Bike Frame Configurations

Will the Ridekick™ power trailer work on my bike?

Most likely the Ridekick power trailer will work on your bike. The trailer fits with many of these of bikes:

  • Mountain
  • Hybrid
  • Full Suspension
  • Recumbent
  • Trikes (tadpole and some delta)
  • Small-wheels (8″ and beyond)
  • 29″ wheels

But, please make sure to check your bike frame at the rear wheel to see if the Ridekick power trailer hitch plate will fit on your bike.

Yes, my bike works with the Ridekick power trailer!

The following bikes will work with the Ridekick power trailer. The bike frame near the rear axle allows the Ridekick trailer’s hitch plate to lay flat on the frame of the bike. The third picture has a hitch plate attached to the bike frame.

Push your bike 19mph with the Ridekick power trailer

Push your bike 19mph with the Ridekick power trailer

Push your bike 19mph with the Ridekick power trailer

 

My bike may not work with the Ridekick power trailer…

Pay close attention if your bike frame at the rear bike wheel looks like these kinds of bikes – the Ridekick power trailer’s hitch plate may have problems attaching to the rear axle without some modification.

Bike frame that may not work with the Ridekick trailer

 

But wait! My bike still might work…

Some bikes are adaptable to work with the Ridekick trailer. Washers and a longer skewer can be used if the hitch plate does not lay flat on the bike frame. The following is an example of washers used to allow the hitch plate to lay flat.

Modified rear axle to work with the Ridekick power trailer

30 Comments

  1. Posted August 21, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    are these examples of bikes the ride will fit or won’t fit on?

    • Anonymous
      Posted August 22, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

      Hi there- these are pictures of rear axle configurations that will not work with the Ridekick power trailer. The problem is that the hitch plate will not sit flat against the bike frame if your bike’s rear axle looks like any of the pictures above. With the attached picture you provided, it looks like this rear axle configuration may need a slight modification. Our Customer Support tech will be looking into how to configure the Ridekick power trailer to this kind of bike today. He will get in touch with you via email. Thanks for the question!

  2. Posted August 24, 2011 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    I was able to attach the hitch plate to a Surly fixed-gear bike, the same model as the photo you have here (eighth from the top).

    There a few others in the photos that look like they would work, but I haven’t tried them.

  3. Mcalister_larry
    Posted January 10, 2012 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    does the trailer have a braking system to help on steep downhills.

    • Anonymous
      Posted January 17, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

      Hi Larry,

      The Ridekick power trailer performs like a regular bike trailer when braking – using your bike’s brakes will slow down and/or stop the Ridekick power trailer from pushing you forward. The trailer itself does not have a braking system.

      Thank you for your question!

  4. Posted January 14, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    You show some of the rear assemblies that it WON’T fit. It sure would be nice to see some it does fit. How about some pics of the attachment so we can see if it would fit OUR bikes. I have a TerraTrike (recumbent tadpole) and the rear assembly is nothing like any of your pics. How would I know if I could attach it to my trike. By the way, my trike has an 8 speed internal hub. Thanks for any information you could provide.

    Terry kc3ak@arrl.net

    • Anonymous
      Posted January 17, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

      Thank you for your input, Terry! We have updated the page with bikes that work with the Ridekick power trailer, as well as a bike that has been modified to work. More information on Terra Trikes with the Ridekick trailer has been sent to your email.

      • Cee Fry
        Posted January 19, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

        I too have a TT Rover 8 and would love to have the RIDEKICK. My 77 year old legs aren’t what they used to be and could use the help. If you have more info please forward it. Thanks!

        Cee

    • Peter_C
      Posted January 17, 2012 at 11:37 pm | Permalink

      I have a TT Rover, and the RideKick mount works fine with the Rover model at least.

  5. Mary
    Posted January 19, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    Do recumbent trikes require the long throttle cable. I have the Ice Sprint 26 – 26 inch rear wheel.

    • Anonymous
      Posted January 19, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

      Hi Mary,

      For the most part, recumbent trikes do not require the longer throttle cable, and the Ice Sprint 26 looks like it will not need a longer throttle cable. Your bike should work well with the Ridekick trailer. :)

  6. Danderson
    Posted March 2, 2012 at 9:07 am | Permalink

    I have a cargo bike (Surly Big Dummy) – will the throttle cord reach my handlebars or will I need an extension?

    • Anonymous
      Posted March 14, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

      Hi there – I would bet that you would not need an extension cable, but if you do, we can send you one very easily. The Ridekick power trailer should be great to boost for your Surly Big Dummy (and give you a little extra cargo room, too)! :)

  7. Joe
    Posted March 3, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

    Will the Ridekick trailer work with the different models of Catrikes? I have a Road model

    Catrike that I am interested in.

    • Anonymous
      Posted March 14, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

      Hi Joe – Yes, the Ridekick power trailer works great on Catrikes. We have a few customers who use the Ridekick trailer with all types of trikes, including Catrike. Is your trike a tadpole or delta?

      • Joe
        Posted March 14, 2012 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

        My Catrikes are tadpole style which I have two of. Currently I am waiting for you to design a larger lid for the Ridekick that will have more volume carrying capacity. Thank you for your response.

  8. BD_OAM
    Posted March 21, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    I have a sedona giant bike and wondering if it will hook up to my bike?

    • Anonymous
      Posted April 19, 2012 at 10:03 am | Permalink

      Yes, the Ridekick trailer should work well on a Sedona Giant bike. :)

      • Hillclaytonj
        Posted May 10, 2012 at 12:40 am | Permalink

        what about a 2010 Giant Simple Seven Cruiser bicycle?

  9. Sally
    Posted April 1, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    I have a recumbent tricycle with two wheels in the back, would the trailer work on that type of bike? It is a Tritan

    • Anonymous
      Posted April 19, 2012 at 10:01 am | Permalink

      Hi Sally – we have adapted a delta-style trike to work with the Ridekick trailer. If you want to know if it will work on your bike, email a picture of your read axle to support@ridekick.com, and we will determine if it will work! Thanks, Sally!

  10. Posted April 16, 2012 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

    I feel that your adaptation is a little weak. Might I suggest that you side step between the frame and hub this will shorten the bolt. also it will add a more stable hence strong oops It looks like there is a 1/4 aluminum spacer that could be deleted and be replaced by the bracket

    • Anonymous
      Posted April 19, 2012 at 10:02 am | Permalink

      Thank you for the feedback, Gerry. We’ll take in your ideas for the next Ridekick iteration.

  11. Doug
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    Is this approved for Mountain Bike use? Or perhaps carriage road trails?

    • Anonymous
      Posted May 25, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

      Hi Doug – The Ridekick trailer does work on mountain bikes but is not recommended for “off-roading.” The trailer needs traction in order to push the bike forward, so it works best on paved roads and trails.

  12. James
    Posted May 23, 2012 at 2:02 am | Permalink

    Hi, I ride a Brompton folding bike. Will it work?

    • Anonymous
      Posted May 25, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

      Hi James – Yes, the Ridekick trailer works great with folding bikes! It even attaches to small, 8″ wheels. Watch this video to see the Ridekick trailer in action on a folding bike:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMq8Hn4oUhM

  13. Beattyd
    Posted May 28, 2012 at 8:13 am | Permalink

    I have the Sun EZ3 USX HD DELTA Trike. I am post polio survivor and would like to journey without fear getting of get stuck on the way home with no leg power.

    Will the RideKick fit my trike?

    Thanks for the help.

    Dave Beatty

  14. Gel Byrd
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    Any concerns about folks being pulled over by cops for operating a motorized vehicle without a license? It’s electric, and low power, but a motor all the same.

  15. Danielhartgers
    Posted June 11, 2012 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    i was woudering wen they would come up with electrik bikes trailers,i have electrik mopet and im interested in this item to purchese one. just need to guet the info,of were in my comunity thy are avaleble.

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