The rise in the number of electric vehicles in recent years has been astronomical, even in the bicycle industry, and because of the power that it generates, many have used it to drag an electric bike trailer behind them either for leisure time with the family or to help them generate income.
With such an important piece of equipment regardless of what you will be using it for, carefully picking which electric bike trailer are you buying is vital.
When doing so, the factors that you need to keep in mind are the following:
- Safety – it will always be a huge factor when it comes to vehicles especially when your vehicle is small and have something dragging behind it that can easily snag something that you are mostly unaware because it is already behind you
- Convenience – not just when using it, but also when it is not in use.
- Budget – just like most things, always stay within your budget because the most expensive choices are not always the best, and sometimes, it depends on how you look take care of the trailer
These three are the most basic of factors that need to be taken into consideration before making a purchase, and more often than not, it is the same for everything else. However, if the electric bike trailer you are considering buying is for your children to enjoy the cycle with you, then comfort can be taken into heavy consideration.
Electric Bike Trailer – Best Options
#1 – Instep Bike Trailer for Toddlers, Kids, Single and Double Seat
Designed to have your children enjoy the outdoor cycle with you, the Instep Electric Bike Trailer offers protection from the elements that might prevent your children from completely spending quality time with you.
Its main feature is having a 2-in-1 protective layer that consists of a protective layer designed mainly to keep your children protected from the sudden changes in weather and a netted layer to ensure that the bugs are kept away especially with the deadly viruses and bacteria that they may carry.
It also has a vent opening at the rear for your children’s ventilation.
For added safety, the electric bike trailer is built with a five-point harness to secure your children in their seats in case of bumps which is common on the road.
And for your convenience, it can easily be folded when you are it is not in use which is why storage of the trailer will not be an issue.
#2 – Schwinn Rascal Bike Pet Trailer
Schwinn, one of the leading brands in bicycles, has come to offer dog-lovers an electric bike trailer where their pets are protected while enjoying a day out with you while cycling.
For the convenience of your pet, the rear has a doggy door for an easy in and out. In a way, it will also be easier for you to get them inside. Once inside, they are protected by a bug screen, but unlike the previous electric bike trailer, this does not have a weather screen most likely because most pets do not need to be protected from the weather, especially the rain.
This particular electric bike trailer was also built with a leash inside. This can be adjusted in a way that will give your pet to move around inside, but short enough to prevent them from hopping out of the trailer while still on the move.
It can also be conveniently folded, detached, and its wheels removed to make storage easier.
#3 – Schwinn Day Tripper and Porter Cargo Bike Trailer
An electric bike trailer is not only for children. There are trailers in the market which are designed to carry cargo especially multiple small items or one medium-sized one. On most occasions, these are used by individuals to move one item from one place to another which is why it is commonly seen with couriers.
This electric bike trailer was designed to ensure that you can carry as much load as you can as permitted by its wide frame, while, in spite of this “bulky” size, it can be easily stored away because this electric bike trailer was built with a folding frame and wheels that come off quickly when you want it to.
For added security to your cargo, Schwinn added D-rings to secure them into place.
#4 – Burley Flatbed, Aluminum Utility Cargo Bike Trailer , Black
The Burley Flatbed electric bike trailer is the perfect piece of equipment if you are hauling any type of cargo due to its versatility which is attributed to its open platform design, and because its frame is made of aluminum, it is lightweight but durable.
As a result of this, the Burley Flatbed is an electric bike trailer that is capable of handling 100 pounds, but its two wheels will keep the trailer moving by reducing its traction and making sure that it is kept centered.
Lastly, when it is not being used to drag various belonging or items, it can be folded from a flatbed to a flat trailer in a matter of seconds. Secondly, the wheels can be removed with one push of the button.
#5 – Aosom Double Wheel Internal Frame Enclosed Bicycle Cargo Trailer – Black
The electric bike trailer that Aosom electric bike trailer is different from the ones that were previously mentioned mainly because of the reflectors that surround the entire frame giving you the opportunity to be able to haul cargo even at night.
Its wheels were also built differently because they have been tested and proven to be able to run on different terrains in spite of the 88-pound total weight of the cargo that it carries.
Another feature that is unique to the Aosom electric bike cargo is how its container can be detached, and in spite of being made of plastic, it has been tested to be durable. Additionally, because it is detachable, you can ensure its cleanliness all the time. If required, the contents of the trailer can be covered with a separate waterproof further ensuring that the items inside are not damaged by water, especially by rain.
#6 – Travoy, Compact Folding Cargo Bike Trailer Black
An electric bike trailer that we have not seen so far in the list, and not just because of its existence, but also because of how it looks.
Travoy’s electric bike trailer is different because of how it has made itself available to the public in a vertical manner when most trailers are horizontal, lying very close to the ground. However, it is also because of this that many would fear that it is not secure enough.
Travoy promises that it is, however, because of how nervous the consumers were, they added an internal wheel guard to minimize the risk of these items falling off if the wheels rub against the items on them. Additionally, you further lower the chances of encountering this problem with forces that are beyond your control.
Lastly, because of how slimly designed it is, storage space should not be a problem.
#7 – Wike Heavy Duty Flatbed Bike Trailer
What makes this flatbed electric bike trailer a “first” in the list is because it is the first one that does not require being folded to be stored. How much room you still have in your apartment may affect how you will take this one trailer that does not fold.
To store this is to detach the wheels from its framework before you put the wheels on top of it, like a tray, and slide them over where there is room.
The entire framework is made of aluminum which reinforces the fact that it can carry as much as 125 pounds worth of equipment, and to ensure safety, they included two reflectors at the back so people driving through the night will notice and acknowledge your presence.
#8 – QuietKat Two Wheel Game Cart, FatTire Off Road Cargo Trailer
QuietKat introduces their foray into the electric bike trailer industry, and their product is unique because it is, again, the first trailer that looks the way that it does.
Instead of one single look, this electric bike trailer from QuietKat has at least two. Each one with a different purpose. Each one is very easy to transform.
Common among those who have electric bike trailers, this one has its own pair, but unlike the others, these were designed to accommodate rougher terrains, and aside from its size which is visibly larger, it has added suspension for the same purpose.
These features alone make this electric bike trailer the perfect company if you and your family are out on a weekend outdoors like a weekend of camping.
#9 – MAYA CYCLE Bike Trailer
The Maya Cycle electric bike trailer might be the simplest one out of all the trailer that we have discussed so far. In fact, it combines all the basic features that almost every single one that we have discussed so far, which includes the following features:
- A flag for safety
- An flatbed platform
- Straps to secure the bag in place
- Reflectors to protect you from other riders, especially at night
There are several features of this electric bike trailer that makes it different from all the rest that we have discussed, and these include
- One Wheel – it has been mentioned several times why most of the electric bike trailers that are on offer has two wheels. However, this one has only one wheel, which might cause a problem, and may cause traction. This might eventually cause a rougher ride even through the pavement especially that it requires balance itself.
- Compatibility Limitation – unlike the others which fits most bicycles with the universal adapter, this one is only limited to 18-inch bicycles with the same size wheels
- Kickstand – two of the positives that you can take away from the Maya Cycle electric bike trailer is its built-in kickstand. What this does is ensure that you will have a stable enough ground to unload or pack things to and from the trailer. It is their way of compromise because trailer only has one wheel
The other positive that the Maya Cycle work into the fact that it has only one wheel, and this is its easy maneuverability when you are cycling through a narrow road. In addition, it can be conveniently turned into a wheelbarrow when required. You could say, in a way, it is designed for off road camping simply because of this function alonw. Generally however, it is designed only to be used in cities and on pavement.
#10 – vidaXL Bike Cargo Trailer
vidaXL’s electric bike trailer is not the best in this list, even among the flatbed trailers. However, it is strong and durable enough that it could be one of the better options available.
As this electric bike trailer is made of steel, it was tested to be able to hold up to 110 pounds worth of cargo. That is a huge load of cargo to carry, and that is why, vidaXL made sure to make it easy for you to load and unload by equipping hinged doors in the front and in the rear.
When not in use, like most of the electric bike trailers under the same category, the whole trailer cannot be folded, but the draw arm can to save you some space.
Shifting to electric power is the way towards the future for most vehicles, and although mind-boggling, even with bicycles. On the other hand, you can see that this shift might be due to the power it generates and that is what you need if you have an electric bike trailer tagging along behind you. Not only are you saving the planet, but you are also saving yourself a lot of hard work.