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Weehoo iGo Turbo Review
Cons: Hard to load and maneuver, takes up a lot of space, attaches to seat post
The Weehoo iGo Turbo is a pedal style trailer that allows your child the ability to contribute to the ride or to sit and enjoy the scenery. Our testing on this product has been on ongoing since 2013 and our outlook is quite positive. If your child is 2-6 years old the Weehoo iGo will be an option your child will love. The manufacturer describes this as suitable for an age range of 2-9, but in our testing, we found kids 7 yrs and older outgrow the Weehoo and most often prefer to ride their own bike. It is worth noting that this trailer is loved by kids who are learning to ride a bike, and also for younger kids even after they know how to ride (<7 yrs). Why? We think kids love it because it allows a child and parent to go on much longer (and faster) rides together than they could with the child on a separate bike. Some of our testers have found that their kids who can already ride bikes on their own still love riding in the Weehoo because it allows them to experience a ride with their parents and go so much faster than they could on their own — they find it to be exhilarating and exciting (this seems to die out around age 7-ish, where the thrill of riding their own bike becomes preferred). The Weehoo makes for a wonderful way for a parent and child to commute together.
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Our Analysis and Test Results
In the Weehoo, the child is strapped in with a three point harness, and the seat adjusts fore and aft to accommodate different leg lengths. Panniers on the rear wheel allow for some storage of snacks, sunscreen, and other essentials. The Weehoo IGo Turbo is nice for younger children or for long rides because the child does not have to remain as attentive as they would on a tandem bike or with a bike-style pedal trailer such as the WeeRide Co-Pilot. In the Weehoo, your child can pedal when they want to, or just hang on for the ride.
The iGo attaches to the bike at the seat post, which puts a lot of pressure and stress on the post, so we do not recommend using it with a carbon post. Initial impressions while towing are positive, and the trailer tracks well, even on a mellow single track.
To learn more about different styles of bike trailers for your kids, see our bike trailer buying advice article. To see which trailers are our favorite, check out our Best Bike Trailer Review.
— Curtis Smith
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