Trailer Cycles: Comparison Charts and Recommendations


Trailer bikes are the perfect solution for older kids who aren’t quite old enough to keep up, but still want to come along for a ride.  From brakes, to gearing, not all trailer bikes are created equal.  If you plan on riding long distances, single track off-roading trails or simply want the safest trailer on the market then the Weehoo i-Go Pro is for you.  Don’t want to buy a trailer bike and a regular child’s bike, then the Burley Piccolo is for you.  On a budget, then the Novara Afterburner may be your answer.

Trailer Bikes
Brand/Model MSRP Suggested Age Weight Limit Weight Avg. Rating (# of Reviews) Other
Top Picks
Weehoo iGo Pro Trailer (reviewed) $399 2 to 9 75 lb. 30 lb. 4.8 of 5 (52) Removable seat, recumbent, comes with side bags
Burley Piccolo (reviewed) $349 4 to 10 85 lb. 18 lb.  5 of 5 (5) 7-speed, $159 kit converts to standard bike, mounts to bike rack
Best Bargain
WeeRide Co-Pilot Bike Trailer $99 4 to 9 75 lb. 24 lb. 4.1 of 5 (324)
Highly Recommended
Trek Mountain Train 206 $290 80 lb. 5 of 5 (5) 6-speed, exceptional stability
Trek Mountain Train 201 $260 80 lb. 4.6 of 5 (5)
Weehoo iGo Two Trailer  (2 seats) $549 2 to 9 100 lb. 40 lb. Removable seat, recumbent, comes with side bags
Recommended
Burley Kazoo $299 4 to 10 85 lb. 16.5 lb. 4.7 of 5 (6)  Mounts to bike rack
Recommended with Reservations
Trail-a-bike Original Compact Jr. $208 3 to 5 85 lb. 23 lb. 4.5 of 5 (6)
Trail Gator Tandem Bar $122 70.5 lb. 6 lb. 4.1 of 5 (84) Bar attached parent’s bike to kid’s bike
Novara Afterburner Single-speed Trailer $199 3 to 6 80 lb. 24.4 lb. 3.8 of 5 (32)
Trail-a-bike Original Folder One $208 4 to 6 85 lb. 23.5 lb. 3.7 of 5 (53)
Trail-a-bike Original Shifter Seven $300 4 to 6 85 lb. 26 lb. 3.5 of 5 (2)
Trail-a-bike Folder Tandem $576 4 to 6 125 lb. 34 lb. 3.4 of 5 (9)
Trail-a-bike Original Alloy Folder One $300 4 to 6 85 lb. 20.5 lb. Lighter aluminum frame
Trail-a-bike Folder Twenty Four $300 7 to 10 85 lb. 27 lb. Larger for older riders
Not Recommended
Morgan Cycle Shadow Aluminum Trailer $180 4 to 7 100 lb. 1.7 of 5 (3) Lighter aluminum frame


  • Thea

    Wonder if anyone’s explored what trailer bikes might be compatible with a rear-attached child seat? I have a 4-year-old and a 2-year-old. I’d love it if the 4-year-old could ride along using say the Trail Gator Tandem bar and the 2-year-old could sit in a Thule Ridealong.

    • Kayla

      The Follow me could do that. Other options are the weehoo tandem, the trail a bike tandem or putting the two year old in a front seat like the Mac ride (60 pounds)

    • I used a front-mounted seat and a Weehoo for my kids when they were they same ages. I don’t believe any trailer cycle would work with a rear-mounted seat as they both attach near or on the seat post.