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Adams Trail a Bike - Original Folder
|Price:||$179.99 & FREE Shipping|
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- Entry level single speed folding model
- Fits most 26” and 700c bikes
- Proven steel hitch complete with 4 shims to fit almost any seatpost
- Safety flag and full coverage chainguard
- Bash guard to protect chain ring
- For all installation and usage instructions look at User Manual below
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|Frame Material Type||steel|
|Item Dimensions||7 x 27 x 43 inches|
|Item Display Weight||28 pounds|
|Item Weight||16.5 pounds|
|Model Name||Original Folder 1 Trai-a-Bike|
|Shipping Weight||30.2 pounds|
Simplicity can be a wonderful thing. An evolution of the model that created a new category of bicycles back in 1986, the Original Folder One is the perfect way to get younger kids out for a ride with the whole family.
• Simple single-speed is easy to ride
• Folding frame for easy storage and transport
• Patented design will fit most 26" and 700c lead bikes
• Sturdy steel hitch with 4 shim options to work with almost any seatpost
• With a full chainguard and bashguard it's as durable as it is fun
• Includes a safety flag, because safety is the first concern with children
The Adams Trail-a-Bike Original Folder tandem bicycle makes long and short bike trips fun and accessible for the entire family. Ideal for 4- to 6-year-old children who have outgrown the bike trailer, but who can't keep up on their own bikes yet, the Trail-a-Bike folder is the perfect transitional option for family outings. Designed with a unique and patented top tube radius to fit both 26-inch and 700c wheeled adult bicycles, the Trail-a-Bike allows young children, up to 85 pounds, to pedal along with the grownups, learn the rules of the road while protected and guided by an adult rider, and bike farther than they could on their own bike.
The Adams Trail-a-Bike Original Folder has an easy folding mechanism that makes it smaller than any other tandem bike design, for convenient storage and transportation. The entry-level tandem bicycle has a single speed with kid-sized handlebar grips, pedals, and saddle for optimum comfort as well as a low center of gravity and low positioning of the child for more stability. The Trail-A-Bike has a patented top tube radius that fits most adult bikes and features a large and sturdy universal-joint hitch, with four shims to fit most seatposts. Among other convenient aspects of the Trail-a-Bike, the design allows for the use of panniers without interference. Designed for safety, the Trail-a-Bike is equipped with an integrated chain ring protector for less mess, easier storage and transportation, and to protect from chain-related accidents, as well as a flag for increased visibility.
- Fits 26-inch and 700c wheeled bikes
- Weight: 23.5 pounds
- Wheel size: 20 inches
- Maximum rider weight: 85 pounds
- Ages 4 to 6 years
- Kid-sized grips, pedals, and saddle
- Steel hitch with four shims
- Safety flag
- Full coverage chainguard
Limited lifetime warranty on frame
Top Customer Reviews
When you use this trail-a-bike, it is easy to install, but it definitley makes your ride squirrely. It is also very dificult to get on and off your regular bike unless your stoker (the other bike rider) gets on and off the way you do.
Other than that, the way it folds up is OK, and it attaches pretty securely. not much else to say.
First, it helped my young daughter learn to ride a bike by helping her work on getting her balance through the process. And once she could ride solo it still allowed her to participate in family bike rides that would be a little too challenging (due to distance & hill climbs) for her to ride solo.
The Trail-A-Bile itself is fabulous due to its ease of use, transportation and storage. The fact that it can easily fold up makes it very helpful to load into a sedan car and definitely in an SUV. It also makes it easy to store at home. In addition to is extremely easy to setup and attach to another bike (considering you have the matching hitch already on your bike).
TIP: My wife and I purchased two hitches (one for each of our bikes) so we could attach the Trail-A-Bike to either of one of our bikes at a moments notice and not have to worry about putting the hitch on. We just kept the hitch on each of our bikes all the time.
But I was leary of purchasing the Trail-a-Bike without any customer reviews. So I decided to purchase a Wee-Ride Co-Pilot from a local store because I could return it if there were problems (such as described by other Amazon customers). Good thing. The Wee-Ride assembly prevented the U-joint hitch from moving. I tried loosening the bolt but my good tools only made the Allen head hexagonal flats into a circle (the bolt was made of mild steel). So I returned the bike and the other one in the store had the same tight u-joint problem. So I left without a bike.
Now Chritmas to fast approaching, so I ordered the Trail-a-Bike from Seasonal Outfitters through Amazon. It was shipped super quick and arrived a day early.
I wish I had not wasted two trips (purchase and return) in buying the Wee-Ride model. The Adams Trail-a-Bike is an excellent design and well built. The hitch/u-joint and the folding mechanism are what separate this trailer bike from the others. One quick connect clamp allows the bike to fold and to ajust the seat height. Even though it is easily loosened for folding, it is very secure because the natural pull by the lead bike tries to keep the bikes straight.
The hitch has different size inserts to securely grip the lead bike's seat post without allowing the clamp to crush the seat post and make it out-of-round. The hitch is cylindrical with a square post in the center. This makes a very stable connection but one that can easily slide apart when the hitch pin is removed. The connection on the Wee-Ride required a hammer to slide the hitch apart. I can easily make the connection with one hand while holding my bike from falling over. It works so good I would suggest buying a 2nd hitch Adams Trail-A-Bike Hitch With Shims, Replacementso that two bikes can be set up to pull the child's Trail-a-Bike.
I have pulled my son about 10 miles on 3 trips. He loves it. He is very stable and the Trail-a-Bike even goes around corners well. The u-joint even allows me to take sidewalk ramps to the street while making sharp turns without a problem. He is currently too small to peddle, but he can place his feet on the peddles when the seat is at the lowest position and I have turned the handle bar as low as possible.
I only have to remember to keep my speed down to the recommended level because I can't be sure that my son might see something interesting and decide to get off without telling me. That is why he has a helmet, knee and elbow pads.
Overall this was a good purchase.
Hence 3 stars: solid design, but questionable manufacturing practices. The latter may cost you time and sweat, depending on how far you go and how heavy your kid is :).
The other option is a Burley unit that has a cage mount which is twice as much but if your REALLY want to do this, might be another option. I find myself using this on a limited basis but for the price, what the heck! The kids will enjoy when we are out with the cheaper bikes on family bike outings. :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sadly the bike showed up and the threads used to attach the handlebar to the frame are stripped.Read more