The new Trenux trailer promises a 'revolution in urban mobility" thanks to its light and portable design that folds up or down in as little as 10 seconds.
The German start-up say their solution offers "the right transport option in every situation", as the load-carrying ability far surpasses panniers and it's easier to manoeuvre than a bulky cargo bike. They claim it's ready to be spontaneously loaded in less than 10 seconds with its patented opening system, and the maximum load-carrying ability is 40kg. Trenux have pictured a guitar, bags of groceries and cases of wine as examples of items that it can handle.
Take my money. Just have it. pic.twitter.com/TwQ7IgRLHp
— Kyle Ashley (@theBicyKyle) June 13, 2019
Plenty of positive reactions floating around social media
The trailer is also designed according to the German DIN standard, their gold standard for trailer safety. Trenux have designed a locking set (available separately but comes with some Kickstarter pledge amounts) that integrates into the quick-release system and locks the trailer to your bike with a small push. There are also additional bags available in various colourways, all made with waterproof materials and featuring ergonomic handles for ease of use when taking them off the bike.
Trenux have currently raised over £25,000 of their £43,052 crowdfunding goal on Kickstarter with 25 days remaining. A backing of 500 euros is the smallest backing required to get one with an estimated delivery date of December 2019, but you can make various other higher or lower pledge amounts. Click here to check it out in more detail and back it if you think it's a good idea.
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