Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Montréal (Québec)
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I had bought the Addams (single speed) Trail-A-Bike, and used it for my daughter for a little more than 1 year.
Great at first, and very stable, but over time, some play developped in the hitch. I have done my best to retighten it, but over time, the universal joint was "eating" itself. In a year, we did a total of about 1600-1800 km, and I could say that it was very good for the first 1000 km, decent for 200 km... and continued downward afterwards.
I since got a Burley Piccolo. Very stable. It has been in use for 1.5 years and so far, it is as good as new. I expect to use it many more years with both kids.
Another difference: the Addams (and the Trek) don't track as closely as the Piccolo. That could be called a feature on roads, but not in the forest.
In conclusion, I recommend the Addams or a similar cheap model if you don't plan to do more than 500-1000 km ever with your child. Otherwise, go one step further and get a Burley Piccolo.