Reviewed by Brian Mullin aka Gram and MTBR.com Pastajet
I first saw the WeeHoo i-Go bike trailer in August this year at the Rocky Mountain Bike Show, and I was very intrigued by the design. It’s a child bike trailer in which the occupant sits in a recumbent position, and the child (aka the copilot) can pedal, assisting the driver, or just sit, relax and enjoy the views.
The i-Go is one of the new breeds of kid bicycle trailers called a pedal trailer, and is different than the typical two wheel buggy trailers. I have seen the other designs of a pedal trailer in which the child sits in a normal upright position, with the handle bars attached to the pull bar, and the drivetrain in basically the same layout.
The trailer easily attaches to any bike on its seatpost, using an innovative clamp system that allows the trailer to rotate using the seatpost as its pivot point.
The trailer has many features, the foremost being a 3 point safety harness. In fact, the trailer is full of safety features, such as a fully enclosed drivetrain (chain and chainrings), foot straps for the pedals, and rear wheel coverage.
The child sits in the recumbent chair, and it has hand grips, so the child has something to hold onto for a secure feeling, or to just get better leverage while pedaling. The seat is also padded, so it is nice and comfy for a long ride.
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The seat can move back and forth on the main bottom rail, to accommodate multiple size heights and leg lengths. To alter the seat position (when the child isn’t in the seat), you just pop open the quick release lever located under the seat. You then give the QR a couple of spins to loosen it, until the lower clamp plate flops down slightly. You then slide the seat fore and aft aligning the plate and main rail notches (12 available positions), sandwich the plate back together and pop the QR bolt into the notch and tighten the whole thing up. I did find it a bit frustrating using the system on occasion, since the lower plate tended to fall off when it flopped back to far if you didn’t hold it in position.