New Burley Minnow single-child bicycle trailer swims by with very affordable price

Toting around your youngster is a great way to spend some time on the bike and with the family, but child carriers are not exactly cheap. Seeing the market for a less expensive option, Burley has released the new Minnow single child carrier.

Priced at $269, the Burley Minnow is their least expensive single-child carrier by a margin of more than $200. That price doesn’t sacrifice quality though. Like all Burley carriers, it has a five point harness, aluminum roll cage, and a large storage area in the back for all the extra snacks, books, and toys you need to bring along. Additionally, the Minnow sports tinted windows, 20-inch push-button removable wheels, and it folds flat for easy storage.

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According to Burley President Allison Coughlin, the Minnow came about due to customer demand: “We listened to our customers and realized there was a need for a quality, entry-level single-seat trailer that wouldn’t break the bank,. With the Minnow, we were able to build off of the trusted design of our existing line, more specifically the Burley Bee, and tailor it to what many of our customers were currently looking for.”

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Antney
Antney
5 years ago

Yeah, I dunno. My Nashbar Kid Karriage is 10 years old, is hauling my 4th kid. Has been used for beer coolers, dogs, 2 kids at once….. and it was ~$90 bucks during a sale.

BMX
BMX
5 years ago

Folds flat for storage or when a car drives over it. Don’t think the idea of having your offspring at that level on a public road is a good idea. Get an extracycle extension seems safer to have the kid close and up at your level not trailing behind in tent with wheels

RAB Share
RAB Share
5 years ago
Reply to  BMX

Has this literally ever happened, where a car ran over a bike trailer but didn’t hit the bike? A driver stupid/distracted enough to run into your trailer is going to hit you and your kid on that extracycle too. Put flashing lights and a flag on it; this particular model is hi-viz to boot.

FWIW I have a trailer and a more typical rear seat for my kid and the trailer seems much safer to me in that in the much more likely event that I go down (wet, gravel, etc.) the trailer stays upright whereas the rear seat is going down with me.

stickybottle
stickybottle
5 years ago
Reply to  RAB Share

+1

dontcoast
5 years ago
Reply to  stickybottle

For toddlers, trailers rock. No balancing loaded cargo bike, no chance of kid tipping over, and naps for hours.

Plus, unhitch and you can take a napping kid into the store to shop.

Only “bakfiets” style front loaders have most of the advantages of trailers…over 10x the price and then you’ve got a giant dedicated bike.

I’m all for family cargo bikes but trailers are far better for the vast majority of parents with toddlers.

Ryan S.
Ryan S.
5 years ago

I have an older, single Burley that’s sitting in my garage that I picked up used in anticipation of when my daughter outgrows the iBert handlebar seat, which I really like because it puts her in my arms and under my watchful eyes. I’m terrified some kid driver (I live in a college town) is going to see me and not the trailer behind, and clip me to make a point and hit my daughter. I’m seriously considering putting multiple flags, tons of reflectors, and hi-vis markers on it before she has to move to the trailer. Distracted, drunk (again, college town), and anti-cyclist drivers terrify me as a dad that’s smitten with his little girl.

autonomy
5 years ago
Reply to  Ryan S.

In that case your best bet is not sharing roads with cars. Unfortunately no amount of reflectors or flashers will stop a distracted or drunk driver who’s just not looking.

Tyler Durden
Tyler Durden
5 years ago

Damnit… That picture is taken literally across the street from the best breakfast place ever and now I’m hungry. I like bacon and eggs as much as the next guy but morning glory turns out a vegan breakfast masterpiece… I miss living in Eugene.