goRide In Traffic with Kids Attached or Towed by the Bike

What is the best in traffic option for your family?

Things to consider:  1. What age range will the seat work for?  2. How stable/secure is it?  3. Will it fit on your bike?  4. Does this match where else you might like to ride? 5. Will it suit your child?

goRide offers you a FULL RANGE of attached to the bike and towed by the bike options… to support your family to SMILE when you ride

Struggling with all the information? Complete goRides simple Q & A form and receive a personalised Kids Bike Seat recommendation for your family.

Best attached to the bike match to riding in traffic

Front Mount Seats 

Age Range 1-3 yrs.

Weight Range – child up to 17kg

Great interaction with child between your arms. Secure 5 point harness makes this a great option for riding with your child from @1yr. 

Very stable seat attachment via adaptor to handlebar stem. This adaptor attachment method does not fit on all bikes.  You also need space in front of your chest for the seat so works well with bikes that put the adult rider in an upright body position.

LEARN MORE  – Will a front seat fit my bike?

LEARN MORE – Riding safely with a front mount seat… coming soon includes video 

Best Suited to: In traffic and bikepath riding.  Can be used on easy trails.

 

Rear Bike Seats

Age & Weight Range Maxi 1-6 yrs. Child up to 22kg

Age & Weight Range Junior 4-10 yrs. Child up to 35kg

Rear mount bike seats are a great investment – suitable for a wide age range with adjustable harness & footrests, easy to use and a really versatile option. Popular with commuting families.

Rear seats are securely attached to rear carriers or directly to the bike frame.  These seats work with most styles of bike – exception full suspension mountain bikes. 

LEARN MORE  – Will a rear MAXI seat fit my bike?   Will a rear JUNIOR seat fit on my bike? 

LEARN MORE – Riding safely with a rear mount seat… coming soon includes video 

Best Suited to: In traffic and bikepath riding.  Can be used on easy trails.

Best towed by the bike match to riding in traffic

Tow Frame

Age Range 3-9 yrs 

Weight Range -max 45kg child & bike

The Follow Me Tandem the most STABLE option for joining 2 bikes. This set up is ideal in traffic and/or over long distances that they would struggle to ride on their own. 

This is a very secure adult to kid bike connection that sits low to the ground and does not allow for leaning or swaying.

LEARN MORE  – Will a tow frame attach to my bike?

LEARN MORE – Riding safely with a tow frame… coming soon includes video 

Best Suited to: all types of traffic, bike path riding, commuting and touring.  Can be used on easy trails.

Bike Trailers 

Age & Weight Range Single Trailer 1-6yrs. Max 34kg, child 22kg

Age & Weight Range Double Trailer 1-4yrs. Max 45kg, each child 22kg

Single or double, on or off road options.  Find a trailer to match your family now or into the future.  Biggest advantage is the storage and ability to carry loads. Invest in quality, ease of use & clever, smart design for years of daily use. 

Bike trailers attach to the adult rear wheel axel or hub.  This means they work with all bikes – most trailers have axel options to match bikes.

LEARN MORE – Will a bike trailer attach to my bike? Coming soon…

LEARN MORE – Riding safely with a  bike trailer… coming soon includes video 

Best Suited to: Best suited to in traffic and bike path riding. Great option for commuting and touring.  Can be used on wide off road trails.

Reclined Trailing 1/2 Bike

Age Range 2-9 yrs. 

Weight Range -max 36kg child & trailer

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Coming 2021… New in the NZ market this is a great long term investment for years of active family riding.  This is a pedal assist or rest option that includes lots of storage.  The harness makes this a secure seat from the age of 2yrs.

Works with adult wheel size 26, 27.5 or 29 inches.  Attaching to varying sizes of seat post.  Not compatible with carbon seat posts.

LEARN MORE  – Will a reclined half bike attach to my bike?

LEARN MORE – Riding safely with a reclined half bike… coming soon includes video 

Best Suited to: Best suited to in traffic and bike path riding. Great option for commuting and touring.  Can be used on easy trails.

 

More Options for light or infrequent traffic…

Trailing 1/2 bike 

Age Range 3-6 yrs. 

Weight Range – max 36kg child & bike

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Coming 2021…  Also known as a Tag-A-Long. This half bike is ideal on bikepath and over long distances that they would struggle to ride on their own.  A favourite with bike touring families.

Works with adult wheel size 26, 27.5 or 29 inches.  Attaching to varying sizes of seat post.  Not compatible with carbon seat posts.

LEARN MORE  – Will a half bike attach to my bike?

LEARN MORE – Riding safely with a trailing half bike… coming soon includes video 

In Traffic: Due to lean and stability only suitable for light/infrequent traffic

Best Suited to: Bikepath riding, easy trails, touring and light traffic.

Tow Bar

Age Range 4-9 yrs

Weight Range -max 36kg child & bike

The Trailgator is a great solution for helping your child to ride for short periods of time through traffic or over hills that they would struggle to ride on their own. Easily carried on your adult bike to be an option if needed.

Attaches from adult seat post to front of kids bike.  Your child must learn not to lean.

LEARN MORE  – Will a tow bar attach to my bike?

LEARN MORE – Riding safely with a tow bar… coming soon includes video 

In Traffic: Due to lean and stability only suitable for light/infrequent traffic

Best Suited to: bike path riding, commuting and touring.  Can be used on easy trails and in light traffic.

 

 

Riding with Kids Attached or Towed. View range by age

 1 year old

 2 year old

 3 year old

4-5 year old

6 year old

Riding with Kids Attached or Towed. View range by the type of riding /where you will ride (coming soon)

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