago and performing at a wacky musical
venue in Burbank and need to duplicate my home set up. Trailer needs to be
appx 2ftX5ft and sturdy enough to carry a set of drums. Happy to send a pic
of my current set up. Help would be greatly appreciated or if you know
anyone I might contact. I could return the favor and even let someone
borrow my 4 person ZEM bike if you ever make it out Chicago way”

If you’ve got a trailer Jay can use, post it up in the comments

Have a look at this video of the Zem and trailer at Tour de Fat Chicago 2008.

Recently Jay was kind enough to let Steve and Team Banana split barrow the ZEM for their 2009 RAGBRAI trip. Check out the story!

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7 Responses to Zem 4 Person Bike Pulling a Jumbo Bike Trailer
  1. Banana Split
    May 28, 2009 | 8:17 pm


    Jay this (4 person ZEM) is exactly what our group is looking for to ride during this year’s RAGBRAI. RAGBRAI is a 7 day bike ride across Iowa that always takes place the last full week in July.

    What is unique about our group is that we are in banana costumes as we ride across the state of Iowa. The cycling bananas are a big hit on the ride and you could imagine if 4 bananas were going down the road on a ZEM!!

    Check out the photos from last year’s ride:

    Please contact me if there is any possible way we could use your ZEM for RAGBRAI this year.

    Banana Split

  2. les
    October 28, 2009 | 8:48 pm

    I have a zem 4 forsale for 2500 plus shipping

  3. Shawn
    November 19, 2009 | 5:36 pm

    I am interested in that ZEM!

  4. PeterPedal
    January 5, 2010 | 10:45 am

    I could all so be were interested in buying that zem 4.
    What condition is it in and what is its specifications ?

  5. Peter Friis moeller
    January 7, 2010 | 10:54 pm

    I am all so very interested in your Zem4.
    Could you please tell me its condition, specifications and where it is located.

    Best regards

  6. Jay
    October 7, 2010 | 1:02 pm

    Sorry I took so long to see this. ZEM is in Chicago and I would still be interesting in selling. Email me if interested.

  7. alex neil
    November 3, 2010 | 8:23 am

    I am interested in your zem. How much would you charge for shipping? zip is 96548 and it would have to be split up so that each package is 70 lbs or less as we are military. Thanks

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