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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.
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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
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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.

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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.

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 ?

01 Oct

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From France to Sweden

1 October 2019 | By | No Comments

This summer, Nicolas went on a bike trip on the tracks of Sweden, Finland and Norway by MTB with his KIT L80 bike trailer.

He tells us about the first days of his trip in Sweden, from Goteborg to the Baltic coast.

First step : travelling through Switzerland to go from France to Sweden.

After a short visit of Kiel by bike, Nicolas then took the ferry to Goteborg in Sweden to start his bike trip.

From France to Sweden, the trip took 2 days and a half.

At Goteborg, several cycling paths lead to the forest that borders the town. In Sweden, it’s easy to find yourself in complete nature, in the middle of magnificent forests and lakes.
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The first days, Nicolas cycled through tracks and forests with a few showers that forced him to take shelter from time to time. In Sweden the weather isn’t always mild but it didn’t affect our traveller who appreciated the view and the ever-present nature.

During this trip, the cyclist trusted his fishing skills to improve his meals. The first time he put his small kayak in the water, he caught a 40cm pike, which made a real nice dinner.
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Unfortunately, that night was quite short : “I forgot to put my mask on so I woke up at dawn which comes at 3.30am! Knowing that night comes only after midnight. Still, it’s quite pleasant to have enough time to find a nice place to set up my tent for the night without being rushed by the sun setting..”

The roads east changed and became a little more flat. Much dryer too. Sweden seems affected by drought in some areas. Tracks are always kept neat and tidy, which seems to be something deeply anchored in Swedish culture.

After a few days, Nicolas reached the Baltic coast and the marina of Nävekvarn.
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I’m staying for 2 days on the island of Skäret connected to the harbour by a small wooden bridge. This place is ideal.

23 Sep

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Carrying my paddleboard on my Aevon trailer

23 September 2019 | By | No Comments

Koen lives in Belgium. Happy owner of a paddle board, he needed to find a way to carry it on his KIT L80 Aevon trailer.
With a friend they launched into the project of conceiving a paddle-stand for bike trailer.

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I had the impulsive idea of buying myself a paddle board… Nice, but not so easy to carry around. Luckily, I had this fantastic KIT L80 trailer that seemed perfectly suited to carry a paddle-board. So a friend and I began thinking of a home-made paddle stand.

Luckily my dear friend has crazy insight and saw it straight away, while I was seeing so much different options. We set up a triangular system and put it highly enough on the rear part of the trailer so the paddle would be at the same level all along.

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The rest was already on the trailer and we just had to help ourselves. We used the fixing holes already present on the rear of the trailer to fix the triangle.

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To thighten the board to the trailer I got old innertubes from bikes.
The front bar is a tube welded to a steel bar with hooks.

To improve the system, I’m thinking of adding some foam on the frame of the trailer. I would also like to find a way to prevent damage on the fixing holes.

Now I can carry my paddle, but also my planks, bikes, windows, a mattress… you name it !

Has anyone already thoughy of transforming his bike trailer to carry firewood ? That would be the next project :-) !”

Many of you transform Aevon trailers to adapt them to your own use, to carry material or even your pets.
We are used to seeing bike trailers adapted to carry solar panels for travellers who leave for several months.

Tell us how you adapted your own trailer, we’re happy to share it here !

27 Jun

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1600km by bike in Uruguay and Brazil

27 June 2019 | By | No Comments

Bertrand’s brother went to meet him in Colonia de Sacramento in Uruguay. Their goal : to cycle for 1600km until Florianopolis.
 
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Quickly, the brothers are charmed by the quietness of the people. They spend their first night in the small village of La Paz where they find a spot at the nautical club.

The first days by bike are quite wet, so the cyclists push harder on the pedals to go faster.
 
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After a week pedalling, the brothers reach the Atlantic coast, where they take a day’s rest. There, the sun ‘looks like the one we have at home, in France…’

Back on their saddle, the cyclists cross the frontier with Brazil, with a head wind and long straight roads.

The weather in Brazil is much dryer than in Uruguay but also hotter and sunnier. For now, we can’t feel the winter. Nights are cool and days are sunny so we can get a tan while we’re cycling. Palm trees are more and more numerous, as well as sandy side tracks, which mean a beach isn’t far.

They take a break at Rio Grande do Sul, before taking the ferry to get out of the industrial bay of the city.

The environment evolves. I feel like we’re in the Landes (in the South-West of France.) Straight roads, sand and pines everywhere. It helps us as it stops a strong side wind.

The brothers cycle in the direction of Florianopolis, the end of this bike trip of 2 years and 6 months with an STD 100 trailer.
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At Araranguá, a floodlike rain forces the travellers to stop for two days. On the first day, there is as much rain as in a usual month.

When we talk with the people here, we understand that the climate changes can be seen here as well a little more every day…

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Back on the road, the cyclists will see in the distance the town that will mean the end of the trip of 1650km.

This last day by bike won’t leave me time to think, to analyse, to react to these news : it’s the last day of my bike trip…”

Upon their arrival, the brothers find themselves a hostel 50m from the beach. The month to come will be all about spending time surfing.

It’s always a nice feeling to put down the bike. It’s a little like a ‘holiday feeling’ inside of this long trip…

I already hear you saying I’ve been on holidays for two years and 6 months… Don’t be mistaken, it’s a journey. It helped me get out of my confort zone, learn simple things and simple pleasures, live with a little, put down the barriers we put for ourselves and which are so far from our real capacities.

Well, we can talk about it when I get back next October around a beer :-)

04 Jun

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Travelling in France with a KIT L80

4 June 2019 | By | No Comments

Philippe Calas just published his bike trip guide : “From Royan to Toulouse“, Rando éditions. Guess what : one of the main characters is the KIT L80 trailer.
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From Bordeaux to Agen, this bike trip can be done in 5 to 10 days depending on your physical condition. The author also gives you a few day additional day trips to discover the Gironde estuary, the bassin d’Arcachon, the vineyards around St Emilion or the city of Montauban.

The Arcachon tour will take you from Lacanau to the Cap-Ferret, then you will cross the estuary by boat to Arcachon before getting back on your bike and finding the numerous cycling paths that will bring you back to Lacanau. This very pleasant journey is about 140km.

Don’t miss the day trip to St Emilion to visit the biggest underground church in Europe, built in a single rock.

During this very nice trip, the KIT L80 trailer also boarded a train.

Keep in mind that this bike trailer is completely foldable, so you can bring it on the plane, the train or easily in the boot of your car.

To buy the guide, click here.
To discover the website that Philippe set up to discover the Canal du Midi, click here.

23 May

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Testing the UNO 100 in Germany

23 May 2019 | By | No Comments

I met Katrin and her dog Napoli at the Eurobike last year. She told me she was looking for a single-wheel bike trailer in which she could carry her dog around.

Aevon trailers were not designed to carry dogs initially, they were made for luggage. But we also carry Aevon’s dog sometimes and we find many people do the same now.

We sent Katrin the UNO 100 trailer, the road version of our trailers, without a shock-absorber. She chose this version because the frame is not very high, so it’s easier for the dog to climb inside.

Katrin made her first tests and here are some of her first thoughts :

I first needed to get used to it. When the dog moves, I need to adapt and the dog feels every tilt of the bike as well.

The assembly was generally quite easy for me. A manual is delivered with the trailer.

The waterproof bag fits the trailer perfectly and has a huge capacity. In this video, I chose to fill it with a tent, sleeping bag, cooker and dishes, hiking shoes, some clothes. And I still had some space left !

 

The attachment to the seat post makes a big difference to most other load bike trailers that are to be attached to the bikes’ back wheel.
Outstanding is the narrow radius of the trailer behind the bike. It is easily possible to change direction on small paths.

But the narrow radius must be considered when riding a curve. If there is an obstacle in the way, it might happen that you cycle around it but get stuck with the trailer. I guess this is just a matter of getting familiar to it.

Riding the Aevon Uno 100 in my home area on bumpy surfaces like roots, narrow trails and two short and easy downhill paths I felt really fine. Downhill it was unscary. Passing the roots of course the trailer hopped, but the trailer is initially planned to ride on roads and flat surfaces. I could imagine, that the STD 100 and KIT L80 versions do perform much better on such surfaces.

Riding the narrow, bushy pathes I was quite impressed about the manoeuvrability.

I really appreciate that you can lay down the bike on the side as MTB’s usually have no stand. With a two-wheel trailer you always need something to lean the bike against.”

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