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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.

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.

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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22 Apr

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Tour de France with my Aevon Trailer

22 April 2016 | By | No Comments

Alain has begun his Tour de France and will tell us each day about his route, equipped with his Aevon bike trailer.

First day : Thourotte/Blangy sur Bresle

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Departure at 7.40am in the cold with a temperature of 0°C. But in the afternoon it went up to 20°C. This route was very pleasant and took me along the Oise : Gournay, Maignelay, Montigny, Breteuil.
I stopped for lunch at the 90th kilometer (at Poix-de-Picardie) and crossed a department to reach my destination around 4.30pm.
Today my ascent represented 1103 meters, with an average speed of 15,2km/h and I spent 8.16am on the bike.
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Second day : Blangy-Sur-Bresle/St Valery en Caux

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Departure around 8.00am in the direction of the Le Tréport along the Bresle.
Pleasant day but with a lot of steep hills (Dieppe, Hautot and many others.)
I cycled for 99km, with an average speed of 13,4km/h and spent 868m climbing.
I saw the bautiful villas of Mers and Dieppe, named the city of the four harbours.
Everything was fine with beautiful weather. Even the wind blew in the right way.
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11 Jan

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Lost in the Swell – A trip with an Aevon trailer

11 January 2016 | By | No Comments

Ronan, Aurélien and Ewen are part of a team of daring surfers, fascinated by adventures in the open air. They have decided to go for a trip by bikes and surfs.
For this trip, they will travel with two Aevon bike trailers and fat-bikes to better stick to the beaches they intend to discover.

This trip is not their first. They already have a first experience on a desert island and a boat trip around the Salomon islands.
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To carry tents, sleeping bags, wetsuits, clothes, surboards, a solar panel and cameras, they needed a trailer with a big loading capacity : the STD 100. ‘We chose this kind of trailer also because it has a single wheel. We replaced the rear wheel with a wheelbarrow wheel to better stick to the sand’. In all, the load reaches 45kg for each of the trailers, the maximum load recommended.
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This autumn, the team tested the material in Aquitaine, from Soulac to Capbreton : 300km of beaches and three weeks of pedalling and surfing. It’s only next July that the ‘real’ trip will take place in a foreign and savage country which they chose to keep a secret for now : ‘We maintain the suspense to the end’.
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Here is a first video of their trip :

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Lost in the Swell website