I have an older Burley with a Classic Hitch. I bought a bike with disc brakes. How can I attach the Burley to my newer bike?

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For use on a bicycle with disc brakes and/or a thru axle you will need to upgrade to our current Steel Hitch to use your trailer. The Steel Hitch is our axle mounted hitch system and is compatible with most bikes (including disc brakes, fat bikes and ebikes). Depending on your bike’s axle, an adapter may be necessary to install the Steel Hitch. If using a 12mm thru axle, an adapted axle would be required.

What you’ll need is the Steel Hitch, part number 960116, and a Flex Connector (which kind is determined by your tow bar). Flex Connectors are made for both round and square tow bars. If your tow bar is round the part number for what you need is 950037, if it is square the part number is 950038. Both of these parts are required to go from the Classic Hitch to the quick release connection that the Steel Hitch offers. We suggest the Flex Connector be serviced every 3-5 years.

Steel Hitch: https://burley.com/product/steel-hitch/

Flex Connector, Round: https://burley.com/product/flex-connector-kit-round-towbar/

Flex Connector, Square: https://burley.com/product/flex-connector-kit-square-towbar/

Hitch Guide: https://burley.com/hitch-and-adapter-guide/

Adapted Thru Axles: https://burley.com/product/thru-axle/

Thru Axle Fit Guide: https://www.burley.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Thru-Axle-Fit-Guide.pdf

 

 

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