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Adams Trail a Bike - Original Folder

3.8 out of 5 stars 90 customer reviews
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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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Product Description

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

Brand: Adams


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

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited lifetime warranty on frame

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 32 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B0027SLUG6
  • Item model number: Fold
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,015 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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I purchased the Adams Trail-a-Bike so my 3.5 year old son and I could go riding together. I researched all the available models and liked this design the best (I'm an engineer), but could not decide on which size would be best for my son (Compact or Original). So I called the company and got REAL person that actually understood the product to answer my questions.

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.
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The Adams Trail-a-Bike is a terrific product: sturdy, well-constructed, with a nice look about it. Naturally, I purchased the bike for use with my 4 year old. I had considered the cheaper tag along bike offered by Amazon (another brand than Adams), but instead decided a bike for your toddler is not the item to go cheap on. I'm glad I went for the Adams (although I still think the price on this one is quite reasonable.) The bike comes folded up and requires some basic assembly. Took me 15 minutes to put it together ... nothing complicated.

Perhaps the niftiest feature of the bike is the universal joint connection to the lead back, which allows for up and down and side to side movement, but no leaning movement either left or right. The joints are stiff enough to make for smooth turns and ups and downs, but loose enough (obviously) to allow turning at all. I had no trouble mounting the mount on my bike's seat stem.

My four year old took the bike in about 2 minutes. We practiced in the driveway, then took it easy on our quiet street. We discussed pedaling/coasting, and how important it was to hold on tight even when it feels like she might fall (the sensation of leaning to one side or another). After just a minutes, she had it and we've been riding ever since.

There is a little play in the universal joint that, when translated all the way down the bike, can give it a little bit of lean either way ... but it is minimal.

Bottom line: great product for a great price. Take the time to "train" your kid how to ride it and you'll enjoy hours of riding together. My daughter's favorite part? The flag that comes with it and mounts on the back.
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This is a great bike. Last sunday my great niece and I bought one of those trailer carts from a big store. It cost 203 with tax. She was too big for it already. So I decided to do some research, and found this trailer cycle. I bought it local because I did not want to wait. We used it last night for the first time. At first she was a little nervous, but after about 15 minutes she was yelling to go faster. We went for five miles and she helped pedal the whole time. When we got back to her house, she immediately wanted to know when we could go again.

The trailer cycle pulls very well. its under 25 pounds. I had the bike tech weigh it. And when folded fits on my bike rack just fine. It is easy to set up and take apart.

I did get the back rest for the seat. She was very comfortable in it.
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After reading many reviews we bought this bike for my almost four year old daughter. At first she was scared to get on, but after a few days of taking short rides she was comfortable and asking to go on longer rides. Now she loves it! This Adams trail-a-bike turns very well without problems and seems very safe. The only problem would be if the child was not old enough or coordinated enough to hold on tight. Other brands of bike trailers had been reviewed as being "wobbly", but this one is not. The child can choose to either pedal or not pedal during the ride.

There are two models of this bike, this is the 20" larger version designed for 4-6 year olds. There is also a compact version that is two inches smaller, designed for 3-5 year olds. My daughter is 3 years and 9 months old and a bit tall for her age. We have the seat all the way down, and she is just barely tall enough to pedal comfortably. I am glad we got the bigger version, though. I think we will be using this for family bike rides for quite a few years.

Our bike arrived within 5 days and took my husband about 20 minutes to put together and attach to my bike. You can buy an extra attachment so that the bike can be easily switched from one parent's bike to the other.
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