Mick F wrote:Please don't say "only" a single wheel trailer.
Sorry Mick, I could've worded that better.
Mick F wrote:I have experience with a CF, but not with anything else, so I'm basing my comments on what I've researched.
Single wheeled trailers are better at some things than twin wheeled trailers. AND vice versa. The way I see it, two wheels carry the load far better but can be a little unstable in an off-road situation, and are a little too wide to get through gaps. Where two wheels excel, is in their versatility and load carrying abilities in an on-road situation. Shops, touring and the like.
Remember, the weight carried between two wheels is supported between the wheels, giving little nose-weight to the bike. With one wheel, the nose-weight can be high, and the bike has to balance the whole thing. Two wheels allows the bike to feel just like the bike by itself, all you have to do is pedal harder up hills. Even that is far easier than you might think, but that goes for trailers in general.
The only time I've ever tried a two wheel trailer was using a hitch that attached to the seat post, it was quite a cheap and cheerful thing and going round corners was a challenging experience!
The advantage I find with a single-wheel is mainly that the steering isn't compromised as the bike and trailer act a bit like a single articulated bicycle. You're right about the weight distribution, I don't think I've seen one that can cope with much more 40kg, whereas two-wheelers don't have similar restrictions.