Bikepacking is all the rage – but what are you to do if you want to bring everything including the kitchen sink? Bring a trailer. Maybe something like the new Burley single wheeled trailer which should drop next spring with the Coho and Coho XC. Both offer various methods of storing gear when packing your bike and fit most bikes thanks to its Variable Width Yoke.
The Variable Width Yoke allows its dropout mounts to adjust to frame widths ranging from 125-197mm. The mounting surfaces connect to their Dual Ball Hitch system which places a ball on either end of the rear quick release. This connection allows for one-handed installation of the trailer and provides smooth movement at the axle. Further, when stopped a wide center stand folds down below the front end to prevent the trailer from tipping. Both models have a 75lb load capacity and weigh under 20lbs.
First look: Burley Coho
Out of the box, the Coho comes as a simple aluminum frame with sidewalls and a bottom. It can be quickly converted into a mule with a large internal drybag, pannier bags and cargo net. But even without the bags, it offers a large storage area. The rear wheel is a 16 x 1.75″ tire and is removed with a quick release. Anticipated price is $350.
First look: Burley Coho XC
The Coho XC adds a bit of offroad ruggedness to the trailer with a ~3″ coil shock in the back and fits up to a 16 x 3″ tire. The stock tire size is 16 x 2.125″ and is removed via quick release. Optional accessories include an internal dry bag, pannier bags, rear pannier rack (prevent rear wheel contact with packs), and side and top ladders. Expected price is $420.