I received product to facilitate this Burley Piccolo Trailercycle Review. As always, all opinions are my own.
A few weeks ago, I shared my Burley D’Lite X Review with you. We love this luxury bike cart as it’s the perfect way to hit the bike trails with young kids. It has everything we wanted and needed for a comfortable ride with small children. And we love that it can accommodate two kids as we often bike with our younger nieces and nephews. But what do you do when the kids get to be 5, 6, 7 (or sometimes even a little older) and they can bike alone…BUT they can’t keep up or have the stamina to accomplish a longer family bike ride? Well, Burley has the perfect answer for that too!
Burley Offers Two Tagalong Style Bike Options
While we absolutely adore our Burley D’Lite X. And it can hold up to 2 children at a total weight of 100 pounds. Having an alternative biking options is always a great choice. There are some days where our youngest, Lucy who is 4, is tired. So I feel much safer having her secured into a trailer. But other times when we hit the trails, she’d love to bike along. That’s where a tagalong bike comes into play. And Burley offers two great options: the Piccolo Trailercycle and Kazoo Trailercycle! So for this post, we’re sharing our experience with the Piccolo.
Burley Piccolo Trailercycle Review
Do you have a child between the ages of 4 and 10 who are ready to hit the trails with the family but just isn’t quite ready to be on their own? The Burley Piccolo Trailercycle is a great option for you! This tag-along style bike attaches easily to an adult bike and turns your single bike into a bicycle for two in just seconds! We have a 4 year old, 7 year old, and (almost) 9 year old who all love using the Piccolo. It allows them to be fully involved in the family bike ride but also gives allowance for a break time if they need it too. So if they tire from pedaling, they can simply just ride along.
Assembling the Piccolo Trailercycle was pretty easy. We carefully removed everything from the box and took off all the packaging materials. Then we consulted the instructions and did the step-by-step assembly.
All parts were accounted for and we LOVED that the rack is designed to fit bikes, whether they have the screw hole already in it or not. Since we just purchased new bikes, ours were designed with the hole. But there is a clamp style assembly offered too.
Basically, assembly includes:
- Installing Rack
- Push Main Pipe Together And Tighten Screws
- Attaching Handle Bars
- Thread On Pedals
- Secure Fender
- Add Safety Flag
- Inflate Tires To The Correct PSI
The Piccolo has a variety of features that we’ve quickly fallen in love with. Upon un-boxing, we knew immediately what a great quality bike this is. So we’ll touch base on some of the features that really help it stand out.
Patented Burley Trailercycle Hitch /Very Secure Attachment
The patented Burley Trailercycle Hitch has such a great design as it allows for an easy attach and detach from rack. Simply click onto the rack, push down as it’s spring-loaded, and twist the knob tight. Designed with an aluminum ball-bearing guided hitch that securely mounts to the Burley rear rack. Once you secure the Piccolo to the hitch, both the knob as well as two clips work together to keep everything secure. This tagalong trailercycle will definitely stay attached to your bike!
High Arch Design
Perfect to avoid rubbing the bike tire of the carrier bike as well as allows for easier steering, driving, and control.
The kids love that it features a versatile 7-speed rapid-fire style thumb shifter to accommodate different terrains and stamina levels.
The trailercycle features easy grip handle bars that the kids report as being quite comfortable to hold onto during our rides.
Simply adjust easily up or down for kids of different sizes as well as for your growing children.
To help with visibility, there is a safety flag that attaches to the Piccolo.
Specifications For Users
Best recommended for children 4 to 10 years old and up to 85 pounds. Burley also recommends a 2-1 adult weight-to-child weight ratio.
4 1/2 Year Old Rider:
7 Year Old Rider:
Almost 9 Year Old Rider:
Final Thoughts On Our Burley Piccolo Trailercycle Review
We had an older tagalong style bike from a different brand that was so hard to use. With our old bikes, we made it work but it was very difficult and caused many issues. The design of the Burley Piccolo Trailercycle takes all bike styles into account. The high arch design allows use without ever rubbing against the bike tire. Plus, it allows for easy pivoting and turns. And the easy hook up and removal is awesome. Both my husband and I have taken turns pulling the Burley Piccolo Trailercycyle and have been really happy with the performance it gives.
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