Tag alongs advice and experiences
I think mine was a bit older, 4 at least. Mistake I made was to buy new…. Used a fair amount but not enough really. Got a folding one which was good to put back of car, no gears, sorry cant remember make. Took her off road on a few local trails for training purposes, that was interesting, don’t think my little one approved!Posted 5 years agogarage-dwellerSubscriber
Our 3 year old is getting towards the attention and comfort limits of his rack mounted seat and given his good balance bike skills combined with pedaling skills on the plastic trike I am thinking that getting him.on a tag along over the next few months would be a good plan.
Looking for views from those who are or have been down this route already on any of….
– whether i am trying too young / what the right start age or ability is
– best kit / value for money
– pitfalls and problems and mistakes to avoid.
ThanksPosted 5 years agoEdric 64Member
I bought one of these as the hitch is much better than a seat post mounted one and used it from when my son was just 3Posted 5 years agopatriotproMember
You just need one of these – http://compare.ebay.co.uk/like/120897389006?var=lv<yp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar&adtype=plaPosted 5 years agoglobaltiMember
We had two, made by Adams I think. I wouldn’t recommend them for the simple reason that the hitch allowed the trailer to flop from side to side, which was extremely disconcerting for me as the engine. It has a strange arrangement with a tapered block for joining to the hitch, which is never tight enough to prevent movement and there’s movement in the other parts of the system as well.
On one occasion I was pulling away at a roundabout and I set off less than smoothly, jerking the bike to one side a little. The exaggerated movement of the trailer caught our child by surprise and threw him off in front of a car, which luckily stopped in time.
So in my opinion the first criterion for buying a tag along should be the design of the hitch. The rest doesn’t matter as much!Posted 5 years agostratmanSubscriber
Mine was also older. I bought a second hand tagalong from parsley hay. Only used it on trails as we live near high peak and tissington trails, so road safety not an issue. Did make a difference when he pedalled.
However, now sitting unused – he soon graduated to a bike – and I’ve lost a critical bit!
I’d look at a trail gator.Posted 5 years ago
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