BikeShopHub.com, a company moving to Tucson, is introducing a product that could make it easier for people to ditch their cars.
The company has created a new trailer system called the Wandertec Tuba, which BikeShopHub owner Josh Lipton said aims to help the people who want to do more errands by bike.
“We’re targeting it for people trying to do all their errands by bike,” he said.
The trailer is designed to carry about as much as the average sedan’s trunk.
The base of the trailer is the frame, wheels and hitch. The idea was to create something that people could customize to suit their own needs. They are also producing a platform, cage, bag and waterproof cover that can be added to base frame.
The prices range from $339 -$700 depending on the options.
Lipton said they saw an opportunity to create a trailer that was bigger than the touring trailers on the market and smaller than the industrial trailers being produced by Surly.
BikeShopHub.com is launching the trailer on Kickstarter in order to help pay for the initial marketing.
Lipton said even if the project isn’t funded on Kickstarter you’ll still be able to get your hands on the trailer.
“We’re going to manufacture this thing one way or another,” he said.
The project is currently about 30 percent funded in it’s $25,000 goal.
Most of the trailer is manufactured and assembled in Arizona with the exception of the wheels and the hitch.
Check out the Kickstarter page for more information about the trailer.