Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Recreational & Family Ride just to ride? Have a family and want to get them into cycling? Drop in here to discuss recreational and family cycling issues.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-25-12, 10:26 AM   #1
bikebreak
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 634
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
best stroller/trailer with wide seat for 3

I'm looking for something to use primarily as a stroller for 4yo, 2.5yo and 6month - so it needs a wide seat and good handling when pushed.

Will also tow it with the bike occassionally, but only with 2 kids at most

Basically I'm after a good stroller that works as a trailer, not a trailer that also works as a stroller


So far these look ok:
http://www.amazon.com/Croozer-Double...ef=pd_sbs_sg_5
http://www.amazon.com/Schwinn-Joyrid...d_sim_sbs_sg_2

any ideas?

thanks!
bikebreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-12, 12:26 PM   #2
mel2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 292
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I think it's going to be hard to fit three kids in any trailer. If you look at the pictures of that Schwinn, it looks pretty crowded with just the 4 year old and what looks like about a 1 year old. How often does your 4 year old ride in a stroller? Have you considered using an Ergo or other carrier with your youngest during those times your 4 year old wants to hitch a ride so that you wouldn't need to sit three across?

Those both seem like good choices for two kids. If you can find one used, Trek used to make a "GoBug" trailer that's pretty large and I think it had a stroller conversion.

I've also heard good things about Wike trailers as far as space: http://www.wicycle.com/child_trailers.php There's a family that just finished cycling across the U.S. and to South America using a Wike trailer for their 5 year old and 2 year old: http://www.pedalpoweredfamily.com/20...child-trailer/
mel2012 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-12, 03:07 PM   #3
VastCrew
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 149
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm not aware of any bike trailers that fit 3 children across? One thing that we found to be concerned with while trailer shopping is the head rest area. Some buggies do not have space on the seat for the back of your childs helmet which causes their head to be pressed forward with the chin to the neck type position. If possible try to allow your kids to sit in the buggy with helmets on to make sure they can ride comfortably. Can't remember which brands specifically now but just something you may want to look into before buying.
VastCrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-12, 03:11 PM   #4
VastCrew
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 149
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
As far as strollers are concerned what we have found best is the Mountain Buggy or Phil n Teds with a buddy board attached on the back for the third child. The Mountain Buggy is best for rough terrain but you may have difficulty with the buddy board. The Phil n Teds is wonderful to get in and out of the car and takes up much less space and is considerably lighter than the Mountain Buggy.
VastCrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:05 AM.