InStep Sync Single Bicycle Trailer Review - Safe Way to Carry Your Kid?
Many people think that they can’t carry their kids with a folding bike because the bikes often use smaller wheels. That’s totally a misconception.
If you are using a bike with 20-inch wheels or larger, you absolutely can carry your baby with a Schwinn child carrier or a bike trailer. I’m using the InStep Sync Single Bicycle Trailer, let’s see if this could be suitable for you.
Unboxing and Assembly Video
- 16-inch pneumatic tires
- Molded rims
- Folding frame design
- Folded dimensions: 30″ x 20″ x 6″
- Quick release wheel
- A bug screen and weather shield are included
- Safety flag is included
- Versatile bicycle coupler
- Maximum Child Weight: 40 lbs
- Weight: 22.93 lbs
How to Install on a Folding Bike
What I love about this InStep bike trailer is that it is very portable and you don’t have to sacrifice anything when you use it on a folding bike. Both of the folding bike and trailer can be folded down for easy storage and transportation. That means I can store both in my car trunk or check them as baggage on your flight.
Unlike child carriers which require some tools and time-consuming processes to attach to a bike, it often takes me just a couple of minutes to install the bike trailer. It is even easier if you are using folding bikes with quick-release wheels, like the Dahon Mu P8 as demonstrated in the videos.
As the wheels of folding bikes are smaller than regular bikes, you might be wondering if the trailer is safe for your beloved baby. I tested it myself and don’t see any scenario it could fail. The frame is very sturdy, your baby sits steadily wearing seat belt, and there are bug screen and weather shield on the front canopy as well. Basically your kid is well-protected within the trailer. I often open the canopy, so my baby can see everything clearer and enjoy the environment around. I really think all recreational cyclists should spend some time with their kids and this is must-have accessory.
Overall, I think the InStep Sync Bicycle Trailer is a great choice if you want to spend some time with your children. In case you have more kids, you can get bigger trailers like the InSTEP Take 2 Double.