The Sladda Bike Trailer from IKEA

IKEA carries this really cool bike trailer.  It’s called the Sladda and compliments their Sladda belt-driven bicycle.

This aluminum frame and wood deck trailer is large and lightweight. It weighs in at 24 lbs. and can carry a maximum load of 108 lbs.

The trailer’s tongue can be repositioned to create a hand cart (see above). The trailer also has plastic fenders to keep cargo from getting entangled in the spokes of the wheels.  #nicefeature

The trailer attaches to a bicycle using this coupler (pictured above).  The coupler easily attaches (bolts on) to the rear axle of the tow bike.

 

The trailer then hitches to the coupler and is secured by a clevis pin.

The trailer’s 20-inch wheels make towing a breeze, and allows for substantial carrying weight (108 lbs. max load).

The Sladda is a very well designed and attractive bike trailer. It lists for $179, but is available for $129 at the IKEA FAMILY member price.

I can’t wait to use this at the next festival I attend.

 

Spotted at IKEA

IKEA sells bikes? Who knew?

On our way back from the bay area this afternoon we stopped at the IKEA store in Sacramento, California. While browsing through the store we came across this bike and matching cargo trailer.

Part of IKEA’s “Family Collection“, this bike is called the Sladda and features a belt-driven drive train.

The Sladda bike comes with a “25-year limited warranty on the frame and 10-year limited warranty on the belt drive”. IKEA also offers accessories for the bike, including a matching front rack, rear rack, and rear panniers.

And to top it off, IKEA offers a sweet matching cargo trailer for the Sladda. However, this trailer would work for any bike.

The Sladda bicycle retails for $499, however can be purchased for $399 at the “IKEA FAMILY member” price. [Becoming an IKEA FAMILY member is free and can easily be done on-site at the store.]

The Sladda cargo trailer retails for $179 [or $129 at the IKEA FAMILY member price.]

See my review of the Sladda Bike Trailer.