Give your kid's bike a boost without getting off your bike. He'll climb hills and keep up with a little nudge from your front tire.
Have you ever been cycling with your kids and they can't keep up? They get tired on long rides and can't make it up hills. So you try to ride up next to them and push them or you have to stop and wait for them and help them push their bikes up the hills. The end result is that you don't go on long rides with your kids until they are strong enough to keep up.
I experienced this problem and started to wonder, "What if there were a way to push Kate with my bike". It would be great - we could go on long rides and she could keep up and make it up hills.
So I started to work on a solution and ultimately ended up with the BoosterTail. The key is the roller. As shown in the video, you simply push your child's bike by pushing the roller with your front tire.
It's simple but it works really well. You're able boost your child's bike up hills or on flat rides when they start to get tired. Now, you can go on longer rides and everyone has fun.
The BoosterTail is made of aluminum tubes so it is light and stiff. It fits 12", 16", and 20" bikes. The roller is 12" wide and the production model will have an hourglass shape.
- Construction: Aluminum tube
- Weight: About 2 pounds including the roller
- Horizontal bar length: 18"
- Vertical bar length: 12"
- Roller dimensions: 12" by 3" diameter. Final design will be hourglass shaped
- Tools required for installation - a wrench.
We are considering a handful of optional features such as rack option, different roller colors and designs, and ways for kids to customize their BoosterTail's appearance. Let me know in the comments section what you would like and well try to incorporate you ideas in the
The BoosterTail has a patent pending.
With your support, we will refine the BoostertTail design, complete testing, and build our manufacturing capacity.
Thank you for checking out the BoosterTail and for your support!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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