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A Thule CX bicycle trailer has premium features: disc hand brakes, a deluxe handlebar, a zippered cover, and a built-in accessory bar. Other available kits outfit the carrier for jogging, hiking, or cross-country skiing.
This CX model is Thule's premium double bike trailer. It has all of Thule's advantages plus luxurious extras: disc hand brakes; ergonomic, 5-position handlebar; adjustable suspension; built-in accessory bar; zip-off side windows for an open-air feel; and zip-down weather cover.
You can convert your carrier for jogging, hiking or cross-country skiing using other conversion kits (sold separately). This child transport system keeps your garage or storage space from becoming a crowded stroller warehouse for a collection of expensive child carriers that are each designed for only one sport. This multipurpose child carrier is specifically designed for use in several sports - it has a low center of gravity for stability and a stylish, raked-back design that leaves lots of room behind the carrier for a runner's kick stride. The large, 20" aluminum wheels are perfect for traveling smoothly over sidewalk cracks and bumps in the road. And most of the conversion kit attachments for the CX can be stored on your carrier so you're always ready for the next activity. The Thule child carrier system is ideal for active parents on the go.
The bike hitch and safety equipment allow you to quickly and easily hook up the child carrier to your bicycle for a trip. The bike hitch arm is inserted into a VersaWing bracket on your child carrier. It snaps into the bracket in seconds. This hitch arm is then connected to your bike using the ezHitch system. A longer, quick-release wheel skewer in this kit replaces your rear wheel's quick-release skewer so that you can attach a hitch cup to your bike's rear axle.
Once you have installed the skewer and hitch cup, they can be left on your bike for use with or without the carrier. If you have a solid bike axle, simply remove the existing axle nut and then install the hitch cup. Reinstall the nut to secure the hitch on your bike and you're ready to ride.
After the hitch cup is mounted on your bike, the ball at the end of the hitch arm slides inside the hitch cup and is secured to it with a locking pin and safety strap.
The ball-and-socket design of this bike hitch makes a more flexible connection between your bike and the carrier than other bicycle hitches. This means that as your bike leans into corners, the carrier stays more upright because the bike and the trailer act independently, preventing twisting of the hitch bar. Using this hitch system stabilizes your bicycle trailer and helps to prevent the trailer from pulling or pushing on your bike as you turn, so you have a smoother ride.
This child transport system includes two sturdy, 8-inch front wheels that snap into the VersaWing brackets on your carrier when you want to use it as a stroller. The larger-than-average stroller wheels are perfect for traveling over uneven terrain, and their smooth pivoting action makes sharp turns a breeze. The wheels can be removed with the push of a button and stored upside down in the VersaWing brackets. This makes it easy for you to convert your carrier for hiking, jogging or cross-country skiing using other conversion kits (sold separately).
This carrier is designed with your children's safety in mind. The anodized aluminum frame of the carrier forms a roll cage around your precious cargo and helps to keep little hands and feet inside at all times. Anodizing adds a strong surface coating that prevents rust while retaining the lightweight quality of the aluminum. Deluxe, glow-in-the-dark Energlo material increases visibility in low-light conditions, and premium 3M reflective trim makes your carrier even more visible in the dark so that drivers, pedestrians, and bike riders can see you coming.
A wrist safety strap extends between you and the carrier so it won't accidentally roll away from you as you stroll. The durable, polyurethane-coated polyester fabric is free of harmful chemicals, and the UV-protected side windows are made of phthalate-free polyurethane, which complies with the European Oeko-Tex Standard 100 for safe textiles. The Thule CX meets the ASTM international standard for bike trailers and is built to ride safely behind your bicycle.
A Thule carrier keeps your babies comfy as you travel. The plush premium seat pad and padded, 5-point restraint harness keep life cushy and safe for your precious cargo. A wide cockpit provides lots of elbow room and storage space, and the low step-in height makes it easier for wobbly toddlers to get into the carrier.
The carrier's suspension provides a smooth ride. Powder coated leaf springs are mounted on the outside of the carrier just above the rear wheels. The suspension's comfort level and shock absorption can be adjusted according to the weight of your passengers, providing a consistently comfortable ride as your children grow. When you're carrying two children, you can adjust each side of the suspension system to match the weight of each child, thereby customizing the suspension so that both kids ride comfortably. You can modify the suspension by loosening the knob on the clamp around the leaf springs and then moving the clamp to the appropriate weight setting for your passengers and cargo. Once you have selected your setting, tighten the knob and you are ready to go.
Unlike other child carriers that have a straight seatback, the bike trailer's seatback has a recessed shelf so that your children's safety helmets don't get pushed down over their foreheads and eyes as you travel.
Additional mesh side vents can be zipped open or closed as needed in warm or cool weather, and a mesh upper seatback provides ventilation for warm days. The large, tinted side windows let you check on your children as they enjoy the view and can be removed completely to let in fresh air.
You can use the included cover with the screen alone to keep out bugs and debris, or zip on the rain cover to shield your babies from wet or windy weather.
An attached, extra-long sun shade helps to keep your babies out of direct sunlight.
Parents will also appreciate the handy features that make the carrier easy to use. The VersaWing brackets on each side of the carrier make it lightning fast to add and remove kit attachments with the push of a button.
Click n' Store brackets hold bike trailer and jogging kit attachments on the carrier so that you can go from stroller to jogger to bike trailer at a moment's notice. The back of your carrier has straps and hook-and-loop bands to store your jogging wheel.
For your convenience, the ergonomic handlebar offers 5 different ways to grip the bar. Each person pushing the carrier can choose the hold that feels right to him or her. The hand brake is removable so you can easily flip the bar over for more grip options. A built-in accessory bar across the handlebar provides a mounting point for other accessories (sold separately). The harness straps and seat cushion can be removed and hand washed when necessary.
The large rear cargo compartment can be folded down to store a diaper bag, purse or other cargo and folded up out of the way when not needed. The compartment has a mesh inner pocket for organizing smaller stuff like your wallet and keys. A fabric cover can be fitted over the compartment to make sure your possessions are secure.
Each of the 20" spoked aluminum wheels can be removed with the simple push of a button, which makes folding up the carrier a piece of cake. The body of the carrier folds flat for compact storage or transport to your destination. You and your babies can enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle with this versatile child carrier.
Lots of helpful accessories (sold separately) are also available for your bicycle trailer. Add a storage bag or cargo rack for carrying extra gear, or put fenders on your bike trailer to help keep your carrier cleaner as you bike. An additional ezHitch attachment can be purchased for installation on a second bike, so two people can switch off pulling the bike trailer. A heavy-duty rain cover is also available to help protect your carrier in strong downpours, and a wheeled travel bag can be purchased to make it easy to take your bike trailer on a trip.
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