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Colombia by bike

17 January 2018 | By | No Comments

We meet up again with Bertrand at Medellin in Colombia, famous for being the most dangerous city in the world. From the 80s to 2000, the city was affected by violence and acts of revenge. Today the city is much more peaceful and young people use street art and hip hop to give energy and happiness to the Comuna 13 area, particularly affected by these difficult times.

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After one month in Colombia, it’s time to get back on the road with bike and STD 100 trailer in the direction of Quito in Ecuador.

On the road, Bertrand meets lots of trucks towing at least 4 trailers each. They are filled with sugar cane to be transformed into organic fuel. Teams spend their day on the side of the road waiting for these trucks so they can close the road to other users and let the pass through.

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On the famous Panamérica, Bertrand also comes accross roadblocks organised by the indigenous people of the South of Colombia (Naza people). Treaties were signed between these people and the state and were not always respected. This kind of event happens from time to time at special dates.
“You need to negotiate at each roackblock with people armed with machetes, hoods and shovels, in order to pass through. It’s quite hard for about 2 days. Unfortunately I’m not allowed to take pictures as they threaten to seize my camera.”
Luckily, the bike and the trailer help to communicate with these people.

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To be noted on this trip :

  • I cycled up to 3300 metres high for the first time
  • I reached the speed of 75km/h, with a total weight of 140kg (bike + trailer + load + me) !!!
  • 20 Dec

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    On the road to South America

    20 December 2017 | By | No Comments

    After New-Zealand and Australia, our adventurers : Cyril & Elodie are getting ready for their trip by bike and Aevon trailer in South America.

    Before their departure, they are back in their families in Belgium to rest for a while and enjoy some time home. This pause is also the moment to check the material, repair some of it and replace others.

    Going on a new continent also means a change in the weather conditions. The weather will certainly be a little different from Australia and they need to get ready for winter temperatures. So they change their tent for a stronger one. Cyril also replaces his sleeping bag for a model adapted to temperatures below 9°C.

    They also add some clothes : winter jackets with goose feathers and technical underwear so they can wear several layers.

    Their bikes need some replacement parts such as the cassettes and the braking systems, which is easily understandable after thousands of kilometers on all types of roads.

    And we changed the wheel’s bearing of the Aevon Kit L80 bike trailer : even if the trailer was riding fine, a little noise made us think it might be safer to change it.. It’s easy and quick to do ! .”

    Here is the video of this operation that only takes a few minutes :

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    17 Oct

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    In Pablo’s footsteps (Colombia)

    17 October 2017 | By | No Comments

    Bertrand is in Colombia after 2 days by boat from Panama. With his bike and STD 100 trailer he tells us his first feelings about the country.

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    The first days in Colombia are beautiful. I cycle in little valleys, green pastures, with small palm trees. The roads are easier to ride too, with trees along the way, so I get a little shade. There are little huts everywhere, people smiling, music in all the huts, fruit sellers all the way… There is a beautiful energy…

    Bertrand spends his first night at the fire station : the fire station only has one pick up, a hut with a kitchen and lavatories. They welcome all the kids from the neighbourhood.
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    On the first day, Bertrand meets Oscar, a baker on a motorbike who offers him some bread and some religious advice.
    On the second day, he meets Juan from Bogota. He’s also by bike for one month and he travels to Medellin so they decide to cycle together. This is the beginning of the Columbian mountains.

    The road runs along one of the main rivers of the country, the Rio Causa.”It weaves, goes up and down with the river and is lined with little green valleys where cows and horses graze peacefully… This road is so beautiful, I feel very lucky to enjoy it by bike…”

    At Medellin, Bertrand is greeted by many of the locals and the last 40km are very slow as everyone wants to offer him a drink. Here, Bertrand will stay for a few weeks to catch up with his family coming from France. He will spend some time retracing Pablo Escobar’s footsteps.

    To be continued…

    27 Jun

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    Travelling to the Mont Blanc by bike

    27 June 2017 | By | No Comments

    After travelling through the Andes by bike in 2015, Christophe found a new challenge : cycling from Bordeaux to Chamonix by bike and Aevon trailer and then climbing the Mont Blanc (by foot !)

    In 2015, Christophe cycled for 4 months, already in the company of his STD 100 bike trailer. From Chili, he went down to Ushuaïa and then back up to Buenos Aires in Argentina. That was a perfect test for his bike and trailer, using MTB tracks and climbing very high.

    The bike is a way to travel differently. According to Christophe : “cycling is an excellent way to immerse yourself in the local atmostphere.

    During this trip, there were nights in the open, lots of nice encounters and loads of effort ! Christophe and his cycling partner pedalled for 35h24, 725km and 7632m of positive difference in level. They crossed 7 different French departments.

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    In this Aevon trailer, you could find camping stuff : a tent, a camping stove, cooking utensils and all the essentials for a one-week trip. The STD 100 trailer was the unavoidable means of transport for this trip as : “not only is it practical, non traumatic for the bike but it also helps meeting people because it’s original and elegant“.

    The STD 100 trailer can carry up to 45kg of material, perfect for two travellers. Its shock absorber makes the trip much more confortable, a real asset for long trips.

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    After resting for two days at their arrival at Chamonix, Christophe started to climb the Mont Blanc with a guide. Unfortunately, the trip had to stop earlier as two mountain-climber fell sick during the climb.

    But no regrets for this amazing adventure that you will hear about shortly in the famous magazine Carnets d’Aventure !

    13 Jun

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    Trip on the ViaRhôna with our UNO 100

    13 June 2017 | By | No Comments

    The ViaRhôna is a cyclist path of 815km that goes from the Leman lake to the beaches of the Méditerrannée along the Rhône. There you’ll see the beautiful landscapes of the Alps, the vineyards of the famous Côtes du Rhône and the beaches of Camargue.

    Dominique has chosen the UNO 100 bike trailer for this trip.
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    We have used the trailer Bob for a few trips but this year we decided to change for the UNO 100 bike trailer to get a better handling ability.
    We tested it for 10 days along the ViaRhôna with rainy days and high winds.
    Well, it was a real pleasure ! Easy to use, the material is very strong and the bag is perfectly waterproof. We also found that this trailer was easier to use and to pull.

    Our next project : a trip of 5 weeks in Scandinavian countries, with our UNO 100 trailer of course !”

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    On the Rhône bridge
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    Arrival at Port St Louis with a strong wind

    The UNO 100 is the Aevon trailer reserved to a use on roads. It can carry up to 35kg and has a capacity of 100L.

    24 Aug

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    Eurobike 2016

    24 August 2016 | By | No Comments

    Meet Aevon Trailers at the Eurobike

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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.

    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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    01 Oct

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    Honeymoon with an STD 100

    1 October 2015 | By | No Comments

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    Vincent and Sarah, two doctors, decided to go to Istanbul by bike and trailer for their honeymoon (July 2015).
    To fulfill their project of a journey by bike, Vincent and Sarah bought a trailer AEVON STD 100 to help them carry all their stuff.
    This bike trailer’s bag is waterproof, which is essential for a bike trip.

    Here are some extracts from Sarah’s logbook :

    Day 7 : from Saint-Jean de Losne to Besançon : 105 km. We went through the Doubs’ valley and reached Switzerland’s border faster than expected.
    Day 12 : from Lörrach to Stühlingen : 105 km. We didn’t really intended to cycle for so many kilometers, but there is only a camping every 50km and we didn’t want to sleep under the stars so we had to cycle.
    Day 19 : from Ingoldstadt to Bad Abbach : 70 km. The sun is back and the road is more and more beautiful !
    Day 25 : from Schönbühel to Klosterneuburg, 10 km before Vienna : 98 km. This is it ! We reached our first goal : join a capital ! After facing the wind which slowed us, we arrived exhausted in the capital of Austria.
    Day 30 : from Komaron to Budapest : 126 km. We broke the record !! !We speeded up because we wanted to arrive fast at this third capital, final destination of many bike travellers we met. […] Day 36 : from Kopacevo to Ilok: 85 km. Second and last day in Croatia, and we already regret leaving this welcoming country. All the people we met are extremely kind…

    Day 37 : from Ilok to Surduk : 97 km. It’s the beginning of problems. Probably because of the rain… 3 bike falls, 1 broken rack, only 7 km in 2 hours, and all of this under the rain and thunder. Fortunately for us, anything can switch off our good mood, and we create a motto : « sing and keep smiling even if you meet difficulties »
    Day 43 : from Brza to Simeonovo : 106 km. We broke the speed record with 62km/h, we travelled for more than 3000 km (3024 km exactly).

    Day 51 : from Biser to Edirne : 76 km. […] Almost 3x months, 3634 km, a lot of love, and a big adventure.

    You can find all info about Sarah and Vincent’ trip by bike on : http://sarahvincent.jimdo.com/journal-de-bord/

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    11 Sep

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    The STD 100 around the lake of Constanz

    11 September 2015 | By | No Comments

    Michel went on a bike trip around the lake of Constanz with his STD 100 trailer. He shares his story :
     
    ‘It’s natural to share my experience, having myself enjoyed from the experience of others on the internet. Back from a tour around the lake of Constanz, here are my impressions : I don’t feel the trailer on flat roads whether on the road or cross country. When I wanted to attach the bike the first time, I reduced the load : when the trailer is loaded over the top it tends to tip over. When it’s loaded at the level of the upper tube, it’s alright (25kg for the load, 8kg for the trailer and the bag).
     
    Some websites tell you to travel lightly, others advise to limit the load up to half the weight of your body, I took note of these recommendations. At the first long hill, the only one in fact, I was happy to get to the top and to have reduced the load before that.
     
    - To make it easier to attach the hitch, I put the bike and trailer on their side. It seemed easier than holding the bike in one hand and the trailer in the other.
     
    - The shock absorber works perfectly, considering the sensations.
     
    As I have seen elsewhere, don’t think you will bring more than in side bags but it’s definitely better in terms of balance.
    As for the size, I could go up the stairs in a station (with some help) and I got on the boat.
    If I had to do it again, I wouldn’t change a thing, no regrets, only pleasure and energy spent.
    I’m looking into the next trips already.
    Thanks Aevon Team.’
     
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    07 Sep

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    Eurobike 2015

    7 September 2015 | By | No Comments

    You were a lot to visit us at the Eurobike, in Friedrichshafen this year. The Eurobike is the biggest bike exhibition in Europe.

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    You tested the electric bike trailer 250w and we enjoyed your reactions :
    ‘I can’t feel the weight of the trailer, it’s amazing!’
    ‘It really pushes the bike, just like when your parents teach you to ride when you’re little.’
    ‘I could travel for miles with such help and go for longer trips.’

    The electric bike trailer is the combination of the STD 100, able to carry up to 145l, the motor (from 250w to 1000w) and the battery (36v to 48v).
    The UNO 100 (road trailer) and the KIT L80 (foldable trailer) can also accept a motor, up to 250w.

    You doubt the performances of the electric trailer ? Come and meet us in Bordeaux or at the Eurobike next year.