LEAF – First view

By Posted in - Work in progress on September 26th, 2014 14 Comments First view...

The LEAF: Check out this first view of the LEAF. The LEAF is the new foldable city travel trailer from Carry Freedom. The first show was at the Eurobike 2014. Nick got the sample made at the last minute. The film was made on the USED stand. Starring designer Nick Lobnitz. The subtitles should be read with a strong Scottish accent ;>)

More about the LEAF:
Trailer for shopping, travelling and city life. Ideal for people living in apartments. Quickly folds flat for compact storage. Can carry a week’s shopping. Large wheels make stairs easy. Compact and manoeuvrable for use in crowded markets and streets. Side Leafs create a parcel shelf for occasional large boxes. Fits euronorm beer crates. Made from renewable wood, and recyclable aluminium. Upright cycling position makes it visible and short in heavy traffic, making it safe to use in cities.

Carries 45 kg – Weighs 8 kg – Fits to all seat posts with one special bracket – Wheel size 16 “ – Basic load area 59.5 cm x 42.2 cm x 28.8 cm – Frame material aluminium 6000T6

Comes with hitch, safety strap, reflectors and manual. Folds flat for compact storing, travel and ease of use.

Options: Travel bag for the folded position, Shopping bag

Release date: Summer 2015

 

(14) awesome folk have had something to say...

  • ikeda808@gmail.com'
    Cindy - Reply

    July 1, 2016 at 19:30

    I am hoping to use the Leaf to tow a Tern Mini Airporter with a Dahon or Brompton. I am guessing the suitcase could be strapped sideways? Do you think that would work? Cool design :)

    • Bob - Reply

      July 4, 2016 at 15:09

      Hi Cindy,
      yes you can use any suitcase to sit on the sideflaps. I did this recently with an ice cooler that was otherwise too wide for the LEAF’s platform. You need some good straps for this. i suggest the ROK Straps. But it works great. You need to take some care not to hit any corners, because your load is wider than the wheel base, but it’s easy.
      Hope this helps….
      Bob

  • cesarsoto@yahoo.com'
    cesar soto - Reply

    June 16, 2015 at 18:15

    Hey Bob, Great product very practical and light, would like to see a mesh back to make it even lighter, congratulations from Mexico !

    • Bob - Reply

      June 17, 2015 at 08:12

      Hey Cesar, how are you? Mesh idea was thought of but rejected. We have to make the LEAF fir all climate conditions, so also rain and snow. And some trailers that use a mesh or a non-solid backing tend to flop and have no solid base. Thanks Bob!

  • safecyclist@gmail.com'
    Preston Tyree - Reply

    June 16, 2015 at 13:01

    Ready to purchase in US. See you are working with Tern and QBP. How do I get my hands on one?

    • Bob - Reply

      June 17, 2015 at 08:09

      Hi Preston, Thanks for your comment. LEAF will be ready in September. Tern and QBP will have them soon after that. We are still putting the final touches on the product. It’s going to be very cool. We will also be at the Interbike in September with Tern. Keep checking back here. Bob

  • therapy@blueyonder.co.uk'
    Stuart - Reply

    June 2, 2015 at 05:04

    Hi

    Any news on the leaf ?

    I am keen to use one for the end of June.

    KInd Regards

    • Bob - Reply

      June 5, 2015 at 15:01

      Hi Stuart,
      We won’t be ready for June i am afraid. We are still optimizing the design. We want to make it perfect. Sorry not to have better news. Stay in touch on this blog.
      Thanks
      bob

  • joacim.lindback@gmail.com'
    Joacim Lindback - Reply

    April 3, 2015 at 15:36

    Hi,
    Another interested customer from Sweden, do you have a release date for the Leaf? Is It possible to preorder?

    • Bob - Reply

      April 7, 2015 at 18:00

      Hi Joachim,
      thanks for your enquiry. Still not sure of the final date and the price yet. The Euro is causing us some headaches right now. I do not want to take pre-orders until i have all the details of price and delivery. Otherwise i don’t think it is fair to customers. Keep informed here on this website. We need a Swedish distributor ;>))) best regards Bob

  • leif.blomquist@yahoo.com'
    Leif - Reply

    October 19, 2014 at 21:04

    Hello again — will the Leaf be compatible with your surfboard trailer when they’re both complete?
    Thanks,
    – Leif

    • Bob - Reply

      October 20, 2014 at 07:05

      Hi Leif,
      No, the LEAF and the Surf Trailer will be different. These days there are surf boards and paddle boards, but also ladders and with the surf trailer we can use our Looong Arm to pull a very long load. The angle of the LEAF would not allow for this. You could use the LEAF for carrying golf clubs for example. Regards. Bob

  • jesperlundell@gmail.com'
    Jesper - Reply

    September 26, 2014 at 19:52

    Love it! Hope you market it in Sweden :-)

    • Bob - Reply

      October 15, 2014 at 11:57

      Hey Jesper, do you know someone we could talk to in Sweden about Carry Freedom distribution?

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