4. The LEAF

Coming soon...!

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 (Coming later):
Travel bag for the folded position
Shopping bag

  • 4. The LEAF folding trailer

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

  • doomhammer07@herr-der-mails.de'
    Stefan - Reply

    July 11, 2016 at 11:25

    Hi!

    Are there any updates regarding the release date for Austria?

    best regards,
    Stefan

    • Bob - Reply

      September 28, 2016 at 09:54

      Hi Stefan,
      The LEAF is now available in Austria. You can get it from Heavy Pedals in Vienna!
      Link: LEAF
      Thanks
      Bob

  • j.strauer@gmx.net'
    Jens Strauer - Reply

    September 13, 2015 at 12:27

    Hello, is there any news when the leaf will be available (Germany) and what it will cost? I already have the small carry freedom y-frame trailer. Are the wheels and axels the same, so I could use the wheels of the y-frame as replacements for the leaf-trailer? Regards, Jens

    • Bob - Reply

      October 1, 2015 at 07:47

      Yes, Jens all compatible with Y-Small. We are having some problems getting the final production moving. But we had a long list of changes after the testing phase and the information we gathered at the Eurobike and Interbike trade shows. I am predicting January/February 2015. Thanks for your interest and for commenting here.
      Best
      Bob

  • lesgibbons@gmail.com'
    Les Gibbons - Reply

    June 21, 2015 at 00:36

    Brilliant design, looking forward to its release. Please keep me, U.S. Posted.
    Could it be fitted to a Surly Big Dummy?
    Kind regards Les

    • Bob - Reply

      June 24, 2015 at 11:45

      Hi Les,
      thanks for your comment. Will it fit on a big dummy? Thats a good question. It could work but i think the arm might be a little short. We will test this. Another option would be to fit it to the rack. We need to look into use with a long tail bike. i will come back to you on it.
      Thanks. Bob

  • Carolinerussell3@me.com'
    Caroline Russell - Reply

    June 7, 2015 at 10:48

    This looks amazing. Please alert me when available to buy.

    • Bob - Reply

      June 7, 2015 at 17:47

      Hi Caroline,
      we sure will keep you in touch. Thanks
      Bob

  • nicolas.leydet@gmail.com'
    Nicolas - Reply

    June 4, 2015 at 16:52

    Would you have an update about the release date / price (roughly) of the Leaf. Will it be available in the UK ?

    • Bob - Reply

      June 5, 2015 at 15:03

      Hi Nicolas,
      i think the estimated first delivery time would be September. We still have a lot to do. It will be available in the UK through our distributor Extra UK. Final pricing will be coming very soon. So try and be patient. Sorry the news is not better, but we are working very hard right now on making this project work.
      Ride
      Bob

  • news.stevy@outlook.com'
    Yuri - Reply

    May 25, 2015 at 10:17

    Nice design and a serious contender to replace my Burley Travoy, but why didn’t you use angled wheels like they do on athletic wheelchairs? It provides a lot more stability for sharp cornering.

    It’s the one issue I struggle with when using the Travoy (which uses a similar design): when the inner wheel hits an obstacle (the curb, large stones or branches) on 90 degree turns it topples over, even at lower speeds.

    I guess your design with the larger wheels and lower point of gravity will be slightly more stable but when it hits a larger obstacle on sharp turns it will still topple over, angled wheels could solve that.

    Maybe an idea to test for V2?

    • Bob - Reply

      May 25, 2015 at 16:15

      Yuri, this is what Carry freedom designer and mechanical wizard Nick Lobnitz wrote in reply to your comments:

      Hi Yuri

      Visually I’d love to use angled wheels, but there are a couple of problems with them that make them a bad idea for trailers.

      Firstly, the stability of a trailer (or wheel chair) depends on two things, how wide is the distance between where the trailers tyres touch the ground, combined with where the trailer hooks onto the bicycle. Angled wheels do make a slightly wider track, but so does making the axle beam slightly wider.

      Secondly, with angled wheels if the trailer is not hitched at exactly the right height the wheels will either toe in or toe out slightly. This will always mean one tyre is skidding sideways slightly, using your energy to destroy your tyres. The reality is that trailer brackets will never be at the correct height, so the tyres will always scrub.

      Lastly, angled wheels are really difficult to manufacture accurately. This adds to the expence of making the trailer and ultimately its cost in the shops, without offering any major benefit.

      Angled wheels are brilliant on high performance wheel chairs. High performance wheelchairs will often corner suddenly, the wheel angle helps the outside wheel resist the huge forces generated. Also on sports wheelchairs it keeps the top of the wheel tight against the users body making it easier to push, while widening the track width of the wheel chair, which aids stability. It also makes it less likely to flip onto your back when using a chair. And lastly it looks cool.

      ALL trailers that hook onto seatpost (or rack) are less stable and more vulnerable to bumps and corners than ALL trailers that hook onto a bikes axle. Having big wheels, and clever placement of the load shelf make a significant difference between the Leaf and the Travoy.

      Cheers

      Nick

  • mactel10@yahoo.com.hk'
    Peter Chow - Reply

    April 14, 2015 at 18:26

    hi bob

    What a fantastic design!

    however, i was confused that i need to use a solid wheel axle (non quick -release one) to connect with City, leaf or Y board?

    if so, i just wonder if any conversion / connector that deem fits to connect both the trailer and my quick release rear wheels?

    i am looking forward to having the real product asap :-)

    • Bob - Reply

      April 15, 2015 at 07:36

      Hi Peter,
      no not true. The Y and the Y surf both work with solid axle (threaded) and with QR axle. In every box we have a washer to use with the QR axle. The LEAF is fixed to the seat post.
      Thanks for your comments. Best.
      Bob

  • davidchild205@gmail.com'
    Dave - Reply

    April 5, 2015 at 14:38

    In Oxford, electric bikes are becoming very popular with people carrying kids or pulling kiddy trailers.; when extra grunt is needed .
    Will the Leaf work?

    • Bob - Reply

      April 7, 2015 at 17:57

      Hi Dave,
      yes, but the LEAF is not for kids. It’s only for cargo. It folds flat, carries 45 kg fits behind all types of bikes. Check the video on the “LEAF First look” post.
      Thanks
      Bob

  • doomhammer07@herr-der-mails.de'
    Stefan - Reply

    March 21, 2015 at 23:09

    Just saw the trailer for the leaf, looks amazing, a really unique and usefull design i never saw on any other trailer.
    Sad that it won’t be out in June for my bicycle tour 😉

    • Bob - Reply

      March 27, 2015 at 17:26

      Well it’s going to be a fantastic trailer! I just wish we could get it finished faster – but there are not enough hours in the day ;>))

  • scavenger144@gmail.com'
    Jeff - Reply

    December 24, 2014 at 01:00

    Hey,
    congrats to that awesome concept!
    I’ve been loving your trailers ever since but this one seems especially neat!
    It’s been a while since that last post – any update on release date / pricing?
    Keep it up, cheers,
    Jeff

    • Bob - Reply

      January 23, 2015 at 11:46

      Hey Jeff, i missed this comment – sorry. The LEAF will be available in 2015 but probably late Summer. We have a lot to do to make it fantastic ;>)). Please stay i touch we will post updates here. Where are you located?
      Regards
      Bob

  • thebudds69@gmail.com'
    Sara Budd - Reply

    September 15, 2014 at 10:28

    Is there any more news on the leaf trailer? I am after a trailer that I can unhitch and use a a shopping trolley and this seems ideal. is it in production yet? Thanks.

    • Bob - Reply

      September 17, 2014 at 11:16

      Hi Sara,
      thanks for your question. We only have the prototype at the moment, but the response has been very good so that we can go into production very soon. We are anticipating the release date will be around Easter 2015. The trailer rides really well, as i found out on my trip to the Interbike Show in Las Vegas last week. I was carrying a big ice box on it ;>). Best regards. Bob

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