Trail-gator Child Bike Tow Bar @ Rutland Cycling £39.49 - 5% Quidco free delivery RRP £79.99
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Trail-gator Child Bike Tow Bar @ Rutland Cycling £39.49 - 5% Quidco free delivery RRP £79.99

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Found 24th Apr 2012
Cheapest I could find for this. Second hand tow bars are almost the same price on a well known auction site :-) red, blue or pink available.

5% Quidco to!!!!

Trail-Gator Bicycle Tow Bars convert any ordinary child's bike into a safe, tow-able trailer bike, whenever desired.To ride attached, simply unclip the Trail-Gator Child Bike Tow Bar from the stored position on the adult bike, extend it, and connect it to the receiver, which is mounted on the child's bike.

When the child's bike is connected, the front wheel is lifted off the ground and a stabilizing bar prevents the handlebars from turning, leaving the adult in control of steering. Children can choose to coast or pedal while they are being towed, making the ride much easier for them.

General requirements For Trail-Gator Child Bike Tow Bar use:

•Fits 12" (30.5cm) - 20" (50.8cm) tyre diameter size child bikes

•Adult bike minimum size tyre diameter 25" (63.5cm)

•Tow bar receiver fits child bikes with head tubes up to 45mm (1.77") wide in diameter and expands for bolting distance of 105mm (4.1") for top and bottom U-bolt spacing.

•Fits adult bike seat post diameter 1" (25.4mm) - 1.25" (31.8mm)

•For use with children up to 70 pounds (32kg)

•Adult rider must weigh at least twice that of the child rider.

•Child bike must have rear free wheel capability. (Bike capable of coasting with out pedalling)

30 Comments

Had one of these for my 5 y.o. daughters bike and she loved it.

I had one and could not get the begger to fit mine or my wifes bike with the kiddies one. Got a proper one wheeled bike version instead, which is liked and well used.

superdry09

I had one and could not get the begger to fit mine or my wifes bike with … I had one and could not get the begger to fit mine or my wifes bike with the kiddies one. Got a proper one wheeled bike version instead, which is liked and well used.



Don't know how, they just connect to your seat post. Seems strange

Anyone know if this would fit on a bike with a pannier rack attached?

buffalo66

Anyone know if this would fit on a bike with a pannier rack attached?



Don't think it will

The bar that supports the childs bike is fitted to the leading bikes seat post. So I suppose depending on how high the seat is there might be enough clearance

buffalo66

Anyone know if this would fit on a bike with a pannier rack attached?



The bar that supports the childs bike is fitted to the leading bikes seat post. So I suppose depending on how high the seat is there might be enough clearance for the bar.

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Good price!!

do i need a class 1 cycle proficiency for this?

Anyone else getting this?.........

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CJ

Edited by: "cutthroat_jake" 29th Apr 2012

cutthroat_jake

Anyone else getting this?.........ErrorCJ



no, its working for me

Great item for taking your child down a very quiet path, on the road you are just fulfilling Darwin's theory!

I ordered one as I have been on the look out for one of these for a few months, however let me be clear Rutland Cycling in the one previous experience I have had with them were awful for customer service

Mark300ZX

Great item for taking your child down a very quiet path, on the road you … Great item for taking your child down a very quiet path, on the road you are just fulfilling Darwin's theory!



maybe the trailer will unknowingly?

Supermod

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Mark300ZX

Great item for taking your child down a very quiet path, on the road you … Great item for taking your child down a very quiet path, on the road you are just fulfilling Darwin's theory!



Have you got any evidence to back this theory up, or like a lot of people who would prefer to wrap their children in cotton wool and not allow outside on the mean streets of Britain.

mike

Sensational value. This is an incredibly well engineered bit of kit. German design and manufacture. Usually retails at £69.99. I use it with my 3 year old's Specialized Hot Rock. She LOVES it!

mbuckhurst

Have you got any evidence to back this theory up, or like a lot of people … Have you got any evidence to back this theory up, or like a lot of people who would prefer to wrap their children in cotton wool and not allow outside on the mean streets of Britain.mike



Umm I guess putting your child on the mean streets gives them some sort of life lesson maybe, which could be beneficial, whereas letting your child get squashed by a car, I don't really see much benefit!

Great price. Been after one of these for a while.....just what we were after for summer holiday.

Mark300ZX

Umm I guess putting your child on the mean streets gives them some sort … Umm I guess putting your child on the mean streets gives them some sort of life lesson maybe, which could be beneficial, whereas letting your child get squashed by a car, I don't really see much benefit!



So no evidence then, the only dangers to children out there on this sort of device is stupid drivers in their fast cars who fail to obey speed limits on suburban streets, I hope your username doesn't imply you're one of these, but who knows.

In reality child trailers do not have a safety risk, and you'll find great difficulty in finding evidence of a single accident, let alone enough to classify this form of transport to be any less safe than walking or in fact driving. The risks are incredibly low and should not stop people taking their children out.

mike

buffalo66

Anyone know if this would fit on a bike with a pannier rack attached?


Yes, it should fit as it only attaches to the seat post and not any of the normal rack mounting points (obviously excludes the racks that quick mount onto the seat post).

We've had great use out of our trail gator. Better than a conventional "half bike" style trailer bike because you easily take the kids bike off, and let them cycle for a bit on their own, and then hook it back up when they get too tired.

Disadvantages. Quite tricky to set up - the alignment of the mounting block on the kid's bike is critical, if it's out by even a tiny bit, the kid's bike will be listing way off to one side. Similarly, the block has to be bolted on *incredibly* tightly, as any slip at all will end up with it listing again. Some kid's bikes are especially tricky to set up, if they have centre pull brakes, we had to buy a pecial adapter kit to work for ours. The trail gator is heavy, and pulling a kid along with one is really only an option on flattish routes unless you're Chris Hoy.

mbuckhurst

So no evidence then, the only dangers to children out there on this sort … So no evidence then, the only dangers to children out there on this sort of device is stupid drivers in their fast cars who fail to obey speed limits on suburban streets, I hope your username doesn't imply you're one of these, but who knows.In reality child trailers do not have a safety risk, and you'll find great difficulty in finding evidence of a single accident, let alone enough to classify this form of transport to be any less safe than walking or in fact driving. The risks are incredibly low and should not stop people taking their children out.mike



Lol probably no official evidence so it's safe, I will strap one to my car and then I will never have a crash in that ROFLMAO, btw I'm a cyclist and a driver!

When a child dies, finding out which party was to blame will do little for the parent!

Banned

mbuckhurst

So no evidence then, the only dangers to children out there on this sort … So no evidence then, the only dangers to children out there on this sort of device is stupid drivers in their fast cars


Your first point I agree with, your second point don't. As a keen cyclist, I should be biased towards them, but I have to say that I am constantly amazed by the amount of stupidity and complete lack of sense that the vast majority of cyclists on the road display.

Just check it will fit on your kids bike though ... we were going to buy one (fairly certain it was this model) when buying a new bike of my younger son a few years ago .... however, looking at the connector and the bike in the shop we (myself and shop person) came to the conclusion that it wasn't going to fit as on the bike we were buying (fairly bog-standard 14" Raleigh) the crossbar met the tube from the bottom bracket in a "V" so the attachemet point for the connector would not fit.

Listerdudette was only talking about getting one of these for little Listerdurp this morning. Excellent timing.

Disadvantages. Quite tricky to set up - the alignment of the mounting … Disadvantages. Quite tricky to set up - the alignment of the mounting block on the kid's bike is critical, if it's out by even a tiny bit, the kid's bike will be listing way off to one side. Similarly, the block has to be bolted on *incredibly* tightly, as any slip at all will end up with it listing again. Some kid's bikes are especially tricky to set up, if they have centre pull brakes, we had to buy a pecial adapter kit to work for ours. The trail gator is heavy, and pulling a kid along with one is really only an option on flattish routes unless you're Chris Hoy



Sorry I only agree with the centre pull brakes bit. Mine was easy to set up and I pulled my five yeat old daughter without much trouble and I am an occassional biker. BTW this is a great price as I sold mine secondhand for around this price!

Have you got any evidence to back this theory up, or like a lot of people … Have you got any evidence to back this theory up, or like a lot of people who would prefer to wrap their children in cotton wool and not allow outside on the mean streets of Britain.mike



I have one, and it's definitely not for the road. Paths and cycleways only.

I think it like anything when you are biking, cars get **** off because you are on the road, pedastrians get **** off when you are on the path, cyclists can not win...

I actually think the most dangerous ones on the roads are those trailers with the flags, as they are wide, so you are relying on cars to be aware that you are now much wider

Have a weeride for little one but just about to outgrow it so this is perfect for the next step

Youtubevideo This looks like a good option if worried about safety and stability
Costs quite a bit more though

Edited by: "friendlyfire321" 30th Apr 2012

This is okay for riding your bike in the park with your little one behind you, but no one should be using this on the roads. It's dangerous and bloody frightening for the child, sitting on the end of one of these with cars and motorbikes zooming past you just one or two feet away.
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