Croozer Kid for 1 Croozer Kid for 2 3-in

Croozer Kid for 1 Croozer Kid for 2 3-in
Croozer Kid for 1
Croozer Kid for 2
Stroller
Trailer
Jogger
OWNER’S MANUAL
ENGLISH
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3-in-1
Item Number: 124 002 914
Read this manual before using this product. Failure to follow the instructions and safety precautions in
this manual can result in serious injury or death. Keep this manual in a safe location for future reference.
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Safety Guidelines
Symbols and warnings
DANGER indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury.
NOTICE indicates a situation which, if not avoided, could
result in damage to the Croozer Kid or the environment.
Tip:
In this manual, “Tip” indicates helpful advice about
the use or maintenance of the Croozer Kid.
Warnings
Read and observe this manual
This manual contains information that is extremely important for the safe transport of your child. Therefore, it is essential that you read the entire manual carefully and follow
the instructions closely. If you should experience difficulties understanding any of the information or instructions,
please contact your Croozer dealer. Keep this manual
handy at all times for future reference. If you loan or sell
your Croozer Kid, pass on this manual to the new user.
It is also vitally important that you read and observe the
instructions provided in the manual of the towing bicycle.
Failure to read and follow the instructions in this Owner’s
Manual may result in injury or death to you, your child, or
others.
Who can ride in the Croozer Kid?
When you are pulling the Croozer Kid as a Trailer, child
passengers must be no less than 6 months of age and no
more than 6 years of age, with a maximum height of 46
inches. All children must be able to sit upright unassisted.
Children who are not able to sit upright without support do
not have fully developed muscles and could therefore suffer injuries when riding in the Croozer Kid Trailer. Pulling
the Trailer with children who are younger than 6 months
of age or who are not able to sit upright unassisted could
result in serious injuries.
Attempting to pull the Trailer with child passengers who
are more than 6 years of age or taller than 46 inches could
drastically affect the handling of the Croozer Kid, resulting
in accidents with serious injury or death.
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Children between 1 and 10 months of age can be transported in an Infant Sling (available as accessory) in the
Stroller or Jogger, but not in the Trailer. Transporting children under 6 months of age in a bicycle trailer could result
in serious injury. Consult your pediatrician before using the
Infant Sling for jogging or any activities other than casual
walks.
Never install a car seat or other seating device not authorized for use with the Croozer Kid. The use of unauthorized seating devices could compromise the safety of the
Croozer Kid, resulting in accidents with serious injury or
death.
The Croozer Kid for 2 can carry one or two children, and
the Croozer Kid for 1, only one child. Transporting more
than the maximum allowable number of children specified
here could drastically affect the handling of the Croozer
Kid, resulting in accidents with serious injury or death.
Never carry more than the maximum number of children
specified for your Croozer Kid.
Never transport children who exceed the maximum weight
limitations (33 lbs per child). Transporting children whose
weight exceeds this limit could affect the handling and
safety of the Croozer Kid, resulting in accidents with serious injury or death.
The towing bicycle
When transporting children in the Trailer, the rider of the
towing bicycle must be an adult and fully aware of the
responsibilities associated with pulling a child Trailer with
young passengers.
In case of doubt, be sure to acquaint yourself with the applicable laws in the state or country where you plan to use
the Croozer Kid.
The rear wheel of the towing bicycle must be equipped
with an effective splashguard. Otherwise, the passenger
could be injured by stones and other debris thrown up from
the road.
Motorized vehicles – including e-bikes with a maximum
speed of more than 15 mph – may not be used for pulling
child Trailers. When riding at speeds of more than 15 mph,
the rider may lose control of the Trailer, which could result
in accidents with serious injury or death.
Always obey the traffic rules and road signs. Be sure to
familiarize yourself with the legal requirements that apply
to towing bicycles in the country or state where you will be
using the Croozer Kid.
The towing bicycle must have a 26” or 28” (559 or 622mm)
rear wheel. This information can be found on the tire sidewalls. The numbers 42-622, for example, indicate that the
tire has a width of 42 mm and a bead-seat diameter of 622
mm (28 inches). The use of a towing bicycle with a rear
wheel that is too large or too small changes the handling
of the Trailer, which could lead to accidents with serious
injury or death.
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The towing bicycle must be equipped with strong, properly
functioning brakes. Riding with inadequate or improperly
functioning brakes could result in accidents with serious
injury or death. For installing the rear wheel of the towing bicycle, follow the instructions and warnings given in
the owner’s manual of the towing bicycle. When in doubt,
consult a professional bicycle mechanic. A rear wheel that
has been incorrectly installed could lock up and cause accidents with serious injury or death.
If the towing bicycle is not securely braced in an upright
position (e.g. with an appropriate kickstand), it could fall
over while passengers are climbing in or out of the Trailer,
which can result in serious injury of the children and/or
rider.
Croozer Kid as Trailer, Jogger, or Stroller
Never use the Croozer Kid if it is not in perfect working
order. The Croozer Kid must be periodically inspected for
damage and/or wear to the wheels, hitch arm, frame, fabric
body, security pins, quick-release mechanisms, and safety
harnesses. If any of these parts are found to be damaged,
the Croozer Kid may not be used until the damage has
been properly repaired, ideally by a professional bicycle
mechanic.
Never leave a child in the Trailer, Jogger or Stroller unattended, not even briefly. In your absence, hazardous,
unforeseen situations could arise, including accidents with
serious injury or death.
When riding in the Croozer Kid, your child must be
strapped securely into the safety harness at all times.
Always use the lap belt and shoulder straps in combination
with the crotch strap. Otherwise, in dangerous situations,
the child could slip out from under the safety harness,
resulting in serious injury or death.
Failure to adjust the straps of the safety harness properly
or to fasten the buckles correctly could result in accidents
with serious injury or death.
The shoulder straps must fit comfortably yet snugly over
the passenger’s shoulders to ensure that the passenger
is held securely in the seat. If the straps are too loose, the
safety harness may not be able to hold the child securely,
and, in the event of an accident, the child could slip out,
resulting in serious injury or death. Straps that are too tight
can cause discomfort to the passenger.
Assembly and repair
The Croozer Kid must be properly assembled to professional standards. Improper assembly can result in accidents with serious injury or death.
Follow the instructions for the correct installation of the
axle hitch, hitch arm, Jogger Kit components, and Stroller
wheel. When in doubt, contact your Croozer dealer.
Do not use plastic bags or packaging in cribs, beds,
carriages, or playpens. Plastic bags and packaging materials can be dangerous. To avoid danger of suffocation,
keep plastic bags and packaging away from babies and
children. Babies and children could pull plastic bags or
packaging over their heads and suffocate.
Choking hazard! The shipping box contains small parts
that could present a choking hazard to young children.
To avoid serious injuries or death, keep small parts away
from young children.
All repairs must be carried out to professional standards
using only original Croozer Kid parts, ideally by a professional bicycle mechanic. Incorrect installation or repair work
could result in accidents with serious injury or death.
It is vitally important that the brake shoes are correctly
installed. Improperly installed brake shoes can cause the
parking brake to malfunction. The parked Croozer Kid
could roll away, resulting in accidents with serious injury or
death.
After the brake shoes and wheels have been installed, be
sure to check that the parking brake functions properly. Always set the parking brake when releasing the handlebar
of a parked/stopped Jogger, Stroller, or Trailer, and check
that the wheels are securely locked by giving the Croozer
Kid a gentle push and pull. If the parking brake is not
correctly engaged, the vehicle could roll into harm’s way,
resulting in accidents with serious injury or death.
The handlebar must be secured with both security pins at
all times. Otherwise, the handlebar could fall off when you
are pushing it, and the Jogger or Stroller could roll away
unintentionally, resulting in accidents with serious injury or
death.
For safety reasons, no modifications or changes can be
made to the vehicle. Changes and modifications can
compromise the safety of the Croozer Kid and lead to accidents with serious injury or death.
When not fitted to a child in the seat, bucked safety harnesses can form loops that may result in the serious injury,
strangulation or death of the child. Therefore, never leave After you have attached the wheels, it is vitally important
that you check whether the axles are securely locked into
safety harnesses buckled when not fitted to a child.
the axle receivers by firmly pulling on the wheels. It should
not be possible to remove the wheels without pressing on
It is critical that all maintenance work specified in the
the dust cap. Wheels that have not been securely attached
section “Croozer Kid Inspections and Maintenance” be
can fall off when riding, resulting in accidents with serious
performed in the specified intervals. Using the Croozer
Kid when it is not in perfect working order can result in ac- injury or death
cidents with serious injury or death.
Use as Trailer
It is vitally important to confirm that the towing bicycle is
Never use the Croozer Kid Trailer, Stroller or Jogger near
an open fire or exposed flame. It could catch fire, resulting suitable for pulling Trailers. Pulling a Trailer with a bicycle
that has not been approved by its manufacturer for use as a
in serious injury or death.
towing bicycle can result in frame breakage or other material
damage. This could cause accidents with serious injury or
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death. Before attaching the trailer, it is strongly recommended that the bicycle(s) to which the trailer will be attached
undergo a safety check by a qualified bicycle mechanic in
order to assess the suitability and technical condition.
The rider and children in the Trailer should wear a AS/NZS
2063:2008-approved bicycle helmet at all times. In the
case of an accident, a helmet will prevent or reduce head
injuries. In some countries, the use of helmets is required
by law. Riding without a helmet could result in serious
injury or death in the case of an accident.
The use of a Trailer changes the handling of the towing
bicycle. Before each ride, check that the Trailer cannot
interfere with the braking, pedaling, and steering of the
towing bicycle. Failure to do so could result in accidents
with serious injury or death.
The reflectors of the Croozer Kid do not qualify as active
lighting equipment. If you ride at night or in conditions of
poor visibility without an appropriate lighting system, other
road users may not be able to see you, which could result
in accidents with serious injury or death.
Never use a Trailer without lighting at night, dusk, or dawn
– or whenever visibility is in any way reduced. Other road
users may not be able to see you, which could result in
accidents with serious injury or death.
The Croozer Kid must be equipped with a red reflector on
the rear, visible from behind. If you use the Croozer Kid
without a rear reflector, other road users may not be able
to see you, which could result in accidents with serious
injury or death.
tached to the axle. Riding with an incorrectly installed rear
wheel could result in accidents with serious injury or death.
When pulling the Croozer Kid as a Trailer, the safety flag
must be properly mounted and attached to the Trailer at all
times. If you use the Trailer without the safety flag, other
road users may not be able to see you, which could result
in accidents with serious injury or death.
Never leave the Stroller wheel attached when using the
Croozer Kid as a Trailer. The Stroller wheel could get
caught on obstacles as you pass, resulting in accidents
with serious injury or death.
When pulling a loaded Trailer, the handling, balance, and
performance of the towing bicycle will be affected, especially when starting, braking, turning, and riding downhill.
Take adequate time to familiarize yourself with the Croozer
Kid before transporting children. Prior to your first ride
with children, we recommend taking a practice ride with
the Trailer in a calm, traffic-free area; load the Trailer with
cargo of approximately the same weight as the child or
children you will be transporting, for example, by strapping a loaded backpack into the child seat. This is a great
way to acquaint yourself with the handling of the bicycle
and the dimensions of the Trailer. Riding with a child in the
Trailer before you are adequately familiar with the handling
of the towing bicycle with the Trailer could result in accidents with serious injury or death.
Cyclists should always use available bike paths or lanes,
even when pulling a Trailer. Be especially careful when riding
on narrow bike paths or lanes, as well as on paths and trails
with two-way traffic. The Trailer is generally wider than the
handlebars of the towing bicycle. In addition, most Trailers
will not be centered behind the towing bicycle. Reduce your
When the Croozer Kid is being used as a Trailer, the
speed in places where navigation is especially challenging;
handlebar must remain securely attached at all times. If
the Trailer should ever tip over, the handlebar acts as a roll and if you are ever in doubt about whether the Trailer will be
bar, helping to prevent injuries. Riding without the handle- able to fit through an opening, dismount and push the bike
and Trailer through. Failure to do so may result in accidents
bar increases the likelihood that the passenger compartment could be damaged in the case of an accident, result- with serious injury or death of the child or rider.
ing in serious injury or death of the child passengers.
Reduce your speed when riding on paths or streets with
bumps or uneven surfaces to keep the ride as smooth and
After hitching the Trailer to the towing bicycle, secure the
safe as possible for your passengers. Reduce your speed
hitch connector using the safety pins. Always check that
when turning. Otherwise the centrifugal force could cause
the wire loop of the security pin is snapped securely onto
the Trailer to tip over. Use extreme caution and dismount
the pin end. If the security pin is not securely locked, the
when passing through narrow spaces. Otherwise, the
hitch arm could fall off while in use, resulting in accidents
Trailer could collide with obstacles, causing accidents with
with serious injury or death.
serious injury or death of the child and/or rider.
Never pull the Croozer Kid as a Trailer without the hitchAvoid hitting obstacles: hitting an obstacle with a wheel
arm safety strap securely fastened to the towing bicycle.
may cause the Trailer to tip over at any speed, which could
The safety strap ensures that the Trailer would remain
connected to the towing bicycle if the hitch connector were result in serious injury or death of the child and/or rider.
to fall off the axle hitch. Failure to use the safety strap as
Use extreme caution when riding in wet, slippery, or
specified above could cause accidents with serious injury
otherwise hazardous conditions. Under such conditions,
or death.
you could lose control of the towing bicycle with the Trailer,
which can result in accidents with serious injury or death.
It is vitally important that the axle hitch be properly installed. An improperly installed axle hitch could come loose
while riding, and the Trailer could detach from the towing
bicycle, causing accidents with serious injury or death.
It is vitally important that the rear wheel of the towing bicycle be installed correctly after the axle hitch has been at-
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Use as Jogger or Stroller
It is vitally important that the Jogger wheel and wheel
arms
be installed properly. Improperly installed Jogger Kit
components could come loose while the Jogger is in use,
potentially resulting in accidents with serious injury or
death. If you are not completely confident about your ability
to install the Jogger Kit correctly, please consult with, or
have the installation performed by, a professional bicycle
mechanic.
Always check that the wire loops of the security pins used
for attaching the Jogger Kit components are snapped
securely onto the pin ends. If the security pins are not
securely locked, the wheel arms could fall off while in use,
resulting in accidents with serious injury or death.
The Stroller is not approved for jogging and skating.
Jogging and skating with the Jogger could result in an
accidents with serious injury or death.
Never carry more than the maximum allowable weight.
Overloading the rear cargo compartment or the optional
Handlebar Console could cause the Jogger to tip backwards, resulting in serious injuries for your child.
Never use the handlebar for carrying loads, such as children’s vehicles or bags (other than the Handlebar Console
available as an accessory). Loading the handlebar could
cause the Jogger to tip backwards, resulting in serious
injuries for your child.
Always set the parking brake when releasing the handlebar of the parked/stopped Jogger or Stroller, and check
that the wheels are securely locked by giving the Croozer
Kid a gentle push and pull. If the parking brake is not
correctly engaged, the vehicle could roll into harm’s way,
resulting in accidents with serious injury or death.When
using the Jogger, it is vitally important that you keep the
When transporting children who are not able to sit upright safety wrist strap fastened securely around your wrist at all
unassisted or babies under 6 months of age in the Croozer times. Otherwise, you could accidently lose control of the
Jogger, causing accidents with serious injury or death.
Kid Stroller or Jogger (not permitted in Trailer), you must
use the Infant Sling, which is available as an accessory.
Never maneuver the Jogger over stairs or other obstacles.
The seats and safety harnesses are designed for older
The jolting motion could injure your child and/or damage
children. In dangerous situations, a baby could slip out
from under the safety harnesses, resulting in serious injury the Croozer Kid. Never use the Jogger on escalators.
When pushing the Jogger over stairs and obstacles – or
or death. It is prohibited to use the Infant Sling with the
using it on escalators – you could lose control of the JogTrailer.
ger, resulting in accidents with serious injury or death.
Never push the Stroller faster than a walking pace. If the
Always use the safety harness and ensure it is correctly
Stroller is pushed too fast, it could skid or even tip over,
adjusted to fit the child snugly and comfortably. A child that
resulting in accidents with serious injury or death.
is riding in the Jogger without the safety harness properly
fastened could fall out, resulting in serious injury or death.
Never leave a child in the Stroller or Jogger unattended,
not even briefly. In your absence, hazardous, unforeseen
Load
situations could arise including accidents with serious
The maximum Ioad (passengers + cargo) is 77 lbs (35
injury or death.
kg) for the Croozer Kid for 1 and 100 lbs (45kg) for the
Croozer Kid for 2. NEVER OVERLOAD THE Croozer Kid.
Always set the parking brake when releasing the handleDoing so can severely affect the Croozer Kid’s handling
bar of the parked/stopped Jogger or Stroller, and check
that the wheels are securely locked by giving the Croozer and cause accidents with serious injury or death.
Kid a gentle push and pull. If the parking brake is not
Never overload the Trailer and never ride with a hitch-arm
correctly engaged, the vehicle could roll into harm’s way,
load that is outside the specified range of 6.6 to 17.6 lbs.
resulting in accidents with serious injury or death.
Always distribute the load evenly. Failure to do so could
Never maneuver the Jogger over stairs or other obstacles. compromise the handling properties and cause accidents
with serious injury or death.
The jolting motion could injure your child and/or damage
the Croozer Kid. Never use the Jogger on escalators.
Never transport cargo items together with children on the
When pushing the Jogger over stairs and obstacles – or
seat or in the foot area. The cargo could shift during transusing it on escalators – you could lose control of the Jogport and injure the Croozer Kid passengers.
ger, resulting in accidents with serious injury or death.
When using the Jogger, it is vitally important that you keep
the safety wrist strap fastened securely around your wrist
at all times. Otherwise, the handlebar could slip out of your
grip and roll away, resulting in accidents with serious injury
or death.
Always use the safety harness and ensure it is correctly
adjusted to fit the child snugly and comfortably. A child that
is riding in the Jogger without the safety harness properly
fastened could fall out, resulting in serious injury or death.
The Jogger is not approved for skating. Skating with the
Jogger could result in an accidents with serious injury or
death.
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Cargo in the rear cargo compartment must always be well
secured to ensure that it cannot shift during transport.
Loose cargo can change the handling of the Croozer Kid,
which could cause accidents with serious injury or death.
Furthermore, loose cargo items can fall against the seatback when braking and injure the passengers.
Never use the handlebar for carrying loads, such as
children’s vehicles or bags (other than the Handlebar
Console available as an accessory). Loading the handlebar compromises the stability and handling of the vehicle,
which could result in accidents with serious injury or death.
A Trailer with an improperly loaded handlebar could skid
or tip backwards, resulting in accidents with serious injury
or death. Furthermore, the rear wheel of the towing bicycle
could lose traction, especially when making turns, which
could also result in accidents with serious injury or death.
Cautions
RISK OF PINCHING OR CRUSHING! There are pinch
points between the seat frame and Croozer Kid frame, as
well as between the locking mechanism and frame tube,
that may cause painful injuries. Use caution to avoid
these points when folding or unfolding the Trailer.
Always check that the wire loop of the security pin connecting the Stroller wheel is snapped, the Stroller wheel could
fall off while in use, resulting in accidents with injuries.
When riding with the Trailer, always close the mesh cover
– or both covers – to protect passengers from insects (e.g.
getting into children’s eyes) and prevent small stones and
other road debris from flying into the passenger compartment and injuring the child.
Never use the handlebar for carrying loads, such as children’s vehicles or bags (other than the Handlebar Console
available as an accessory). Loading the handlebar could
Always ride with the cover closed to protect passengers
cause the Stroller or Jogger to tip backwards, resulting in
from road debris and flying insects. When riding with the
serious injuries for your child.
Trailer, always close the mesh cover – or both covers – to
protect passengers from insects (e.g. getting into children’s
Never carry more than the maximum allowable weight.
eyes) and prevent small stones and other road debris from
Overloading the rear cargo compartment or the optional
flying into the passenger compartment and injuring pasHandlebar Console could cause the Stroller or Jogger to
sengers.
tip backwards, resulting in serious injuries for your child.
The plastic windows and fabric cover of the Croozer Kid
Maintenance and technical condition
offer only minimal protection against UV rays. Exposure
It is vitally important that the maintenance work described to strong sunlight may cause sunburns. Take the same
in this section be performed at the specified intervals and
precautions as you would outdoors to protect your child’s
by a professional bicycle mechanic or dealer. A layperson skin from the harmful rays of the sun.
could overlook dangerously damaged or worn parts that,
if not replaced, could result in accidents with serious injury Never allow children to step, sit, or lean on the wheel
or death.
arms, e.g. when climbing in or out of the Croozer Kid. The
child could fall off the wheel arm, resulting in injury.
Never use the Croozer Kid if the fabric body is torn or damaged. Your child may be able to reach the wheel spokes
Never use solvents, such as mineral spirits, or other
through tears or holes in the fabric, which could result in
aggressive chemicals, as these can damage the fabric,
serious injuries. If you notice tears or holes in the fabric, do seat, and plastic windows. Never use pressure washers.
not use the Croozer Kid until all damage has been properly The strong water pressure could damage the fabric and
repaired or the body has been replaced.
plastic windows. Through damaged sections of the fabric
body, cover, or windows, children may be able to reach the
Inspect the tires periodically for adequate tread depth and wheel spokes of the Croozer Kid or towing bicycle, which
any signs of damage or excessive wear. Worn-out or dam- could result in serious injury when the Croozer Kid is in
aged tires can affect the handling and even burst, which
motion.
could result in accidents with serious injury or death.
NEVER USE HARSH CHEMICAL FUNGICIDES. These
The retaining balls and push-button pins of the axles must chemicals are often highly toxic and could be very danbe cleaned and lubricated on a regular basis. Otherwise,
gerous to your child’s health. For severe cases of mold
the wheel could fall off while riding, resulting in accidents
or mildew, the fabric body must be replaced. Contact a
with severe injury or death.
Croozer dealer.
Make sure children are clear of any moving parts if you
adjust the Croozer. Otherwise they may be injured.
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Notices
Use caution and slow movements when pulling back the
seat frame and swinging the right locking mechanism away
from the frame tube. If the seat frame is pulled back too
quickly or with excessive force, the locking pin of the right
locking mechanism could damage the frame tube.
Be careful when tipping the Trailer without wheels, as the
entire weight of the chassis is resting on the brake shoes,
making them especially susceptible to damage.
Be extremely cautious: when the Croozer Kid is lying on
the ground with no wheels, the brake shoes are very susceptible to damage because the vehicle’s entire weight is
resting on them.
Never leave the security pins hanging freely from their
straps. They could get caught on passing objects and be
pulled off, damaging the vehicle.
Do not let the strap of the security pin get caught between
the hitch arm and attachment bracket as this could damage the strap.
Do not let the strap of the security pin get caught between
the wheel arm and attachment bracket as this could damage the strap.
After removing the hitch arm, always lock the security pin
back into the holes in the bracket. Never leave the security
pins hanging freely from their straps. They could get
caught on passing objects and be pulled off, damaging the
vehicle.
Never allow the child to sit, stand, or lean on the hitch arm
or wheel arms, as doing so could damage these parts.
When folding the Croozer Kid, never let the plastic side
windows get pinched between the frame parts, as this
could damage the windows.
When the wheels of the Croozer Kid are removed, the
brake shoes extend from the folded frame with no protection and are therefore especially susceptible to damage.
Be very cautious during transport and loading.
Never transport the Croozer Kid – even when folded – on
the roof of a motor vehicle, as this could damage the fabric
cover.
Check the tire pressure before each use. The actual
tyre pressure should never be higher or lower than the
maximum and minimum inflation pressures marked on
the tyre sidewall. The inner tubes have Schrader valves,
also known as car valves. You will need a pump with the
appropriate nozzle. Never use compressed air, e.g. from a
gas/petrol station, to fill your tires. The quick flow and high
pressure can overinflate the tires, causing the tube and/or
tire to burst.
To prevent mildew and mold growth, the Croozer Kid must
be completely dry and clean before being put into storage.
Never use or store the Croozer Kid at temperatures below
– 4°F (–20°C). Extremely low temperatures can cause the
plastic windows to become brittle.
After removing the Stroller wheel, be sure to lock the
security pin back into the holes in the wheel socket. Never
leave the security pin hanging freely from its strap. It could
get caught on passing objects and be pulled off, damaging
the vehicle.
After removing the wheel arms, lock the security pins back
into the holes in the brackets. Never leave the security pins
hanging freely from their straps. They could get caught on
passing objects and be pulled off, damaging the vehicle.
Never use your foot for operating the parking brake lever.
Doing so could damage the braking mechanism.
After releasing the brake, always check that the brake
shoes are no longer pressing against the tires. Never pull
the Trailer or push the Jogger or Stroller with the parking
brake engaged, as doing so could damage the brake
shoes or tires.
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Table of Contents
Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
What’s what? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-in-1 System . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Quick-releases and Security Pins . . . .
What is the Croozer Kid?. . . . . . . . .
How should the Croozer Kid be used? . .
How shouldn’t the Croozer Kid be used?
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Initial Assembly and Unfolding
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Checking package contents . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unfolding the Croozer Kid . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the bumper, reflectors, and brake shoes .
Attaching and removing the wheels . . . . . . . .
Attaching and removing the handlebar with
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Converting the Croozer Kid to
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Cleaning and Storing the Croozer Kid . 46
How do I clean and maintain my Croozer Kid? . . . 46
How do I store my Croozer Kid? . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Preparing the Croozer Kid for disposal. . . . . . . . 47
Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Limited Manufacturer Warranty . . . . . 50
What is Covered . . . . . .
How Long Coverage Lasts .
Who is covered. . . . . . .
What is not covered . . . .
What we will do. . . . . . .
How to get service . . . . .
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Installing and removing the hitch arm . . . . . . . . 19
Installing the axle hitch to the towing bicycle. . . . . 20
Installing the safety flag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Converting the Croozer Kid to
a Stroller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Installing the Stroller wheel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Converting the Croozer Kid to
a Jogger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Attaching the wheel arms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Installing the Jogger wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Using the safety wrist strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Using your Croozer Kid . . . . . . . . . 28
Engaging and disengaging the parking brake . . .
Opening and closing the cover . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading and unloading children . . . . . . . . . .
Fastening and unfastening the safety
harness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the safety harness . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the head pads . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transporting cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hitching the Croozer Kid to the Towing Bicycle . .
Special considerations when riding with the Trailer
Special considerations when using the Stroller . .
Special considerations when using the
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Croozer Kid Inspections and
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Inspection intervals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Service intervals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Inspecting the hitch arm, hitch connector, Jogger Kit components, and Stroller wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Inspect the fabric body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Inspecting and servicing the wheels . . . . . . . . . 44
Checking tire pressure and treads . . . . . . . . . . 44
Cleaning and lubricating the wheel axles . . . . . . 45
Inspecting the Croozer Kid after an accident. . . . . 45
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Description
Description
What’s what?
Safety flag
Handlebar
Low position
5-point safety harness
Two-in-one cover
Front bumper
Hitch arm attachment bracket and
attachment bracket for Jogger wheel arm
Front reflector
Quick-release wheel
Attachment bracket for
Jogger wheel arm
Attachment socket
for Stroller wheel
Handlebar
High position
Attachment site for handlebar
Safety wrist
strap
Mounting loops for battery-powered taillight
(taillight not included)
Cargo compartment cover
Cargo compartment
Reflectors
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Lever for parking brake
Push button for
quick-release wheels
Brake shoe
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Description
3-in-1 System
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Jogger Kit
Wheel arms
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Jogger wheel
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Safety wrist strap
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Croozer Kid Jogger
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Hitch arm
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Safety flag
Croozer Kid Chassis
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Croozer Kid Trailer
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Stroller Kit
Stroller wheel
Croozer Kid Stroller
Quick-releases and Security Pins
Quick-release for:
High clamping force
Closed
Quick-release for:
Jogger wheel
Open
Handlebar
Hitch arm
Hitch connector
Stroller wheel
Jogger wheel arms
Closed
Low clamping force
Open
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Description
What is the Croozer Kid?
The Croozer Kid is a vehicle for transporting children.
It consists of a Chassis that can be quickly and easily
converted to a Trailer, a swivel-wheel Stroller, or a fixedwheel Jogger. No longer will you need a fleet of vehicles
because, with the Croozer Kid, you can take your child on
a bike ride, a walk in the park or a trek through the countryside. It can even be used as a fixed-wheel sport Jogger for
walking or jogging.
When in use as a Trailer in poor visibility conditions or at
night, dusk, or dawn, the Croozer Kid must be equipped
with a lighting system that complies with the applicable
laws and regulations in the country of use. Any spare parts
used for the Croozer Kid must be approved by Zwei plus
zwei GmbH and properly installed, ideally by a professional bicycle mechanic. Use only accessories that are suited
for the Croozer Kid and/or have been approved by Zwei
plus zwei GmbH.
How should the Croozer Kid be used?
How shouldn’t the Croozer Kid be used?
The Croozer Kid is intended for private use for carrying
children in daylight hours on roads and other smooth, wellsurfaced paths as a bicycle Trailer, a swivel-wheel Stroller,
or a fixed-wheel Jogger. The instructions and safety
guidelines provided in this manual must be followed at all
times. Only children who are able to sit upright unassisted
and are within the specified age range should ride in the
Croozer Kid. If a child is unable to sit upright unassisted,
the Croozer Infant Sling must be used. Be sure to secure
all cargo and take-along items in the designated pockets
and compartments and observe the weight limits specified
in the table below. It is vitally important that all cargo be
secured to prevent it from shifting while the Croozer Kid
is in use. It is the user’s responsibility to ensure that the
transported cargo does not compromise the safety of the
passengers.
The Croozer Kid may not be used in any manner other
than as specified above. Never transport animals together
with children in the Croozer Kid. Never use the Croozer
Kid as a cargo Trailer. Never use the Jogger or Stroller for
skating. Never use the Stroller for jogging. Commercial
use, overloading, excessive speeds, improper repairs, and
use on unsurfaced roads or paths are not permitted. Never
install a car seat or other seating device not approved by
Zwei plus zwei GmbH. Never use the handlebar for carrying loads, such as children’s vehicles or bags (other than
the Handlebar Console available as an accessory).
Never pull the Croozer Kid with a motorized vehicle, such
as a moped or scooter. This also applies to motorized
bicycles with a maximum speed of more than 15 mph (25
km/h). Do not mount the axle hitch to a bicycle with a rearMaximum Weight of Loaded Trailer (Trailer + Passengers + Cargo) wheel hub motor, unless this modification (the replacement
of the original axle nut) is approved by the manufacturer of
Croozer Kid for 1
100 lbs (45 kg), max. 1 child
the bicycle and/or motor. Zwei plus zwei GmbH will not be
Croozer Kid for 2
132 lbs (60 kg), max. 2 children
liable for any damages resulting from non-compliance with
Maximum Weight of Passengers
these requirements.
Croozer Kid for 1
33 lbs (15 kg), max. 1 child
Croozer Kid for 2
2 x 33 lbs (2 x 15 kg), max.
2 children
Maximum Load (Passengers + Cargo)
Croozer Kid for 1
77 lbs (35 kg)
Croozer Kid for 2
100 lbs (45 kg)
Of which in rear cargo compartment max. 11 lbs (5 kg)
Of which in Handlebar Console
max. 4.4 lbs (2 kg)
(accessory)
Load Capacity for Cargo Areas*
Rear cargo compartment
max. 11 lbs (5 kg)
Handlebar Console (accessory)
max. 4.4 lbs (2 kg)
Minimum Age of Passengers
Trailer**, Stroller and Jogger
Stroller and Jogger
6 months (and if child can sit
upright unassisted)
1 month
Orientation and wording
Unless otherwise indicated, the terms right and left in this
manual refer to the passenger’s right or left when seated in
the Croozer Kid, facing forward (i.e. relative to the direction
of travel).
For simplicity, this manual generally refers to the child or
passenger in singular form. It is understood, however, that
the Croozer Kid for 2 will be carrying up to two children
and the Croozer Kid for 1, one child.
For the sake of clarity, the Croozer Kid for 2 is shown
in most of the photos and graphics used in this manual.
However, all descriptions and instructions also apply to the
Croozer Kid for 1 and, in this case, refer to a single seat.
with Infant Sling (accessory)
Maximum Age of Passengers
Without Infant Sling
6 years
With Infant Sling (accessory)
10 months
Maximum Height of Passengers 46 inch (117 cm)
Hitch-arm Load (Nose Weight)
6.6 to 17.6 lbs (3 - 8 kg)
* Weight limits only apply if the hitch-arm load is within the specified range of 6.6 to 17.6 lbs (3-8 kg). See page 33.
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** Not for use with children under 6 months old or children who cannot sit upright unassisted! Transporting
children under 6 months of age in a bicycle trailer could
result in serious injury.
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Initial Assembly and Unfolding the Croozer Kid
Initial Assembly and Unfolding the
Croozer Kid
If you have purchased the Croozer Kid from a shop, the retailer should install the front bumper, reflectors, and brake
shoes and sell the vehicle “ready to use.” If you ordered
your Croozer Kid from an online or mail-order catalogue,
we recommend having the initial assembly performed by
a professional bicycle mechanic. Dealers are required to
provide the customer with all important information on the
use of the Croozer Kid. If the initial assembly has been
performed, you can skip the first few steps of this section.
If your Croozer Kid was not assembled prior to sale, then
have the initial assembly performed by a professional bicycle mechanic or follow the assembly instructions below. If,
for any reason, you do not feel completely confident about
your ability to properly install these components, then have
this work performed by a professional bicycle mechanic.
Various tools are required for the assembly. An Allen key is
included with the Croozer Kid parts and hardware.
The Croozer Kid must be properly assembled to professional standards. Improper assembly can result in accidents with serious injury or death.
5/32”
7/16”
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required tools
Checking package contents
The Croozer Kid is packaged in a box for shipment. In
order to minimize package size, the Croozer Kid is shipped
in its folded state. All of the removable parts are removed
for shipment. The front bumper, brake shoes, and front
reflectors are also shipped unattached.
1.
Remove all packaging materials from the Croozer Kid
and individual parts. Recycle all packaging material if
possible. Keep the box for storage or transport.
Do not use plastic bags or packaging in cribs, beds,
carriages, or playpens. Plastic bags and packaging materials can be dangerous. To avoid danger of suffocation,
keep plastic bags and packaging away from babies and
children. Babies and children could pull plastic bags or
packaging over their heads and suffocate.
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3.
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Using a knife or a pair of scissors, cut the two cable
ties with which the frame of the Croozer Kid is secured.
Remove all individual parts from inside the Croozer
Kid.
These parts include the front bumper and a package
containing the front reflectors, mounting hardware and two
axle hitches. A second package contains the brake shoes
and the respective mounting hardware. Unfold the Croozer
Kid before installing these parts.
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Choking hazard! The shipping box contains small parts
that could present a choking hazard to young children.
To avoid serious injuries or death, keep small parts away
from young children.
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Initial Assembly and Unfolding the Croozer Kid
Unfolding the Croozer Kid
1
Unbuckle the transport safety strap (1) at the rear of
the Croozer Kid.
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Tuck the strap (2) into the special strap-storage pocket
under the cover.
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Brace the lower part of the Croozer Kid frame with one
hand while using your other hand to lift the top part of
the frame.
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Holding the upper frame tube in the raised position,
pull the seat frame slowly and carefully back and
towards you until the locking pins (4) of both locking mechanisms (3) engage with audible clicks in the
holes (5) of the frame tubes.
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RISK OF PINCHING OR CRUSHING! There are pinch
points between the seat frame and Croozer Kid frame, as
well as between the locking mechanism and frame tube,
that may cause painful injuries. Use caution to avoid
these points when folding or unfolding the Trailer.
In order to avoid damaging the frame tubes and locking
mechanisms, please use caution and slow movements
when pulling back the seat frame.
Tip:
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6.
A new Croozer Kid will be slightly more difficult to
unfold because the canvas is still stiff.
Then check that the locking pins (4) of both locking
mechanisms (3) are fully engaged by pulling gently
inwards on the locking mechanisms (3), attempting to
move them away from the frame tubes without actuating the red slide buttons (6).
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To fold the Croozer, follow the above steps in the
reverse order. Begin by pushing the red slide button
(6) on both locking mechanisms (3) towards the rear
of the trailer and pulling the two locking mechanisms
inwards, away from the frame tubes.
If the locking mechanisms are not properly engaged,
the frame of the Croozer Kid could collapse while riding,
potentially resulting in serious injuries for the passenger.
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Installing the bumper, reflectors, and brake
shoes
The Croozer Kid must be properly assembled to professional standards. Improper assembly can result in accidents with serious injury or death.
Because packaging size is limited, the bumper, brake
shoes, and front reflectors of the Croozer Kid are shipped
unattached. These parts are included in the scope of delivery and must be properly installed.
Box contents
The box with your Croozer Kid should contain the following
items:
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bumper (1)
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package containing two short ¼” Allen bolts with washers and locknuts (2), two long ¼” Allen bolts with rubber
washers (3), two front reflectors (5) with bolts (4) and
two axle hitches (7), which will be mounted to the towing bicycles.
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two brake shoes (6) (one left and one right) and two
short ¼” Allen bolts with locknuts (8).
For the installation of the reflectors, bumper, and brake
shoes, the following tools are required: a 7/16” (11mm)
open-end wrench, a Phillips screwdriver and a 5/32”
(4mm) Allen key.
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Mounting the front reflectors
When riding at night, dusk, or dawn – or when visibility
is in any way reduced – both the Croozer Kid and the
towing bicycle must be equipped with active lighting
systems (i.e. equipment that makes its own light.) The
front reflectors of the Croozer Kid do not qualify as active
lighting equipment. If you ride at night or in conditions
of poor visibility without an appropriate lighting system,
other road users may not be able to see you, which could
result in accidents with serious injury or death.
1.
Hold the reflector (5) against the mounting plate on the
front bumper, positioning it so that the pin (9) on the
back of the reflector fits through the lower hole of the
mounting plate.
2.
Insert the bolt (4) through the upper hole of the mounting plate, and fasten the reflector (5) by tightening the
bolt with a Phillips screwdriver (8).
3.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 to fasten the second front reflector to the other mounting plate on the bumper.
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Mounting the bumper
1. Insert the two long Allen bolts (3) from inside through
the holes in the front frame tube of the Croozer Kid.
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2. Slide the rubber washers over the ends of the Allen
bolts protruding through the front of the frame tube.
3. Place the bumper (1) onto the mounting plates on the
sides of the frame, lining up the holes.
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4. Screw the two long Allen bolts (3) into the threaded
holes of the bumper (1), tightening lightly at first.
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5. Insert one of the short Allen bolts (2) through the
aligned holes of the bumper (1) and the mounting plate.
6. Place a washer and locknut from below onto the end
of the bolt, and tighten the nut lightly at first.
7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to attach the other side of the
bumper.
8. Adjust the position of the bumper as necessary to
ensure that it is even and level; then tighten all bolts,
using a 5/32” Allen key and a 7/16” open-end wrench.
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Installing the brake shoes
It is vitally important that the brake shoes are correctly
installed. Improperly installed brake shoes can cause the
parking brake to malfunction. The parked Croozer Kid could
roll away, resulting in accidents with serious injury or death.
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1. Lay the Trailer on its left side.
Tip: The left brake shoe is marked with an “L”, and the
right brake shoe, with an “R”.
2. Remove the brake shoes and Allen bolts with locknuts (8) from the package, and place a locknut in the
recess (4) in the right brake shoe.
3. Hold the right brake shoe (2) against the mounting
plate (3) of the parking-brake mechanism.
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4. Insert the Allen bolt (8) into the lock nut, and tighten it
using a 5/32” (4mm) Allen key.
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5. Lay the Trailer on its right side, and repeat steps 2-4 to
install the left brake shoe.
After the brake shoes and wheels have been installed, be
sure to check that the parking brake functions properly. Always set the parking brake when releasing the handlebar of
a parked/stopped Jogger, Stroller, or Trailer, and check that
the wheels are securely locked by giving the Croozer Kid
a gentle push and pull. If the parking brake is not correctly
engaged, the vehicle could roll into harm’s way, resulting in
accidents with serious injury or death.
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Be careful when tipping the Trailer without wheels, as the
entire weight of the chassis is resting on the brake shoes,
making them especially susceptible to damage.
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Now that the front bumper, reflectors, and brake shoes are
installed, and the Croozer Kid is unfolded with the locking
mechanisms safely engaged, the wheels and handlebar
with safety wrist strap can be mounted to complete the
Chassis. Then, with the enclosed conversion kits, the
Croozer Kid can be easily converted to a bicycle Trailer, a
swivel-wheel Stroller, or a fixed-wheel Jogger.
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Attaching and removing the wheels
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The wheels of the Croozer Kid are equipped with pushbutton axles. By pressing the dust cap (1) on the wheel
hub, the retaining balls (2) will retract within the axle to
permit the attachment or removal of the wheel. The wheels
cannot be attached or removed unless the dust cap is
pressed in.
1.
Check that the brake lever (3) is in the disengaged
position. If not, pull back the lever to disengage the
mechanism.
2.
Use one hand to lift up the back of the Croozer Kid.
3.
Press the dust cap (1) of the wheel hub with the marking “PUSH”.
4.
Insert the wheel axle (4) into the axle receiver (5) of
the Croozer Kid, and release the dust cap.
5.
Check whether the wheel is locked securely in the axle
receiver by pulling firmly on the wheel. It should not be
possible to remove the wheel without pressing on the
dust cap.
6.
Repeat steps 2-5 to attach the second wheel.
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Wheels that have not been securely attached can fall
off when riding, resulting in accidents with serious injury
or death. After you have attached the wheels, it is vitally
important that you check whether the axles are securely
locked into the axle receivers by firmly pulling on the
wheels. It should not be possible to remove the wheels
without pressing on the dust cap.
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Check the function of the parking brake by pushing the
lever (3) forward. Both brake shoes should press firmly
against the tires. When the parking brake is engaged,
it should not be possible to move the wheels.
To remove the wheels, follow these instructions in the
reverse order.
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Attaching and removing the handlebar with
safety wrist strap
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The handlebar has two functions. Firstly, it is used for
pushing the Croozer Kid as a swivel-wheel Stroller or
fixed-wheel Jogger. For this purpose, the handlebar can
be mounted in either a high or a low position, depending
on the height and preferences of the user. Secondly, the
handlebar functions as a roll bar, protecting the passengers should the Croozer Kid tip over in the rare event of an
accident.
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1. If you are installing the handlebar for the first time,
begin by removing the transport inserts (1) from the
upper frame tubes.
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2. Decide whether you would prefer to use the handlebar
in the high (2) or low (3) position.
3. Slide the smaller loop of the safety wrist strap (4) over
the handlebar, and insert both ends of the handlebar
simultaneously into the upper frame tubes. Take care
to align the tubes properly to keep them from jamming
or getting stuck.
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Tip: The ends of the new handlebar may stick somewhat
when inserting them into the frame tube for the first
time. If so, a light coating of silicon spay can help.
4. Push the rear flap of the cover slightly forward to
locate the hole in the upper frame tube.
5. Insert the security pin (5) through the hole.
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6. Snap the wire loop (6) of the security pin over the pin
end protruding from the other side of the frame tube
to lock it in place. See Fig. 24 and 25 and diagram on
right.
7. Repeat steps 4-6 for the other side of the handlebar.
Then pull gently on the security pins to ensure that the
wire loops are locked securely onto the ends of the
pins.
The handlebar must be secured with both security pins
at all times. Otherwise, the handlebar could fall off when
you are pushing it, and the Jogger or Stroller could roll
away unintentionally, resulting in accidents with serious
injury or death.
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When the Croozer Kid is being used as a Trailer, the
handlebar must remain securely attached at all times. If
the Trailer should ever tip over, the handlebar acts as a
roll bar, helping to prevent injuries.
Tip: When not in use, the safety wrist strap can hang
inside the rear compartment area.
8. To remove the handlebar, e.g. for storage or transport,
follow these instructions in the reverse order.
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Converting the Croozer Kid to a
Trailer
Not for use with children under 6 months old! Transporting children under 6 months of age in a bicycle trailer
could result in serious injury.
If the Stroller wheel or Jogger wheel and wheel arms are
mounted to the Croozer Kid, remove the respective components and lock the security pins into the appropriate holes.
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Make sure children are clear of any moving parts if you
adjust the Croozer. Otherwise they may be injured.
Never leave the security pins hanging freely from their
straps. They could get caught on passing objects and be
pulled off, damaging the vehicle.
Installing and removing the hitch arm
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The hitch arm is installed on the left side of the Croozer
Kid (relative to the direction of travel).
Tip:
The first time you install the hitch arm, we recommend tipping the Croozer Kid onto its back end
in order to have a better view of the parts when
familiarizing yourself with the procedure. Make sure
that your working surface is clean and flat to avoid
soiling and/or damaging the fabric body. Later, once
you are familiar with the installation and removal
procedures, you can install the hitch arm with the
front of the Croozer Kid slightly raised.
1.
Lift the front of the Croozer Kid, or tip the frame onto its
back end.
2.
Open the wire loop of the security pin (1) in the hitcharm attachment bracket, and pull the security pin out
of the hole.
3.
Hold the hitch arm (2) with the hole (4) facing upwards
and the hitch arm at an approx. 45° angle to the attachment bracket (3).
4.
Guide the retaining bolts (5) at the end of the hitch arm
gently into the slots of the hitch-arm attachment bracket.
5.
Then fold the hitch arm upwards into the hitch-arm attachment bracket until the bolts (5) of the hitch arm are
fully engaged in the slots of the attachment bracket.
Do not let the strap of the security pin get caught between the hitch arm and attachment bracket as this could
damage the strap.
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Insert the security pin (1) through both holes of the
hitch-arm attachment bracket.
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7. Lock the security pin in place by snapping the wire
loop over the pin end (see Fig. 30). Then pull gently on
the security pin to ensure that the wire loop is locked
securely onto the end of the pin.
Always check that the wire loop of the security pin is
snapped securely onto the pin end. If the security pin is
not securely locked, the hitch arm could fall off while in
use, resulting in accidents with serious injury or death.
8. To remove the hitch arm, follow these steps in the
reverse order.
After removing the hitch arm, always lock the security
pin back into the holes in the bracket. Never leave the
security pins hanging freely from their straps. They could
get caught on passing objects and be pulled off, damaging the vehicle.
Installing the axle hitch to the towing bicycle
The hitch assembly is mounted to the left side of the bicycle (relative to the direction of travel) and consists of two
parts: a hitch connector on the hitch arm of the Croozer
Kid and a axle hitch, which is mounted to the rear axle of
the towing bicycle.
However, before using a bicycle for pulling the Croozer
Kid, you must first check whether it is suitable for use as
a towing bicycle. This information can be obtained from
the bicycle manufacturer, a bicycle shop, or the owner’s
manual of the bicycle.
It is vitally important to confirm that the towing bicycle is
suitable for pulling trailers. Pulling a trailer with a bicycle that has not been approved by its manufacturer for
use as a towing bicycle can result in frame breakage or
other material damage. This could cause accidents with
serious injury or death. Before attaching the trailer, it is
strongly recommended that the bicycle(s) to which the
trailer will be attached undergo a safety check by a qualified bicycle mechanic in order to assess the suitability
and technical condition.
If you are not completely confident about your ability to
install the axle hitch correctly, please consult with, or
have the installation performed by, a professional bicycle
mechanic.
It is vitally important that the hitch be properly installed.
An improperly installed hitch could come loose while riding and cause accidents with serious injury or death.
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Installing the axle hitch to a bicycle with a quickrelease axle
The quick-release lever (1) must be positioned on the right
side of the bicycle (relative to the direction of travel). If the
lever is on the left side, the quick-release assembly must
be removed and reinserted from the right side. Be sure to
follow the applicable instructions in the owner’s manual of
the bicycle and/or consult a professional bicycle mechanic.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Disengage the quick-release lever (1) on the rear
wheel of the towing bicycle or loosen the hex bolt
(5 mm), depending on the version. Often, the open
position is indicated on the lever by the word “OPEN”.
In this case, when the word “OPEN” can be seen, the
lever is in the open position.
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Remove the tension-adjusting nut (2) of the quickrelease assembly by turning the nut counterclockwise.
Use caution: the spring located just beneath the nut is
under tension and could fly off when removing the nut.
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2
Fit the axle hitch (3) over the end of the quick-release
skewer by sliding the skewer (with the spring) through
the hole in the hitch.
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Without removing the spring on the end of the quickrelease skewer, thread the tension-adjusting nut (2)
back onto the skewer. Tighten the tension-adjusting
nut until you feel a slight resistance.
3
The tension-adjusting nut must engage the threads for at
least five full turns in order to ensure adequate clamping
force for holding the rear wheel securely. Failure to tighten
the tension-adjusting nut adequately may result in accidents
with serious injury or death. If the quick-release skewer is
too short, it must be replaced. Consult a professional bicycle
mechanic for the appropriate parts and assistance.
5.
6.
Check that the rear wheel is properly aligned, adjusting
the position if necessary; then close the quick-release
lever (1) or tighten the hex bolt, depending on the version. Often, the closed position is indicated on the lever
by the word “CLOSE”. In this case, when the lever side
marked “CLOSE” can be seen, the lever is in the closed
position. If the tension-adjusting nut has been tightened
the proper amount, you will be able to feel the resistance increase when the lever is about halfway closed,
i.e. parallel to the axle. The adjustment is correct if you
can fully close the lever but with considerable force. In
the closed position, the lever should be parallel to the
frame, i.e. it should not stick out to the side.
Check whether the quick-release is securely engaged
by trying to rotate the endcap of the mechanism
(where the lever is attached) without opening the lever.
If the endcap is loose enough to rotate, then the
clamping force is inadequate. In this case, open the
lever, and tighten the tension-adjusting nut half a turn
clockwise. Repeat steps 5 and 6.
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If it is impossible to push the quick-release lever into
the closed position, then open the lever, and unscrew
the tension-adjusting nut half a turn counterclockwise.
Repeat steps 5 and 6. Keep in mind that the tensionadjusting nut must engage the threads of the quickrelease skewer for at least five full turns.
It is vitally important that the rear wheel with the axle
hitch QR be installed correctly. Riding with an incorrectly
installed rear wheel could result in accidents with serious
injury or death. Follow the instructions and warnings
given in the owner’s manual of the towing bicycle. When
in doubt, consult a professional bicycle mechanic.
Installing the hitch to a bicycle with a solid axle
1
1. Remove the nut (1) on the left side of the solid axle by
turning it counterclockwise.
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It is vitally important that you leave the existing washer on
the axle. This washer prevents the axle from rotating in
the dropouts. Riding without the axle washer can result in
accidents with serious injury or death.
2
2. Without removing the retaining washer (2), place the
axle hitch (3) onto the axle by feeding the end of the
axle through the hole in the hitch.
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3. Screw the nut (1) back onto the axle, tightening lightly
at first.
To ensure adequate clamping force, the axle nut must
be tightened onto the threads of the axle by at least 5 full
turns. If it is not possible to tighten the nut at least 5 full
turns, then the axle is too short, which could allow the
rear wheel or hitch to come loose, resulting in accidents
with serious injury or death.
When in doubt, consult a
professional bicycle mechanic!
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4. Check that the rear wheel is properly centered, adjusting the position if necessary; then tighten the nut (1)
using the tightening torque specified in the owner’s
manual of the bicycle.
5. Finally, hold the rear wheel with both hands and try to
rock it back and forth to check that the wheel is held
securely in the dropouts.
The rear wheel must be properly attached after the
axle hitch has been installed. Riding with an improperly
installed rear wheel can result in accidents with serious
injury or death. Follow the instructions and warnings
given in the owner’s manual of the towing bicycle. When
in doubt, consult a professional bicycle mechanic.
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Installing the safety flag
The safety flag makes it easier for other road users to see
the Croozer Kid, increasing your child’s safety, as well as
your own.
The safety flag slides into a canvas sleeve that is attached
to the right rear frame tube with two Velcro straps.
1.
Assemble the flag pole (1) by connecting the two sections of the pole.
2.
Slide the flag pole through the opening where the
handlebar (2) passes through the fabric cover.
3.
Guide the pole of the safety flag into the canvas
sleeve (3) attached to the rear frame tube.
When pulling the Croozer Kid as a Trailer, the safety flag
must be properly mounted and attached to the Trailer
at all times. If you use the Trailer without the safety flag,
other road users may not be able to see you, which could
result in accidents with serious injury or death.
Tip:
When you are using the Croozer Kid in countries
with right-hand traffic, the safety flag must be
mounted to the left side of the Croozer. To move
the flag, the canvas sleeve can be easily removed
and reattached to the right rear frame tube using the
Velcro straps.
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Converting the Croozer Kid to a
Stroller
If the hitch arm or Jogger Kit (wheel and wheel arms) has been
mounted to the Croozer Kid, remove the respective components and lock the security pins into the appropriate holes.
Make sure children are clear of any moving parts if you
adjust the Croozer. Otherwise they may be injured.
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Never leave the security pins hanging freely from their
straps. They could get caught on passing objects and be
pulled off, damaging the vehicle.
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Installing the Stroller wheel
Tip: The first time you install the Stroller wheel, we
recommend tipping the Croozer Kid onto its back
end in order to have a better view of the parts when
familiarizing yourself with the procedure. Make sure
that your working surface is clean and flat to avoid
soiling and/or damaging the fabric body. Later, once
you are familiar with the installation and removal
procedures, you can install the Stroller wheel with
the front of the Croozer Kid slightly raised.
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1. Lift the front of the Croozer Kid, or tip the frame onto its
back end.
2. Open the wire loop of the security pin (1) in the middle
of the front bumper, and remove the security pin.
3. Insert the Stroller wheel (2) into the wheel socket (3) in
the middle of the front bumper.
4. Push the security pin (1) through the hole in the
Stroller-wheel socket (3).
5. Snap the wire loop of the security pin (1) over the pin
end protruding from the other side of the frame tube
to lock it in place (see Fig. 41 and diagram at bottom
right). Then pull gently on the security pin to ensure
that the wire loop is locked securely onto the end of
the pin.
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Always check that the wire loop of the security pin is
snapped securely onto the pin end. If the security pin is
not securely locked, the Stroller wheel could fall off while
in use, resulting in accidents with injuries.
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6. To remove the Stroller wheel, follow these steps in the
reverse order.
Open
Closed
After removing the Stroller wheel, be sure to lock the
security pin back into the holes in the wheel socket.
Never leave the security pin hanging freely from its strap.
It could get caught on passing objects and be pulled off,
damaging the vehicle.
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Converting the Croozer Kid to a
Jogger
If the hitch arm or Stroller wheel has been mounted to the
Croozer Kid, remove the respective components and lock
the security pins into the appropriate holes.
Make sure children are clear of any moving parts if you
adjust the Croozer. Otherwise they may be injured.
Never leave the security pins hanging freely from their
straps. They could get caught on passing objects and be
pulled off, damaging the vehicle.
Attaching the wheel arms
The Jogger Kit, which converts the Croozer Kid to a Jogger, consists of two wheel arms, one wheel, and a safety
wrist strap. The wheel arms are attached in the same way
as the hitch arm. One wheel arm is mounted to the hitcharm attachment bracket on the left side of the frame, and
the other, to the wheel-arm attachment bracket on the right
side of the frame (relative to the direction of travel).
Tip:
The first time you install the Jogger Kit, we recommend tipping the Croozer Kid onto its back end
in order to have a better view of the parts when
familiarizing yourself with the procedure. Make sure
that your working surface is clean and flat to avoid
soiling and/or damaging the fabric body. Later, once
you are familiar with the installation and removal
procedures, you can install the wheel arms and Jogger wheel with the front of the Croozer Kid slightly
raised.
1.
Lift the front of the Croozer Kid, or tip the frame onto
its back end.
2.
Open the wire loop of the security pin (1) in the hitcharm attachment bracket, and remove the security pin.
Follow the same steps for removing the security pin in
the wheel-arm attachment bracket on the other side of
the frame.
Tip:
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Position each arm so that it curves inward and the
hole (4) in the left arm is facing upwards.
3.
Hold the left wheel arm (2) (with hole) at an approx.
45° angle to the hitch-arm attachment bracket.
4.
Guide the retaining bolts (3) of the left wheel arm gently into the slots of the hitch-arm attachment bracket.
5.
1
Then fold the wheel arm upwards into the hitch-arm
attachment bracket until the bolts of the wheel arm are
fully engaged in the slots of the attachment bracket.
4
2
3
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Do not let the strap of the security pin get caught between the wheel arm and attachment bracket as this
could damage the strap.
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6.
Insert the security pin (1) through both holes of the
hitch-arm attachment bracket.
7.
Lock the security pin in place by snapping the wire
loop over the end of the pin (see Fig. 44). Then pull
gently on the security pin to ensure that the wire loop
is locked securely onto the end of the pin.
8.
Repeat steps 3 to 7 for the right wheel arm.
Always check that the wire loops of the security pins are
snapped securely onto the pin ends. If the security pins
are not securely locked, the wheel arms could fall off
while in use, resulting in accidents with serious injury or
death.
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Closed
Open
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Installing the Jogger wheel
1.
Open the quick-release of the Jogger wheel by lifting
the quick-release lever (6) until the lever side marked
“OPEN” is facing outwards, away from the wheel.
2.
Slide the Jogger wheel (2) as far as possible into the
slots in the dropouts of the wheel arms. The flattened
surfaces (3) on the axle must be lined up with the slots
in the dropouts.
Tip:
If you have difficulties sliding the Jogger wheel into
the slots in the dropouts, then loosen the tensionadjusting nut of the quick-release by turning it a few
turns counterclockwise and try again.
3.
With the quick-release lever in the open position,
tighten the tension-adjusting nut (4) by turning it clockwise until you feel a slight resistance.
4.
Close the quick-release by moving the lever (1)
towards the wheel arm until the lever side marked
“CLOSE” is facing outwards. If the tension-adjusting
nut has been tightened the proper amount, you will
be able to feel the resistance increase when the lever
is about halfway closed, i.e. parallel to the axle. The
adjustment is correct if you can fully close the lever
but with considerable force. In the closed position, the
lever should be parallel to the dropout (5) of the wheel
arm, i.e. it should not stick out to the side.
5.
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46
2
3
6
2
Check whether the quick-release is securely engaged
by trying to rotate the endcap of the mechanism
(where the lever is attached) without opening the lever.
If the endcap is loose enough to rotate, then the
clamping force is inadequate. In this case, open the
lever, and tighten the tension-adjusting nut (4) half a
turn clockwise. Repeat steps 4 and 5.
If it is impossible to push the quick-release lever (6)
into the closed position, then open the lever, and
unscrew the tension-adjusting nut half a turn counterclockwise. Repeat steps 4 and 5.
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6.
Hold the Jogger wheel with both hands, and try to
rock it back and forth to check that the quick-release
mechanism is securely fastened. If there is any play in
the wheel, repeat steps 4 and 5.
It is vitally important that the Jogger wheel and wheel
arms be installed properly. Operating the Croozer Kid
with improperly installed Jogger Kit components could
result in accidents with serious injury or death. When in
doubt, consult a professional bicycle mechanic.
The Croozer Kid with the Jogger Kit installed is considered a Jogger and is not approved for skating. Skating
with the Jogger could result in accidents with serious
injury or death.
7.
Tip:
If you notice that the Jogger is pulling to the right or
left during use, check whether the Jogger wheel is
straight and the axle is properly seated in the dropouts. If not, realign the wheel.
To remove the Jogger wheel and wheel arms, follow
these steps in the reverse order.
After removing the wheel arms, lock the security pins
back into the holes in the brackets. Never leave the security pins hanging freely from their straps. They could get
caught on passing objects and be pulled off, damaging
the vehicle.
Using the safety wrist strap
To prevent the Croozer Kid from accidently slipping out of
your hands and rolling away, for example when pushing
the Stroller or Jogger downhill, it is vitally important that
you keep the safety strap (1) around your wrist at all times.
Use the rubber ring to adjust the loop size to fit snugly
around your wrist.
The safety wrist strap is usually mounted with the handlebar. Before using the Stroller or Jogger version of the
Croozer Kid, check that the safety wrist strap has been
mounted. If the handlebar has been installed without the
safety strap, remove the handlebar and reinstall it with the
safety wrist strap attached, following the instructions given
in the section “Attaching and removing the handlebar with
safety wrist strap” on page 18.
When using the Jogger, it is vitally important that you
keep the safety wrist strap fastened securely around your
wrist at all times. Otherwise, the handlebar could slip out
of your grip and roll away, resulting in accidents with serious injury or death.
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Engaging and disengaging the parking brake
The parking brake locks the wheels of a parked or stopped
Croozer Kid to prevent it from rolling away. Never use the
parking brake to slow down the Jogger or Stroller. Always
engage the parking brake in the following situations:
• w
hen releasing the handlebar of a parked/stopped Jogger or Stroller
• w
hen loading/unloading children or helping a child into
or out of the Jogger, Stroller, or Trailer
• to keep the Croozer Kid from rolling away from you
when folding the frame
The parking brake is operated by a lever behind the right
wheel of the Croozer Kid. When the parking brake is engaged, both wheels are locked.
1. To engage the parking brake, push the lever (1)
forward until both brake shoes (2) are pressing firmly
against the tires.
2. Give the Croozer Kid a gentle push and pull to check
that the brake is correctly engaged.
3. To release the parking brake, pull the lever (1) back as
far as it will go. When the brake is correctly disengaged, neither of the brake shoes (2) will be in contact
with the tires, and the Croozer Kid wheels will be able
to move freely.
Always set the parking brake when releasing the handlebar of a parked/stopped Jogger or Stroller, and check
that the wheels are securely locked by giving the Croozer
Kid a gentle push and pull. If the parking brake is not
correctly engaged, the vehicle could roll into harm’s way,
resulting in accidents with serious injury or death.
Always set the parking brake when loading/unloading
children or helping a child into or out of the Croozer Kid,
and check that the wheels are securely locked by giving
the Croozer Kid a gentle push and pull. If the parking brake is not securely engaged in this situation, the
vehicle could roll away, resulting in serious injuries to the
passengers.
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Never use your foot for operating the parking brake lever.
Doing so could damage the braking mechanism. After releasing the brake, always check that the brake
shoes are no longer pressing against the tires. Never pull
the Trailer or push the Jogger or Stroller with the parking
brake engaged, as doing so could damage the brake
shoes or tires.
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Opening and closing the cover
The two-in-one cover consists of a transparent plastic window (1), which protects the passenger from wind and light
rain, and a mesh cover (2) beneath it. The plastic window
can be rolled up by itself or together with the mesh cover
and is secured at the top with elastic loops (3).
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3
1
2
When unrolled, the mesh cover or both covers together are
secured by Velcro tabs (4) on the lower frame.
4
When riding with the Trailer, always close the mesh cover
– or both covers – to protect passengers. If the Trailer
is used without at least one cover fully closed, insects,
small stones, and other road debris could fly into the passenger compartment and injure the child.
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For stronger rain, we recommend using the additional Rain Cover, which is available as an accessory.
The plastic windows and fabric cover of the Croozer Kid
offer only minimal protection against UV rays. Exposure
to strong sunlight may cause sunburns. Take the same
precautions as you would outdoors to protect your child’s
skin from the harmful rays of the sun.
Loading and unloading children
When loading or unloading children or, in the case of
older children, when the passengers are getting in or out
of the seat, the parking brake of the Croozer Kid must be
engaged to prevent unintentional rolling. In addition, when
you are using the Croozer Kid as a Trailer, the towing
bicycle must be safely and securely supported to prevent it
from falling.
1.
Open the cover, roll it up, and secure it at the top, using the elastic loops (3).
2.
If you are near traffic, have the child get in from the
side that is away from the traffic if possible. When
using the Croozer Kid as a Trailer, passengers should
climb in from the right side (with respect to direction of
travel), so that they do not have to step over the hitch
arm. Always assist children as they enter and exit the
passenger compartment.
Never allow the child to sit, stand, or lean on the hitch
arm or wheel arms, as doing so could damage these
parts.
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Fastening and unfastening the safety
harness
Never transport babies under 6 months of age or children
who are not able to sit upright unassisted in the Trailer.
The Croozer Kid seat and harness are designed for older
children. In dangerous situations, a baby could slip out
from under the safety harnesses, resulting in serious
injury or death.
1.
Make sure that all straps are unbuckled; then place
the child in the seat.
2.
Place both shoulder straps over the child’s shoulders.
3.
Place the crotch strap between the child’s legs.
4.
Clip the end of the crotch strap (1) into the lower, middle buckle of the padded harness. You should hear
a click and be able to see that the buckle is correctly
fastened.
5.
Clip the ends of the two shoulder straps (2) into the
upper buckles of the padded harness. You should
hear a click and be able to see that the buckles are
securely fastened.
6.
Tip:
For babies between 1 and 10 months of age, use
the Croozer Kid Infant Sling, which is available as an
accessory for Jogger and Stroller.
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Clip the ends of both lap belts (3) into the lower, side
buckles of the padded harness. You should hear a
click and be able to see that the buckles are securely
fastened.
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2
When riding in the Croozer Kid, your child must be
strapped securely into the safety harness at all times. Always use the lap belt and shoulder straps in combination
with the crotch strap. Otherwise, in dangerous situations,
the child could slip out from under the safety harness,
resulting in serious injury or death.
Failure to adjust the straps of the safety harness properly
or to fasten the buckles correctly could result in accident
and serious injury or death.
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When not fitted to a child in the seat, bucked safety harnesses can form loops that may result in the serious injury, strangulation or death of the child. Therefore, never
leave safety harnesses buckled when not fitted to a child.
7.
Tip:
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4
4
When unfastening the harness, it is possible to leave
the crotch strap (1) attached to the padded harness
and only unfasten the two shoulder-strap (2) and lapbelt buckles (3).
The two webbing loops (4) are for the attachment of
an Infant Sling or Baby Supporter.
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Adjusting the safety harness
The Croozer Kid is equipped with 5-point safety harnesses.
1.
Make sure that the harnesses are unbuckled; then
place the child in the seat.
2.
Slide the triglide adjusters (1) up or down to adjust the
height of the shoulder straps.
3.
Adjust the lengths of all straps by tightening or loosening the Ladderloc adjuster buckles (2).
4.
Adjust the tension of all straps so that the child is held
snugly but comfortable in the harness.
The shoulder straps must fit comfortably yet snugly over
the passenger’s shoulders to ensure that the passenger
is held securely in the seat. If the straps are too loose,
the safety harness may not be able to hold the child securely, and in the event of an accident the child could slip
out, resulting in serious injury or death. Straps that are
too tight can cause discomfort to the passenger.
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Adjusting the head pads
The top section of the seatback has Velcro strips for attaching the head pads (3). The position of the head pads
can be adjusted to the height of the child.
1.
Pull off the head pad.
2.
Press the head pad onto the Velcro strips of the seatback at the appropriate height.
Tip:
2
You can remove the head pads for a more comfortable sitting position when your child is wearing a
helmet.
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Transporting cargo
Load capacity and cargo compartments
The Croozer Kid has a large cargo compartment (1)
behind the seat for holding your gear and essentials. The
cargo compartment has an inside pocket (2) with a Velcro
closure; this pocket can be used for stowing the Buggy
wheel when not in use. In the passenger compartment of
the Croozer Kid, beside the seats, are two mesh pockets
(3) for smaller take-along items, such as drinking bottles,
dummies/pacifiers, sunglasses, etc.
1
2
Tip: In addition, we recommend using the optional Handlebar Console for additional cargo capacity with the
Jogger or Stroller.
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However, when transporting cargo, never exceed the
weight limits specified below.
Maximum Weight of Passengers
Croozer Kid for 1
33 lbs (15 kg), max. 1 child
Croozer Kid for 2
2 x 33 lbs (2 x 15 kg), max.
2 children
Maximum Load (Passengers + Cargo)
Croozer Kid for 1
77 lbs (35 kg)
Croozer Kid for 2
100 lbs (45 kg)
Of which in rear cargo compartmax. 11 lbs (5 kg)
ment
Of which in Handlebar Console
max. 4.4 lbs (2 kg)
(accessory)
Load Capacity for Cargo Areas*
Rear cargo compartment
max. 11 lbs (5 kg)
Handlebar Console (accessory)
max. 4.4 lbs (2 kg)
Hitch-arm Load (Nose Weight)
6.6 to 17.6 lbs (3 - 8 kg)
* Weight limits only apply if the hitch-arm load is within the specified range of 6.6 to 17.6 lbs (3-8 kg). See page 33.
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NEVER OVERLOAD THE Croozer Kid. Doing so can
severely affect the Croozer Kid’s handling and cause
accidents with serious injury or death.
Never transport cargo items together with children on
the seat or in the foot area. The cargo could shift during
transport and injure the Croozer Kid passengers.
Cargo in the rear cargo compartment must always be
well secured to ensure that it cannot shift during transport. Loose cargo can change the handling of the Croozer Kid, which could cause accidents with serious injury
or death. Furthermore, loose cargo items can fall against
the seatback when braking and injure the passengers.
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Proper weight distribution and hitch-arm load
For safe handling, the weight on the hitch connector should
be between 6.6 and 17.6 lbs; the hitch-arm load (nose
weight) is associated with an even distribution of weight
in the Trailer. If the center of gravity is too far forward, the
hitch connector will be overloaded. If the center of gravity
is too far behind the wheels, the rear wheel of the towing
bicycle could lose traction, especially when making turns.
If the center of gravity is too far right or left, the Trailer has
a stronger tendency to tip over when making turns. Check
the weight on the hitch connector before using the Croozer
Kid as a Trailer.
Follow these steps, using your bathroom scales, to determine the weight on the hitch connector:
1.
Place your bathroom scales beside the hitch arm of
the loaded and unhitched Trailer.
2.
Step onto the scales and make a note of your weight.
3.
Now lift the hitch connector of the hitch arm about
1 foot off the ground.
4.
The weight shown on the scales should be 6.6 to 17.6
lbs more than your own weight.
6.6 to 17.6 lbs
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Never overload the Trailer and never ride with a hitch-arm
load that is outside the specified range of 6.6 to 17.6 lbs.
Always distribute the load evenly. Failure to do so could
compromise the handling properties and cause accidents
with serious injury or death.
Never use the handlebar for carrying loads, such as
children’s vehicles or bags (other than the Handlebar
Console available as an accessory). Loading the handlebar compromises the stability and handling of the vehicle,
which could result in accidents with serious injury or
death.
A Trailer with an improperly loaded handlebar could skid
or tip backwards, resulting in accidents with serious injury
or death.
Furthermore, the rear wheel of the towing bicycle could
lose traction, especially when making turns, which could
also result in accidents with serious injury or death.
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Hitching the Croozer Kid to the Towing Bicycle
It is vitally important that you check whether the towing
bicycle has been approved by its manufacturer for pulling
a Trailer. Towing a Trailer with an unsuitable bicycle can
result in frame breakage and accidents with serious injury
or death.
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Never hitch the Trailer with passengers inside.
1. Lift the hitch arm of the Croozer Kid, and push the
hitch connector (1) as far as it will go onto the axle
hitch (2) that has been installed on the towing bicycle.
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2. Insert the security pin (3) attached to the end of the
hitch arm through the hitch connector.
3. Snap the wire loop (4) of the security pin over the pin
end protruding from the other side of the hitch connector to lock it in place (see Fig. 65). Then pull gently on
the security pin to ensure that the wire loop is locked
securely onto the end of the pin.
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4. Check whether the hitch connector is securely fastened to the towing bicycle.
Always check that the wire loop of the security pin is
snapped securely onto the pin end. If the security pin is
not securely locked, the hitch arm could fall off the towing
bicycle while riding, resulting in accidents with serious
injury or death.
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5. Wrap the hitch-arm safety strap (5) around the chainstay, and clip it to the D-ring (6) on the hitch arm. Make
sure there is no danger of the hitch-arm safety strap
(5) getting caught in the spokes or disc brakes of the
towing bicycle.
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Closed
Never pull the Croozer Kid as a Trailer without the hitcharm safety strap securely fastened to the towing bicycle.
The safety strap ensures that the Trailer would remain
connected to the towing bicycle if the hitch connector
were to fall off the axle hitch. Failure to use the safety
strap as specified above could cause accidents with serious injury or death.
Never leave the Stroller wheel attached when using the
Croozer Kid as a Trailer. The Stroller wheel could get
caught on obstacles as you pass, resulting in accidents
with serious injury or death.
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Special considerations when riding with the
Trailer
Speed
When pulling the Croozer Kid, never ride faster than the
Trailer’s maximum allowable speed of 15 mph. Always reduce your speed to a walking pace when turning. Keep in
mind that riding speed is often underestimated, especially
on bikes with electric assist, which require less muscle
power.
Never exceed the maximum allowable Trailer speed of
15 mph. Riding too fast could cause the Trailer to skid or
even tip over, resulting in accidents with serious injury or
death.
Load capacity
Never transport more than the specified load capacity
(passengers + cargo). And never ride with less than 6.6
lbs or more than 17.6 lbs of weight on the hitch connector (nose weight). See section “Transporting cargo” on
page 32.
Never overload the Croozer Kid. Excessive weight will
have a significant effect on the Croozer Kid’s handling,
which could result in accidents with serious injury or
death.
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Riding in conditions of poor visibility
If you plan to use the Croozer Kid as a Trailer at night,
dusk, or dawn – or when visibility is in any way reduced
– the Trailer must be equipped with a lighting system.
Battery-powered LED lights, for example, are suitable lighting options.
There are two taillight-mounting loops sewn onto the rear
cover, near the top, for the attachment of taillights. For
both one-seaters and two-seaters, a taillight is attached
to the mounting loop on the left side in countries with
right-hand traffic (and on the right side in countries with
left-hand traffic).
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For two-seaters, a white headlight is mounted on the left
side of the front bumper in countries with right-hand traffic
(and on the right side in countries with left-hand traffic), in
addition to the taillight.
Never use a Trailer without lighting at night, dusk, or
dawn – or whenever visibility is in any way reduced.
Other road users may not be able to see you, which
could result in accidents with serious injury or death.
Adult supervision
Never leave a child in the Trailer unattended, not even
briefly. In your absence, hazardous, unforeseen situations could arise, including accidents with serious injury
or death.
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Tips for the towing bicycle
The towing bicycle must have two strong, in­dependently
operated brakes that not only are in perfect working order
but also work effectively in wet weather conditions. This
is vitally important, as the brakes must be able to stop the
bike with the additional weight of the Trailer. The towing bicycle must be equipped with strong,
properly functioning brakes. Riding with inadequate or improperly functioning brakes could result in accidents with
serious injury or death.
The towing bicycle must have a sturdy, rear-mount kickstand able to hold the bicycle firmly upright to guarantee
safety and comfort when loading and unloading children.
Single-legged kickstands mounted in the middle of the bicycle, under the bottom bracket, are NOT suitable because
the weight of the hitched Trailer, which rests on the chainstay, would make the parked bicycle unstable. Consult a
bicycle shop for choosing the right kickstand. If the towing bicycle is not securely braced in an upright
position (e.g. with an appropriate kickstand), it could fall
over while passengers are climbing in or out of the Trailer,
which can result in serious injury of the passenger.
The towing bicycle should have a long rear fender with a
mudflap in order to protect the passenger from stones and
other road debris that could be thrown up by the rear tire
and to avoid soiling the body or interior of the Trailer.
When riding with the Trailer, always close the mesh cover
– or both covers – to protect passengers. If the Trailer
is used without at least one cover fully closed, insects,
small stones, and other road debris could fly into the passenger compartment and injure the child.
We recommend using a towing bicycle with multiple gears.
The more speeds the bicycle has, the easier it will be
to find the appropriate gear, for example, when starting,
climbing hills, and riding with a headwind.
We recommend riding with a rear-view mirror on the towing bicycle. A rear-view mirror makes it easier to check on
passengers in the Trailer and keep an eye on the vehicles
behind you so that you can react appropriately. Always ride
defensively.
Warnings for use as Trailer
• W
hen pulling a loaded Trailer, the handling, balance,
and performance of the towing bicycle will be affected,
especially when starting, braking, turning, and riding
downhill. Take adequate time to familiarize yourself
with the Croozer Kid before transporting children. Prior
to your first ride with children, we recommend taking a
practice ride with the Trailer in a calm, traffic-free area;
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load the Trailer with cargo of approximately the same
weight as the child or children you will be transporting,
for example, by strapping a loaded backpack into the
child seat. This is a great way to acquaint yourself with
the handling of the bicycle and the dimensions of the
Trailer. Riding with a child in the Trailer before you are
adequately familiar with the handling of the towing bicycle with the Trailer could result in accidents with serious
injury or death.
•
The safety flag on the long, vertical pole will make you
more visible to other road users. Never ride without
the safety flag properly mounted. If you use the Trailer
without the safety flag, other road users may not be
able to see you, which could result in accidents with
serious injury or death.
•
Cyclists should always use available bike paths or
lanes, even when pulling a Trailer. Be especially careful when riding on narrow bike paths or lanes, as well
as on paths and trails with two-way traffic. The Trailer
is generally wider than the handlebars of the towing
bicycle. In addition, most Trailers will not be centered
behind the towing bicycle. Reduce your speed in
places where navigation is especially challenging; and
if you are ever in doubt about whether the Trailer will
be able to fit through an opening, dismount and push
the bike and Trailer through. Attempting to ride through
spaces that are too narrow for the Trailer could result in
accidents with serious injury or death of the child and/
or rider.
•
Reduce your speed when riding on paths or streets
with bumps or uneven surfaces to keep the ride as
smooth and safe as possible for your passengers.
Reduce your speed when turning. Otherwise the
centrifugal force could cause the Trailer to tip over. Use
extreme caution and dismount when passing through
narrow spaces. Otherwise, the Trailer could collide
with obstacles, causing accidents with serious injury or
death of the child and/or rider.
•
The rider and children in the Trailer must wear a AS/
NZS 2063:2008-approved bicycle helmet at all times. In
the case of an accident, a helmet will prevent or reduce
head injuries. In some countries, the use of helmets is
required by law. Riding without a helmet could result in
serious injury or death in the case of an accident.
•
Never use the Croozer Kid Trailer, Stroller or Jogger
near an open fire or exposed flame. It could catch fire,
resulting in serious injury or death.
Cautions for use as Trailer
•
When riding with the Trailer, always close the mesh
cover – or both covers – to protect passengers from
road debris and flying insects. If the Trailer is used
without at least one cover fully closed, insects, small
stones, and other road debris could fly into the passenger compartment and injure the child.
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Tips
• The Trailer requires a wide turning radius in both directions. Do not turn sharply. When turning left, keep in
mind that the angle between the rear wheel of the towing bicycle and the hitch arm of the Trailer must never
be greater than 90°. Turning at sharper angles could
damage the hitch connector. Be extremely cautious
when turning right, as extreme right turns can cause
the wheel to hit the hitch arm, potentially damaging the
hitch arm and/or the rear wheel of the towing bicycle.
• B
e cautious, patient and attentive when riding with your
child. The first few trips should be short and easy, to
give your child time to get used to riding in the Trailer.
• Dress passengers appropriately and check frequently
to make sure they are comfortable in the Trailer, with
adequate ventilation. Under the rain cover, the passenger compartment can become warm more quickly than
otherwise, especially in direct sunlight. However, in
colder weather, children sitting inactively in the Trailer
will feel colder and need more insulation than the
person who is pedalling the towing bicycle. In colder
temperatures, be sure to dress them in warm clothing and, if necessary, use a blanket, such as the Cozy
Blanket or Bunting Bags available as accessories. You
will find a list of Croozer Kid accessories in the back of
this manual.
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• K
eep your passengers’ needs and well-being in mind:
always take along small toys so that your child does
not get bored. And when planning longer trips, keep in
mind that your child will require frequent breaks. Be attentive to your child at all times, especially when riding
over bumpy surfaces. In these situations, ride slowly
and cautiously.
• The Baby Supporter available as an accessory from
Croozer dealers gives your child additional support in
the passenger seat.
• If you are planning a cycling trip with the Trailer in another country, be sure to familiarize yourself in advance
with the legal requirements that apply in the country
or countries you intend to visit. Some countries do not
permit the transport of children in Trailers, and others
impose certain age restrictions for the child passenger.
• The equipment legally required for Trailers varies from
country to country, and sometimes even from state to
state. Be sure to observe and comply with the laws
that apply in the country or state you will be using the
Croozer Kid.
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Special considerations when using the
Stroller
Speed and load capacity
The Croozer Kid with the Stroller Kit is intended for use
as a pushchair. Pushing the Stroller faster than a walking
pace is not permitted. Therefore, the Stroller may not be
used for skating or jogging.
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Never push the Stroller faster than a walking pace. If the
Stroller is pushed too fast, it could skid or even tip over,
resulting in accidents with serious injury or death.
The Stroller is not approved for jogging or skating. Jogging or skating with the Stroller could result in an accident
and serious injury or death.
The Stroller has the same load capacity as the Trailer
(maximum allowable weight for passengers and cargo).
See page 32 for the applicable weight limits.
Never carry more than the maximum allowable weight.
Overloading the rear cargo compartment or the optional
Handlebar Console could cause the Stroller to tip backwards, resulting in serious injuries for your child.
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Tip:
If you are not sure whether your Croozer Kid is
overloaded, you can perform this simple test WITHOUT PASSENGERS: Depress the handlebar of the
loaded Stroller by about 4 to 6 inches to raise the
Stroller wheel. Then carefully release the handlebar.
If the Croozer Kid immediately returns to its original standing position, then the Stroller is correctly
loaded. If not, e.g. if the Croozer Kid tips backwards,
then the Stroller is overloaded and cannot be used.
Never use the handlebar for carrying loads, such as
children’s vehicles or bags (other than the Handlebar
Console available as an accessory). Overloading the
handlebar could cause the Stroller to tip backwards,
resulting in serious injuries for your child.
Adult supervision
Never leave a child in the Stroller unattended, not even
briefly. In your absence, hazardous, unforeseen situations could arise, including accidents with serious injuries
or death.
Using and Parking the Stroller
Only park the Stroller on flat surfaces, and always secure it
with the parking brake.
Always set the parking brake when releasing the handlebar of the parked/stopped Jogger or Stroller, and check
that the wheels are securely locked by giving the Croozer
Kid a gentle push and pull. If the parking brake is not
correctly engaged, the vehicle could roll into harm’s way,
resulting in accidents with serious injury or death.
Never maneuver the Stroller over stairs or other obstacles. The jolting motion could injure your child and/
or damage the Croozer Kid. Never use the Stroller on
escalators.
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Always use the safety harness and ensure it is correctly
adjusted to fit the child snugly and comfortably.
Guidelines and tips for using the Stroller
Check the passengers frequently to make sure they are
comfortable, with adequate ventilation, and dress them
appropriately. Keep in mind that, when the rain cover is
attached, the passenger compartment can become warm
more quickly than otherwise, especially in direct sunlight.
However, in colder weather, children sitting inactively in the
Stroller will feel colder than the person pushing the Stroller.
Therefore, in colder temperatures, dress children in warm
clothing and, if necessary, use a blanket, such as the Cozy
Blanket or Bunting Bags available as accessories. You will
find a list of Croozer Kid accessories in the back of this
manual.
Special considerations when using the
Jogger
Speed and load capacity
The Croozer Kid with the Jogger Kit is intended for use
as a fixed-wheel Jogger. Pushing the Jogger faster than a
jogging pace is not permitted. Do not use your Jogger with
roller skates or in-line skates. The difference between the
Stroller and the Jogger is that the Jogger is easier to push
and control over longer distances because of its fixedwheel design. Therefore, it is ideal for jogging, touring on
foot, and walking.
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The Jogger is not approved for skating. Skating with the
Jogger could result in accidents with serious injury or death.
The Jogger has the same load capacity as the Trailer
(maximum allowable weight for passengers and cargo).
See page 32 for the applicable weight limits.
Never carry more than the maximum allowable weight.
Overloading the rear cargo compartment or the optional
Handlebar Console could cause the Jogger to tip backwards, resulting in serious injuries for your child.
Never use the handlebar for carrying loads, such as
children’s vehicles or bags (other than the Handlebar
Console available as an accessory). Loading the handlebar could cause the Jogger to tip backwards, resulting in
serious injuries for your child.
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Tip: If you are not sure whether your Croozer Kid is
overloaded, you can perform this simple test WITHOUT PASSENGERS: Depress the handlebar of the
loaded Jogger by about 4 to 6 inches to raise the
Jogger wheel. Then carefully release the handlebar.
If the Croozer Kid immediately returns to its original standing position, then the Jogger is correctly
loaded. If not, e.g. if the Croozer Kid tips backwards,
then the Jogger is overloaded and cannot be used.
Adult supervision
Never leave a child in the Jogger unattended, not even
briefly. In your absence, hazardous, unforeseen situations could arise, including accidents with serious injuries
or death.
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Parking the Jogger
Only park the Jogger on flat surfaces, and always secure it
with the parking brake.
Always set the parking brake when releasing the handlebar of the parked/stopped Jogger or Stroller, and check
that the wheels are securely locked by giving the Croozer
Kid a gentle push and pull. If the parking brake is not
correctly engaged, the vehicle could roll into harm’s way,
resulting in accidents with serious injury or death.
Use the safety wrist strap
When using the Jogger, it is vitally important that you keep
the safety wrist strap around your wrist at all times. Use
the rubber ring to adjust the loop size to fit snugly and
comfortably around your wrist. Using the safety wrist strap
prevents the Jogger from getting away from you.
When using the Jogger, it is vitally important that you
keep the safety wrist strap fastened securely around
your wrist at all times. Otherwise, you could accidently
lose control of the Jogger, causing accidents with serious
injury or death.
Tip: When not in use, the safety wrist strap can hang
down into the rear cargo compartment.
Warnings for use as Jogger
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•
•
Never maneuver the Jogger over stairs or other obstacles. The jolting motion could injure your child and/
or damage the Croozer Kid. Never use the Jogger on
escalators. When pushing the Jogger over stairs and
obstacles – or using it on escalators – you could lose
control of the Jogger, resulting in accidents with serious
injury or death.
Always use the safety harness and ensure it is correctly adjusted to fit the child snugly and comfortably.
A child that riding in the Jogger without the safety
harness properly fastened could fall out, resulting in
serious injury or death.
Never use the Croozer Kid Trailer, Stroller or Jogger
near an open fire or exposed flame. It could catch fire,
resulting in serious injury or death.
Cautions for use as Jogger
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Never allow children to step, sit, or lean on the wheel
arms, e.g. when climbing in or out of the Croozer Kid.
The child could fall off the wheel arm, resulting in injury.
Tips
Check the passengers frequently to make sure they are
comfortable, with adequate ventilation, and dress them
appropriately. Keep in mind that, when the rain cover is attached, the passenger compartment can become warm more
quickly than otherwise, especially in direct sunlight. However,
in colder weather, children sitting inactively in the Jogger will
feel colder than the person pushing the Jogger. Therefore,
in colder temperatures, dress children in warm clothing and,
if necessary, use a blanket, such as the Cozy Blanket or
Bunting Bags available as accessories. You will find a list of
Croozer Kid accessories in the back of this manual.
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Transporting your Croozer Kid
The Croozer Kid can be folded to a compact size for transport.
1.
Before folding, make sure the Croozer Kid is completely empty.
2.
Remove, as applicable, the hitch arm, safety flag,
Stroller wheel, and/or Jogger Kit components.
3.
Remove the handlebar and safety wrist strap. See
page 18.
4.
Remove the wheels. See page 17.
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Be extremely cautious: when the Croozer Kid is lying on
the ground with no wheels, the brake shoes are very susceptible to damage because the vehicle’s entire weight is
resting on them.
5.
Fold the Croozer Kid. See also page 14.
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When folding the Croozer Kid, never let the plastic side
windows get pinched between the frame parts, as this
could damage the windows.
6.
Place all removed parts inside the Croozer Kid.
7.
Close the cover. See page 29.
8.
Thread the end of the transport safety strap through
the buckle (1) to secure the folded Croozer Kid for
transport. The transport safety strap is kept in a special storage pocket (2) at the top of the cover.
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The Croozer Kid is now ready for transport in a vehicle.
1
When the wheels of the Croozer Kid are removed, the
brake shoes extend from the folded frame with no protection and are therefore especially susceptible to damage.
Be very cautious during transport and loading.
2
Never transport the Croozer Kid – even when folded –
on the roof of a motor vehicle, as this could damage the
fabric cover.
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10. For air travel etc., we recommend packing the folded
Croozer Kid in its original box. To do so, the brake
shoes and front bumper must be removed.
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Croozer Kid Inspections and Maintenance
To ensure that your Croozer Kid will have a safe, long,
and problem-free service life, inspections and maintenance must be performed at regular intervals. The Croozer
Kid’s wheels, hitch arm, frame, fabric body, security pins,
quick-release mechanisms, and safety harnesses must be
checked periodically for damage. If any of these parts are
found to be damaged, the Croozer Kid may not be used
until the damage has been properly repaired.
Never use the Croozer Kid if it is not in perfect working
order. Damaged parts could cause accidents with serious
injury or death. Therefore, it is vitally important that you
have your Croozer Kid serviced regularly – at least once
a year – by a professional bicycle mechanic.
It is vitally important that the maintenance work described
in this section be performed at the specified intervals and
by a professional bicycle mechanic or dealer. A layperson could overlook dangerously damaged or worn parts
that, if not replaced, could result in accidents with serious
injury or death.
Inspection intervals
Check the overall condition of the Croozer Kid periodically to identify any parts in need of repair or replacement.
Some parts should be checked before each use, and
others only monthly. Generally, a visual inspection is sufficient: is everything where it belongs, are there any tears in
the fabric of the body, are any of the metal parts cracked or
bent, are the safety harnesses intact, are the tires in good
condition and properly inflated, and, if applicable, are the
accessories in perfect working order?
Before each use//Daily
What should be done?
Visual Inspection by User
Overall condition
Check for damaged
parts
Fabric body
Check for tears etc.
Safety harnesses
Check for damage and
proper function
Locking mechanisms and
security pins
Check for proper
function and whether
securely locked
Hitch arm, hitch connector,
wheel arms, Stroller wheel
Check for damage and
proper installation
Attachment of side wheels
Check that the axles are
locked securely in the
axle receivers
Hitch-arm security pin and
safety strap
Check for correct attachment
Lighting system (optional)
Check for proper function
Tires
Check tire pressure
Check for damage or
cracks
Quick-release axles with retaining balls and push-button
pins (side wheels)
Check for proper function
Quick-release mechanism for
Jogger wheel
Check for proper
function and whether
properly closed
Cargo weight and hitch-arm
load (nose weight)
Ensure that all values
are within specified
limits
Safety flag on Trailer
Check that flag is
mounted
Towing bicycle
Check that towing bicycle is in perfect working
order
Monthly
What should be done?
Tires
Check tire pressure
Check for damage or
cracks
Check tread depth
Side wheel axles
Clean and lubricate
retaining balls and
push-button pins
Yearly*
What should be done?
Thorough maintenance check
Croozer Kid must be
serviced by a professional bicycle mechanic
Service intervals
Have the Croozer Kid serviced by a professional bicycle
mechanic at least once a year. The actual necessary
service intervals will depend on various factors, such as
weather conditions, road conditions, loading, etc. If the
Croozer Kid is not being used very often, then an annual
service by a professional bicycle mechanic is sufficient. If
the Croozer Kid is used on a daily basis, even in the winter,
then we recommend having it professionally serviced more
often, as the parts can wear significantly faster. Pulling the
Trailer with an e-bike (with electric assist) will also subject
the Croozer Kid’s parts to much greater wear, meaning
that shorter service intervals will be necessary.
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Inspecting the hitch arm, hitch connector,
Jogger Kit components, and Stroller wheel
Inspect the hitch arm, hitch connector, Jogger Kit components, Stroller wheel, and their respective attachment
brackets regularly for damage. If a part is cracked, dented,
bent, or damaged in any way, the Croozer Kid may not be
used with the respective part until it has been replaced or
repaired. Have all damaged parts repaired or replaced immediately by a professional bicycle mechanic. Check that
the axle hitch is securely attached.
Inspect the fabric body
Check the fabric body and the two-in-one cover regularly
for damage. Small tears or holes can be repaired. In the
case of irreparable damage, the fabric body must be
replaced.
Your child may be able to reach the wheel spokes
through tears or holes in the fabric, which could result in
serious injuries. If you notice tears or holes in the fabric,
do not use the Croozer Kid until all damage has been
properly repaired or the body has been replaced.
Inspecting and servicing the wheels
The wheels should be checked for alignment (radial and
lateral true) on a regular basis and retrued as necessary.
An annual wheel inspection by a professional bicycle mechanic is usually sufficient.
Checking tire pressure and treads
Inspect the tires periodically for adequate tread depth
and any signs of damage or excessive wear. Worn-out
or damaged tires can affect the handling and even burst,
which could result in accidents with serious injury or
death.
Check the tire pressure before each use. The actual tyre
pressure should never be higher or lower than the maximum and minimum inflation pressures (1) marked on the
tyre sidewall. Riding with under-inflated tyres can damage
the tyres and rims. Over-inflation can cause the inner tube
or tyre to explode. The inner tubes have Schrader valves,
also known as car valves. You will need a pump with the
appropriate nozzle. Never use compressed air, e.g. from a
gas station, to fill your tires. The quick flow and high pressure can overinflate the tires, causing the tube and/or Tire
to burst.
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Cleaning and lubricating the wheel axles
The wheels of the Croozer Kid are equipped with a special
mechanism for easy attachment and removal. The retaining balls (1) and push-button pins (2) of the axles must be
cleaned and lubricated on a regular basis.
The retaining balls (1) and push-button pins (2) of the
axles must be cleaned and lubricated on a regular basis.
Otherwise, the wheel could fall off while riding, resulting
in accidents with serious injury or death.
1.
Wipe off the axle with a clean cloth to remove dirt and
grime.
2.
If any dirt or grime remains around the push-button pin
(2) or retaining balls (1), then clean them with a small
brush.
3.
4.
Tip:
Lubricate these parts, and press the push-button (3)
several times to distribute the lubricant evenly. The
push-button pin and retaining balls must be able to
move freely.
Use a clean cloth to wipe off any excess lubricant.
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The axle can be lubricated using a bicycle-chain
lubricant.
Inspecting the Croozer Kid after an accident
If the Croozer Kid has been involved in an accident, it must
be inspected by a professional bicycle mechanic before it
can be used again, even if there is no visible damage. Accidents can leave behind tiny, and often invisible, hairline
cracks in critical components whose failure would adversely affect the safety of the vehicle.
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Cleaning and Storing the Croozer Kid
How do I clean and maintain my Croozer Kid?
Fabric body
Clean the fabric body and seat with water, a soap solution,
or a mild household detergent. Use biodegradable cleaning agents whenever possible to minimize environmental
impact. A soft brush can be used to clean areas of heavy
soiling.
Never use solvents, such as mineral spirits, or other
aggressive chemicals, as these can damage the fabric,
seat, and plastic windows. Never use pressure washers. The strong water pressure could damage the fabric
and plastic windows. Children may be able to reach the
wheel spokes through damaged sections of the fabric or
windows, which could result in serious injury when the
Croozer Kid is in motion.
Frame and other metal parts
Clean all metal parts with water, a soap solution, or a mild
household detergent. Use biodegradable cleaning agents
whenever possible to minimize environmental impact. A
soft brush can be used to clean areas of heavy soiling.
Never use solvents, such as mineral spirits, or other aggressive chemicals, as these can corrode the metal parts.
Never use pressure washers. The strong water pressure
can force water into the wheel bearings, shortening their
service life.
To protect metal parts from corrosion, a thin coat of paste
wax can be applied. Preserving metal parts with paste
wax is especially important if you plan to use the Croozer
Kid often in wet weather, in salty air near the sea, or in the
winter.
How do I store my Croozer Kid?
General information
Store your Croozer Kid, if possible, in a dry, warm, and
well-ventilated area. The minimum storage temperature is
– 4°F (–20°C); lower temperatures could cause the fabric
and plastic windows to become brittle.
If you cannot store your Croozer Kid indoors, then use
a waterproof cover to protect it from the rain. For this
purpose, we recommend the Croozer Kid Storage Cover,
which is available as an accessory.
Avoid long-term exposure to direct sunlight, which will fade
the fabric over time.
If possible, avoid using the Croozer Kid in salty air, e.g.
near the sea, or during winter months on salted roads, as
the salt can corrode metal parts. To protect metal parts
from corrosion, apply a thin coating of paste wax to all
metal surfaces.
Long-term storage
If you will not be using your Croozer Kid for an extended
period of time, for example over the winter months, then
prepare the vehicle for storage as follows:
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1.
Clean the Croozer Kid thoroughly as described above.
2.
Allow the Croozer Kid to dry completely, and apply
paste wax to protect the metal parts from corrosion.
3.
Store the Croozer Kid in a dry, dust-free, and well-ventilated room. Cover the Croozer Kid with a sheet, tarp/
tarpaulin, or the Croozer Kid Storage Cover, which is
available as an accessory.
To prevent mildew and mold growth, the Croozer Kid
must be completely dry and clean before being put into
storage.
Tip:
To save space, the Croozer Kid can be stored in its
folded state.
4.
Inner tubes will slowly lose pressure over time. Storing
the Croozer Kid on flat tires for an extended period
of time could damage the tires. Therefore, if you plan
to store the Croozer Kid several weeks or months,
it should be either hung from the wall or ceiling or
propped up with its wheels off the ground. Otherwise,
check the tire pressure periodically, and keep the tires
inflated.
5.
Before using your Croozer Kid after a long period of
storage – for example, if you have stored it over the
winter – check that it is perfect working order, and
have it serviced by a professional bicycle mechanic.
Tip:
The fabric of the Croozer Kid body is not, in itself, an
ideal medium for the growth of mould and mildew.
Moulds feed off organic matter in the fabric, e.g.
food residues, dirt etc., and grow best in warm,
damp and humid conditions. Therefore, it is very
important that you follow these storage guidelines to
prevent mould growth.
However, if you do happen to find mold or mildew
on your Croozer Kid, it can be cleaned in mild
cases, using a mild alcohol-based cleaning agent,
5% household vinegar, or a 5% sodium bicarbonate
solution.
NEVER USE HARSH CHEMICAL FUNGICIDES. These
chemicals are often highly toxic and could be very dangerous to your child’s health. For severe cases of mold
or mildew, the fabric body must be replaced. Contact a
Croozer dealer.
Preparing the Croozer Kid for disposal
The Croozer Kid is extremely durable and robust. However, if the vehicle must be disposed of, e.g., owing to
severe damage etc., then contact your Croozer dealer,
who can help you dispose of the Croozer Kid, or individual
parts, in an environmentally sound manner. Furthermore,
be sure to dispose of any spare parts, such as tires, in an
environmentally sound manner. In case of doubt, contact
your Croozer dealer.
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Technical Data
Technical Data
Dimensions of Open Chassis (Without Hitch Arm) L x W x H
Croozer Kid for 1
Croozer Kid for 2
43 x 29 x 33 inch
44.5 x 35.5 x 33 inch
Dimensions of Folded Chassis (Without Wheels) L x W x H
Croozer Kid for 1
Croozer Kid for 2
40.5 x 29 x 11 inch
41 x 34 x 11 inch
Maximum shoulder width
Croozer Kid for 1
Croozer Kid for 2
23.5 inch (60 cm)
27.5 inch (70 cm)
Headroom (seat to upper frame)
Croozer Kid for 1
Croozer Kid for 2
25.6 inch (65 cm)
25.6 inch (65 cm)
Leg length/legroom
Croozer Kid for 1
Croozer Kid for 2
22.8 inch (58 cm)
22.8 inch (58 cm)
Weight of Empty Chassis with Wheels and Handlebar
Croozer Kid for 1
Croozer Kid for 2
26.67 lbs (12.1 kg)
30.65 lbs (13.9 kg)
Maximum Weight of Loaded Trailer (Trailer + Passengers + Cargo)
Croozer Kid for 1
Croozer Kid for 2
110 lbs (50 kg ), max. 1 child
132 lbs (60 kg), max. 2 children
Maximum Load (Passengers + Cargo)
Croozer Kid for 1
77 lbs (35 kg)
Croozer Kid for 2
100 lbs (45 kg)
Of which in rear cargo compartment
max. 11 lbs
Of which in Handlebar Console (accessory)
max. 4.4 lbs
Max. Weight of Passengers
Croozer Kid for 1
Croozer Kid for 2
33 lbs
2 x 33 lbs
Maximum Height of Passengers
46 inch
Minimum Age of Passengers
Without Infant Sling
6 months
(if the child can sit upright unassisted)
With Infant Sling** (accessory) for Stroller and Jogger only 1 month
Maximum Age of Passengers
Without Infant Sling
6 years
With Infant Sling** (accessory) for Stroller and Jogger only 10 months
Wheel/Tire Size, Chassis
20", 47- 406 (20 x 1.75 inch)
Recommended Tire Pressure
Minimum and maximum values marked on tyre sidewall
Wheel/Tire Size, Jogger Wheel
16", 47- 305 (16 x 1.75 inch)
Valves
Schrader (car valve)
Wheel Size, Stroller Wheel
8"
* Weight limits only apply if the hitch-arm load is within the specified range of 6.6 to 17.6 lbs. See page 33.
** Not for use with children under 6 months old or children who cannot sit upright unassisted! Transporting
children under 6 months of age in a bicycle trailer could
result in serious injury.
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Accessories
Accessories
Several accessories are available for even more comfortable Croozing. Accessories can be purchased from any
Croozer dealer.
Sun Cover
A practical sunshade for your
child. Available in Croozer Kid
colors: one-seater and twoseater (peppermint green)
Rain Cover
For one-seater or two-seater
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Handlebar Console
For one-seater or two-seater
(peppermint green)
Baby Supporter
For small children aged approx. 10 to 24 months, height
adjustable, 2-part
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Storage Cover
Gray, waterproof
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Foot Mat
For the Croozer Kid, one
size fits all
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Infant Sling
For babies aged 1 to 10
months.
(Not for use with trailer)
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Hitch
For additional bicycle
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Baby Winter Bunting Bag
For babies, dark gray outer
shell, light grey cotton-fleece
liner, ideal for Infant Sling
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Toddler Winter Bunting Bag
For small children, black
outer shell, light gray cottonfleece liner
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Limited Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Manufacturer Warranty
failure and for compensation for any other reasonably
foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have
This warranty covers any defects in materials or workman- the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major
ship, or malfunctions in your new Croozer.
failure.
What is Covered
How Long Coverage Lasts
This Limited Warranty will last for a period of ten (10) years
for the frame and one (1) year for the other parts except
the following: Tyres, tubes, the plastic sleeve of the stroller
wheel attachment, and the inner plastic parts of the hitch.
This warranty runs from the date you bought your Croozer.
Please keep your receipt as proof.
Who is covered
We will provide warranty service to the original owner who
owns the Croozer during the warranty period. This warranty is not transferrable.
What we will do
We will either repair or replace any Croozer that is defective in materials or workmanship, or malfunctioning, at no
charge.
How to get service
Email us and describe the problem you have with your
Croozer in detail. We will tell you whether to send the
Croozer in at our cost for repair, or offer a replacement at
our cost.
This warranty is provided by:
Oceania Bicycles Pty Ltd
ACN 130 755 752
46 Commercial Drive, Lynbrook, 3975
This warranty does not cover abuse, misuse, failure to
follow the instructions and warnings in the owner’s manual, Victoria, Australia
involvement in an accident, alteration, improper assembly Telephone: (03) 9799 4144
or maintenance, inappropriate accessories or replacement Email: [email protected].au
www.croozer.com.au
parts.
This warranty does not cover normal wear and tear. The
rate at which parts will reach their wear limits depends very Oceania Bicycles Limited
much on the type and intensity of use, the level of care and NZ Company 3678352
PO Box 13226, Onehunga
maintenance, and the following factors:
Auckland, New Zealand
Email: [email protected]
What is not covered
• mileage
• loading:
passengers
cargo
• riding style:
harshness of acceleration and braking
high-speed turning
• w
eather and environmental factors:
UV radiation moisture and humidity
soiling/dirt/dust
temperature
salty air
contact with salt water
road salt
• storage
• maintenance status:
service intervals
use of maintenance products
maintenance work and inspections
Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded
under the New Zealand and Australian Consumer Laws.
You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major
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Servicing and Warranty Claims
If any part of the Croozer Kid is not working properly, if the
vehicle requires servicing or to make a warranty claim,
contact the dealer from whom you purchased your Croozer
Kid. The dealer will either help you directly or forward your
claim to us. In order to process your claim, we – and/or
your dealer – will need the original sales receipt and the
serial number of your Croozer Kid.
The serial number can be found on the sticker that is affixed to the bottom of the black frame on the left side of the
cargo compartment.
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IMPRINT
Published by: Zwei plus zwei GmbH
Oskar-Jäger-Str. 125
D-50825 Cologne
Germany
Copyright © 2013 Zwei plus zwei GmbH. All rights reserved. No part of this
manual may be reproduced or transmitted in any form for any purpose other
than the purchaser’s personal use.
Additional manuals and instructions on the use of this vehicle and its accessories can be ordered from Zwei plus zwei GmbH or downloaded from the
website www.croozer.com.au. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this manual. However, if you do find an error, we would appreciate
hearing about it so that we can correct it.
Planning, text, graphic design, and editing: W. Piontek
Photos: W. Piontek and Zwei plus zwei GmbH
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CONTACT
Oceania Bicycles Pty Ltd
ACN 130 755 752
46 Commercial Drive, Lynbrook, 3975
Victoria, Australia
Email: [email protected]
www.croozer.com.au
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