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      • Features stronger, lighter trailer wheel fork and rear dropout design, plus frame-strengthening gussets
      • Fits on bikes with rear dropout spacing 110-140mm wide, with 20'', 26'', 27'' or 700C wheels
      • Quick-release mechanism inserts into the rear hub quick-release (does not fit bikes without a rear quick-release skewer--adapters are available)
      • DRY SAK is made of PVC-coated nylon for waterproofness, with a double-layer bottom for toughness and over 5,700 cubic inches of cargo space
      • Includes a four-way bungee cord for securing items, plus a fender, safety flag and reflectors
      • Alloy 16 x 1.75 inch wheel with stainless-steel spokes provides reliability and smooth rides with heavy loads
      • Water bottle bosses on each side of the frame allow you to carry water for on-the-go hydration
      • Features retro-cool black powder coating with 10th anniversary silver decals


      BOB Yak Plus Trailer

      Specification Description
      Best use Bike commuting & touring
      Fabric PVC-coated nylon
      Material(s) Chromoly frame
      Dimensions 63 x 18 x 16 inches
      Weight capacity (lbs) 70 pounds
      Weight 13 lbs. 8 oz.

      BOB Yak Plus Trailer

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      Rated 4out of5
      by fromCapable Hauler I bought the Yak Plus at the last minute after considering all kinds of other options (backpacks, panniers, racks, bungees, etc.) for hauling camping gear on a 200-mile trek on the C&O canal trail in MD. It turned out to be a life saver. I was able to carry 60 pounds of gear with relative ease and comfort compared to some of my traveling companions who struggled with various other contraptions and configurations. The low center of gravity and 2-point connection to the bike make the trailer easy to attach and control with minimal effort and practice. Once rolling, the trailer tracks nicely and requires almost no conscious effort or energy to balance, unlike some other trailer configurations that attach high on the seat post. One of my traveling companions struggled constantaly to balance the load of a seat post mounted trailer with cargo mounted high. As other reviewers have noted, the Yak does fishtail a bit when descending at speeds above 30 MPH, but not uncontrollably. It is probably prudent to exercise the brakes to avoid the risks of free falling on downhills anyway. The lack of a shock absorber did not seem to be an issue. With liberal and creative use of bungees and Rubbermaid tubs, one of my cohorts tailering an identical Yak was able to haul twice as much volume as I did. I found the included Dry Sak to be somewhat awkward to close and lacking in capacity. If the bag were a few inches deeper, it could be closed more easily and completely sealed. No matter how efficiently I tried to pack my limited essential gear, I was never able to close the bag completely, subjecting my gear to trail dust, mud and rain. One nice feature is the relative ease with which the trailer and its cargo can be disconnected to free up the bike from its load. That enabled me to stash and lock up the trailer before venturing into high traffic and congestion at the end of our trek in D.C., where trailering a long, heavy load would have been precarious and unwieldy. Overall, the Yak performed well and met my needs. I would heartily recommend it for long haul excursions on open roads and trails. For regular high traffic city use and gnarly switchbacks, one may want to consider other options.
      Date published: 2012-07-19
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromOutstanding for long distance touring My girlfriend and I own two BoB's. We have used them to tour the south island of New Zealand both on and off road for the last three years. They track very well when flying down mountain passes. Works well from either a road or a mountain bike. Good for shopping and other general hauling needs. Will be buying a third to tour the US. A pain to transport via airline due to bulk so we leave them at our home NZ.
      Date published: 2008-06-05
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromBOMBPROOF! A friend and I each carried a BOB trailer 3,751 miles from Dallas Tx to Fairbanks Alaska over the summer of 2003. As we rode unsupported and camped along the way, we carried all our gear in our trailers. We didn't have a single problem. I personally found the BOB extremely convenient especially since there was no need to manage gear weight placement (as with panniers). It tracks like its on rails and was stable at all speeds; we reached 51 mph descending into Flaming Gorge Utah without any fear or hesitation. Bouncing over curbs and down bumpy rutted jeep roads was also a cinch. I later tried it on single track with a Mt Bike and am convinced that it would suffice (no shock necessary) for bikepacking. The only downside is a little added weight as compared to panniers.
      Date published: 2008-06-06
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromWhat else can I add? Owned mine for ten years. Have used this on several trips to islands via a ferry, Block Island, Nantucket and it's the perfect way to carry your gear and avoid the car fees. Once there we carried our chairs/cooler to the beach and grocery runs. Has been flawless. Will be planning an Amtrak bike tour and expect this to be just the ticket. Will also be adding the larger fork to use with my 29er.
      Date published: 2009-11-20
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromGreat product for commute and more! I can fit 5 days of office wear in the bag! Also, the trailer is large enough for a cooler filled with ice and BEER. So we draw straws, loser hauls the BOB up one of our local off road trails, enjoy the beer at the top and back down we go! WHOOHOO!!
      Date published: 2011-06-14
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromGreat Trailer I have only had this trailer for a week, but I love it, well built, light weight, and easy to pull. I have used it on the streets and trails around Minneapolis, couldn't even tell it was there most of the time, my friends were impressed with it. I was able to jump curbs and take it off-road with no problems, I should have gotten it a long time ago.
      Date published: 2011-08-23
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromWorks Awesome Tested this out on RAGBRAI in Iowa to haul camping gear for multiple days. It heald everything I need and tracked well. Hardly realized it was there after a while. Got a bit squirely when getting out of the seat but otherwise stable. Worked really well attached to my cyclo cross with disc brakes.
      Date published: 2012-08-12
      Rated 5out of5
      by from2nd best thing out there if you're going on a tour, this and a bicycle and your imagination is all you need.
      Date published: 2013-05-02

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