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This summer, I’ll travel locally

4 June 2020 | By | No Comments

Considering the current situation, we will have to travel locally this summer. And many of you have decided to travel by bike this year.
With the right equipment, that’s possible and you may even find it… pleasant.

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Physical shape

Whether you’re used to cycling or not, you will need to adapt the number of kilometers you’d like to cycle every day with your physical shape. A confirmed cyclist will certainly aim to ride for 100km each day. If you have less training, set your goal on 60km a day, at your own pace, in order to take pleasure in your bike trip. You can also plan to take a day or two to rest between each stopover so you can visit the place where you’re staying.

Accomodation

The first question you should ask yourself is whether you intend to sleep in a tent or if you prefer the confort of a real bedroom. Bivouacking means you’re free because you don’t have to book a place to stay unless you’d like to set up your tent in a touristic place.
If you prefer the conforts of a bed and breakfast or at someone’s place, this will mean a little more planning. You can still book your room a few nights in advance depending on your progress. There again, it will depend on the area, whether it attracts tourists or not.

Equipment

The choice of the bike is not really an issue. We know many world travellers who travel with basic bikes so they can find any spare part locally if necessary, which is not the case with a top of the range model. However, the choice of the saddle may need for you to make a few tests as you’re going to spend quite some hours on it.
If you can afford it, you can travel by electric bike, which is a very confortable solution and doesn’t prevent you from pedalling. So you will still work out.

To carry your stuff, a single-wheel bike trailer is the best fellow traveller. It gets fixed behind the saddle post so it won’t bother you going downhill or in bends. You can easily carry all the stuff you need for 2 people for several weeks. You can even put the bike trailer from one bike to another in a few minutes.
bike trip

The UNO 100 bike trailer (in steel) is the road model from the Aevon range. It is exclusively dedicated to a use on road and can carry up to 100L, 35kg.
The STD 100 bike trailer (in aluminium) is a cross country model because it is fitted with a shock absorber. It can carry up to 145L, 35kg in cross country mode or 45kg on roads.
The KIT L80 bike trailer (in aluminium) can also be used on cross country roads. It is foldable, which makes it the ideal partner if you need to take the train to your starting point. It can carry up to 25kg in cross country mode and 35kg on roads.

You just need to make your choice. The STD 100 trailer will be available mid August / beginning of September.

03 Apr

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Plan your next bike trip

3 April 2020 | By | No Comments

During this lockdown period, many of us question our daily habits because we have plenty of time to do so. Maybe you question the way you usually travel, maybe you plan your next bike trip in order to think about something else.

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Travelling by bike is cheap

The lockdown has forced many companies to send their employees home, which means a slight loss of salary for some. Many businesses see their turnover tumbling down.
Travelling by bike means you don’t have to pay for a train ticket, a plane ticket or fuel. It also helps to enjoy each pleace you’ll cycle through and take the time to admire the view at a slow pace.

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Think positive

During long winter days, we know that planning our next summer trip helps to stay strong and healthy because of the anticipation. The lockdown can be a little worrying so what could be better than planning your next bike trip to take your mind off things? Thinking about something positive can only be good for you.

Support businesses

Our businesses, restaurants, accomodation, will be deeply affected. The only way to support them is to give them work as soon as possible. Travelling by bike means you’ll save up on travelling fees, which means you can enjoy a nice meal or a good night’s sleep in a hotel or a nice B&B. And you might need it after travelling miles by bike.

Environment friendly

When the whole world seems to have stopped, no cars are crowding our streets anymore and industries just tick over, we have noticed birds coming back in our trees and a better air quality. Travelling by bike will help to extend these effects by reducing greenhouse gas.

Until April 15th, we would like to support your next bike trip by offering you a discount of 25% on the purchase of a UNO 100 bike trailer.

17 Mar

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Big sale on the bike trailer UNO 100

17 March 2020 | By | No Comments

Enjoy an amazing discount of 25% on the UNO 100 bike trailer as well as its waterproof bag.
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The UNO 100 trailer goes from 439€ to 329€, a discount of 110€.
The 100L waterproof bag goes from 129€ to 96€, a discount of 33€.
In total, you can save up to 143€!

It’s time to plan your next bike trip this summer or even consider your daily trips differently.
single wheel trailer
The single-wheel trailer UNO 100 is the road model from Aevon. Able to carry up to 35kg, 100L of luggage, you have the necessary capacity to go freely travelling for a few days or going shopping at the supermarket.

The UNO 100 bike trailer follows your bike perfectly and its hitch on the seat post enables you to make a U-turn without putting your foot on the ground.
Your bike is easy to handle and stays light because you don’t add any weight to it.

The UNO 100 model is the first-born of the famous Aevon bike trailers. It’s a steel model, dedicated to a use on roads or easy tracks.
It has already travelled around the world several times, going to Laos, Canada or Ireland. Tireless, it will follow you for thousands of miles easily.

During this period quarantine in France and some European countries, Aevon’s team goes on working for now and ensures the delivery of your bike trailers, making sure to respect all necessary measures to protect our team.

  • Offer reserved for private individuals
  • Can not be used simultaneously with another discount
  • Valid until April 15th 2020 depending on the stock

04 Mar

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Shape the Way Project

4 March 2020 | By | No Comments

Shape the Way is the (slightly crazy) project of Maxime & Arthur : to cycle along the Atlantic coast from the South of Portugal to the North of Scotland with their bikes and Aevon bike trailer.
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Maxime has trained as an engineer. Arthur is a landscape creator. They have never really travelled by bike but… it doesn’t really seem to worry them!
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Their project was born from an observation: our hobbies are not always in agreement with the necessity to protect our environment. To surf, enthusiasts are ready to travel for miles looking for the biggest wave, spending hours in cars or on planes. Maxime & Arthur would like to prove that there are other ways to enjoy yourself.
In order to make their values and their passion coincide, the two travellers plan to travel and surf and respect the environment at the same time. Their trip will exclusively be environmentally friendly using means of transport with low impact such as the bike or the train. They will spend their nights camping or staying at people’s houses along the way.

Their bikes are made of spare parts found in a collaborative workshop that helps you repair your bike yourself.
They have built a surf rack that was added to the frame of the STD 100 bike trailer. The bike trailer will carry their camping gear and cameras.
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Several stops are planned along the way to meet some active members of environmently friendly associations and partners who support the project: sportsmen, businessmen and such. Of course, Aevon’s team will meet them at the halfway point to talk about the first part of the trip.

All along their bike trip, Maxime & Arthur will make a web series and regular podcasts you can listen to on the most famous apps.

The departure will take place at the end of the month!

To support them: go to ULULE.
Follow them on Facebook
Follow them on Instagram

04 Feb

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Why a bike trailer instead of bags?

4 February 2020 | By | No Comments

When you decide to go on a bike trip, you will probably ask yourself this question: better to use a bike trailer or bags?

Aevon users have travelled around the world with their bike trailers and have many positive things to say about the trailer.
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The handling ability

The Aevon single wheel bike trailer is attached on the seat post and set up with a single wheel. So, in turns and downhill, it follows you smoothly everywere, without you feeling any discomfort.. The bike remains easy to handle and light. Elroy, from Canada, confirms that his trailer can almost be forgotten (read his story here).
When you place bags on your bike, it gets heavier and less easy to handle. On a narrow track, you may have to pass through trees and the width of your bike has increased which can make it difficult in some passages. Some Aevon bike trailers are set up with shock absorbers so they can follow you on cross-country roads.

Practical

The bike trailer can easily carry all your stuff, your tent and your sleeping bag. And for your immediate needs such as your camera or your sandwich, you just need to put a separate backpack on top of your luggage or even outside the bag of the trailer. You’ll just need to add a waterproof cover to protect it from the rain and have easy access to it.

The load capacity

An STD 100 bike trailer can carry up to 145L or 45kg of luggage. In which bags could you carry so much weight? Imagine the weight you would feel if your bike weighed 45kg more!
The Aevon trailers’ frames are spacious and can carry everything you need for a trip in full autonomy.
Here is what Katrin, from Germany, was able to carry in her single wheel bike trailer UNO 100: a tent, a sleeping bag, a camping stove, hiking shoes and a few clothes, and she still had some space left (read her story here).
Some people even adapt their bike trailer to carry their surfboard, their paddle, (read more about it online) or even a snowboard (read more about it here).

Split the load

You’re cycling uphill and your bike trip is slowly becoming more and more difficult? Lend your trailer to one of your fellow travellers to share the difficulties. You just need the right hitch on the second bike and maybe a quick realease to place the trailer from one bike to the other in only a few minutes and without tools.
Even better: get 2 Aevon bike trailers to split the load and make the trip more enjoyable for everyone.

For daily trips, planned on large roads and tracks, bags can be really useful. But if you need to carry some load, intend to go on a long trip or plan to ride on narrow tracks, the Aevon single wheel bike trailer is the best idea.

06 Jan

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Sun Trip 2020

6 January 2020 | By | No Comments

A new year begins, full of projects. For some of us, it’s already time to prepare for the famous Sun Trip 2020.

sun trip

The Sun Trip is a race by electric bikes only powered by solar pannels. The road goes from Lyon, in France, to Guangzhou, in China along the old silk roads. Each contestant chooses his own route and just needs to pass by the Tibetan plateau for those who’re willing to win the solar challenge.

Each year, some Aevon bike trailers are on the starting line. During the last edition, you met Eymeric and Jack Butler. Jack won the price of the jury thanks to his communication during this amazing bike trip.

This year, we would like to introduce our first adventurer, Yannick :
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Yannick is a French engineer who currently works in Lisbon, Portugal. He has good mechanical and technical skills and also speaks Chinese, which might be very useful for the trip.
For this project, he has decided to leave with his recumbent bike Nazca. He will adapt a classical seat post on the frame of the bike, so he can attach the single wheel trailer STD 100 behind his bike.

Aevon bike trailers are a strategic choice for this kind of trip because their aluminium frames enable them to resist the mechanical pressures along the way. The roads are not always negotiable, sometimes there aren’t even roads to speak of. You also need to take into account the weather, the tiredness and the potential mechanical worries.

Yannick’s goal: to get to Guangzhou !

Follow his adventure on Facebook or Instagram !

If you aren’t an official contestant but you’d like to take part in the adventure, find the departure village of the Sun Trip in Lyon from May 28th to May 30th. The departure will be on May 30th.
If you like to cycle, you can cycle with the contestants on the first 100km between Aix-Les-Bains and Albertville on May 31st. The atmosphere is always very special there.

17 Dec

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The quick release for the Aevon hitch, what’s the use ?

17 December 2019 | By | No Comments

A few years ago, Aevon developed a quick release for the hitch of their bike trailers.

As a reminder, the distinctive feature of Aevon single wheel trailers is to get fixed to the seat post with a hitch. There are about 20 different hitch sizes to adapt to the majority of seat posts.
To be fixed at the level of the seat post ensures perfect handling ability of the trailer. You feel no movement when you’re going downhill very fast and you can even make a U-turn without putting your feet on the ground.
This system is also what makes the success of these bike trailers. It’s the same principle when you learn to ride a bike and your parents support you below the saddle.

 

In order to gain time, here comes the quick release for the hitch.
It is composed of a pin, a nylon cord and an axis.

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single-wheel bike trailer

This system helps to remove the beam of the trailer from the hitch quickly, it only takes a few seconds. It’s very useful when you need to remove or attach your trailer to your bike often or if you travel with several people with several bikes so you can transfer the trailer from a bike to another.

 

Many Aevon travellers decide to go on a trip with several people using only one trailer. The STD 100 bike trailer can carry up to 45kg of stuff. This can be enough when you leave for a short trip of only a few days. In that case, travellers can decide to take turns pulling the trailer.

Tip : don’t hesitate to glue the washers on the beam to avoid for them to fall when you remove your trailer from your bike. To tape it, use epoxy glue, after having removed the grease from the beam and the washers.

11 Dec

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Travelling by bike in Canada

11 December 2019 | By | No Comments

We’d like to take you on a bike trip, to discover this beautiful country : Canada.
Take your KIT L80 bike trailer on the plane and follow us !

canada trip

The road we chose can be done in about a week if you cycle for 30 to 60km a day so you can enjoy the beautiful landscapes.
During this trip, you will cycle mainly on cycle paths and sometimes use secondary roads with few traffic.

Starting from Québec, take the public transports to the Lac St Jean where you can start your bike trip.
Going around the Lac St-Jean is a wonderful way to start this bike trip. You will use the famous véloroute des bleuets, 256km long. If you have enough time, spend a day at the wild zoo at St Félicien, it’s worth the detour. West from the lake, you will go past a Native American reservation in which you can visit a museum.
Finally, at the South of the lake is a History and archeological center, at Métabetchouane, you can also stop by the Trou de la Fée cave if you feel bold enough for the steep climb.

Cycle down to the Kénogami lake to admire the hills that separate the regions of Saguenay from the Lac St-Jean. This day by bike will be in the middle of nature until you reach the Sables river near Jonquière.

A visit to Chicoutimi city, located at the confluence between the rivers Chicoutoumi and Saguenay, is recommended before going back on the saddle in the direction of the Baie.

If you feel like it, take the shuttle to discover the Saguenay fjord, this unique landscape created for thousands of years by huge glaciers. The shuttle stops at the level of one of the most beautiful villages in Québec : Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, and stops at Tadoussac where you can rest for one night.
From Tadoussac, don’t hesitate to go on a whale trip.

Back on your bike, discover the regional park of Hautes-Gorges of the Malbaie river, 224.9km2, a unique region because of the diversity of flora. You will be amazed by the waterfalls, the highest being 160m high. And maybe you’ll be lucky enough to meet a caribou on the summits.

Go back to Quebec for the end of the trip.

02 Dec

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3 trailers, 3 uses

2 December 2019 | By | No Comments

STD 100, UNO 100 or KIT L80 bike trailer, which model should you choose?
It’s very simple, each trailer fits a specific use.

Common features

  • Each trailer is delivered with a hitch to attach to your seat post. The distinctive characteristic of this hitch is that the trailer is easy to handle and you can make a U-turn if you need to.
  • Each Aevon trailer can carry up to 35kg. This amazing capacity is very confortable for our travellers who like to go in full autonomy and to camp along the way.
  • Each Aevon trailer can have a waterproof bag made-to-measure to adapt perfectly to each frame. This waterproof bag is included with the KIT L80 trailer and has to be added to the trailers UNO 100 and STD 100.

Aevon trailers are considered as the most reliable on the market. Their frame is on warranty for 5 years !

The UNO 100 bike trailer is our road model.

single wheel bike trailer

In steel, it can carry up to 100L of luggage or 35kg. You can carry all you need for a trip with the bare necessities.
Adapted to small budgets, it’s perfectly adapted to bicycle touring for people who cycle on roads.

The STD 100 bike trailer is the cross-country model.

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In aluminium, fitted with a shock absorber adjustable in pressure, the STD 100 trailer is perfectly suited for an intensive use on difficult tracks.
In can carry up to 35kg off-road, 45kg on roads. It’s perfectly suited for travellers.
Mountain bikers have made it their best-seller, it’s the most famous Aevon trailer.

The KIT L80 bike trailer is the foldable model.

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Also in aluminium and fitted with the same shock absorber as the STD 100, it can ride with you on off-road trips and be carried easily in your car, on the plane or on the train.
Globe-trotters who go on long trips love it because they can bring it with them around the world. Most airlines do not charge a fee to carry this trailer with your luggage.
It can be folded and set up in a few minutes, which makes it the easiest to carry.
It can carry up to 25kg off-road, 35kg on roads.

It was elected the best trailer in the world by the US magazine Cyclist Adventure and was tested and approved twice by Carnets d’Aventure in France.

21 Nov

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Travelling in a sustainable way

21 November 2019 | By | No Comments

Users of Aevon trailers are travellers. Choosing to travel by bike is a way to choose sustainable tourism.

Today, travelling is very common and the very low prices enable everyone to travel, whether it’s near or far away.

However, travelling to a distant destination requires to take the plane and as everyone knows now, airlines are one of the biggest polluters.

What does it mean : being a sustainable tourist ?

Travelling in a sustainable way means that you need to take into account : the sustainable development, the protection of the environment, the economical and social impact on the local people.

Here are a few tips found by our travellers to become a sustainable tourist.

Travelling by bike

It’s a fact : moving around with the only help of your legs is better for the planet than using a car or a plane.
You just need to add an Aevon trailer to your bike so you’re free to travel where you like inside a country and why not, go for several months in total autonomy.

Travelling by plane

Of course, when you need to go far away, there is no other choice than taking the plane.
In that case, try to choose a direct flight. Making a stopover isn’t environmental friendly.
Once you’re on site, enjoy the places you’re visiting instead of jumping on the next plane to your next destination. If it’s possible, take the bus to go from one place to the next so you can enjoy the landscapes and really discover the country.

Choose the right time

Mass tourism has an impact on the local people.
The best example is Venice : the city suffers from the influx of tourists during the high season. Anyway, you can’t enjoy a place with as much pleasure when it’s crowded with tourists.
For sustainable tourism, choose to leave out of season. The locals won’t be dependent on the seasons.

Choose the place where you stay

Aevon travellers understand that : camping is the most eco friendly to travel.

Here is a picture from Bertrand in Colombia :

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If you prefer to have a roof over your head, check out if your hotel has the HQE label (hight environmental quality) or choose to sleep in somebody’s home so you can share the energetic ressources.

Buy local

During your trips, don’t hesitate to buy souvenirs made on site by the locals, ideally in front of your eyes so you’re sure where the object comes from. This has a positive impact on local economy and the object you’ll bring back home will have more value.

Drink in a sustainable way

During his trip from Mexico to Ushuaïa, Bertrand chose the solution of the water filter so he didn’t have to buy water bootles. There are hundreds of different models, don’t hesitate to take the advice from a specialist before making your choice.

In a country with drinkable water, keep your flask or your bottle with you. In a country with non drinkable water and if you don’t have a water filter, buy big sizes bottles instead of small ones.

Do you have other ideas ?