Trail Gator



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Item: 186437

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 12" (30.5cm) - 20" (50.8cm) tyre diameter size 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 146.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Transformed our cycle rides for the better Took the risk on this after reading the negative reviews it has. Mainly as other solutions we’re heavier, more costly and larger to store etc. Thought there was no harm in giving it a go. I agree it’s a pain to fit. Took a few hours to get it just right. Had to take kids bike wheel and breaks off just to fit the clip that locks the handle bars. Once fitted and went for first ride I was a little wobbly to start with due to the different balance etc. Within 5 mins it started to feel fine and u got used to it. We can now go for long bike rides with our 4 year old without worrying about getting back home if he gets tired, plus he loves riding on it. We are now cycling all over the place knowing we have it on the hike just in case. Takes about 1-2 mins to attach or put back so can change many times during a ride if needed. Wouldn’t be without it now.
    Date published: 2018-09-08
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Avoid avoid avoid I am a competent biker. I own a number and I do all my own servicing and have for many years so I feel I am capable when it comes to installing what should be a simple tow bar. I could not believe it when I opened the box to find a never ending pile of parts which were unbagged and all over the place. It took an age to put together but once done it looked and felt solid. I took it out with my 4 year old son and within 100 yards he was pitched at an angle. I took it back and tightened everything up as tight as possible and set off again. Again, as soon as we set of it was pitching all over the place. The problem is that with so many linkages in what should be a simple chain if one is out the whole thing will fail. I tried and tried but there was no scenario where it was safe to use and in my opinion, is poorly designed and unnecessarily complicated. I took it back for a refund which Halfords kindly agreed without question. I bet anything that the few positive reviews would say differently if their bike geometary doesn’t suit this item. I’d look for an alternative.
    Date published: 2018-08-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing bit of kit Problem: Feel trappped by young, unconfident junior rider, with adults wanting to spread their wings & cycle. Solution: Trailgator! Allows juniors to join you on relatively long (flat-ish) rides. It’s harder work but a good work out... and they absolutely love it! One slight issue with one of the swing tighteners, which bent whilst applying pressure to tighten
    Date published: 2018-05-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good solid design Really pleased with's definitely not a nightmare to put on, and I'm not a 'bikey' person by any means....definitely watch and follow the youtube video, and it's really not that difficult. Once on, it's really solid, and the fact it extends back and folds away when your little one is ready to ride on their own for a bit, is excellent.
    Date published: 2018-05-03
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nightmare to put on I brought this with mine and my sons new bikes so we could ride on the roads safely. Trying to assemble it and attach it on the bikes was a complete nightmare as I'm not at all a bike person that knows how to put bikes together!! Aside from that you have to take bits of your bike apart, which it had just been put together! Didn't feel at all safe, so I took it back and got a refund! Good luck everyone who buys it!!
    Date published: 2018-04-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thumbs up Fairly simple to put together (I followed a youtube video which made it pretty easy to do). It's so far worked very well. My only negative is that it would be better if you could vary the height of the gator more easily, my sons front wheel is only a couple of inches from the ground, but it hasn't been an issue so far, and he enjoys coming on bike rides with Dad and his older brother!
    Date published: 2018-04-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great piece of kit. Tried it today,put my daughter's bike on the back of my wife's bike,worked great,we went on a 5 mile ride on a local cycle path,no problems at all.I saw on other people's reviews about it being loose and flimsy,not the case at all,I made sure all the bolts were well tightened and it worked great,good assembly instructions but it helped looking on a YouTube video as well.
    Date published: 2018-04-07
    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
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Halfords Child Bike Seats & Trailers

Trail Gator

£42.95 The Trail Gator is a great way to take young riders out and about with you.