Burley Honey Bee Review
Trailer bikes are a relative novelty among the biking aficionados. They’re fun, engaging and practical for the entire family. Sure, the models as we know them today were manufactured and sold in the early ’90s, but their history goes way back. All the way to the early '30s.
But today they all come in multiple designs, shapes, sizes, and configurations. And they all allow the child inside to have the best possible protection when the model is in use. However, let’s focus on one particular mode for now. The Honey Bee model by Burley. here's a fun fact about the Burley Company. From the foundation, and all the way up to 2006, the company was a cooperative type of a company. It was owned by the workers in the company for decades after the foundation, but that's changed now.
But what is so special about the Honey Bee trailer? What are the best features and fantastic details? And everything in between that makes this time worth buying?
You can find out in the review below. Hope you’ll like it and this item as well. Enjoy.
Push button type of wheels
Can accommodate 2 children at once
Weight capacity is 100 lbs
First and foremost, the skeleton of the entire trailer is made out of aluminum. Yes, it’s 6061-T6 specific and heat treated type of aluminum that’s been used in the hinges and tubes of the entire construction. And that’s all swell. It gives a nice firmness without being too heavy on the person that’s pedaling the trailer.
Hitch made from steel is included, but the main trailer or the cover of the entire construction in fact made from polyester. In fact, it’s not just any type of polyester. Its waterproof 600D type of polyester and that same material is used for the seat as well. And let’s not forget about the aluminum roll type of cage that actually holds everything together. That polyester cover wouldn’t have anything to hold on to if it wasn’t for the aluminum roll type of cage. It’s designed to offer protection during an accident and it’s fantastic. It's firm, sturdy and dependable.
Cool right? Secondly, there’s the seat inside the item that’s been designed in a very interesting hammock style. The specific style is designed in order to provide much greater comfort to the children that are inside of the trailer but also to provide passive suspension. And last but not least, probably the most basic thing of all. The cargo area. Yes, the cargo area of the trailer is spacious enough to give the little darlings plenty of comforts.
There’s no need for cramming or packing the kids like sardines. No, inside the very spacious area is wide and tall enough to allow them to move freely and without any interruptions. The specific details about the dimensions of that area will be discussed in another part of this review, but for now, it’s worth knowing that the area is very accommodating for two children.
And you know how you can actually do that? With a special type of push button. By pushing the button you can actually remove the front wheel and transform the trailer into biking mode. You can just let the force of your bike guide the model, instead of the smaller third wheel at the front. The ergonomic handlebar gives another great layer to the practicality as well. The handlebar is adjustable to the height of the parents and it doubles as a roll bar.
Oh, and there’ no way we forget to include the side battens. They’re the perfect creators of a very structured barrier, as separation if you will between the passenger and the wheels of the item.
The seat is fantastic as well, and also a great provider of comfort for the little ones. It a hammock type of a seat that allows plenty of room to move, and great positioning of the body. There’s no need to worry about hunchback pains or pain of any kind. No the children’s bodies are very fragile and their spine is in constant development, so the best solution for this is applied here. Think about this. What would happen with this model if you were to get up from the bike which is attached to it?
Would it roll back land tumble? Would it fall to the side? If it would, that would be a very dangerous move for the kids that are inside. No. Special protection is needed, and thankfully the Flex Connector delivers. Thanks to the flex connector, the construction will remain upright even when, when the bike is flat. Oh and there’s the helmet pocket of course. It’s recessed and allows plenty of room for the kids that choose to wear a helmet inside the trailer.
Again, their safety and comfort are paramount and the company does everything in their power to allow them both simultaneously.
They are tinted with proper UV protection. The protection that they offer is rated with a UPF 30 mark, and the entire window can actually block up to 97% of the UV light that comes into the trailer. Then there are the reflectors and the reflective materials attached on the surface, which allow the visibility to be increased in poorly lit areas, and areas with little to none visibility.
The entire construction is tested to the most strict safety standards, while the safety flag that’s included in the package is there as a re-enforcement for the visibility, and so is the harness that has all five points on the safety system. What’s the point of having reflectors on three sides of the trailer, when there’s nothing to come as a back-up?
They’re stable; they’re reliable and dependable to stay with you for a long time. But there are some different aspects to the durability portion, and they all start with the way the model is folded and stored. First of all, it’s quite an easy and effortless maneuver even to the untrained eye. The push button folds the item flat in order to be transported with ease, and there are, of course, the Wheel guards. They’re an awesome source of protection from unwanted and unforced obstacles.
Those obstacles have the potential to harm the children that are inside and to damage the entire construction. So, it’s best to have protection like this in order to extend the life of the model. And there’s, of course, the Flex Connector. What better way to allow the durability, than with a Flex Connector? You can easily remove yourself from your bike and the entire construction wont fall down, tip over and harm the children that are inside.
The trailer will remain in a desirable upright position, while the bike is flat on the ground.
Which means you can easily attach the trailer to your bike and explore the nature with your children. It folds very nicely, the storing and transportation of the item is truly amazing and it will provide the best possible protection to the children while they’re inside the model. That protection includes enforceable obstacles and from the harsh weather conditions like the UV rays, the wind, and the rain. It’s truly great.
it's a fantastic piece to own both for you and the benefit of your child's wellbeing. It will bring you plenty of fantastic memories filled with fun outdoor activities and the bonding will come as a side- product of those activities. It will make the purchasing totally worth it.