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Anyone ever had a BOB yak or a BOB Ibex before? I'm going to be bike touring with my bae and my 10-lbs ball of fluff that someone decided is a dog.

I've found a couple used ones on Craigslist for a decent price. I really want the Ibex instead of the Yak because, at 10-lbs, he's very easy to launch. So the shocks would really help ease my fear about him falling off.

Actually, anyone here ever bike tour with a pup in general?
 
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Also to add, looks like someone did it before. But that's also a bigger dog than mine.

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I can't comment on touring with a dog but everyone that's mentioned the Bob trailers has had nothing but good things to say about them.
 

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There are some interesting ones out there - but as to the travel criteria - how long, distance, hills, busy or quiet roads/trails?
Long = how much stuff you carry
Distance = see above
Hills = how much don't you want ;)

Saw some small dog trailers on 2 wheels (would not do one - for the tippy thing) and people had their stuff in front and back panniers. Cool looking side car doggy "trailer" but I don't know as I would want your little cutie pie out in the open - trail maybe.

I actually not know of any of my long distance friends who have traveled with pets on a trailer - I see some makeshift ones in the city with the dogs with sunglasses on riding either in a milk crate strapped to front of bike or a rehabbed child trailer/cart in the back of the bike. Some looked quite heavy to pull.

I thought this interesting - could probably put stuff in or on top of trailer - plus add front panniers - but both front/back panniers packed out lightly. Ohh the ideas --- and it sounds like fun!!

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I have no experience with these trailer do hickey things. But i suggest making sure to double check for any cracks in the frame expecially any welded joints.
 
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I’ve never pulled a trailer, but hear they’re not much fun pulling up steep hills.
 
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I have a Bob, Burley Cargo, Burley Bee and Burley two kid. I recommend a child trailer for the stability it will give your dog. The Bob's are tippy for animals leading to freakouts for both you and the dog.
 

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