tagalongs and trail a bikes to get you and your child cycling together

Here’s a selection of great tagalongs and trail a bikes (they are the same!) to get you and your little one zooming along in no time! If you need more information about tag-alongs in general, check out our tag-along information page.

Tagalongs and trail a bikes – Single Speed

Single Speed Tag-Alongs do not have gears, so are cheaper than those that do.  They are ideal for younger children (who get distracted easily by gears) or if you’re planning mainly flat routes.

Adams steel folder 1 compact single speed (RRP £144.99)

Tagalongs and trail a bikes - Adams steel folder 1 compact tagalongAdams have been providing the family market with tagalongs since 1986.

  • Compact single speed folding for smaller riders. Fits child with 2” shorter inseam than original Folder 1
  • Entry level single speed folding model
  • Fits most 26” and 700c bikes
  • Proven steel hitch complete with 4 shims to fit almost any seatpost
  • Safety flag and full coverage chainguard
  • Bash guard to protect chain ring
  • Limited lifetime warranty on frame
  • Rider weight limit: 38.5kg (85lbs)
  • Bike weight: 10.45kg (23lbs)
  • Ages 3-5 years
  • Shorter cranks, smaller chainring, and narrower handlebar for smaller riders Lower centre of gravity and more stable when used with baby seat

Available from Wiggle

WeeRide CoPilot Tagalong (RRP £129.99)

A slightly cheaper single speed alternative to the Adams is the WeeRide CoPilot Tagalong.

  • Tagalongs and trail a bikes - Wee Ride Trailer Bike Tagalong for riding with kidsNew patented Sync Link Pivot design ensures smooth movement and ride for child
  • Superior design Front Splash Guard
  • New arm folds easily for compact storage / movement
  • True quick release system for fast detachment from adult bike
  • Adjustable handlebars, up/down and rotation adjustments for maximum age range
  • White neutral paint scheme
  • Safety Flag included
  • 20″ wheel size
  • Holds up to a 35kg rider
  • Recommended for ages 4 – 9, rider must have inside leg of at least 52cm to pedal at lowest
  • Child can pedal forward, backwards or coast
  • Steel frame weighs approx. 14kgs
  • You need 2″ beneath your seat to attach the bracket
  • Includes two mudguards and chain guard

Available from Amazon.co.uk

Trek Mountain Train 201 (RRP £129.99)

Trek’s single speed offering is high quality, but only available to purchase from bike shops, as Trek do not sell through internet retailers.

  • Tagalongs and trail a bikes - Trek Mountain Train 201 single speedColours – Crystal Pearl White
  • Frame – 20″ Dialed frame size, high-tensile steel
  • Wheels – Steel rear hub; 36-hole aluminium 20″ rim
  • Tyres – Cross knobby, 20×1.75″
  • Crank – Dialed 4.5″ length, 32T
  • Cassette – Freewheel
  • Pedals – Dialed 20″ size, platform
  • Saddle – Dialed 20″ size, padded
  • Seatpost – Steel
  • Handlebar – Dialed 20″ size, steel
  • Stem – Dialed, adjustable angle
  • Grips – Dialed, Kraton

Tagalongs and trail a bikes – With Gears

If you’re cycling up hills, or have an older kid who is capable of riding along without twisting the gear shifter all the time, then the addition of gears will greatly enhance your riding experience. A geared tag along is also a good way of introducing your youngster to gears, so when they get them on a bike of their own they’re less like to get distracted. A word of warning – do be ready to explain how to use them every time you go out!  The geared versions are slightly more expensive than the single speed options, as you’d expect.

Adams steel shifter 7 speed (RRP £184.99)

Tagalongs and trail a bikes - Adams steel shifter 7 speed tagalongThe next model up by Adams is ideal for longer or more hilly rides, where little legs can get tired.

  • Easy-to-use Shimano 7-speed drivetrain
  • Folding frame for easy storage and transport
  • Sturdy steel hitch with 4 shim options to work with almost any seatpost
  • Outfitted with a bashguard to protect the chainring

Available at Wiggle

 

Trek Mountain Train 206 (RRP £149.99)

Tagalongs and trail a bikes - Trek Mountain Train 206 trailer bike tagalongThe Mountain Train 206 is an excellent, robust bike, with many of the features you’d expect from Trek. Here at Cycle Sprog we use one for the daily commute to school.  It cannot be purchased from an on-line retailer, so you’ll have to check out your local bike store.

Specification is as per the 201 (above), but with the addition of the following:

  • Colours – Silver Mirror
  • Shifters – Shimano Revo, 6-speed twist
  • Rear derailleur – Shimano TX35 (Mountain Train 206)
  • Cassette – 14-28, 6-speed freewheel

 

Wee-ride also make a 6 speed aluminum trailer bike, which can be purchased via Amazon.co.uk

For more information on getting started on tag-alongs, check out our article on tagalong basics

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