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23 Jan

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Mexico with my trailer

23 January 2017 | By | No Comments

Bertrand has decided to go on a solo trip with his bike and his Aevon trailer STD 100.

The goal is to cycle from Mexico to Ushuaïa. To start, the road will go along the south coast of the Gulf of Mexico, the bay of Campeche (bahía de Campeche) and through different Sierras : of Villa Alta, of Miahuatlán.
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After saving money for a few months Bertand prefers to travel alone, so as to be completely free and enjoy his bike trip the way he likes. First step : choosing the material. Each gram counts so you have to leave with only the essentials. To carry his stuff, Bertrand chose the Aevon trailer STD 100, large enough to carry clothes and bivouac stuff. With its shock absorber, the STD 100 trailer is able to follow the bike on all types of tracks.
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Leaving for a bike trip of at least 2 years through countries with different climates requires to take the most technical gear.

First step, the city of Campeche.

After two days of more than 90km with wind, I decide to listen to my body and to rest for a day in Campeche, a beautiful city with a colonial atmosphere. It’s a fortified city from the 17th century. It is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and essentially lives from petrol and shrimps.

We will follow Bertrand’s adventures in the months to come. Don’t hesitate to check out his blog full of adventure and encounters.

I’m writing from Puerto Escondido, a beer in one hand, with the sound of the waves in the background. The sunset was beautiful, like the body board session I enjoyed this evening. Real holidays begin, chill, beach and surfing…;)

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02 Nov

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Travelling through New-Zealand and America

2 November 2016 | By | No Comments

Elodie and Cyril have launched the project ‘Retrouvailles’, a trip of about 3 years that will take them from New-Zealand to South America and then North America.

Our project ‘Retrouvailles’ is about coming back to essential values, like living with Man and Nature (versus the need for performance, materialism, consumption …) The goal is to make a break in our intense lives dominated by work and duties and meet ourselves, individually and as a couple, as well as meeting other people.
‘Retrouvailles’ means to us : find the time to live with essential values, find ourselves back and enjoy meeting people, make discoveries of other cultures and landscapes …

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Elodie and Cyril will travel by bike equipped with a KIT L80 trailer so they can carry up to 35kg of material and carry it on the plane as this trailer is completely foldable.

The bikes are MTB from Canyon with fully suspended frame in order to travel on all types of tracks. A little study enabled them to choose a new bike for Elodie and adapt both bikes so they can be as confortable as possible. Their goal is to live with 10€/day so they will bring a camping stove to be able to cook anywhere.
The preparation took months, an important step when the couple slowly detached itself from the material to keep only the absolutely necessary. They admit that this project brings them through different emotions : joy and excitement of course, but also fear and stress before leaving.

Don’t hesitate to support them before their departure in January 2017 through their website Retrouvailles.

24 Oct

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Through Corsica with an Aevon trailer

24 October 2016 | By | No Comments

Mike and Pascale went for a trip through Corsica by bike so they could test their tandem and their Aevon trailer STD 100 before going to Asia.

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Pascale and Mike were delighted :

“A real pleasure ! The tandem rides easily, it’s safe to go for a few days pulling a loaded trailer.

As for the Aevon trailer, you don’t feel it ! Loaded or not, the result is the same : light and flexible. Moreover, the hitch is high quality and enables you to make U-turns.”

During their Corsica holidays, the lovers cycled a lot !
In a few days, they travelled for 200km, stopped for sightseeing and hiking.

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Mike and Pascale went from Bastia to Calvi on the coast.

First day : Centuri through the Cap Corse. The Cap Corse is a kind of peninsula of about 40km.
For this first day, they travelled for about 65km.

Second day : Farinole with 60km again and beautiful beaches of black sand.

The duo stopped at Calvi. Due to the heat, the desert of the Agriates was closed because of the risk of fire.

With 200km on the roads of Corsica, Mike and Pascale really tried the trailer :

“We mostly used back roads and traks and the stability is amazing. We feel no discomfort and the trailer doesn’t slow us.

The Aevon trailer is a useful and practical investment and we can’t wait to use it in Asia !”

27 Sep

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Through central Asia with my KIT L80

27 September 2016 | By | No Comments

Pierre is just back from his journey through Georgia, Armenia, Iran, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan with his MTB and KIT L80 bike trailer.

http://www.aevon.com/remorque-velo/remorque-kitl80/

Praise to the iron horse.
It dealt brilliantly with the road and made the journey all the more enjoyable. Minor servicing was enough to keep the beast going.
I saw several people who had problems, broken steel frame and broken paniers. Also, the unpaved sections were a lot smoother on my ride, especially downhills. It didn’t look enjoyable riding without suspensions. And I was much faster in rough terrains. I had a peace of mind knowing that my rig would deal with the bumps and holes and that my powerful disc brakes would not dangerously fade during long descents, as I saw riders with calipers brake struggling to slow down during long heavy braking sections.
I didn’t see anyone else with a bike trailer, and the other tourers were quite interested in my setup.
I would not change for a regular touring bike with panniers for this kind of journey.
Those who did not have problems had relatively new and expensive touring bike (they can be really expensive).”

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Here is an extract from Pierre’s blog :

Khorog

I have now reached Khorog, the biggest town in the Pamir. I have followed the valley of the Panj river for a few hundred km. On my right side was Afghanistan and what was merely more than a footpath along the river as the asphalted road I used was on the Tajik side. What a contrast. Afghan villages are beautiful and the landscape is breathtaking. There are natural springs which are a blessing, finding fresh cold water now fulfills me with joy.
I have slowed down a bit, actually no, I just ride less km per day. I don’t want to arrive tired when the climbing and altitude will get serious.

I see a lot of local people, grown ups, just waiting, sitting on their heels at the roadside, seemingly waiting for time to pass. There are a lot of children, stopping you with “hello” and “bye bye” without distinction, and recently they wanted high five, even when you are suffering like a beast in an ever so steep climb, or flying downhill. No distinction.
However, from around age 7 I would say, the kids run the business in the smallest villages. They are in charge of the food stalls, dealing with foreigners, laundry, collecting wood, shepherds, you name it. Of course adults also work, but I see a lot of child labor. It does not look terrible, and they still play, but they kind of help a lot. From what I can see of the Afghan side, there are also lots of kids, but those I see are usually bathing in the river. I saw a few times what were probably big schools for the children of the area. The Afghan wear traditional clothes. Sometimes it feels like you could touch the other side.
There is a Saturday market here in Khorog, in a no man’s land managed by customs of both countries where locals from both side can come and exchange stuff. Quite interesting. The Afghans I saw were very kind and open-minded.”

Read about Pierre’s adventures on his blog : click here.

Aevon bike trailers do not just carry your stuff around, they also help to create contact anywhere !

24 Aug

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Eurobike 2016

24 August 2016 | By | No Comments

Meet Aevon Trailers at the Eurobike

Booth FG-A6/7

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You will find the three bike trailers of the brand : the KIT L80, the STD 100 and the UNO 100.

The KIT L80 is in aluminium and has a shock absorber. Completely foldable, it will get into the trunk of your car or on the train or the plane with you.
The waterproof bag can reach a 100L capacity.

The STD 100 is in aluminium and also has a shock absorber.
Its waterproof bag an reach an exceptional capacity of 145L and can carry up to 45kg .

The UNO 100 is in steel, it will be perfect for your trips on the road, as it has no shock absorber.
Its capacity is 100L.

The main feature of Aevon and which makes it a famous brand in the field of bike transport is the system of the hitch on the seat post of the bike. It gives perfect handling ability to your bike, you can make a U-turn on difficult tracks and even ride with your mountain bike.

Aevon trailers are equipped with a single-wheel, which makes it perfect in all types of situations as the trailer follows your every movement.

Finally, the Aevon brand is the only one to offer top-range models for your trips around the world when you need total trust in the material. Aluminium trailers are very strong and their frames have followed globe-trotters on the most difficult tracks : in Latin American or in the middle of Asia. The shock absorber offers great confort and is deeply appreciated by the users.

Come and meet our team during the Eurobike to discover our bikes trailers or just to share your latest travelling experience.

25 Jul

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A bike trailer for fat bikes

25 July 2016 | By | No Comments

The Aevon team has developed a longer beam to adapt its trailers to more specific bikes.
Fat bikes with their big tyres and oversize frames, 29″ bikes or city bikes equipped with a rear rack will all be able to ride with an Aevon trailer.

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By extending the beam, Aevon follows the trend with more and more 29″ bikes and more and more fat bikes on the market. Depending on the height of the rack, some bikes needed to remove the rack in order to adapt an Aevon trailer, this is no longer a problem.

The beam is the system connecting the frame of the trailer to the seat post of the bike. The hitch then links the beam to the seat post. This system is particularly efficient as the bike remains easy to handle in all circumstances. Mountain bikers can still ride on all types of tracks as the trailer will follow them anywhere.
The hitch rotates around the seat post, which makes it possible to make a U-turn, for example if you are riding on a narrow track :

 

Bike travellers choose Aevon brand so they can leave safely with a high quality material. The only remaining difficulty will be to choose between the three Aevon bike trailers, all different : the UNO 100 in steel is perfect for a road use, the STD 100 in aluminium can be used for mountain biking with a shock-absorber, the KIT L80 in aluminium is entirely foldable to follow you on the plane or other means of transport. Whatever your bike trip project, you will find the one that suits you the best.

21 Jun

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This summer, rent your bike trailer

21 June 2016 | By | No Comments

You have decided to leave with your friends or family on a bike trip. You will sleep in B&Bs along the way or you will set up camp every night.
 
You have planned to bring the camping stove, your rain pants, the tent and your toothbrush. But how can you carry all this ?
 
Using side bags is a good idea … if you have little to carry. Most bike travelers prefer to use a bike trailer ‘because you don’t feel the weight on the bike’. The bike is still easy to handle and you can still use it anywhere.
 
What if it rains ?
 
The Aevon trailer bags are perfectly waterproof to protect your material whatever the weather.

 
 
I’m not sure about the use of the trailer.
 
To blow away all your doubts, Aevon has set up a rental system of the STD 100 and UNO 100 trailers with a purchase option.

Choose the bike trailer that suits you and get it before your holiday. You can test it in real conditions and check if it fits your bike trip projects. To fill in your rental request, click here.
 
In aluminium or steal, with shock absorber or without, with a load from 35kg to 45kg, from 100 to 145L you have plenty of choice.
 
At the end of your holiday, just choose if you’d like to keep the trailer for your future bike trips.

21 Jun

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Tour de France with my Aevon Trailer – 3

21 June 2016 | By | No Comments

Alain takes us on his tour de France by bike with his Aevon trailer.

Eighth day : Avranchesy/Montauban de Bretagne

What a day ! Departure from Avranches at 8.45am, I go on the road to the Mont St Michel, not very good for my bike. But the strong wind and cold rain make me stop on my way.
I stop at Combourg to get a little warmth and arrive at the hotel at about 4.30pm.
Today I cycle for 98km during 7hours.
The day after, it will be hard, as I heard it’s 0 degrees in Rennes.
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Ninth day : Montauban de Bretagne/Questambert

Surprise today on the ‘voie verte’. First I cycled the wrong way for 10km (so 20km longer in all) and I find a tree in the middle of the road. I have to stop and remove the trailer from the bike. I have to carry the bike, the bags and the trailer through the branches of this huge tree.
It is a nice day but too cold. At 9am it’s 2 degrees and I’m wearing my gloves.
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Tenth day : Questembert/St Michel Chef Chef

It’s a very short trip with a departure at 8am and an arrival at 2pm.
The fields are covered with ice.
I cross the St Nazaire bridge, 60meters above the sea.
I cycle for 84km.
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15 Jun

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Tour de France with my bike trailer 2

15 June 2016 | By | No Comments

Alain takes us on his Tour de France with his bike and Aevon trailer.

Third day : St Valéry/Honfleur

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The day is particularly difficult with a climb of 1018meters and 9hours cycling ending with the Pont de Normandie. I cycle for 119km along the coast from St Valéry to Fécamp, then Etretat and finally Honfleur. The weather is good.
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Fourth day : Port en Bessin/Barfleur

Departure with a little rain that turns into a real shower in the afternoon !
Today I cycle through Villerville, Trouville, Deauville, Villers sur mer and its beautiful and hard hill on the thighs. Then I cycle along the landing beaches between St Aubin sur Mer and Port en Bessin.
I spend 6h30 on the bike for 96km with a peak of 56km/h with the Aevon trailer behind me.

Fifth day

It’s a very bad weather. My bike tips over with the trailer and my luggage falls off. The very strong wind follows me all day for 100km.
I cycle along the landing beaches and all these villages full of History. At 5pm I’m glad to reach my hotel room.
Tomorrow I change direction and shouldn’t have the same wind but … you never know !
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13 Jun

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Mike & Steph’s trip

13 June 2016 | By | No Comments

Michaël and Stéphanie decided to visit 8 Asian countries with their tandem and a bike trailer.

Originally, their project was to travel through New-Zealand. Then to join South America. But some logistical obstacles led the two friends to the Asian countries : ‘Our ambition was financially and logistically very difficult to carry out.’ Their trip will take them from Indonesia to Nepal, through Malaysia, Thailand and Laos. Their trip will begin by plane in Indonesia but they will come back to France on their tandem through Scandinavian and European countries.

Stéphanie was not a fan of cycling, but she found the ‘idea pleasant and brave’. And you might say she’s brave as Stéphanie began cycling actively 2 years ago. For this trip they chose a MTB tandem very strong and easy to handle and and a bike trailer. Originally, their project was to travel through New-Zealand. Then to join South America. But some logistical obstacles led the two friends to the Asian countries. ‘Our ambition was financially and logistically very difficult to carry out.’ Their trip will take them from Indonesia to Nepal, through Malaysia, Thailand and Laos.
Their trip will begin by plane in Indonesia but they will come back to France on their tandem through Scandinavian and European countries.
Stéphanie was not a fan of cycling, but she found the ‘idea pleasant and brave’. And you might say she’s brave as Stéphanie began cycling actively 2 years ago.

‘We chose an Aevon trailer so we could carry our food, our sleeping stuff and everything needed to survive in the open air.
A few words on our best ally : the STD 100 is essential in a bike trip. It is easy to handleroomy and light and the hitch system on the seat post is very practical.

We also bought the necessary equipment : windbreakers, sleeping bags, a tent, shoes, rain pants, clothes for the cold, etc…’

On their blog, you can follow Mickaël and Stéphanie while they go on training on anticipation of their departure in September. They will share with us the most important moments of their trip.

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