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Great as a bike trailer, not too great as a stroller!,
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We got this stroller for our 4 year old and his little sister. The first night we got it, I assembled it with ease. The instructions were very easy to follow and the whole assembly seemed very sturdy. My 4 year old son was ecstatic! He wanted to go out for a bike ride immediately even though it was already dark outside. From 7am the next morning until he got back from school at 10:30 am, it was non stop "when are we going to ride the bike?!" That afternoon, I hooked up the trailer and put the kids in it and off we went. I was amazed that with the combined weight of the kiddos and the trailer itself I was able to pedal around easily! Both kids thought it was so much fun. Apparently, being encased in plastic and vinyl and towed behind a bicycle is the epitome of cute because every time we passed by anyone on the street or in their yard it was "Aww[...]" or "so cute..." or "how sweet...!"
Later in the month, though, we needed to use it as a stroller. I unhitched the trailer from my bike and attached the included front wheel. We loaded the kids up and were off. When we put the slightest bit of weight on the front wheel, however; the PLASTIC bracket twisted and cracked! I had to spend the rest of the time balancing the thing on the back two wheels. I would return it, but I'd just get another one with another PLASTIC bracket! My father in law has an arc welder and I'm taking it to him to get a METAL bracket installed.
If you use this product for a bike trailer, it's great! But beware; if you use the stroller option, either get a metal bracket for it or DO NOT put ANY weight on the front wheel!
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Initial post: May 16, 2012 12:04:34 PM PDT
Can you give me any info on height requirements. My daughter is turning 4 soon and already 44 inches tall and I know due for a growth spurt by next month. If you could tell me if your 4 yr. old still sits comfortably and about how tall they are it would save me a lot. My husband also welds and such, so fun for him ;)
In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 8:29:19 PM PDT
IT Dad says:
My kids are now 5 and 2, and they both fit in the trailer fine. My 5-year-old does have to cross his legs, but he loves riding in it anyway. We're trying to get as much use out of it as we can, as the two combined are rapidly approaching the 100 lbs weight limit!
In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 10:06:40 PM PDT
Thank-you! My daughter is 44 inches now and I expect close to 46 inches in another month or so, I know leg room is bad in them, myabe we can rig something there, but your input really helped me in my decision to give it a go and hope the stroller/trailer is great. Thanks so much
Posted on Jul 28, 2012 7:22:59 PM PDT
I saw a review on another trailer and the woman said after riding on paved path her child was covered in dirt, have you had that issue with this trailer?
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 26, 2013 5:37:13 AM PDT
That isn't a problem with trailers it is a problem with the person not thinking about adding a rear fender to their bike. think about the direction the tire spins now think about if even a little dirt or grim is on the path and thanks to the friction of the tire disturbing it where does it go? fenders are cheap, get one and any child caddy won't get dirt all over your kid, without a fender not even the most expensive one will block all the dirt unless it is a soliod front but then really what is the point
Posted on Mar 23, 2014 2:41:05 PM PDT
Amazon Customer says:
Looking at the picture the bar attaching the front wheel looks like it is made out of metal? Do you think the company updated the product, would love if you could take a look and let us know.
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