Amazing accessory that should come with trailer
September 8, 2021
If you own the trailer already and want to use it with your bike, purchase this, it's a no brainer. If you are loving the trailer, and add this on, it's a fair price for what you get, and it's a 5-star product. If you don't already have the trailer, please note that this review is primarily for the cycling attachment alone to go with the Cybex Zeno Trailer. Please see my separate review for the trailer. I feel very strongly that the trailer should come with this attachment and that at its price point the trailer should come with all of the available add-on accessories (except for maybe the ski) that are available like cupholder and jogging harness because I don't think that trailer is very user-friendly out of the box. That said once you have the trailer, I feel this accessory is absolutely critical to making the most out of your trailer but don't love the price of the set as a whole as I feel the trailer is really only great for cycling. I'm a mom of two boys aged 2 and 5 and we have a dual bicycle trailer already so I'm comparing it to that. The one we have cost half as much, turns into a stroller, has storage capacity in addition to sitting both kids. This trailer is much nicer, comfier, amazing shocks, a smooth ride and will hold a taller/heavier/older kid, but I do not feel the value is enough to justify it costing double from the cheaper bike trailers.
I think really highly of Cybex as a company and was really pleased with the safety features. I liked the rechargable blinking red light, which does need to be very snug on the handlebar not to slide. I like that I could use this for other things too, although it definitely is designed for the trailer. I like the flag and how high it goes. It was so easy to ride with I periodically forgot I was even toting my kid - great turning radius and so smooth all around. All the parts are very high quality and durable, and there are white reflectors on the front part of this in addition to the red reflectors on back of trailer and some reflective stripes on trailer itself.
It did not take my husband long to attach the part to my Liv bike, although he's pretty handy. I will say he said he had trouble initially but he made it work and I'm not sure what exactly he had to do to make it work. I get the sense there was some light modification that I'm a little worried to know more about what exactly he did. I'm content to just know that it works, but I'm not super sure if I would have been able to figure it out on my own, so you may need professional help if you aren't good with bike adjustments. It still seems surprising this product is so strongly targeted to women because I definitely think it's great for everyone. I do really wish this trailer held more than one kid and then it had some sort of storage for not only the rain shield but also for groceries for trips to the farmers market etc. (again, these are complaints about the trailer as a whole but do matter in considering it as a bike trailer option). Now that the part is on my bike, it attaches to/detaches from my bike really easily and I've ridden my bike alone leaving the attachment in place. Both my kids find it really comfortable. Like almost every other bike trailer I have encountered it does get really hot because of those plastic vinyl siding as balls so this idea of them being breathability is a bit of a joke but that's across the board with this kind of product. Thank you so much to Stellar Review Panel who gave me this product in exchange for an honest review.
Two photos are of my Younger son next to the trailer in stroller mode for size. The trailer goes lower when in trailer mode. The other two photos with the bike/trailer/attachment are my 5 year old who is 75th percentile with an exceptionally long torso. 45"/48lbs.
Cybex - I dislike the motto "Shape you up" especially since it's aggressively targeted to women. I'm offended. Please change it and praise me for wanting to be active with my kids and take an environmentally friendly transport method. Thanks!
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