What Our Customers Are Saying about the Trayak...
- "For an open top canoe, you don't need a trailer. Just a pair of wheels under (or a bit behind) the center of gravity, and a tow arm fastened to bow. Linder makes this setup, for example. As for me, I prefer closed top kayaks, so I'm shamelessly plugging Tony's Trailers Trayak. I have one, and I'm a very happy customer." from Helsinki, Finland.
- "I have the Trayak from Tony's Trailers. Last summer I did my first longer tour with it, some 600 kms with the trailer (and kayak) on tow. It worked like a charm." - BikeForums.net.
- "Looks like the first option I listed in my second post, made by Tony's Trailers on Vancouver Island, will be the best bet. Of course, it's also the most expensive. I'll probably just make the trip up there and pick it up. Apparently, they even make a hitch that lets you lay your bike down while still attached (swivels in both directions). AKR, this is totally different than towing it from the painter. That's why I wanted to be sure I got a decent trailer." - TetonGravity.com.
- "Just got a kayak trailer from Tony's Trailers and took it to the beach today using the BD. Worked really well. I could hardly notice any difference at all over the usual BD handling. Here is a picture at Kailua Beach. Notice my improvised paddle mount under the kayak. I used some pipe insulation foam and tied it on using toes straps. Worked really well." - BikeForums.net.
- "At the MEC Paddlefest in Victoria, BC, we met Tony Hoar who manufactures kayak trailers for bicycles. Tony also makes other utility trailers for bicycles that are being used around the world. He is committed to getting people out of cars and more into human powered living. We were impressed." - LeadPlanetEarth.com.
- "These bicycle hauling kayak trailers are made of steel tubing, powder coated for protection. With quick release connectors, the trailer breaks down easily, is light, and securely holds your kayak or other boat. This is a great way to get around with your kayak without relying on fossil fuels. This is real human-powered touring! Check them out at Tony's Trailers." - LeadPlanetEarth.com.
- "If you still want to bring your kayak along, this is the trailer for you. It's almost a given that if you're into cycling, there is a good chance that you are into nature and things that get you closer to it. Trayak's base model carries one kayak. The double-decker option allows you to carry two.......or more. ." - bikestation.com.
- "Just got my kayak trailer from Tony, excellent stuff, Tony is a great guy, i can highly recommend his products and the service is outstanding!"
- "This is something I've been looking into a bit lately, while on a quest for a green means of moving a kayak or canoe. I found Tony's Trailers, who sell all kinds of neat custom bike trailers." from Treehugger.
- "Bringing together two nonmotorized modes: bicycling by land, and kayaking by sea. Bicycle Alliance staffer Mark Canizaro, Chris King (Mr. Bypedal) and I collectively bought this beautiful semi-custom seakayak trailer made by Tony of Tony's Trailers in Victoria (on Vancouver Island). Tony was the last-place finisher in the Tour de France 50 years ago, and makes an excellent, superbly thought-through kayak trailer, besides being a really nice guy. As Mark and I assembled and test-rode it, we were impressed by the little, thoughtful features. And it rides great! Tracks amazingly smoothly, circles fairly tight (goes easily around Seattle's ubiquitous mini-circles, and feels only modestly heavy with a boat on it! See more fun photos here and here. Bringing together two peacable, local, noiseless, mitochondrial-combustion-engine activities into one seamless pair." From http://bypedal.typepad.com/
- "It's more difficult to attach a reliable towing mechanism to a closed top kayak (without making permanent modifications to the bow), hence the need for a "real" trailer. My trailer is from Tony Hoar (http://www.tonystrailers.com/) in Canada. After a couple of summers' worth of test rides of varying distances (from 3 to 110 kms) I can say it works well. The idea of towing a canoe/kayak with a bike is definitely feasible.--J" from Juha, Helsinki Finland.
- Yes it works brilliantly over the pebbles and sandstones ledges. I have also created a wooden cradle that sits on top and allows me to transport a small rubber boat. Many thanks!" Robin in the UK.
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