Bike trailer help!
Lulubelle Posts: 2
edited May 2016 in Family & kids cycling forum
Hi, I am new to the site so apologies if this has been done to death. We have two children (aged 3 and 5). They are both tall! We cycle a lot on the voies vertes in France and have always used hamax seats. This has been fab but they have both outgrown them now (certainly the 5 year old, may still get away with the 3 year old boy..) Our daughter (5) has just learnt to ride her own bike and we are keen to try a trailgator. However, I wondered about any views on trailers, either single or double. We would need one that would manage off road and across rough terrain. Thoughts? Thanks very much!
We've got a Burly dlite 2 child trailer. It's got a decent height and bulges out at elbow height so as good as any trailer for space. It's got basic suspension, newer versions have a spring mech but ours was from before then. It's done lakekand trails before. One was.quite rocky at times. Also peak district green lanes. Although our son was 18 months then so we put him on a child seat because the lane was to gutted and rocky for the trailer when the child was.so young.
We're always conscious that whatever we want to do is something he's happy to do. Pushing a young child into activities we're into could lose him we feel. It's all about giving him an interest in getting out and active in the outdoors. It sounds like the OP's got a similar outlook on this.
Trailer choice - we like our Burly D-lite. If money no b object I'd get a Thule trailer with the animal names, not sure which one. The 5 year old has probably outgrown a trailer. Suggest something attaching a child's bike to the back of yours with a larger trailer as a sanctuary if necessary as a last resort.