Taga Stroller and Bike Combo Takes your Child Anywhere
Once people have kids, the bike often ends up in the garage, collecting dust until the kids are old enough to ride a bike themselves. You can equip your bike with a children’s seat, of course. But what to do when you arrive at your destination? There you’d like to have a stroller at your disposal, but how do you transport that with your bike? This stroller and bike combo from Taga is a great piece of product design, combining both functions in one.
I’ve always been impressed by the mechanical design of strollers. It’s quite an engineering feat to design those things in such a way that you can reduce them to a fraction of their unfolded size. But this bike/stroller combo is an achievement on its own.
You can ride it like a bike with two front wheels; in this way, you can keep your toddler close by, certainly when compared with the bike trailer alternatives. On arrival at the shopping mall, city center or wherever you plan to go, you can easily convert it to a stroller. In less than 20 seconds, according to the manufacturer. And you don’t need to park your bike once you get there, meaning that you don’t need to go back to any parking spot. The kids will probably also love the sensation of speed, sitting up there at the front.
Under the children’s seat, there’s a basket in which you can put your groceries.
It also fits into your car trunk, which is another difference from the bike + bike trailer alternative.
It’s undoubtedly a great design, but at $1,495 a bit pricey.
See here how it converts:
You probably won’t manage it in 20 seconds on the first few tries; at any rate you won’t be looking as relaxed as the lady in the video.
- Bike converts to stroller on arrival
- Children up to 55 lbs (25 kg)
- Rider up to 220 lbs (100 kg)
- Optional second child seat
- Fits in car trunk.
Another original combination is this travel stroller, converting any piece of rolling luggage to a stroller.
And yet another similar concept is this Ville bike that converts to a shopping cart.
Where to buy
You can buy it from the manufacturer’s website: http://www.tagabikes.com.
Approx. price: $1,495 (May 2010)