Comparing your options… the Tow Bar, Tow Frame and the Tow Rope

Supporting you to get the right towing option for kids who are riding their own bike… so you can smile when you ride.

tow rope

Why choose a Bike to Bike towing option?

What can towing offer your family? The main advantage for towing is that you do some/most of the work for them and you make most/all of the decisions. Towing broadens where you can ride and how far you can ride with your child. As you are making the decisions you can take them into busy environments e.g. traffic that they would otherwise be unsafe in. You can also take them further or onto terrain that they may struggle to bike on their own e.g. up hills.

This provides more riding experiences for families with different aged children and can provide a greater variety of experiences at an earlier age. Your family is more likely to enjoy the riding experience if you are supporting and challenging each rider at their individual riding level and capability.

 

Towing kids who ride their own bike: Solutions and Quick Comparison Guide

Tow Frame - Follow Me Tandem
Towing Option
Age Range
Suitable for kids 3-9 yrs. Great with kids who are learning or lack confidence.
Weight Range
Suitable up to 45kg, combined weight of child & bike
Features
Hub to hub attachment (low to the ground) makes this the most stable towing option.
Best Suited for
In traffic, bike path & very easy trail riding. Due to stability can be used for permanent towing or for assistance to help your child become more competent and confident.
Riding with Multiple Children
The hub to hub stable attachment allows for better multiple kid riding. Front/mid & rear kids bike seats will work.
SHOP
Tow Rope - Tow Whee
Towing Option
Age Range
Suitable for 4 years through to adults if the lead bike rider has the capability to tow or is on an E-Bike
Weight Range
Suitable up to a maximum of 225kg combined weight rider & bike.
Features
Light and easy to carry... very easy to attach & detach for use when assistance is needed. Always under tension so gives a safe & smooth tow.
Best Suited for
Bike paths & mountain bike trails when a rider requires assistance to ride faster, further or up challenging terrain. Great in strong winds. Great bike tour/multi day option to carry. E-Bike compatible
Riding with Multiple Children
Best used with mid mount or front mount seats also designed for mountain biking.
SHOP
Tow Bar - Trailgator
Towing Option
Age Range
Suitable for kids 4-9 years who are well balanced riders on their own bike.
Weight Range
Suitable up to 36kg, combined weight of child and bike.
Features
Easily attaches to mounting brackets on the lead & trailing bike. Easily carried on lead bike when not in use.
Best Suited for
Short periods of assistance on bike paths, trails or commuting. Can be used in low traffic with a competent well balanced lead & trailing bike rider (the set up can create a lean).
Riding with Multiple Children
The bar can not be used with rear seats so front & mid mounts are the compatible options.
SHOP

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