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Burley Piccolo Trailer Bike

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    Burley Piccolo Trailer Bike

    The Burley Piccolo trailer bike offers the fun of pedaling along with the security of being guided by an adult on their own bike; plus, the Piccolo can be upgraded to be a full-on bicycle later on! See details

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    The Burley Piccolo trailer bike offers the fun of pedaling along with the security of being guided by an adult on their own bike; plus, the Piccolo can be upgraded to be a full-on bicycle later on!

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    The Burley Piccolo trailer bike offers the fun of pedaling along with the security of being guided by an adult on their own bike; plus, the Piccolo can be upgraded to be a full-on bicycle later on!

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    The Burley Piccolo trailer bike offers the fun of pedaling along with the security of being guided by an adult on their own bike; plus, the Piccolo can be upgraded to be a full-on bicycle later on!

    • Lightweight and sturdy aluminum frame supports a child comfortably; hitch securely mounts to the included Burley Tailwind™ rear rack
    • Hitch system features ball bearing-guided pivots to provide shimmy-free performance along with stable and secure inline handling
    • Over-axle pivot attachment promotes stability and good tracking; double locking mechanism ensures a secure connection
    • Tailwind rear rack also allows for side panniers to be carried, letting you bring along extra gear or picnic goodies; rack can support up to 65 lbs.
    • Kids can pedal along comfortably and easily, and even shift to meet changing terrain thanks to the 7-speed drivetrain and twist grip shifter
    • Adjustable handlebar and seatpost make it easy to dial in the "just right" fit for your child
    • Front splash guard helps protect rider from the occasional bits of mud or rain splashing up from the lead bike's rear wheel
    • Safety flag and rear reflector are included to ehance visibility
    • Recommended for children 4 - 10 years old; Piccolo has a weight capacity up to 85 lbs. with a recommended 2:1 weight ratio from adult to child
    • Turn the Piccolo into a complete bicycle with the Burley Plus converter kit (sold separately)

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    Burley Piccolo Trailer Bike Specs
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    Aluminum
    (Bike) 18 lbs. / (rack) 1 lb. 13 oz.
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    Burley Piccolo Trailer Bike is rated 4.75 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Trailer-Bike, Except For Shifter Things I love about this product: 1) Sturdy, durable, well-built. 2) WAY less side-to-side pull from the trailer than any other trailer-bike I've tried. In fact, this is the primary reason why I bought it. 3) Intelligent mechanism to connect trailer to bike. 4) Adjustable, so it grows with the kids. They will probably be able to ride it until 9 or 10 years of age. 5) Can still carry two panniers on the rack while the trailer is attached, thanks to the specialized rack that comes with the trailer-bike. I would totally give this product 5 stars, except for one significant design flaw: 1) The twist grip shifter is so stiff that a child cannot operate it. This is a big problem for a product designed for children. Though this bike has a 7 speed cassette and deraileur, the reality is that we leave ours in only one gear all the time because the kids can't shift it on their own. It's hard even for me to move the twist shifter. My only other minor complaint is that the seat is not very well designed, so my kid's underside gets rather tired and uncomfortable on the longer trips, but we deal with it. In light of the design flaw with the shifter, I would probably opt for the simpler single-speed Kazoo model instead, if I had it to do over again. I originally opted to purchase the Piccolo because I like to do long rides with my kids (ages 6 & 4) and I figured the gears would help us be more efficient. Also, I wanted them to get used to using gears and handbrakes in anticipation of graduating them to young adult bikes of their own in a few years. But having an inoperable shifter doesn't help much with that goal. On another note, I also purchased the Plus front tire extension in order to convert the trailer into a stand-alone bike. That has proven to be cool. I do like it. The only thing to be aware of is that it takes about 5 minutes to convert between tow-mode and bike-mode and it requires tools. I had hoped the conversion would be easier, but it's not too bad. Our family makes extensive use of both modes. ---Top Secret--- Tip for advanced users only: Don't tell anyone, but it is possible to hook multiple Piccolo's together (see picture below). I'm sure this practice is not endorsed by the manufacturer, but it sure is fun. The picture below is actually me and my actual kids on two actual Piccolos. We've put in a lot of miles with this configuration and had a lot of fun and turned a lot of heads. The main thing to be aware of is that the side-to-side pull on the adult bike is multiplied several times by the addition of a second Piccolo. A single Piccolo is hardly noticeable, but a second Piccolo makes it feel more like there are 5 crazy monkeys jumping on your rack. We've done up to 90 miles in a single weekend while carrying all of our own camp gear for self-supported riding. It was awesome!
    Date published: 2014-04-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Satisfied Bicycle Sherpa My daughter loves this trailer. I love this trailer. I commute to work and drop my 4 yo daughter off at school on the way. I unlatch the trailer and leave it at her school for my husband to take when he picks her up later in the day. The bike rack attachment is brilliant. I still have a traditional bike rack for hauling stuff. AND the latch to attach the trailer is insanely easy to operate. The trailer seems pricey but when you read the description you'll see that the trailer can be transformed into a regular bicycle in the future. THAT is a huge selling point for me. I also love that my 7 yo daugher can easily use the same trailer by raising the seat. The trailer is great quality, a snappy green colour that we love and it even comes with a flag.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from As good as it gets I use this to tool around the neighborhood with my (almost) five year old. I'm sure that it will fit him for many years to come. You know that it is back there, and the weight isn't as low as a trailer, but I think it's as low as you are ever going to get it. I love the rack and the rack/piccolo attachment. I also love that I can carry two full panniers full of groceries while towing my son.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous way to get your child confident We have found this to be a wonderful way to get our 7 year old used to riding on the street (versus the park). It is really simple to adjust the seat height for more that one kid to ride. Not easy to detach off the adult bike (if you wanted to ride with your kid to school, but then bike solo to work), but actually rides well with no child on the back.
    Date published: 2014-03-21

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