Have it! My 5 yr. old and both my husband and I love it! It's fabulous!
Originally Posted by DynamicD74
How old was your child when he/she started using it, I have a 3 1/2 year old but think she might be too little
for this at this stage,
Welcome peoples opinions I have been reading up on all the different options
The follwoing 2 discussions should provide you with the extremes:
How early can I use a Trail-A-Bike?
Trailer bike: up to what age / weight ?
To be honest I always hated the look of these things when I saw them on the road, But after reading all the comments I'm changing my opinion, I guess its because i have never tried one, Like any parent I just want the safest option , thanks
She was about 5 yrs., 3 months. She is tall for her age and probably could have started using the trail a bike earlier, but she's very timid on her regular bicycle, so I eased her into this gradually. (She won't even entertain letting me take her training wheels off her own bicycle.) Once she got the hang of the trail a bike, which only took about 2 short rides, she loves it. And, she is actually able to pedal enough that I can really feel the difference when we take a hill! BTW: on one of the other discussions/threads, I read that Adams is making a smaller trail a bike than this one that might work for your three year old. We have a three and a half year old, too, June baby, but I know she is way too immature to get on a trail a bike. But, each kid is different, as are both of mine! :-D
Originally Posted by bigtruck
Ok , I brought one of these things for Miss 3 1/2, I lowered the seat as far as I could I then trimmed a inch of the seat stem as it was plenty long, I also added some blocks to the pedals and she can just touch them but not really interested in pedaling just wanted to go for the ride she absolutely loved it ,
Sorry about the picture of the crappy five dollar mountain bike, but for this purpose the bike is OK
Ill also crop out the neighbors van in the picture one day
Last edited by bigtruck; 02-09-08 at 03:36 PM.
I bought mine from bike island. $120 for the seven speed with free shipping. Not sure if it's the same model, but it's a folder and a great trail-a-bike.
One thing that really sets the trail-a-bike apart is the seat post hinge. It puts much less stress on the seat post of the main bike. BTW great deal I paid about $135 for ours.
Also, check craigslist.org. I picked one up for $60.
Originally Posted by bizzz111