The Cadence is Thule's most affordable bike trailer model, and it's a decent option for parents seeking a reliable entry-level trailer made by a company that knows about transporting precious cargo. It's light and nimble to tow, and it did a great job at protecting passengers from rain and wind. However, the Cadence also comes with downsides; it's very basic for passengers, with an unpadded seating area and an awkward tilt to the seat. It's more difficult to snap together than all the other trailers we tested, and it doesn't provide much in the way of versatility.
For the same price, we'd recommend looking at our Best Bang for the Buck Award winner, the Burley Bee, which scored the same or better than the Cadence in every category and was far easier to set up and tow. For a more plush passenger experience, the Burley D'Lite and Thule's highest-end model, the Thule Chariot Cross are the best of the bunch.