Family riding is great fun and can be done when your child is 4yrs+ and riding their own bike. All the options for riding with a child this age are great ones – bike tow frame, tow bar and tow rope. They have been designed for assisting and enabling kids. All these tow options will last through multiple years so are good investments.
Identify Your Bike by Frame
Take a look at the series of photos to follow and choose the frame that resembles your bike.
Step Through Frame
No top tube or what is called a double down
Commonly called Womens frame, urban bike, town bike
Horizontal or close to horizontal top tube
Commonly called urban bike, town bike, commute bike
Squashed Triangle Frame
Angled top tube
Commonly called hard tail MTB, front suspension MTB, trail bike
Full Suspension Mountain Bike
Curved top tube
Commonly called full suspension MTB
Not all the bikes that we ride in New Zealand are a great match to towing kids…
To follow is a quick list of the design features that can limit your ability to tow a kids bike;
- frame size – small or x-small – Tow Bar may struggle to clear rear wheel
- carbon frames/carbon seat posts – not compatible with Tow Bar
- 29 inch wheels – not compatible with Tow Bar
If your bike has any of these features and you want to know a bit more please read our story… Will a Tow Bar Fit My Bike?
Also take a look at the following stories;
Your bike riding success is different to others… use our stories and support, get the right solutions.
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