The STD 100 around the lake of Constanz
11 September 2015 | By Marieke |
Michel went on a bike trip around the lake of Constanz with his STD 100 trailer. He shares his story :
‘It’s natural to share my experience, having myself enjoyed from the experience of others on the internet. Back from a tour around the lake of Constanz, here are my impressions : I don’t feel the trailer on flat roads whether on the road or cross country. When I wanted to attach the bike the first time, I reduced the load : when the trailer is loaded over the top it tends to tip over. When it’s loaded at the level of the upper tube, it’s alright (25kg for the load, 8kg for the trailer and the bag).
Some websites tell you to travel lightly, others advise to limit the load up to half the weight of your body, I took note of these recommendations. At the first long hill, the only one in fact, I was happy to get to the top and to have reduced the load before that.
– To make it easier to attach the hitch, I put the bike and trailer on their side. It seemed easier than holding the bike in one hand and the trailer in the other.
– The shock absorber works perfectly, considering the sensations.
As I have seen elsewhere, don’t think you will bring more than in side bags but it’s definitely better in terms of balance.
As for the size, I could go up the stairs in a station (with some help) and I got on the boat.
If I had to do it again, I wouldn’t change a thing, no regrets, only pleasure and energy spent.
I’m looking into the next trips already.
Thanks Aevon Team.’