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    WeeHoo

    Does anyone have any experience with the WeeHoo trailer? We plan to get one for the next riding season but would love to hear if others have experience with these! Hopefully this will bridge the 5-7 year age gap when the little guy is not able to ride long distance on his own.

    Looking for durability, hoping it will last several years.
    Are the kids comfortable for longer miles?
    Stable pulling behind, considering we are already used to a Trek GoBug

    Any opinions good or bad are welcome and appreciated!

    This is the link, http://www.weehoobicycletrailer.com/

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    I have a biased opinion, as I work for a Weehoo dealer. They are a compromise between a traditional upright trailercycle and a child trailer. The hitch is sturdy and not prone to wobbling. The child has to keep his/her feet in the pedal straps, or the child may get hurt. There is a shoulder harness to keep the little one in place, and optional canopy. I also call it a recumbent trailercycle.

    The first two I rented were purchased by the customers so enthralled by them they paid MSRP minus the rental fee and had to rent a small U-Haul trailer to get them home! (This was the first time we had ever rented them, so they were brand new and only uses by this customer)
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    Thank you DieselDan!

    Do you happen to know if the child can choose to pedal or not pedal? Or if there s a safe place to put their feet while not pedaling?

    Do you happen to know if it is possible to attach a rear child seat as well as attach the weehoo?

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    I bought the Weehoo iGo for my son last year during the summer and love it. It is very sturdy and doesn't feel that you are pulling anything behind you while you ride your bike. The child can choose to pedal or not pedal but there is nowhere to put their feet on if they remove them from the pedals. I suppose they can leave their feet hanging but may not be too safe if they are taller. My son loves it especially when we cruise at speed going down hill.

    EExcellent product and worth the higher price IMO

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    Thank you aggst1! It looks like a great setup! I think my little guy will enjoy riding it, he is getting quite tired of just riding n the trailer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VastCrew View Post
    Thank you DieselDan!

    Do you happen to know if the child can choose to pedal or not pedal? Or if there s a safe place to put their feet while not pedaling?

    Do you happen to know if it is possible to attach a rear child seat as well as attach the weehoo?
    VastCrew, I haven't used a WeeHoo, but I can tell you that the only trailer bike that you can also use a rear child seat with, is the add+bike. You can also use a rear seat simultaneously with a follow-me tandem attachment.

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    We have a Weehoo iGo that we pull behind my Scott Sub40. My middle child has been riding it since she was a young 2 and my oldest has been riding it since she was a young 3. We've had it 18 mos now and I've pulled bigger kids on it with a noticable difference between a 40-lb kid and a 60-lb kid. Not that it's unsafe, but you'll know it when they lean one way or the other to look at something on the bike path!

    We also pull a Croozer 535 double-wide behind the Weehoo. That way I can get both kids and all our picnic gear to the park. My youngest at 4 mos is not yet ready to ride in the trailer but in a few months I'll have all three girls riding with me to the parks.

    The Weehoo is relatively expensive but it's made out of steel so it ought to last if you keep it out of the weather. We cycle often as a family so it was a wise purchase for us.

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    We have one and like it, but I think its functionality really depends on the type of cycling you do.

    We bought it to move our then-3, now 4-year old out of the Topeak Babyseat (since we never did a trailer, many of my criticism may be a non-issue for you). She's still well within the weight limit on that seat, but when my husband was riding up hills, he was doing a lot of "wheelies" and it didn't feel stable.

    For riding recreational trails, it's great. For going on long rides, where our daughter may want to relax or take a nap, it's a great alternative to a traditional TAB.

    But for riding in the city, which is a lot of the riding we do, it's more trouble than it's worth. It's hard to manage in tight spaces (because of the recumbent aspect, it's longer than having a standard trailer attached to the back). She's also much farther behind us and it doesn't feel as safe. Because of the way it's designed, there's really only one place to securely lock it up, which entails us bringing a chain lock with us all the time. It's much easier to just throw our daughter on the Topeak and now we're looking at buying a cargo bike for when she outgrows the Topeak to keep carrying her on our bikes (along with our 2-year old).

    Compared to a traditional TAB, it's definitely more stable and it's more interactive for her than just sitting on the back of our bike (although given a choice, she'd much rather just sit on the back of our bike).

    We have a minivan and an SUV and we have to at least partially disassemble the Weehoo to get it into the car (taking off the "arm" piece). It's also hard to store vs. a folding trail-a-bike.

    We have the "pro" version and it's still pretty heavy; I definitely feel the weight of it when I'm pulling it, although it is much more smooth than pulling a trailer.

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    Oh, and as far as where to put their feet--if they're not actively pedaling, the pedals just freewheel (I think that's the right term) and their feet are strapped into the pedals.

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