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Mike

Mikewrote a review of on October 29, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

We love this trailer. We've had it for three years and we use it essentially every weekday. When our neighbor damaged our parked trailer a year ago, we bought the latest version, which has much improved seats. That used to be my only complaint about the old Burleys.

We have two kids and typically carry both of them in the trailer. We live in the hills and use it uphill and downhill on rough roads, and in the rain. It's fair to say that we've put it through the wringer. The kids love it. They're way more peaceful in this trailer than in the car. The younger one still falls asleep in it.

The rear of the trailer offers plenty of storage space so that you can even go shopping with it.

The only minor issue with it (and most other trailers like it) is that it's a bit awkward to lock.

I should also say that this trailer is substantially lighter than a comparable Thule trailer (at least when we compared them a few years ago), which comes in handy when we drag this thing up the hill.

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Mikewrote a review of on November 13, 2016

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm a big fan of the Lezyne hand pumps. That's why I bought this one. Sadly, it misses the mark. The pump head is the biggest issue for me. It's the red ring you see in the picture that you need to push down to lock it onto the valve. Unfortunately, it's pretty tricky to do and easily jumps off. I often need multiple attempts. Recently, I was trying to pump up a tire whose valve stem was not tightened down using a lock nut. The little bit of extra flexibility in the valve stem made it impossible to attach the pump head altogether. That's when I decided to retire the pump and go with a different one.

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Mikewrote a review of on November 10, 2016

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

It's nearly impossible to build a wheel from this hub with sufficient non-drive side spoke tension.

I built this hub with a Pacenti SL23 rim and DT Competition Race spokes. It was impossible to get enough tension on the non-drive side even after maxing out the spoke tension on the drive side and going off dish by 3mm. I then replaced the drive side spokes by thicker spokes. This helped a bit, but the non-drive side would still come loose. Finally, I built the wheel for a third time with a Stan's ZTR 400 rim and Sapim CX spokes. But the problem persisted. At this point I've given up on building with this hub.

To be fair, I'm not a professional wheel builder. Perhaps this is just my incompetence. But I have a reasonable amount of experience and I haven't had this problem before.

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Mike

Mikewrote a review of on November 23, 2015

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These pedals are easy to clip in. They're also far too easy to clip out. It gets perilous when you're rushing across an intersection and the pedal ejects your foot for no good reason.

I wish there was a way to adjust the tension. But it seems the only option Speedplay offers is for you to spend more money on one of their many incompatible products.

A secondary issue is the abundant float that gives you an unnerving "skating on ice" feeling akin to poking the tips of your skating shoes into the ice and rotating your feet freely. With so much free float even the slightest twitch in your foot can make your heel bump into the chainstay of your bike. Less dangerous than unexpected clipping out, this is still a major hassle.

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