Best Overall Best Bike Cargo Trailer
BOB Ibex Plus
The BOB Ibex Plus took home our Editors' Choice award
for the way it was able to handle itself on and off paved roads. It has great maneuverability and the extra suspension makes this the perfect choice of bike cargo trailer if you plan to encounter bumpy dirt roads or uneven pavement on your journeys. It arrived in a timely manner and had a very similar assembly to the BOB Yak Plus. It comes with the main trailer body and the front fork separated along with the back wheel and rear shock system in separate parts. A note on assembly is that you will need two 10mm wrenches to assemble the rear shock and also connect the front fork to the main trailer body. Luckily we had the wrenches available and assembly was quick and easy and took only about 15min from start to finish. Attaching the trailer to the bike is very simple. Same as with the BOB Yak Plus, there is a quick release skewer included and/or there is an attachment for nutted axles as well. This makes for quick and easy mounting and dismounting.
Best Bang for the Buck
If you are looking for a heavy hauler and are on a budget then the Aosom Wanderer is going to make your life of transporting and hauling heavy items behind your bike a breeze. The Aosom brand is a newer company, having been founded in 2007. They are steadily making a name for themselves in the outdoor world, especially with their inexpensive and durable bike trailers. The Aosom Wanderer has the highest weight carrying capacity of all six models we tested at 110 lb. With its sturdy steel construction and its specially strengthened solid PE bottom, the Aosom Wanderer can handle most any load.
Burley Design Flatbed
The Burley Design Flatbed offers a unique design
, that really allows for a lot of versatility. The lightweight aluminum frame and the PVC bottom tarp bedding allow for easy collapsible storage and an quick cleanup of the inside of the trailer. The patented quick release wheels and collapsible sides make this a real space saver in storage or for travel as well. The open front and back design allows for easy loading and unloading of large or misshapen objects from the trailer. It easily transported skis and fully loaded packs to the ski resort. The Burley Flatbed weighs in at a little over 14 lbs which allows for easy mounting and dismounting of the trailer to the bike.