Now that summer is here, my family and I have been wanting to go on bike rides together. One problem was that I certainly did not want to take an hour to get around 1 block with a toddler trying to keep up with us. And also, I had no bike in the first place. Sad I know. Going on 30 and no bike. Actually, I had a bike in Italy but it was not a bike for long rides at all. It was more for quick rides to the mailbox, and it was centuries old. I wonder if i have a photo of that one. I will have to look for one because you would crack up laughing if you seen me on it.
Talking to Schwinn was so nice. They took my height and weight/age of Ariel and came back with the determination of bike choice. They were sending the Schwinn Clear Creek in Purple and Schwinn Trailblazer Double Trailer in Blue.
Thank goodness my husband was home when they came. I certainly would not have been able to haul them inside myself. My husband put the bike together 1st and said it was really simple. The trailer looked a tad more complicated but proved to be almost as fast as the bike assembly, minus the fact that Ariel did not want to get out of it. I surprised the whole ordeal. It passed my inspection.
Once all together, we planned for our 1st family bike ride that afternoon.
What. Was. I. Thinking? I am almost 30 and overweight. I almost died pedaling.
I am totally kidding….about the dying part.
About the trailer:
Taking it on the road has never been easier thanks to a little help from Schwinn, the original family bike company. The company’s speedy, lightweight Trailblazer double bicycle trailer is fast on the setup and easy to hitch, making it a breeze to haul your kids on a ride through the country or a trip to the farmer’s market. The Trailblazer is equipped with a lightweight aluminum frame that provides plenty of space for each child, along with fast-rolling 20-inch wheels. The trailer’s universal coupler is just as well conceived, with a design that attaches quickly and easily to most bikes. And once you arrive at your destination, you can convert the trailer into a stroller in mere seconds. Other details include a zippered weather shield that provides extra protection in poor weather, a quick-release wheel design for easy storage; and a total capacity of 100 pounds and two children.
- 20″ fast rolling alloy wheels with quick release design for easy storage
- Quickly converts to a stroller without using tools
- Lightweight aluminum frame design provides plenty of space for each child
- Universal coupler attaches quickly and easily to bikes
- Zippered weather shield provides extra protection in poor weather
- 100 lb. total child capacity; seats two
Pulling the trailer was not near as hard as I thought it would be. I guess I looked at it like I was carrying a child for miles. However I barely felt her and the trailer. The trailer goes over anything too. Puddles, holes, bumps, that trailer was no match. It holds up to 2 toddlers (depending on weight). We have only put Ariel and our cat inside. It has cup/snack holders and seat belts in it. Ariel has fallen asleep in it many times. In fact, it converts to a 3 wheel jogger stroller and we did a family run/walk with my husbands company, she fell asleep and stayed asleep the whole time. Its almost wide enough for her to stretch completely out.
It dissemble’s with no tools, so taking it in the car is very fast and simple. It can fold down completely flat. It also has a quick release button for switching bikes or unhooking really fast.
I have seen our neighbors with bike trailers on their bikes, and I would take this Schwinn Trailblazer over theirs in a second. The room this one has is completely worth the price.
About the bike:
- Bicycle Frame/Component Features: Adjustable Handlebars, Alloy Rims, Suspension Fork
- Bicycle Frame Material: Steel
- Seat Features: Spring Construction, Suspension Seat Post, Quick Release Seat
- Wheel Height: 26″
- Rim Material: Metal Alloy
- Tire Type: Smooth
- Tire Width: 2″
- Suspension Type: Front
- Brake System: Linear
- Gear Speeds: 21
- Bicycle Chain Material: Steel
- Used For: Bikes
- Includes: Spokes, Shimano Derailleur, Kickstand
- Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With Soap and Water
- Dimensions: Height: 26.0 “; Length: 50.0 “; Width: 40.0 “
- Product Weight: 40.0 Lb.
- Warranty Description: 1 Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty
This bike was made for me. The seat is simply amazing. I know that may sound strange, but that thing is so padded! Now for the first week, my butt was so sore. I am telling you I probably looked crazy trying not to sit on the seat or bend a certain way. My body was basically calling me fat and lazy to my face.
I survived though! I think I kept going because the bike was so much fun to ride. I love everything about this Schwinn. The gears, the seat, the color, the height. I am shorter so at 5 foot I needed a bike that I wasn’t going to fall off of. The Clear Creek sits at a perfect 26 inches. Looking at other seats and seat covers in the stores, I seriously would not change mine.
My husband added that the assembly was super easy so that anyone could do it. He also agree’s that the price is well worth the quality of the bike. Riding this Schwinn is quiet easy going.
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