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We offer free, tracked UK delivery on orders over £10, with delivery starting from £1.99 for orders below this value. We also have a selection of premium shipping options available including timed slots, Saturday delivery and Collect+

All of our bicycles are fully built by our experienced and certified mechanics prior to delivery; all you will need to do is turn the handlebars and fit some pedals.

Bicycles are shipped from a different warehouse to other items and so may arrive in advance of any other items you have ordered.

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We want you to be 100% satisfied with your shopping experience at Rutland Cycling, so we offer a 90-day exchange or refund on any unused item (within the UK).

We've chosen to offer products at the very lowest prices, rather than provide a free returns service. If you do need to return an item, we provide printable postage labels and collection services at a small cost for all items - including bicycles.

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On which bikes is the 30-day test ride available?
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How many times can I use the 30-day test ride?
We will allow up to two exchanges within this scheme.

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Trail-gator Child Bike Tow Bar

Trail-gator Child Bike Tow Bar

 
General requirements For Trail-Gator Child Bike Tow Bar use:
  • Fits 12" (30.5cm) - 20" (50.8cm) tyre diameter size child bikes
  • Adult bike minimum size tyre diameter 25" (63.5cm)
  • Tow bar receiver fits child bikes with head tubes up to 45mm (1.77") wide in diameter and expands for bolting distance of 105mm (4.1") for top and bottom U-bolt spacing
  • Fits adult bike seat post diameter 1" (25.4mm) - 1.25" (31.8mm)
  • For use with children up to 70 pounds (32kg)
  • Adult rider must weigh at least twice that of the child rider
  • Child bike must have rear free wheel capability. (Bike capable of coasting without pedalling)
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Any bike purchased using 0% finance and/or Cyclescheme (or other employee salary-sacrifice scheme) is excluded from this offer.

90 Day Returns

We offer a 90 day returns period for all items. Items must be returned unused and in their original packaging. Postage labels and collection services are available at a small cost for all items - including bicycles. Please read our full returns T&C's before returning items.

30 Day Test Ride

All the convenience of buying online, without the risk

When you buy a new bike at full RRP from rutlandcycling.com, you can now benefit from the added reassurance of our Rutland 30-day test ride. Once your new bike arrives, you can ride it as your own for 30 days, and we're confident you'll love it! However, if it's not right for you, we'll exchange it for another model. (There's a nominal charge of £10 for us to collect your bike - just make sure you keep the box your bike arrived in.)

On which bikes is the 30-day test ride available?

The Rutland 30-day test ride is available on all full price, non-discounted bikes available for home delivery on rutlandcycling.com. It is not available on discounted or special offer bikes, click and collect bikes, bikes bought on finance, bikes bought through Cyclescheme, or bikes bought in store. This offer is only available on bikes delivered to mainland UK addresses.

How does the test ride work?

Your 30-day test ride starts from the date your bike is delivered. You must notify us by email within 30 calendar days of delivery that you intend to return the bike within this scheme. This offer applies to all bikes purchased on or after 14th August 2014. To ensure you remain eligible, we would ask that you adopt a 'fair usage' attitude during the test ride period, and make sure there is no damage to the bike outside of the minimal wear you would expect from a bike ridden for 30 days or a few rides. Please note that any damage to the bike, including damage from incorrect assembly, will invalidate the test ride.

How many times can I use the 30-day test ride?

We will allow up to two exchanges within this scheme.

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Get a free Advanced Bike Fit, worth £120, when you purchase a 2015 bike over £1000 in store.

When you spend over £1000 on a 2015 model bike in our Whitwell, Grafham, or Giant store, you'll be eligible for a for a free Advanced Bike Fit (or a free Giant PowerFit at our Giant store).

The Advanced Bike Fit assesses your range of physical measurements and movements and applies them your bike to ensure that frame size, saddle position, handlebar configuration, and shoe/cleat set up are custom fitted to your body.

This means you'll get the most out of your new ride straight away and make sure you're riding comfortably, and more importantly, as fast as possible.

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Free Delivery over £10

All of our bicycles are fully built by our experienced and certified mechanics prior to delivery; all you will need to do is turn the handlebars and fit some pedals.

We offer free delivery on all orders over £10, with delivery starting from £1.99 for orders below this value. We also have a selection of premium shipping options available including timed slots, morning deliveries Saturday delivery services and Collect+. There are additional postage charges that are applicable for international orders and some off shore or remote areas of the UK. All bicycles are shipped separately to other items. Please see our delivery page for full details.

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Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you — our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.

Don't live near our stores? Use our Collect+ service to collect your package from a location near you.

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Price is important to everyone these days, so we regularly price check our competitors to make sure we have the best offers for you — but if you see the same product cheaper from one of our listed competitors, then get in touch and we'll do our very best to match the price.

Please note that we can only price match identical items (including size and colour), which are in stock and available for immediate delivery. Comparison price includes all delivery charges.

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Our Cytech-qualified technicians will build, check and despatch your bike in 2-3 working days, so it arrives ready to ride. All you have to do is add the pedals, tighten the handlebars and you're ready to go.

We'll contact you as soon as your bike is ready for despatch.

Fully built bikes

All of our bikes are fully built and carefully inspected by Cytech-qualified mechanics before being lovingly packaged and shipped out. All you will need to do when the bike arrives is turn the handlebars and attach some pedals. Please note that for international deliveries bikes will need to be dismantled further before shipping to allow then to be packed down into a smaller shipping box.

1 Hour Delivery Slot

For your convenience, we offer a 1 hour delivery slot option; meaning that you don’t have to wait in all day for delivery. You will need to select this service in the shipping option stage of the checkout process. Unfortunately this excludes bicycles.

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We offer flexible finance options on all orders over £250, now with no minimum deposit! We offer 15.9% interest bearing as standard, with terms up to 48 months and we also offer flexible interest free options on selected items. Interest free finance terms start from 6 or 12 months and go up to 24 months (orders over £999.99) and 36 months (orders over £1999.99). If you're unsure on the available options, all products over £250 on our website have a unique finance calculator where you can see exactly which finance options are available on that product, allowing you to clearly see the available options and associated payment terms.

Product Details

The Trail-Gator Bicycle Tow Bar converts any ordinary child's bike into a safe, tow-able trailer bike, whenever desired.

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Season:

Code:
 TB01RMAT

Brand:
  Trail-gator

Weight : 1.43KG

The Trail-Gator Bicycle Tow Bar converts any ordinary child's bike into a safe, tow-able trailer bike, whenever desired.

To ride attached, simply unclip the Trail-Gator Tow Bar from the stored position on the adult bike, extend it, and connect it to the receiver, which is mounted on the child's bike. 

When the child's bike is connected, the front wheel is lifted off the ground and a stabilizing bar prevents the handlebars from turning, leaving the adult in control of steering. Children can choose to coast or pedal while they are being towed, making the ride much easier for them.
 
General requirements For Trail-Gator Child Bike Tow Bar use:
  • Fits 12" (30.5cm) - 20" (50.8cm) tyre diameter size child bikes
  • Adult bike minimum size tyre diameter 25" (63.5cm)
  • Tow bar receiver fits child bikes with head tubes up to 45mm (1.77") wide in diameter and expands for bolting distance of 105mm (4.1") for top and bottom U-bolt spacing
  • Fits adult bike seat post diameter 1" (25.4mm) - 1.25" (31.8mm)
  • For use with children up to 70 pounds (32kg)
  • Adult rider must weigh at least twice that of the child rider
  • Child bike must have rear free wheel capability. (Bike capable of coasting without pedalling)
Sizing guide
Delivery & Returns

Delivery

Free, tracked UK delivery on orders over £10.

We offer free, tracked UK delivery on orders over £10, with delivery starting from £1.99 for orders below this value. There are surcharges for international deliveries, off-shore deliveries and some areas of the UK. We also have a selection of premium shipping options available including timed slots, Saturday delivery and Collect+.

All of our bicycles are fully built by our experienced and certified mechanics prior to delivery; all you will need to do is turn the handlebars and fit some pedals. Bicycles are shipped from a different warehouse to other items and so may arrive in advance of any other items you have ordered.

Returns

We offer a 90 day returns period for all items. Items must be returned unused and in their original packaging. Postage labels and collection services are available at a small cost for all items - including bicycles. Please read our full returns T&C's before returning items.

Click & Collect

Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you - our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.

Don't live near our stores? Use our Collect+ service to collect your package from a location near you.

Customer Reviews
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  • 5

    Trail-gator Child Bike Tow Bar Reviewed by Alan,  On 28/09/2017 11:12:06

    5
    YES Alan would recommend this item
    Trailgator really need to pay attention to all the negative feedback on their fitting instructions. An official YouTube installation video would help! That being said, once the swearing and head scratching is over, this is a brilliant piece of kit. No hesitation in recommending. Special mention for service and delivery from Rutland which was first class.
  • 5 5
    Trail-gator Child Bike Tow Bar Trailgator really need to pay attention to all the negative feedback on their fitting instructions. An official YouTube installation video would help! That being said, once the swearing and head scratching is over, this is a brilliant piece of kit. No hesitation in recommending. Special mention for service and delivery from Rutland which was first class.
  • 5

    Trail-gator Child Bike Tow Bar Reviewed by Lisa,  On 30/03/2014 19:15:23

    5
    YES Lisa would recommend this item
    Brilliant product! Although extremely fiddly to attach! Now that its on, my son loves being attached to daddy's bike and we've more control over him when on the road. Easy to detach the bikes when the wee man wants to go it alone.
  • 5 5
    Trail-gator Child Bike Tow Bar Brilliant product! Although extremely fiddly to attach! Now that its on, my son loves being attached to daddy's bike and we've more control over him when on the road. Easy to detach the bikes when the wee man wants to go it alone.
  • 5

    Trail-gator Child Bike Tow Bar Reviewed by Neil,  On 07/04/2016 13:09:28

    5
    YES Neil would recommend this item
    Got this for £40,cheaper than anywhere else and its great. My wee girl loves being towed about and older boy likes to come along for the ride on his bike. Its great for getting them out, and convenient. If you have any mechanical knowledge at all then its easy to set up. Great buy.
  • 5 5
    Trail-gator Child Bike Tow Bar Got this for £40,cheaper than anywhere else and its great. My wee girl loves being towed about and older boy likes to come along for the ride on his bike. Its great for getting them out, and convenient. If you have any mechanical knowledge at all then its easy to set up. Great buy.
  • 5

    Trail-gator Child Bike Tow Bar Reviewed by michelle,  On 20/04/2016 21:42:21

    5
    YES michelle would recommend this item
    what a piece of kit it was a bit of a long process to attach the individual elements. However we love it our little girl has the freedom to ride and the security for us to know we can go out without the need to stay close for carrying the bike. we simple ride and wait for the legs to need a break and attach her. awesome and what freedom it has given us.
  • 5 5
    Trail-gator Child Bike Tow Bar what a piece of kit it was a bit of a long process to attach the individual elements. However we love it our little girl has the freedom to ride and the security for us to know we can go out without the need to stay close for carrying the bike. we simple ride and wait for the legs to need a break and attach her. awesome and what freedom it has given us.
  • 4

    Trail-gator Child Bike Tow Bar Reviewed by Bob,  On 19/08/2016 11:04:10

    4
    YES Bob would recommend this item
    Packaging was a bit battered and the plastic cover that is meant to go over the bracket on the kids bike was so squashed and beng that it would not go on. Other than that product seems good and strong.
  • 4 5
    Trail-gator Child Bike Tow Bar Packaging was a bit battered and the plastic cover that is meant to go over the bracket on the kids bike was so squashed and beng that it would not go on. Other than that product seems good and strong.
  • 5

    Trail-gator Child Bike Tow Bar Reviewed by Paul,  On 03/01/2017 10:33:08

    5
    YES Paul would recommend this item
    Easy to fit, easy to use, ideal for allowing adults to go on a longer bike ride with little ones, and great for improving your fitness as you tow a small child.
  • 5 5
    Trail-gator Child Bike Tow Bar Easy to fit, easy to use, ideal for allowing adults to go on a longer bike ride with little ones, and great for improving your fitness as you tow a small child.
  • 4

    Trail-gator Child Bike Tow Bar Reviewed by Louise,  On 07/02/2017 19:12:22

    4
    YES Louise would recommend this item
    Very easy to use once set up on the bikes
  • 4 5
    Trail-gator Child Bike Tow Bar Very easy to use once set up on the bikes

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  • Hi, can the Trail-Gator be used with a child's bike which has stabilisers attached? If not is it difficult to help the child maintain balance if they have never cycled before? Thanks, Gareth
    Question asked by Gareth James on Sep 13 2017 10:13AM
    I wouldn't recommend to use this and stabilisers at the same time as it might put too much strain on the stabilisers. When using the tow bar, the child does still need to have some ability to balance as their bike will lean a bit, so I'd probably get their confidence up first before going out with this.
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  • Hi is this appropriate for carbon fibre bikes (including road bikes) or for alloy/steel frame mountain or hybrid bikes only?
    Question asked by Matt on Jul 16 2017 11:18PM
    I would recommend highly against fitting this to any carbon bike, due to the nature of carbon, with something pulling on it constantly, it will wear excessively. I would only use this on alloy or steel frames.
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  • Would this fit on a Saracen Manten HT 2.0 Kids bike? 20" Thanks, Brenda
    Question asked by Brenda on May 28 2017 9:08PM
    Due to the way the headset is designed, I think you are going to struggle, from what I can gather, there isn't any space for the Trail-gator to attach to the bike you have. If you wanted to email through an image of the exact bike you have to our customer service team on; Enquiries@rutlandcycling.com They will be able to provide you with a more definitive answer.
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  • I'm interested in purchasing this as a method of riding back home with my child's bike after the school run as I don't want to leave my child's expensive bike in the school bike shed after seeing other kids bashing other bikes with theirs or their scooters with no concern for other peoples property. Does this bar have the ability to allow my child to ride his own bike to school and have a quick release/attach feature for me to just attach to mine for the return journey ?
    Question asked by Scott on Sep 7 2016 1:23PM
    You are able to do this, but, the bike in tow will be very wobbly as it doesn't have the child on the bike to hold it's balance.
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  • Hi. We have this product but am hoping I could buy a second receiver for the adult bike, that way either my wife or I could tow. Thank you.
    Question asked by chris on Jul 27 2015 12:30PM
    Hello, unfortunately this is not a product that we have available currently.
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    The Trail-Gator Bicycle Tow Bar converts any ordinary child's bike into a safe, tow-able trailer bike, whenever desired.

    To ride attached, simply unclip the Trail-Gator Tow Bar from the stored position on the adult bike, extend it, and connect it to the receiver, which is mounted on the child's bike. 

    When the child's bike is connected, the front wheel is lifted off the ground and a stabilizing bar prevents the handlebars from turning, leaving the adult in control of steering. Children can choose to coast or pedal while they are being towed, making the ride much easier for them.
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