5 Bike Trailers for Parent Cyclists
These five bike trailer models are sure to meet the standards of any parent cyclist.
Thule Chariot CX 11 of 6
The Chariot CX 1 from Thule is by far the best trailer to attach to a road bike. The aerodynamic design makes it one of the easiest options to tow and it's also extremely versatile and comfortable for the kids. The adjustable suspension makes for a smooth ride and the window vents are excellent for warmer days. The disc brakes make control on steep terrain as good as you'll find on any trailer.
The most distinctive feature is the conversion kit that allows you to use the trailer as a running stroller or a cross-country ski pull when not traveling on two wheels.
Trek Mountain Train 2012 of 6
If your kids want to feel the wind in their hair but aren't quite fast enough to keep up on their own bikes, tag-a-long trailers are a cool option. We like the Train 201 from Trek because of its adjustability and build. The materials are lighter than other models, and the attachment to the seat post fits almost any bike.
The adjustable handlebar height and the ability to bring the bars closer or farther away depending on your child's reach is a smart feature that will make it usable for years to come as your child grows.
Burley D'Lite3 of 6
Burley's D'Lite comes with some of the plushest features we've seen on a bike trailer. The seats recline and the 5-point, padded harness is a great safety feature. Weather resistant shields, tinted side windows and an exceptionally light aluminum frame are a few of the other features that make this one a great option.
This model is one of the larger trailers you'll see and provides plenty of room for your child on long rides. We're also fans of the storage compartment, which is great for packing supplies for a picnic or stop at the park.
Weeride Pro-Pilot4 of 6
If you're looking for value, the Pro-Pilot is a solid choice. Built like a 20-inch bicycle (without the front wheel, obviously), we like it because of its lightweight aluminum frame and how easily it folds up for storage.
While cheaper options sometimes lack a hinge attachment for the seat post (which decreases your turning radius), the swivel Sync-Link utilized by the Pro-Pilot makes turning much easier when navigating corners on the road.
Croozer Kid Plus for 25 of 6
If you've got more than one kiddo to tow around, the Kid Plus from Croozer is a great option. Though it works perfectly well as a bike trailer, it's a 3-in-1, so you can convert it to a regular stroller or jogger as well. While some convertible trailers can be complicated to transform, this one is pretty simple and shouldn't be much of a hassle after a few practice runs.
The Kid Plus has a spacious interior, which means your kids will have plenty of legroom on longer rides. The Sylomer suspension is plenty comfortable over rough roads, and the adjustable spring automatically changes depending on the weight of the passengers. It can fit up to two 6-year-old children and comes with accessories that protect against dirt, rain, or insects during the summer.