Topeak Journey Bike Trailer Review

Topeak Journey Bike Trailer Review

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The Topeak Journey bike trailer is quite awesome, and pulls straight as an arrow. While it did take a lot of internal debate on which trailer to go with between the Journey and one of the B.O.B. trailers, the fact that it is made of Aluminum and weights the least of the bunch was my deciding factor in the end. I believe that I made the right choice, but either way I really love this trailer!


  1. roger komula on July 22, 2019 at 12:50 am

    You talked me into buying the Rambo 182. No bag, but with sales and discounts, less than $200.

  2. Justin Barney on July 22, 2019 at 12:53 am

    I think trailers are worth the purchase! …but you’ll need to consider certain flaws in the build and develop a DIY attitude to remedy those issues. Whether you’re thinking about a single-wheeled, double-wheeled, low-boy, or a seat post trailer …aluminum is fine, though I would do a search to find chromoly –it’s light like aluminum, but it’s hard & welds like steel. The hitch-piece to a low-boy trailer(if connected via rear axle) doesn’t leave room for a kickstand unless attached to the bike’s frame. And unless you get the hitch-piece perfected centered, it’ll cause issue with the bike itself, especially if you have disc brakes. As far as the connector pins/bolts? …they are usually made with what is called *poor metal alloy* which will result in very easily snapping those pins/bolts. Swap them out with galvenized bolts with galvenized nuts. And also make sure you have a thru-axle when you’re looking at 2-wheeled trailers …not those pop-in/pop-out pegs that are attached to the wheels. And for that matter you’ll want to swap out the thru-axle with a piece of(I recommend 1.04") galvenized threaded bar.

  3. effyleven on July 22, 2019 at 12:54 am

    Half the load in the trailer is down-hitch weight on the bike frame. Same with all single rear wheel trailers. The whole point of a trailer is to try to get the down-force OFF the bicycle.

  4. Chakravarthi Amith Raghav on July 22, 2019 at 12:54 am

    How does it go on the bike?

  5. ANCHOR440 on July 22, 2019 at 12:56 am

    Like it. Thanks.

  6. dale carpenter on July 22, 2019 at 12:57 am

    Didn’t catch the price ?

  7. steven blagburn on July 22, 2019 at 12:58 am

    What’s the width on the trailer tyre please

  8. Rodney Burnap on July 22, 2019 at 1:08 am

    This is a Bob Trailer knock-off… Nomad trailers is also making there version of the same knock off Bob trailers made this trailer you guys are just ripping them off on their design…

  9. ian-cyclingaroundtheworld on July 22, 2019 at 1:09 am

    "We are talking a ton of space" err noo, just 30 something kilograms. Yes kilograms, it’s what the world uses.

  10. The Adventure Biker on July 22, 2019 at 1:09 am

    I have one of these and I absolutely love it. Check out my partial review here:

  11. John Redman on July 22, 2019 at 1:12 am

    I agree….this thing is waaaay to expensive…but so are two ortlieb panniers for $250…so is $700 for a light weight two man tent…and we can go on and on for a long time…look at the bright side of it…once you got it…you got it…You can easily pay $450 for two nights in a decent hotel !! And you have nothing to show for your money !!

  12. Enzo T on July 22, 2019 at 1:15 am

    Hello. How does the Topeak compare to the BOB? Thanks!

  13. Matty Mccolgan on July 22, 2019 at 1:15 am

    I see one that’s almost identical set up though the trailer wheel has a spring, and it’s only $135 Australian. I’ve lost my license and need to carry a large toolbag that weighs about 30+kgs when it’s full of power tools etc, and I need a way to carry them around town but when I seen the hook up is almost like a rigid setup I was a litte worried that turning may be a problem but you mentioned that turning was fine so is their anything particular I should look out out for when I go look at a cheaper version of this, yes I know I should probably buy the original but I’m not so is there any part on that one that was a little tricky or didn’t quite want to work as intended as a cheaper copy is probably made worse and cause more of a problem… Any advice would be appreciated

  14. Snapography on July 22, 2019 at 1:16 am

    Can it be fitted to a thru axle (with an adapter of some sort? Great review!

  15. ian-cyclingaroundtheworld on July 22, 2019 at 1:16 am

    Safety flag versus mascot for drag…. stupid mascot is the drag culprit.

  16. Steve LaChappelle on July 22, 2019 at 1:17 am

    Would it work with a Brompton?

  17. Jef Blogs on July 22, 2019 at 1:17 am

    you got me subscribed, good all round review with a touch of honest, liked it, keep it up.(Yorkshire, England)

  18. greg lumsden on July 22, 2019 at 1:19 am

    just found this video, you said "may not hook to all bikes." then what do you do?? i wouldn’t want to have to buy a new bike just to fit that trailer on.

  19. The Adventure Biker on July 22, 2019 at 1:22 am

    I like the solar panel setup! I do the same exact thing with mine! πŸ‘

  20. Wollenschrank on July 22, 2019 at 1:25 am

    Nice review. Thanks a lot. Is it possible to mount on the traier wheel a bicycle rack [luggage carrier on the bike] for bicycle saddle bag or pannier?

    Greetings from Magdeburg, Germany. God bless you.

  21. YURIY PANAS on July 22, 2019 at 1:27 am

    Hi how is it ascending with it?

  22. Richard Dort on July 22, 2019 at 1:28 am

    I have had this trailer for a few years now, and love it. However, I haven’t used for a few years because I stripped the bolt head of the adapter that goes on the bike. You have to unbolt your rear wheel to take the wheel off. And a replacement is $70. Really glad someone else likes it so much too.

  23. Brandusan Zamolxe on July 22, 2019 at 1:32 am

    wat, s the maximum speed alowed???? im intrested ataching this behind my motorcycle

  24. Sita van Waarde on July 22, 2019 at 1:33 am

    I have the same trailer … frames is πŸ‘πŸΌ bag is πŸ‘πŸΌ( but i dont what That bag ) tire feels realy cheap and the fender also πŸ‘ŽπŸΌ The amount of money They ask for iT is to much ,…… πŸ‘ŽπŸΌ

    But if youre a biker, bit Crazy and dont care to much to spent a bit of money
    Its a good trailer ( for live)

  25. Charles D Wilson on July 22, 2019 at 1:38 am

    Yes I know it is for a bicycle but will it work for a small scooter? I have a 2015 Honda PCX150 (75mph GPS top speed) and have been researching small trailers to use. I can make a mount to adapt to the trailer. My question is would it handle 55-60 mph maintained speeds for hours? Just a thought as to this would be perfect for trips and camping.

  26. Se Bakker on July 22, 2019 at 1:41 am

    It may not be this model but I’m looking for a decent bike trailer for my bicycle trip needsπŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ‘±πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

  27. YURIY PANAS on July 22, 2019 at 1:42 am

    Sorry I meant going up- and downhill with it?

  28. THEWATCHERISLOOKING on July 22, 2019 at 1:44 am

    Will this fit on a 29er or Fatbike

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  30. MsRotorwings on July 22, 2019 at 1:47 am

    $450. Is Topeak out of their frickin mind? That’s ridiculous!