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Foto: Radlhauptstadt München/Kai Neuninger

Munich bike trailers are developed, produced and assembled right here in Munich, hence the name. We work with highly specialised companies for the production of the components of our trailers who use the most advanced production processes. Only a few selected components like the wheel sets are made in Italy. 

By producing locally we keep transportation to an absolute mininum. Quality control and production supervision is literally only a bike ride away. We and you don't have to worry about work safety, fair wages and environmental laws since Germany has some of the strictest on the planet. So we end up with not only what we believe is the best bike trailer in the world but with a product that doesn't contribute to the problem it's meant to be solving.

 

 

 

The production

 

The heart of the munich bike trailer is the chassis made from aluminium. In a first step a high speed cnc-milling machine cuts out all the specified holes and openings for our trailers from a 4mm strong sheet of aluminium. This process is so precise that no further finishing is necessairy. In a next step the metal sheet is bent and welded giving the chassis its final form. Finally it is painted with an enviornmentally friendly, impact- and scratch-resistant powder coat.

 

 

The assembly
 

In the south of Munich near the Isar river your munich bike trailer is assembled according to your specifications. Almost all variations are in stock making for fast ordering and shipping times. 

If you want to you can pick up your trailer right at our workshop and watch it being assembled. Please contact us first and make an appointment so that we have enough time on hand. Here's how to find us.

 

 

A good bike that you love riding day in day out over many years has its price. It's the same with bike trailers. A Hinterher bike trailer is a high quality product that you can use every day. But more importantly it is designed in such a way that you do want to use it every day. It's so multifunctional and easy to use like no other trailer on the market. This great usability is only achievable by developing and manufacturing our own custom-designed parts. A Hinterher bike trailer is a great tool that that will last you years, is easy to repair and fun to use. Some things may not be cheap, but are worth their price.

 

 

Peter Hornung Hinterher.com

Peter Hornung-Sohner, architect and carpenter

Munich bike trailers came to life because of my work as architect and carpenter. For 15 years I had a small workshop called raw&fine in the heart of Munich planning and realizing hundeds of different projects of custom design furniture. At some point I grew tired of using the delivery truck for every single assignment getting stuck in traffic and spending countless hours in search of parking space. I looked for alternative means of transporting my tools and furniture but found none. All available bike trailers on the market did not satisfy my demands on quality, usability and design. Furthermore I wanted a trailer I also could use off the bike, in the subway, on the tram or on foot.

 

One lead to another and I began designing my own multi-functional bike trailer. Because of my past work as craftsman I knew dozens of other companies, friends and craftsmen who all contributed with their know-how to building the prototype and finding the right manufacturing process. In 2012 the first prototype was made and it took another five iterations until the final design. In 2013 there were two models available: Hmini and Hmax. Apparently we had hit a nerve: Finally, a beautiful and functional cargo trailer many of our future customers thought (as well as countless bike and design award juries).

 

Meanwhile our company has grown to offer a broad range of models for every purpose and need. Our team has grown too. Beside myself there's David (custom service), Johannes (website & translation and newsletter), Maruan Attia (industrial designer) as well as freelancers and partners.

 

 

The goal was to develop and design a bike trailer that is extremely easy to use despite its versatility. In practice this combination is extremely difficult and time consuming to achieve. Every step and every function need to be thought trough: How do you attach the trailer to the bicycle? Do you load and unload the trailer when it's not attached to the bike? If that's a yes the trailer needs a stand. And it has to be moved as hand cart. Could the hitch arm of the trailer be designed in a way so that it's usable both for pulling the trailer with a bike and as hand cart? What other parts could serve more than one purpose? Those questions show you a little of our approach developing our trailer system.

Parts of a munich bike trailer with optional features and a drilling template for all necessairy holes for one of the prototypes.

 

Development of clamp with eccentric lever for different optional upgrades and extensions of the trailer. Research in finding the right tail light for the trailer.

 

 

 

Development of the hitch arm adapter with integrated stand. By swinging the stand up the hitch arm is further secured in the adapter due to an eccentric clamping.