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Awards  Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award  Best Buy Award 
Price $119.97 at Amazon$831.90 at Amazon$1,079.95 at Amazon$879.95 at Backcountry
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Pros Inexpensive, lightweight, great ventilation, low profileBest hitch, lightweight, full roll cage, versatile, sun protectionPassenger comfort, totally weather-proof, easy to useWaterproof, simplicity of use, lots of add-onsLightweight, best hitch design, water-resistant, excellent value
Cons Small wheels, not weather resistant, poor hitch mechanismDifficult to stow, not watertight, noise from parking brakeLack of storage space, expensiveExpensive, not adjustable, little storageNo passenger padding, no bottom reinforcement, lacks versatility
Bottom Line The Allen Sports Steel is a solid, affordable option for parents seeking an entry-level bike trailer for occasional in-town useThe D'Lite scored near the top of the pack in every metric we tested and provides unrivaled protection for passengers and outstanding versatilityThose willing to tow the weight of the Chariot Cross 2 will be rewarded with an exquisitely designed trailer that can handle all terrain and weather conditionsThe Lite 2 may be the less fancy sibling of the Chariot Cross, but it's still one of the safest and most user-friendly products we testedThe Bee is light and easy to use and delivers the durability and design quality Burley is known for at a bargain price
Rating Categories Allen Sports Steel Burley D'Lite Thule Chariot Cross 2 Thule Chariot Lite 2 Burley Bee
Protection (30%)
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Passenger Experience (20%)
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Biker Experience (20%)
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Ease Of Use (20%)
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Versatility (10%)
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Specs Allen Sports Steel Burley D'Lite Thule Chariot... Thule Chariot Lite 2 Burley Bee
Converts to Stroller? No Yes Yes Yes No
Number of Children 2 2 2 2 2
Harness System 3-point with lap belt 5-point 5-point 5-point 5-point
Weight 26 lbs 28.4 lbs 32 lbs 28 lbs
Size Open LxWxH (inches) 22" x 21" x 21" 33.25" x 31.25" x 38.25" 36.5" x 32" x 37" 36.5" x 31.5" x 35" 32.25" x 30" x 36"
Size Folded- wheels removed LxWxH (inches) 31" x 25" x 6.5" 37" x 31.25" x 14.25" 34.2" x 31.5" x 15" in 34.2" x 31.5" x 15" in 35.5" x 29.25" x 28.6"
Wheel Size (inches) 16" 20" 20" 20" 20"
Access into trailer Front and back Front and back Front only Front only Front and back
Cover Protection 2-in-1 mesh and rain shield 2-in-1 mesh and rain shield, adjustabe sun shade Mesh, removable rain shield and sun shade Mesh, removable rain shield and sun shade 2-in-1 mesh and rain shield
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