Trail Gator



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Trail Gator


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  • Trail Gator

    The Trail Gator lets your child experience riding a bike with an adult in safety. Once assembled, no tools are required to fit or remove and you have full steering and speed control. Children love being in tow with an adult and can choose to either pedal or coast along. With a high strength steel frame the trail gator is extremely robust and will stabilise your child's handlebars for improved balance. A telescopic folding system means that it's easy to store and transport when not in use.

    Trail Gator Extra Info

    • Ride attached or separately on same ride
    • After initial assembly attaches and detaches in seconds without tools
    • Child can pedal or coast whilst being towed
    • Telescopes and folds for easy storage
    • Adult rider controls steering
    • Stabilises child's handlebars whilst in use
    • High strength steel frame
    • No parts need to be removed from either bike
    • Fits most 16-20" child bikes
    • Rider weight limit 70lbs
    • Not suitable for use with bikes which have rear racks or rear child seats
  • Trail Gator is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 139.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trail gator Easy to build and install my daughter loves it her bike was nice and stable
    Date published: 2017-08-12
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Trail Gator We was very much hoping this would make our bike rides more enjoyable with our 6 year old, but' the trail gator slides all over the place and was very stressful attaching both adult and child bike. It's a great idea but' in reality a waste of time.
    Date published: 2017-08-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product We love this bar, it's so fun and handy. The kids love it too.
    Date published: 2017-08-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great tag-along device - but TIGHTEN THE BOLTS! My eldest is 5 and wants to go on bike rides more often but hasn't yet figured out what brakes are for! After looking at the official types of tag along bikes (which are crazy money) and since he already had a bike, this seemed like the perfect solution. As other reviews have said, you really need to get those bolts SUPER tight, especially on the adults seat post and the front of the kid's bike being towed. I thought I had tightened them sufficiently and after a quarter of a mile down the road, the brackets had slipped leaving my son at a precarious angle. Luckily, a quick re-tighten as tight as I dared do the bolts up and it's now much more secure. Nice stowing clip for the bar when you're not using it (though it still weighs a tonne!) and once you figure out the rather confusing manual, it's fine and does the job.
    Date published: 2017-07-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Read the instructions all the way through before starting! The Trail Gator itself is great once you get past the installation and our kids love it! But getting it installed correctly would have been a much simpler task with better instructions. Following it step by step is not a good way to go until you have read all the way through the instructions, as it is not until you reach the end that it says some things are optional. The rest of the instructions could have been detailed in a more understandable way. After an initial attempt at putting it together for a couple of hours failed, we then proceeded to toss the instructions, look at the parts we had and just matched them up to our bikes and the picture on the box, it was much simpler and took a far less time. The next thing I must stress is to tighten the brackets, keep a couple of spare tools on you to tighten them in case it does come loose, make sure they are tight every time before taking the trail gator out on rides, as it came loose on our first ride out after half hour. We have taken it out on a few family rides now, and it is brilliant, if all the bolts are tight it is sturdy and safe. It's is really easy to attach and de-attach the bikes once it is set up properly.
    Date published: 2017-07-05
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Good idea but when put into practice weak Bought this to fit on a medium mountain bike. Fitted on well but tilts the child's bike that much that it is hard for them to stay on the bike. Could not fault Halfords as they refunded me without question and apologised. Would not really say that this product is fit for purpose with my experience.
    Date published: 2017-06-18
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Expensive for what it is This just about does the job it's designed for but it's far from faultless. In fact I'd say there are some major design faults with it. Firstly, when connecting the piece to the bike that will be towed, you have to do it up very, very tight. If you don't do this it's subject to twisting and therefore the child's bike will lean alarmingly to one side. Secondly, there is a quick release lever which joins the main tow bar to the bit mounted on the child's bike. The handle of this is seemingly made of cheese. By that I mean it has holes in it and isn't very strong. It's a lever you want to do up securely, yet it bends without much force applied. I'm on my second trail Gator as a result of this. It's badly designed. Why have holes in the lever to save weight when the rest if it weighs several kilos? Lastly, there is a little arm that hangs down and connects to a fork mounted nut of sorts which seems to be designed to prevent the child's handlebars turning. This is beyond useless because it only prevents them turning the bars one way. As soon as they turn them the other way it falls down and swings around knocking into things. I just fail to see the point of it. In summary, this does it's job but only just. It's heavy for what it is, parts are badly designed and it's not exactly cheap. That said, the job it does allows you to get out and about and our son loves it.
    Date published: 2017-06-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product Got it today and decided to install it straight away. Having read a lot of reviews regarding the difficulty to install it, so I was expecting my installation will be the same. One review mentioned watching the Youtube, I did the exactly same thing and made a huge difference comparing with reading the instruction only. Spent less than an hour to install it and that's me and my daughter on the road now.....beep....beep....
    Date published: 2017-06-15
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Halfords Child Bike Seats & Trailers

Trail Gator

£47.92 The Trail Gator is a great way to take young riders out and about with you.