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Best Way To Bike With A Dog

Old 02-01-19, 02:20 AM
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How heavy is your dog now? If you can find a Globe Live 2 or Live 3, that makes a pretty excellent dog bike. The max listed weight is 20kg, which is almost exactly 45 pounds, but I've seen the Globe's rack stand up to dork-abuse.



Specialized bought Globe and promptly discontinued the Live series, but you can still find them if you're patient. I just found one for my gf in her size.

Globe Live 2 has a traditional chain drive with IGH and U-brakes. I've added road bars and a few other upgrades.



The Live 3 has a Gates belt drive with IGH, hydraulic brakes, and Velo Orange offers these porteur bars, which are IMO more suited than the upright beach-cruiser bars.




My dog has done 60 mile rides with me, and we have no problems averaging 20+mph on flats. She weighs about 20 pounds, so hills can slow us down some. It's pretty sweet being her stoker.

(The bars are 52cm, and the leverage comes in handy when she suddenly spots a squirrel or another dog.)
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Originally Posted by calamarichris View Post
How heavy is your dog now? If you can find a Globe Live 2 or Live 3, that makes a pretty excellent dog bike. The max listed weight is 20kg, which is almost exactly 45 pounds, but I've seen the Globe's rack stand up to dork-abuse.



Specialized bought Globe and promptly discontinued the Live series, but you can still find them if you're patient. I just found one for my gf in her size.

Globe Live 2 has a traditional chain drive with IGH and U-brakes. I've added road bars and a few other upgrades.



The Live 3 has a Gates belt drive with IGH, hydraulic brakes, and Velo Orange offers these porteur bars, which are IMO more suited than the upright beach-cruiser bars.




My dog has done 60 mile rides with me, and we have no problems averaging 20+mph on flats. She weighs about 20 pounds, so hills can slow us down some. It's pretty sweet being her stoker.

(The bars are 52cm, and the leverage comes in handy when she suddenly spots a squirrel or another dog.)
OoH! Nice and fuzzy!
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Old 02-09-19, 10:59 AM
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I did some modifications on a burley flatbed for my girl in the day. Thing is we could be gone all day, can't imagine her running that whole time and having a trailer guaranteed I would get her home. There may be a " window" of time in a dogs life where it may be able to do that but in dog years that's really not a huge window. As my dog aged she still liked to go out and I liked having her with me. She did jump from side to side with excitement which did make the trailer jump around but that was something we learned to deal with. There was also a time the trailer tipped and she ended up on the ground. That freaked me out. There were other people around the saw it happen of which I asked them their opinion, please be honest, did she do something or was I going too fast ( it was also during a turn) and one guy said after a short pause said he thought it was my fault. I thanked him for his honesty and never rode fast again making turns. I can't see the trailer flipping over if just moving in a forward motion but turning is another story. Looking back, my girl missed her 15th birthday by 5 weeks and that trailer performed flawlessly allowing me to always let her be a part of my world, not just when I got home. Those were the days.
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Well, I picked up a used burley delite kids trailer, and am in the process of adapting it for the dog. Removed the seat, and cut out a piece of 1/4 inch plywood for a flat floor. Securely attaching it to the frame will be the tricky part.
Belately thanks to all who shared their thoughts about this.
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Old 05-06-19, 12:12 PM
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Cycletote makes the safest bicycle carts for hauling your dog.
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Old 05-25-19, 07:56 AM
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Anyone used a trailer for two medium size dogs

Hi, I'm looking for a trailer that could safely accommodate both my boys, 20 kilos each. Has anyone got two they take along on the trailer? I guess the widest trailers will fit best

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Old 05-25-19, 09:41 PM
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Mine loves the dog trailer. I bought the "Best Choice" brand off amazon for $139.00. Thinking about getting the Burley Tail Wagon because its Lighter and I think is a little smaller. I don't mind paying the extra money since he and I enjoy it and have been using it mostly everyday.
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I'm very late to this thread, but here is a video I made yesterday of my new utility e-bike customized for TWO dogs:

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Cycletote large dog trailer

The wheel axle is higher than the bottom of the trailer and there is an optional brake system.
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