Tow Whee was born out of my own experience. My kid had not yet been able to climb to the top of the hill, so I was looking for the best solution. Simple rope was not OK because it pulls too hard. Diferent elastics were also not optimal because they can stretch too much and also tear. By adding a high quality bungee inside a climbing rope I found the solution! That's how Tow Whee was born.
The Tow-Whee's main purpose is to allow you to tether to a 2nd rider without having a threat of it dangling into your wheels when they get closer to you. It adds a soft progressive pull as they get further behind & will bottom out gently & safely at its max. The bungee tension & length have been customized to fit adventure sports so they are far enough back to see the trail but close enough to deal with technical terrain. It is for uphill only and needs to be disconnected before going down.
You tie the Tow Whee tow rope to the handlebars with the help of a loop and just hook the free part of the loop to the bicycle seat. After use, put it in your bag or simply wrap it around your bike, as the rope is extremely light.
Quick Loop with mini carabiner
To simplify and speed up the installation of the rope, you can purchase a mini loop with a carabiner. This way, the mini loop stays fixed on the towed bike and you only quickly attach the towing rope when towing is needed. Very suitable for climbs with several descents in between.
Quick release loop
If you are towing on more technically demanding terrain, you may end up in a situation where someone behind with less knowledge gets into trouble and loses balance. At that moment, he doesn't want front rider to drag him any more. With quick release add on he can just let go of the rope and the front rider can continue the climb and the last one can overcome the difficulties on foot.
A quick release loop allows for just that. You connect it with a rope, wrap it around the handlebars twice and hold the free end under your hand on the handlebars. It is not necessary to hold firmly, just a hand on the handlebars is enough. But when you get into trouble, you just let go of the rope and you're free..
According to experience, a towed child works even more than if he were driving alone, because he does not want to fall behind. So you can also try pulling two children at once. It works!
The rope allows the child to progress to more difficult climbs faster and you don't have to ride the beginner's trails or even leave the child at home.
It also works great if two adults of different fitness go for a ride together. So you can share your pleasures with friends who are not yet able to do as much as you.
If there is an electric bike in front, in this way the motor and battery are shared by 2 people. Since there are no jerks, the engine is never overloaded.
The rope is about 140cm long. It's just right so it doesn't drag on the floor even when you're not pulling. when fully extended, it reaches 450 cm.