Croozer Kid/Kid PLUS manual 2016

Croozer Kid/Kid PLUS manual 2016
Owner’s Manual
ENGLISH
3 in 1
Trailer
Buggy
Stroller
Croozer Kid for 1
Croozer Kid for 2
Croozer Kid Plus for 1
Croozer Kid Plus for 2
www.croozer.com
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IMPRINT
Publisher: Zwei plus zwei GmbH
Oskar-Jäger-Str. 125
D-50825 Cologne
Germany
Copyright © 2015 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. Every effort has been made to ensure the achearing about it so that we can correct it.
Planning, text, graphic design and editing:
W. Piontek, www.technik-transparent.de
Photos: W. Piontek and Zwei plus zwei GmbH
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Croozer Kid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Croozer Kid Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What are the Croozer Kid and Croozer Kid Plus? .
How should the Croozer Kid and Croozer Kid Plus
be used? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How shouldn’t the Croozer Kid and Croozer
Kid Plus be used? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Orientation and wording . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Applicable standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Safety Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Symbols and warnings . . . . . . . . . . . .
Read and observe this manual. . . . . . . .
Who can ride in the Croozer Kid and Croozer
Kid Plus? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Who can ride the towing bicycle? . . . . . .
Requirements for the towing bicycle . . . . .
Legal requirements for transporting children .
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Pulling the Croozer as a Bicycle Trailer . . .
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Storage and transport . . . . . . . . . . . .
Assembly, maintenance and repair . . . . .
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Initial Assembly and Unfolding the
Croozer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Checking package contents . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unfolding the Croozer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Checking and Adjusting the Parking Brakes of the
Croozer Kid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking and Adjusting the Parking Brakes of the
Croozer Kid Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Attaching and removing the wheels . . . . . . . .
Attaching and removing the handlebar with the
safety wrist strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Special features of the Croozer Kid Plus
suspension system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Special considerations when riding with the
Bicycle Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Special considerations when using the Buggy .
Special considerations when using the Stroller
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Transporting your Croozer . . . . . . . . 40
Croozer Inspections and Maintenance . 41
Inspection intervals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Service intervals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inspecting the hitch arm, hitch connector, Stroller-Kit
components and Buggy wheel . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inspect the fabric body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inspecting and servicing the wheels . . . . . . . . .
Checking tyre pressure and treads. . . . . . . . . .
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Inspecting the Croozer after an accident. . . . . . .
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Cleaning, Maintaining and Storing the
Croozer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
How do I clean and maintain my Croozer?. . . . . . 44
How do I store my Croozer? . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Preparing the Croozer for disposal. . . . . . . . . . 45
Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Servicing and warranty claims. . . . . . 48
Distributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
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Converting the Croozer to a Bicycle
Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Installing and removing the hitch arm . . . . . . . . 18
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Converting the Croozer to a Buggy . . . 23
Installing the Buggy wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Converting the Croozer to a Stroller. . . 24
Attaching the wheel arms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Installing the Stroller wheel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Using the safety wrist strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Using your Croozer
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Engaging and disengaging the parking brake .
Opening and closing the cover . . . . . . . . .
Loading and unloading passengers . . . . . .
Fastening and unfastening the safety harness.
Adjusting the safety harness . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the head pads . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transporting cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using a lighting system. . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Description
Description
Croozer Kid
What’s what?
Handlebar
Low position
5-point
safety harness
Two-in-one cover
Front bumper
Hitch arm attachment bracket
Attachment bracket
for Stroller wheel arm
Attachment socket
for Buggy 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
Push button for
quick-release wheels
Lever for parking brake
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Description
3-in-1 System
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=
Stroller Kit
Wheel arms +
Stroller wheel +
Safety wrist strap
+
Croozer Kid Stroller
=
Cycling Kit
Hitch arm +
Croozer Kid Chassis
Croozer Kid Bicycle Trailer
+
=
Buggy Kit
Buggy wheel
Croozer Kid Buggy
Fastening Systems
Click and Crooze fastening system
Ball lock pin (magnetic)
simply insert, automatic locking, press button for removal
for hitch connector
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for handlebar
for Buggy wheel
for Stroller wheel arms and hitch arm attachment
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Description
Croozer Kid Plus
What’s what?
Handlebar
Low position
5-point
safety harness
Two-in-one cover
Front bumper
Quick-release
wheels
Attachment bracket
for Stroller wheel arm
Attachment socket
for Buggy wheel
Attachment bracket
for hitch arm and
Stroller wheel arm
Handlebar with integrated lighting system
High position
Light
Light
Attachment site
for handlebar
Safety wrist strap
Mounting loops
for battery-powered taillight
(taillight not included)
Cargo compartment cover
Maintenance-free
Sylomer ® suspension
Cargo compartment
Push button for
quick-release wheels
Rear bumper
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Lever for parking brake
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Description
3-in-1 System
+
=
Stroller Kit
Wheel arms +
Stroller wheel +
Safety wrist strap
+
Croozer Kid Plus Stroller
=
Cycling Kit
Hitch arm +
Croozer Kid Plus Bicycle Trailer
Croozer Kid Plus Chassis
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Buggy Kit
Buggy wheel
Croozer Kid Plus Buggy
Fastening Systems
Click and Crooze fastening system
Ball lock pin (magnetic)
simply insert, automatic locking, press button for removal
for hitch connector
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for handlebar
for Buggy wheel
for Stroller wheel arms and hitch arm attachment
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Description
What are the Croozer Kid and Croozer Kid
Plus?
How shouldn’t the Croozer Kid and Croozer
Kid Plus be used?
The Croozer Kid and Croozer Kid Plus are vehicles for
The Croozer Kid and Croozer Kid Plus may not be used in
transporting children. They consist of a chassis that can be
quickly and easily converted to a Bicycle Trailer, a swivel- port animals together with children in the Croozer. Never
use the Croozer as a cargo trailer. Never use the Stroller
or Buggy for jogging or skating. Commercial use, overtake your child on a bike ride, a walk in the park or a trek
unsurfaced roads or paths are not permitted. Never install
wheel sport stroller for walking.
a car seat or other seating device not approved by Zwei
plus zwei GmbH. Never use the handlebar for carrying
How should the Croozer Kid and Croozer Kid loads, such as children’s vehicles or bags (other than the
Handlebar Console available as an accessory).
Plus be used?
Never pull the Croozer with a motorised vehicle, such as a
The Croozer is intended for private use for carrying children in daylight hours on roads and other smooth, well-sur- moped or scooter. This also applies to motorised bicycles
faced paths as a Bicycle Trailer, a swivel-wheel Buggy or a
not mount the hitch to a bicycle with a rear-wheel hub moprovided in this manual must be followed at all times. Only
er. Zwei plus zwei GmbH will not be liable for any damages
children who are able to sit upright unassisted and are
resulting from non-compliance with these requirements.
Kid or Croozer Kid Plus. If a child is unable to sit upright
unassisted, the Croozer Infant Sling must be used. Be sure
Orientation and wording
to secure all cargo and take-along items in the designated
Unless otherwise indicated, the terms “right” and “left”
pockets and compartments and observe the weight limits
in this manual refer to the passenger’s right or left when
seated in the Croozer, facing forward (i.e. relative to the
cargo be secured to prevent it from shifting while the vehidirection of travel).
cle is in use. It is the user’s responsibility to ensure that the
For simplicity, this manual generally refers to the child or
transported cargo does not compromise the safety of the
passenger in singular form. It is understood, however, that
passengers.
the Croozer Kid and Croozer Kid Plus for 2 will be carrying
up to two children, and the Croozer Kid and Croozer Kid
Maximum Load* (Passengers + Cargo)
Plus for 1, one child.
Croozer Kid/Kid Plus for 1
This Owner’s Manual is intended for use with both the
Croozer Kid/Kid Plus for 2
Croozer Kid and Croozer Kid Plus. In sections that apOf which in rear cargo compartment
ply equally to both models, the name “Croozer” is used
Of which in Handlebar Console
for simplicity, and the Croozer Kid Plus is pictured in the
(accessory)
respective illustrations. In sections where the two models
Minimum Age of Passengers
differ, the instructions and/or information for both models
Without Infant Sling
6 months
are given separately and marked as follows:
With Infant Sling (accessory)
(if the child can sit upright
unassisted)
1 month
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 speci-
Croozer Kid
Croozer Kid Plus
For the sake of clarity, the Croozer two-seater is shown
in most of the photos and graphics used in this manual.
However, all descriptions and instructions also apply to the
single-seater version.
Applicable standards
The following standards were taken into consideration:
EN 15918:2011 and A1: 2013, EN 1888:2012
When in use as a Bicycle Trailer in poor visibility conditions or at night, dusk or dawn, the Croozer must be
equipped with a lighting system that complies with the
applicable laws and regulations in the country of use. The
handlebar of the Croozer Kid Plus comes with an integrated lighting system. The handlebar of the Croozer Kid can
cessories used for either Croozer model must be approved
by Zwei plus zwei GmbH and properly installed, ideally by
a professional bicycle mechanic.
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Safety Guidelines
Safety Guidelines
Read and observe this manual
Symbols and warnings
important for the safe transport of your child. Therefore,
it is essential that you read the entire manual carefully
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 or the environment.
Tip:
In this manual, “Tip” indicates helpful advice about
the use or maintenance of the Croozer.
instructions, please contact your Croozer dealer. Keep this
manual handy at all times for future reference. If you loan
or sell your Croozer, 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.
Who can ride in the Croozer Kid and Croozer
Kid Plus?
inches (117 cm). All child passengers must be able to sit
upright unassisted. Children who are not able to sit upright
without support do not have fully developed muscles and
er. These children may only be transported in the Croozer
Infant Sling, which is available as an optional accessory.
The Croozer Kid and Croozer Kid Plus for 2 can carry one
or two children, and the Croozer Kid and Croozer Kid Plus
for 1, only one child.
Who can ride the towing bicycle?
The minimum age for the rider of the towing bicycle in
most countries of the EU is 16 years.
In case of doubt, be sure to familiarise yourself with the
legal requirements of the country in which you plan to use
the Croozer.
Requirements for the towing bicycle
The towing bicycle must be approved by its manufacturer
for pulling a trailer. This information can be found in the
owner’s manual of the bicycle. Furthermore, the towing
bicycle must be in perfect working order and have strong,
properly functioning brakes. The rear wheel of the towing
bicycle must be equipped with an effective mudguard with
stones and other debris thrown up from the road. Motorised vehicles may not be used for pulling bicycle trailers.
type of e-bike has an electric motor that delivers assist
only when the rider pedals. In many countries, pedelecs
be used for pulling the trailer. The towing bicycle should
be equipped with a sturdy rear-mount kickstand to ensure
safety when passengers are getting in and out of the
trailer.
Be sure to familiarise yourself with the legal requirements
for towing bicycles in the country or region where you plan
to use the Croozer.
The towing bicycle must have a 26” to 29” (559 to 635mm) rear wheel. This information can be found on the tyre
the tyre has a width of 42 mm and a bead-seat diameter of
622 mm (28 inches).
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Safety Guidelines
Legal requirements for transporting children Turning
Be sure to observe all laws that apply to the transport
of children in child trailers. Some countries prohibit the
transport of children in child trailers, and others prescribe
certain age limits. In case of doubt, be sure to familiarise yourself with the legal requirements of the country or
region where you plan to use the Croozer.
It is vitally important that you familiarise yourself with the
Croozer before you use it for transporting children. Prior
recommends taking a practice ride with the trailer (without
ping a loaded backpack/rucksack into the child seat. This
is a great way to acquaint yourself with the handling of the
bicycle and the dimensions of the trailer.
Buckle up!
Children riding in the Croozer must be strapped into the
safety harnesses at all times. Follow the instructions provided in this manual for adjusting and fastening the safety
harnesses correctly. Children who are not properly secured
in a safety harness could sustain life-threatening injuries in
the case of accidents or sudden braking.
Adult supervision
Never leave children in the Croozer unattended. It is
the adult’s responsibility to ensure that the ventilation
and temperature conditions in the Croozer are safe and
comfortable for the child at all times. Check on the child’s
well-being frequently.
Keep handlebar attached
Leave the handlebar attached to the Croozer at all times.
In the event of an accident, it acts as a roll bar, protecting
the passengers.
Always reduce your speed to a walking pace when making turns with the Bicycle Trailer. Keep in mind that riding
speed is often underestimated, especially on bikes with
electric assist. When turning at high speeds, the increased
centrifugal force can cause the trailer to skid or tip over
and result in accidents with serious injury or death.
Riding downhill
Always reduce your speed when riding downhill. Riding at
accidents with serious injury or death.
Riding over kerbs or uneven surfaces
Riding over a kerb or other obstacle with only one wheel
of the trailer could cause the trailer to tip over, resulting in
accidents with serious injury or death. Empty trailers are
especially susceptible to tipping. Therefore, if you have to
treme caution and ride at very low speeds. Never use the
Croozer on stairs or escalators.
Risk of injury from rotating parts
Always make sure that the child cannot reach the wheels
of the Croozer or the rear wheel of the towing bicycle.
Touching wheels that are in motion could result in serious
injuries.
Close the cover
When riding with the trailer, always close the mesh and/or
plastic windows at the front of the cover in order to protect
up from the rear wheel of the towing bicycle, which can
result in serious injuries for the passengers.
The Croozer’s plastic windows and fabric cover offer only
minimal protection against UV rays. Take the same precautions as you would outdoors to protect your child’s skin
from the harmful rays of the sun.
Being visible to others
Crushing hazard
and hands clear of all possible pinch points (e.g. movable
frame parts and locking mechanisms).
Pulling the Croozer as a Bicycle Trailer
Before each ride, check the following:
Are the wheels securely attached?
Are the locking mechanisms on both vertical frame
tubes securely engaged?
Are all attached components correctly inserted and
secured (i.e. the respective fastening/locking mechanisms engaged)? Check that none of the security pins
are hanging freely from their straps.
easier for other road users to see you.
Carrying cargo
Never transport cargo items together with children on the
seat or in the foot area. Cargo must be well secured in
the rear cargo compartment to ensure that it cannot shift
during transport. Loose cargo and overloading can change
the handling of the Croozer, making the vehicle more difthe seatback and injure the passenger. Never transport
animals together with children in the Croozer.
Never use the handlebar for carrying loads, such as children’s vehicles or bags (other than the Handlebar Console
available as an accessory). Cargo attached to the outside
The tyre pressure should never be higher or lower than of the Croozer can drastically affect its handling and stability, potentially resulting in accidents with serious injury or
on the tyre sidewall. (See also page 42). Never use
death.
the tyres, causing the tube and/or tyre to burst.
Using the parking brake
When loading or unloading children, or when passengers
are getting in or out of the trailer, the parking brake of the
Croozer must be engaged to prevent unintentional rolling.
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Stowing the safety wrist strap
Stroller should never be removed from the handlebar.
When using the vehicle as a Bicycle Trailer, the safety
wrist strap should hang inside the trailer, beneath the
cargo compartment cover.
Suitable accessories and original spare parts
Use only original spare parts and accessories that have
been recommended and approved by Zwei plus zwei
GmbH. These are the only components that can be used
safely with the Croozer. When in doubt, consult a Croozer
dealer. The use of non-approved accessories or incompatible spare parts could result in accidents with serious injury
or death. Zwei plus zwei GmbH cannot be held responsible
for any damage resulting from the use of non-approved
accessories or incompatible spare parts.
The Croozer with the Stroller Kit installed is considered a
walking stroller and is not approved for jogging or skating. Although the standard vehicle comes equipped with a
Stroller Kit and meets all safety standards, we are required
to provide this warning because there are factors other
made to the Croozer.
than the vehicle itself that may constitute a hazard.
Do not use add-on components, such as luggage racks
etc. Do not use a car seat or any type of seat or seat supStorage and transport
port that has not been approved by Zwei plus zwei GmbH.
Never transport the Croozer – even when folded – on the
roof of a motor vehicle.
or changes to your Croozer can result in accidents with
Never use or store the Croozer at temperatures below
windows to become brittle.
Assembly, maintenance and repair
tions will void any warranty claims. Zwei plus zwei GmbH
will not be liable for damages of any kind resulting from
Croozer.
Purchased condition and initial assembly
If you have purchased the Croozer from a shop, the reIf you ordered your Croozer from an online or mail-order
catalogue, we recommend having the initial assembly performed by a professional bicycle mechanic. Furthermore,
dealers are required to provide their customers with all
important information on the use of the Croozer.
Technical condition
Never use the Croozer if it is not in perfect working order.
The Croozer must be periodically inspected for damage
and/or wear to the wheels, hitch arm, hitch connector,
frame, fabric body, fastening/locking mechanisms, safety
harnesses and the components of the Stroller and Buggy
Kits. If any of these parts are found to be damaged, the
Croozer may not be used until the damage has been properly repaired, ideally by a professional bicycle mechanic.
tion “Croozer Inspections and Maintenance” be performed
Using the Croozer when it is not in perfect working order
can result in accidents with serious injury or death.
Proper assembly and repair
The Croozer must be properly assembled to professional
standards. Be sure to follow the assembly instructions in
this manual. When in doubt, contact your Croozer dealer.
All repairs must be carried out to professional standards
using only original Croozer parts, ideally by a professional
bicycle mechanic. Incorrect installation or repair work could
result in accidents with serious injury or death.
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Initial Assembly and Unfolding the Croozer
Initial Assembly and Unfolding the
Croozer
If you have purchased the Croozer from a shop, the retailer
and sold the Croozer “ready to use”. If you ordered your
Croozer from an online or mail-order catalogue, we recommend having the initial assembly performed by a professional bicycle mechanic. Furthermore, dealers are required
to provide their customers with all important information
on the use of the Croozer. If the initial assembly has been
If your Croozer was not assembled prior to sale, then have
the initial assembly performed by a professional bicycle
mechanic or follow the assembly instructions below. Various tools are required for the assembly.
The Croozer must be properly assembled to professional
standards. Improperly installed parts could cause accidents with serious injury or death.
5/32” (4 mm)
7/16" (11 mm)
Checking package contents
minimise package size, the Croozer is shipped in its folded
state. All of the parts that can be removed for shipment are
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Remove all packaging materials from the Croozer and
from individual parts. Recycle all packaging materials
storage or later transport.
2.
Using a knife or a pair of scissors, cut the two cable
ties with which the frame of the
Croozer is secured.
3.
Remove all individual parts from inside
the Croozer.
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These parts include the front bumper (1), a package (2)
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arms (6), the Stroller wheel (7), the Buggy wheel (8), this
Owner’s Manual (9), a wrist strap (10) and a handlebar.
The handlebar of the Croozer Kid has no integrated lighting system (11), and the handlebar of the Croozer Kid Plus
comes with an integrated lighting system (12). Unfold the
Croozer before mounting these parts.
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Croozer Kid
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Croozer Kid Plus
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Unfolding the Croozer
1.
Unbuckle the transport safety strap (1) at the rear of
the Croozer.
2.
Tuck the strap (2) into the special strap-storage pocket
under the cover.
3.
Brace the lower part of the Croozer frame with one
hand while using your other hand to lift the top part of
the frame.
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4. 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.
RISK OF PINCHING OR CRUSHING! There are pinch
points between the seat frame and Croozer 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 frame.
In order to avoid damaging the frame tubes and locking
mechanisms, please use caution and slow movements
when pulling back the seat frame.
Tip:
A new Croozer will be slightly more difficult to unfold
because the canvas is still stiff.
5. 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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6. Check to make sure that both locking mechanisms are
securely engaged. There should be no movement in
the seat frame when you press against it.
7.
To fold the Croozer, follow the above steps in the
reverse order. Begin by pushing the red slide buttons
(6) on both locking mechanisms (3) towards the rear
of the trailer and pulling the two locking mechanisms
inwards, away from the frame tubes.
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If the locking mechanisms are not properly engaged, the
frame of the Croozer could collapse while riding, potentially resulting in serious injuries for the passenger(s).
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Because packaging size is limited, the bumper and front
parts are included in the scope of delivery and must be
properly installed.
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Box contents
items:
bumper (1)
a package containing
two short ¼” Allen bolts with washers and locknuts (2),
two long ¼” Allen bolts with rubber washers (3), two
hitch (7), which can be mounted to a second towing
bicycle.
ing tools are required: a 7/16” (11mm) open-end spanner/
wrench, a Phillips screwdriver and a 5/32” (4mm) Allen key.
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on the front bumper, positioning it so that the pin (9) on
the mounting plate.
4
by tightening the bolt with a Phillips screwdriver (8).
9
tor to the other mounting plate on the bumper.
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Mounting the bumper
1. Insert the two long Allen bolts (2) from inside through
the holes in the front frame tube of the Croozer.
2.
Slide the rubber washers (3) 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.
4.
Screw the two long Allen bolts (2) into the threaded
5.
Insert one of the short Allen bolts (2) through the
aligned holes of the bumper (1) and the mounting
plate (4).
6.
Place a washer and locknut from below onto the end
7.
Repeat these steps to attach the other side of the
bumper (1).
8.
Adjust the position of the bumper (1) as necessary to
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4
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3
3
1
using a 5/32” (4mm) Allen key and a 7/16” (11mm)
open-end spanner/wrench.
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Initial Assembly and Unfolding the Croozer
Checking and Adjusting the Parking Brakes
of the Croozer Kid
To ensure that the parking brakes are in perfect working
order, they must be checked and, if necessary, adjusted.
The parking brakes must be correctly adjusted! If the
parking brakes have not been correctly adjusted, the
parked Croozer could roll away unexpectedly, resulting in
accidents with serious injuries or death.
1.
Tip:
2.
1
Pull back the brake lever (1) as far as it will go. The
brake pins (2 and 4) on both sides of the Croozer will
move upwards and engage in the locking plates (6) on
the side wheels. For a better view of the parking-brake
mechanism, the photo on the right shows the Croozer
with the side wheel removed.
It might be necessary to roll the Croozer an inch or
two forwards or backwards so that the brake pins
can engage in the locking plates.
If the brake pins (2 and 4) on one or both sides of the
Croozer fail to engage fully in the locking plate(s) (6)
on the side wheels, then adjustment is necessary.
6
2
3.
If the brake pin (2) on the left side of the Croozer does
not engage fully in the locking plate (6), then turn the
respective barrel adjuster (5) on the brake lever anticlockwise until the brake pin (2) is engaged fully in the
locking plate (6).
4.
If the brake pin (4) on the right side of the Croozer
does not engage fully in the locking plate (6), then turn
the respective barrel adjuster (3) on the brake lever
anticlockwise until the brake pin (4) is engaged fully in
the locking plate (6).
5.
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After adjustment, check the function of the parking brake by pulling back the brake lever and trying
to move the Croozer forwards or backwards with
gentle pressure. It should not be possible to move the
Croozer when the parking brake is engaged.
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5
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Initial Assembly and Unfolding the Croozer
Checking and Adjusting the Parking Brakes
of the Croozer Kid Plus
To ensure that the parking brakes are in perfect working
order, they must be checked and, if necessary, adjusted.
When checking and adjusting the parking brakes, both
wheels must be removed.
The parking brakes must be correctly adjusted! If the
parking brakes have not been correctly adjusted, the
parked Croozer Kid Plus could roll away unexpectedly,
resulting in accidents with serious injuries or death.
1.
If the wheels are mounted, remove them.
2.
Pull back the brake lever (1) as far as it will go. The
pins (2 and 4) on both sides of the Croozer will be
pushed out of the brake bodies.
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2
the brake bodies. The parking brake is correctly ad15/32” (11 to 12 mm).
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2
3
4
must be adjusted.
7/16” - 15/32” (11-12 mm)
from the brake body by less than 7/16” (11 mm), then
turn the respective barrel adjuster (5) on the brake
15/32” (11 to 12 mm).
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2
3
4
1
2
2
from the brake body by less than 7/16” (11 mm), then
turn the respective barrel adjuster (3) on the brake
0” - 7/16” (0-11mm)
15/32” (11 to 12 mm).
0” - 7/16” (0-11 mm)
5
6.
3
0” - 7/16”
(0-11 mm)
3
After both pins have been checked and, if applicable,
adjusted, mount the wheels and check the function of
the parking brakes by pulling back the brake lever and
trying to move the Croozer forwards or backwards with
gentle pressure. It should not be possible to move the
Croozer when the parking brake is engaged.
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3
2
1
1
6
6
1
1
2
3
7/16” to 15/32”
11-12 mm
7/16” - 15/32” (11-12 mm)
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Initial Assembly and Unfolding the Croozer
Attaching and removing the wheels
1
The wheels of the Croozer are equipped with push-button
2
attachment or removal of the wheel. The wheels cannot be
attached or removed unless the dust cap is pressed in.
1.
2
Check that the brake lever (3) is in the disengaged
position. If not, move the brake lever (3) forwards to
disengage the mechanism.
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2.
Use one hand to lift up the back of the Croozer.
3.
Press the dust cap (1) of the wheel hub with the marking “PUSH”.
ceiver (5) in the suspension swing arm of the Croozer
Kid Plus or in the frame of the Croozer Kid, and
release the dust cap.
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the dust cap. It should not be possible to remove the
wheel.
6.
Follow the same steps to attach the second wheel.
After the wheels have been attached, be sure to check
that they are both locked securely in the axle receivers.
This can be done by pulling on the wheels without pressing on the dust caps. It should not be possible to remove
the wheels unless you are pressing on the dust caps.
Wheels that are not securely locked in the axle receivers
could fall off while riding, resulting in accidents with serious injury or death.
7.
After the wheels have been attached, check the function of the parking brakes by pulling back on the brake
lever (3). When the parking brakes are engaged, it
should not be possible to move the wheels.
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tion pressures marked on the tyre sidewall. Never use
the tyres, causing the tube and/or tyre to burst.
9.
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To remove the wheels, follow these instructions in the
reverse order. Press the dust caps (1) and pull the
wheels off.
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Attaching and removing the handlebar with
the safety wrist strap
The handlebar has two functions. Firstly, it is used for
wheel Stroller. 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 tip over in the rare event of an
accident. A lighting system is built into the handlebar of the
Croozer Kid Plus. Although the handlebar of the Croozer
Kid does not come with a lighting system, it is designed
to allow for the easy retrofitting of the handlebar lighting
system, which is available as an accessory.
1.
Decide whether you would prefer to use the handlebar
in the high (2) or low (3) position.
2.
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 until you
see and hear it lock into place on both sides.
Tip:
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3
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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 silicone spay can help.
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4
The handlebar must be securely locked in place in the
frame tubes. Otherwise, the handlebar could fall off
when you are pushing it, and the Croozer could roll away
unintentionally, resulting in accidents with serious injury
or death.
5
When the Croozer is being used as a Bicycle 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:
3.
5
When not in use, the safety wrist strap can hang
inside (6) the rear compartment area.
To remove the handlebar, follow these instructions in
the reverse order. Begin by pressing the buttons (5)
on both sides of the handlebar or lighting system, and
then pull the handlebar out of the frame.
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Converting the Croozer to a Bicycle Trailer
If the Buggy wheel or Stroller Kit (wheel and wheel arms)
are mounted to the Croozer, remove these components and
lock the respective security pins into the appropriate holes.
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
The hitch arm is installed on the left side of the Croozer
(relative to the direction of travel).
Tip:
The first time you install the hitch arm, we recommend tipping the Croozer onto its back end (resting
on the handlebar) in order to have a better view of the
parts while familiarising 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 slightly raised.
1.
Lift the front of the Croozer, or tip the frame onto its
back end.
2.
Pull out the security pin (1).
3.
Hold the hitch arm (2) with the hole (4) facing upwards
tachment 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.
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2
3
4
5
1
Do not let the strap of the security pin get caught between the wheel arm and attachment bracket as this
could damage the strap.
6.
Insert the security pin (1) as far as it will go through
both holes of the hitch-arm attachment bracket. The
head of the security pin is magnetic and will adhere to
the hitch-arm attachment bracket.
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Always check that the security pin has been inserted as far
as it will go and that the head is held firmly against the hitcharm attachment bracket by magnetic force. If the security
pin is not properly inserted, the hitch arm could fall off while
in use, resulting in accidents with serious injury or death.
7.
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
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 to a Bicycle Trailer
Installing the axle hitch to the towing bicycle
The hitch assembly is always mounted to the left side of
the bicycle (relative to the direction of travel) and consists
check whether the bicycle is suitable for towing a trailer. This
information can be obtained from the bicycle manufacturer,
a bicycle shop or the owner’s manual of the bicycle.
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1
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. Breakages of this kind could cause accidents with serious injury or death.
installation performed by, a professional bicycle mechanic.
It is vitally important that the axle hitch be properly installed.
An improperly installed axle hitch could come loose while
riding and cause accidents with serious injury or death.
Installing the axle hitch to a bicycle with a quickrelease axle
Tip:
If the bicycle wheel is equipped with a thru axle instead
of a quick-release axle, the thru axle must be replaced
with the Croozer Thru Axle available as an accessory.
Other hitch axles are also available as accessories.
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The quick-release lever 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 skewer 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.
Open the quick-release lever (1) on the rear wheel
of the towing bicycle or loosen the Allen bolt (5 mm),
2
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.
2.
Remove the tension-adjusting nut (2) of the quickrelease assembly by turning the nut anticlockwise.
Use caution: the spring located just beneath the nut is
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skewer without removing the spring.
4.
Thread the tension-adjusting nut (2) back onto the
full turns (clockwise).
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min. 5 x
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.
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5.
Check that the rear wheel of the towing bicycle is
then close the quick-release lever or tighten the Allen
1
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 halfcorrect 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.
6.
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.
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 anticlockwise.
Repeat steps 5 and 6. Keep in mind that the tensionadjusting nut must engage the threads of the quick-
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. An extra-long
quick-release axle is available as an accessory. Consult
a professional bicycle mechanic for the appropriate parts
and assistance.
7.
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 of the towing bicycle 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. There are many different types of axles. When in
doubt, consult a professional bicycle mechanic.
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Installing the hitch to a bicycle with a solid axle
1
It is vitally important that you leave the retaining washer
(2) on the axle. This washer prevents the axle from rotating in the dropouts. Riding without the retaining washer
can result in accidents with serious injury or death.
2.
Without removing the retaining washer, feed the end of
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3
min. 5 x
The 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 nut
adequately may result in accidents with serious injury or
death. If it is not possible to tighten the nut at least 5 full
turns, then the axle is too short, and the axle hitch cannot
be used! Consult a professional bicycle mechanic for the
appropriate parts and assistance.
4.
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Check that the rear wheel of the towing bicycle is
then tighten the nut (1) using the tightening torque
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.
N-m
3
The rear wheel of the towing bicycle must be properly
installed after the axle hitch has been mounted. Riding
with an improperly installed rear wheel can result in accidents with serious injury or death. Be sure to 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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the Croozer, increasing your child’s safety, as well as your
own. Therefore, never use the Croozer as a Bicycle Trailer
to the left rear frame tube with two Velcro straps.
tions of the pole.
handlebar (2) passes through the fabric cover.
sleeve (3) attached to the rear frame tube.
When pulling the Croozer as a Bicycle Trailer, the safety
flag must be properly installed at all times. If the safety
flag is not properly installed, other road users may fail to
see the Croozer, which could result in accidents with serious injury or death.
Tip:
When you are using the Croozer in countries with
left-hand traffic, the safety flag must be used on the
right 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 to a Buggy
Converting the Croozer to a Buggy
If the hitch arm or Stroller Kit (wheel and wheel arms) has
been mounted to the Croozer, remove these components
and lock the respective security pins into the appropriate
holes.
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 Buggy wheel
Tip:
The first time you install the Buggy wheel, we
recommend tipping the Croozer onto its back end
(resting on the handlebar) in order to have a better
view of the parts while familiarising 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 Buggy wheel with the front of the Croozer
slightly raised.
1.
Lift the front of the Croozer, or tip the frame onto its
back end.
2.
Press the button (1) on the Buggy-wheel socket (3) in
the middle of the front bumper.
3.
Insert the Buggy wheel (2) into the Buggy-wheel
socket (3) as far as it will go. You should be able to
hear and feel it lock into place.
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2
Click!
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Always check that the Buggy wheel is engaged securely
in the socket and cannot be pulled out without pressing
the button. If the Buggy wheel is not locked securely in
the socket, it could fall off while in use, resulting in accidents with injuries.
4.
To remove the Buggy wheel, press the button (1) and
pull the Buggy wheel out of the socket. Follow these
instructions in the reverse order.
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Converting the Croozer to a Stroller
Converting the Croozer to a Stroller
If the hitch arm or Buggy wheel has been installed, remove
these components.
Attaching the wheel arms
The Stroller Kit consists of two wheel arms, one Stroller
wheel and a safety wrist strap. The wheel arms are attached to the frame in the same way as the hitch arm. One
wheel arm is mounted to the hitch-arm attachment bracket
on the left side of the frame, and the other, to the wheelarm attachment bracket on the right side of the frame (relative to the direction of travel).
Tip:
The first time you install the Stroller Kit, we recommend tipping the Croozer onto its back end (resting
on the handlebar) in order to have a better view of
the parts while familiarising 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
components of the Stroller Kit with the front of the
Croozer slightly raised.
1.
Lift the front of the Croozer, or tip the frame onto its
back end.
2.
Pull the security pins out of the hitch-arm attachment
bracket and wheel-arm bracket.
Tip:
1
Position each arm so that it curves inward, ensuring
that the hole (4) in the left arm is facing upwards.
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.
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.
tachment bracket.
Do not let the strap of the security pin get caught between the wheel arm and attachment bracket as this
could damage the strap.
7.
Insert the security pin (1) as far as it will go through
both holes of the hitch-arm attachment bracket. The
head of the security pin is magnetic and will adhere to
the hitch-arm attachment bracket.
8.
Repeat these steps to attach the right wheel arm.
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3
1
Always check that the security pins have been inserted
as far as they will go and that the heads are held firmly
against the attachment brackets by magnetic force. Otherwise, the wheel arms could fall off while in use, resulting in accidents with serious injury or death.
9.
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To remove the wheel arms, follow these instructions in
the reverse order.
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Installing the Stroller wheel
1.
Position the Stroller wheel (1) under the dropouts (2)
of the wheel arms, and press the dropouts onto the
locked into place in both dropouts. On each side, you
should hear a click and be able to see that the dropout
is securely fastened.
2.
Hold the Stroller wheel with both hands, pushing it
back and forth to check that the wheel is securely
fastened.
It is vitally important that the Stroller wheel and wheel
arms be installed properly. Using the Croozer with
improperly installed Stroller Kit components could result
in accidents with serious injury or death. When in doubt,
consult a professional bicycle mechanic.
The Croozer with the Stroller Kit installed is considered a
walking stroller and is not approved for jogging or skating.
Jogging or skating with the Stroller could result in accidents with serious injury or death.
Tip:
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Although the Croozer with the Stroller Kit installed
meets high safety standards, we are required to
provide this warning because there are factors other
than the vehicle itself that may constitute a hazard.
Zwei plus zwei GmbH will not be liable for damages
of any kind resulting from the use of the Croozer for
jogging or skating.
Click!
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Tip:
If, when pushing the Stroller, you notice that it is
pulling to one side, use the tracking-adjusting rings
(4) near the dropouts to adjust the tracking of the
wheel.
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3.
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To remove the components of the Stroller Kit, follow
these steps in the reverse order. Press the buttons
(5) near the two dropouts and pull the Stroller wheel
downwards, out of the dropouts.
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Using the safety wrist strap
To prevent the Croozer from accidentally slipping out of
1
the Stroller downhill, it is vitally important that you keep
the safety strap (1) around your wrist at all times. Use the
your wrist.
The safety wrist strap is usually mounted with the handlebar. Before using the Stroller version of the Croozer,
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 the safety
wrist strap” on page 17.
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When using the Stroller, 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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Using your Croozer
Using your Croozer
Engaging and disengaging the parking brake
The parking brake locks the wheels of a parked or stopped
Croozer to prevent it from rolling away. Never use the
parking brake to slow down the Croozer when in motion.
Always engage the parking brake in the following situations:
when releasing the handlebar of a parked/stopped
Stroller or Buggy
when loading/unloading children or helping a child into
or out of the Stroller, Buggy or Bicycle Trailer
when folding the frame (to keep the Croozer from rolling away from you)
1
The parking brake is operated by a lever behind the right
wheel of the Croozer. When the parking brake is engaged,
both wheels are locked.
1.
To engage the parking brake, pull the lever (1) toward
the back of the Croozer.
2.
Give the Croozer a gentle push and pull to check that
the brake is correctly engaged.
3.
To release the parking brake, push the lever (1) forward as far as it will go. When the brake is correctly
disengaged, the Croozer wheels will be able to move
freely.
1
Always set the parking brake when releasing the handlebar of the parked/stopped Stroller or Buggy, and check
that the wheels are securely locked by giving the Croozer
a gentle push and pull. If the parking brake is not correctly engaged, the Croozer 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, and
check that the wheels are securely locked by giving the
Croozer 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.
Never use your foot for operating the parking brake lever.
Doing so could damage the braking mechanism.
Never attempt to pull the Bicycle Trailer or push the Jogger or Stroller with the parking brake engaged, as doing
so could damage the braking mechanism and tyres.
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Opening and closing the cover
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When unrolled, the mesh cover, or both covers together,
are secured using Velcro tabs (3) on the lower frame. The
plastic window can be rolled up by itself or together with the
mesh cover and is secured at the top with elastic loops (4).
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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.
When unrolled, the mesh cover, or both covers together,
are secured using Velcro tabs (3) on the lower frame. The
plastic window is attached to the mesh cover with zippers
(5). The plastic window can be rolled up by itself or together with the mesh cover and is secured at the top using
elastic loops with hooks (4).
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When riding with the Bicycle Trailer, always close the
plastic window and/or mesh cover to protect passengers
from insects (e.g. getting into children’s eyes) and to
prevent small stones and other road debris from flying
into the passenger compartment and injuring passengers.
Tip:
For stronger rain, we recommend using the additional Rain Cover, which is available as an accessory.
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The Croozer’s plastic windows and fabric cover offer only
minimal protection against UV rays. Therefore, passengers could suffer from sunburn when the Croozer is used
in strong sunlight. Take the same precautions as you
would outdoors to protect your child’s skin from the harmful rays of the sun.
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Loading and unloading passengers
When loading or unloading the child or, in the case of older
children, when the passengers are getting in or out of the
seat, the parking brake of the Croozer must be engaged
to prevent unintentional rolling. In addition, when you are
using the Croozer as a Bicycle Trailer, the towing bicycle
must be safely and securely supported to prevent it from
falling over.
1.
Open the cover, roll it up, and secure it at the top, using the elastic loops (4).
using the Croozer as a Bicycle 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
Never allow the child to sit on the hitch arm or wheel
arms, as doing so could damage these parts.
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Fastening and unfastening the safety harness
The 5-point safety harness consists of shoulder straps (1),
which are connected to the lap belts (2), and a crotch strap
(3), which is connected to the chest pad (4) and the buckle
(6). On each side, the shoulder strap (1) and lap belt (2)
are fastened together to a clip (5) that is inserted into the
buckle (6). The pads on the shoulder straps and lap belts
provide additional comfort.
1
6
2
When using the Croozer to transport children who are not
able to sit upright unassisted or babies under 6 months
of age, you must use the Infant Sling, which is available
as an accessory. The seats and safety harnesses are designed for older children. In dangerous situations, a baby
could slip out from under the safety harnesses, resulting
in serious injury or death.
Tip:
For infants from approx. one to ten
months of age, use the Croozer Infant Sling, which
is available as an accessory.
Opening the harness
1. Press the button (8) on the centre buckle in order to
release the clips (5) attached to the shoulder straps
and lap belts.
2.
4
3
1
Click!
5
5
Allow the crotch strap (3) with the chest pad (4) to
hang down towards the foot area, and lay the clips
with the shoulder straps and lap belts (1 and 2) on
either side of the seat so that the child can be placed
comfortably into the seat.
Fastening the harness
2
6
8
place the child in the seat.
2.
On both sides of the harness, pull the shoulder straps
(1) with the attached lap belts (2) over the arms of the
child as if helping them into a rucksack.
3.
Place the crotch strap (3) between the child’s legs,
with the attached chest pad (4) resting on the child’s
upper body.
4.
Insert the two clips (5) into the buckle (6). You should
hear a click and be able to see that the two clips are
securely fastened.
4
3
5
Children riding in the Croozer must be strapped into the
safety harnesses at all times. Otherwise, in dangerous
situations, the child could fall out of the seat, resulting in
serious injury or death.
8
5
Failure to adjust the straps of the safety harness properly
or to fasten the buckles correctly could result in serious
injury or death in the event of an accident.
Unfastening the harness
1. Press the button (8) of the centre buckle. Both clips (5)
attached to the shoulder straps and lap belts will be
released from the buckle.
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Adjusting the safety harness
1
place the child in the seat.
2.
Slide the triglide adjusters (1) up or down to adjust the
height of the shoulder straps. For the sake of clarity,
the photo on the right shows the Croozer with no passenger and no shoulder-strap pads.
3.
Buckle the child into the seat if the straps are long
enough.
4.
Shorten the shoulder straps by pulling on the ends (3)
of the shoulder straps. Lengthen them by lifting the adjustment buckles (4) and pulling on the shoulder straps
(2).
5.
Shorten the lap belts by pulling on the ends (5) of
the lap belts. Lengthen them by lifting the adjustment
buckles (under the lap-belt pads) and pulling on the
lap belts.
6.
Shorten the crotch strap by pulling on the end (6) of
the crotch strap. Lengthen it by lifting the adjustment
buckle (7) and pulling on the crotch strap (8).
7.
Adjust the tension of all straps so that the child is held
snugly but comfortably in the harness.
The distance between the child’s body and the shoulder
straps and lap belts must be as small as possible to ensure that the passenger is held securely in the seat. If the
distance is too great, the safety harness may not be able
to hold the child securely, which in the event of an accident could result in serious injury or death. If the distance
is too small, the straps can press too tightly against the
child’s body, causing discomfort.
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3
5
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6
7
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Adjusting the head pads
The top section of the seatback has Velcro strips for attaching the head pads (9). The position of the head pads
can be adjusted to the height of the child.
1.
Pull off the head pad (9).
2.
Press the head pad onto the Velcro strips of the seatback at the appropriate height.
Tip:
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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 has a large cargo compartment (1) behind the
seat for holding your gear and essentials. The cargo comthis pocket can be used for stowing the Buggy wheel when
not in use. In the passenger compartment of the Croozer,
beside the seats, are two mesh pockets (3) for smaller
take-along items, such as drinking bottles, dummies/paciTip:
1
2
In addition, we recommend using the optional Handlebar Console for additional cargo capacity with the
Stroller or Buggy.
Maximum Load* (Passengers + Cargo)
Croozer Kid/Kid Plus for 1
Croozer Kid/Kid Plus for 2
77 lbs (35 kg),
100 lbs (45 kg),
children
Of which in rear cargo
compartment
Of which in Handlebar
Console (accessory)
* Weight limits only apply if the hitch-arm load is within the spec-
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NEVER OVERLOAD THE CROOZER. Doing so can severely affect the Croozer’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 passenger(s).
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, which could cause accidents with serious injury
or death. Furthermore, loose cargo items can fall against
the seatback when braking and injure the passenger(s) in
the Bicycle Trailer.
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Proper weight distribution and hitch-arm load
For safe handling, the weight on the hitch connector
arm load (nose weight) is associated with an even distribution of weight in the trailer.
If the centre of gravity is too far forward, the hitch connector will be overloaded. If the centre of gravity is too far
behind the wheels, the rear wheel of the towing bicycle
could lose traction, especially when making turns. If the
centre 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
as a Bicycle 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 (30 cm) off the ground.
4.
The weight shown on the scales should be 6.6 to 17.6
lbs (3 - 8 kg) more than your own weight.
6.6 to 17.6 lbs
(3 - 8 kg)
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
(3 - 8 kg). 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.
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Hitching the Croozer 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.
Click!
2
1
Never hitch the trailer with passengers inside.
1.
Lift the hitch arm of the Croozer, and push the hitch
(2) that has been installed on the towing bicycle. You
hitch is securely engaged in the hitch connector. Pull
gently on the hitch connector to ensure that it is locked
2.
3.
Press the button marked as (3) in the picture on the
right and pull the pin (4) of the hitch-arm safety strap
out of the hole.
4
Wrap the hitch-arm safety strap (5) around the chain
stay and push the pin (4) back into the hole until you
hear it click into place. Pull gently on the pin to make
sure that it is locked securely in the hole. 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.
Always check to make sure that the axle hitch is locked
securely in the hitch connector. If the axle hitch is not
locked securely in the hitch connector, the Croozer could
become unhitched while riding, resulting in accidents with
serious injury or death.
3
5
4
Click
!
Never pull the Croozer as a Bicycle Trailer without the
hitch-arm safety strap securely fastened to the towing
bicycle. The safety strap ensures that the Croozer 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 Buggy wheel attached when using the
Croozer as a Bicycle Trailer. The Buggy wheel could get
caught on obstacles as you pass, resulting in accidents
with serious injury or death.
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4
Unhitching the Croozer from the towing
bicycle
1.
To unhitch the Croozer, follow the instructions above in
the reverse order. Unfasten the hitch-arm safety strap
(5) and reinsert the pin (4) in the hole. Press the button marked as (6) in the picture on the right and pull
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Using a lighting system
If you plan to use the Croozer as a Bicycle Trailer at night,
dusk or dawn – or when visibility is in any way reduced –
the trailer must be equipped with a lighting system.
1
The handlebar of the Croozer Kid Plus comes with an
integrated lighting system (1).
2
the handlebar lighting system, which is available as an accessory. The required cables are built into the Croozer Kid
handlebar.
Switching the lighting system on and off
For operating instructions, please see the separate manual
for the lighting system.
Charging the battery of the handlebar lighting system
For charging instructions, please see the separate manual
for the lighting system.
Lighting options from other manufacturers, such as
battery-powered LED lights, are also suitable for use with
the Croozer.
There are two taillight-mounting loops (2) 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
For two-seaters, a white headlight is mounted on the left
addition to the taillight.
Never use the Bicycle 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.
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Croozer Kid Plus
Special features of the Croozer Kid Plus suspension system
a Sylomer® suspension system (1). This system requires
no adjustment when carrying heavier or lighter loads. This
means that it is just as effective for a single infant as it is
for two older children.
The suspension system is maintenance-free and works
equally well in cold and warm weather.
Tip:
1
The colour of the Sylomer® shock absorber may
change slightly over time if exposed to sunlight.
This has no effect whatsoever on the function of the
suspension system.
Special considerations when riding with the
Bicycle Trailer
Speed
When pulling the Croozer as a Bicycle Trailer, never ride
km/h). 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.
Riding too fast could cause the Bicycle Trailer to skid or
even tip over, resulting in accidents with serious injury or
death.
Load capacity
(passengers + cargo). And never ride with less than 6.6 lbs
(3 kg) or more than 17.6 lbs (8 kg) of weight on the hitch
connector (nose weight). See section “Transporting cargo”
on page 31.
NEVER OVERLOAD THE CROOZER. Doing so can severely affect the Croozer’s handling and cause accidents
with serious injury or death.
Adult supervision
Never leave a child in the Bicycle Trailer unattended, not
even briefly. In your absence, hazardous, unforeseen
situations could arise, including accidents with serious
injury or death.
Tips for the towing bicycle
We recommend using a towing bicycle with multiple
gears. The more speeds the bicycle has, the easier it
starting, climbing hills and riding with a headwind.
The towing bicycle must have two strong, independently operated brakes that are not only 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 have a sturdy, rear-mount
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children. Single-legged kickstands mounted in the
middle of the bicycle, under the bottom bracket, are
NOT suitable because the weight of the hitched bicycle
parked bicycle unstable. Consult a bicycle shop for assistance in choosing the right kickstand.
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 Bicycle Trailer and keep an
eye on the vehicles behind you so that you can react
appropriately. Always ride defensively.
The towing bicycle should have a long rear mudguard
stones and other road debris that could be thrown up
by the rear tyre and to avoid soiling the body or interior
of the trailer.
Guidelines and tips for riding with the Bicycle Trailer
and children
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. It is vitally important that you familiarise yourself with the Croozer before you use it for transporting
by strapping a loaded rucksack into the cabin. This is
a great way to become acquainted with the handling of
the bicycle and the dimensions of the trailer.
more visible to other road-users. Never ride without the
Always ride with the cover closed to protect passengers from injuries associated with stones and other
road debris as well as insects.
Always use available bike paths or lanes when pulling
the Bicycle Trailer. Be especially careful when riding
on narrow bike paths or lanes, as well as on paths and
than the handlebars of the towing bicycle. In addition,
most trailers will not be centred behind the towing
bicycle. Reduce your speed in places where navigation
an opening, dismount and push the bike and trailer
through.
When turning left, never allow the angle between the
rear wheel of the towing bicycle and the hitch arm of
sharper angles could damage the hitch connector. Be
turns can cause the wheel to hit the hitch arm, potentially damaging the hitch arm and/or the rear wheel of
the towing bicycle.
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 passenger(s).
Reduce your speed when turning. Otherwise the centrifugal force could cause the trailer to tip over.
max. 90°
O.K.
O.K.
Be cautious, patient and attentive when riding with your
give your child time to get used to riding in the trailer.
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Children in the Bicycle Trailer should wear a 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.
Dress passengers appropriately, and check on them frequently to make sure they are comfortable in the Croozer,
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. Therefore, in colder
temperatures, dress children in warm clothing and, if
necessary, use a blanket, such as the Cosy Blanket or
of Croozer accessories in the back of this manual.
Keep 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 Bicycle Trailer in
another country, be sure to familiarise 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 bicycle trailers, and others
impose certain age restrictions for the child passenger.
The equipment legally required for bicycle 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 where you will be using the
Croozer.
Special considerations when using the Buggy
Speed and load capacity
The Croozer with the Buggy Kit is intended for use as a
pushchair. Pushing the Buggy faster than a walking pace
is not permitted. Therefore, the Buggy may not be used for
skating or jogging.
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The Buggy is not approved for jogging or skating. Jogging or skating with the Buggy could result in an accident
with serious injury or death.
The Buggy has the same load capacity as the Bicycle Trailer
(passengers + cargo). See page 31 for applicable weight limits.
Tip:
Never carry more than the maximum allowable weight.
Overloading the rear cargo compartment or the optional
Handlebar Console could cause the Croozer 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 Buggy to tip backwards, resulting in
serious injuries for your child.
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PASSENGERS:
Depress the handlebar of the loaded Buggy by about
4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 cm) to raise the Buggy wheel.
Then carefully release the handlebar. If the Croozer
immediately returns to its original standing position,
then the Buggy is correctly loaded. If not, e.g. if the
Croozer Kid tips backwards, then the Croozer is overloaded and cannot be used.
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Adult supervision
Never leave a child in the Buggy unattended, not even
briefly. In your absence, hazardous, unforeseen situations
could arise, including accidents with serious injury or death.
Parking the Buggy
with the parking brake.
Always set the parking brake when releasing the handlebar of the parked/stopped Croozer, and check that
the wheels are securely locked by giving the Croozer a
gentle push and pull. If the parking brake is not correctly
engaged, the Croozer could roll into harm’s way, resulting
in accidents with serious injury or death.
Guidelines and tips for using the Buggy
Dress passengers appropriately, and check on them
frequently to make sure they are comfortable in the
Buggy, with adequate ventilation. 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 Croozer
will feel colder than the person pushing the Croozer.
Therefore, in colder temperatures, dress children in
warm clothing and, if necessary, use a blanket, such as
the Cosy Blanket or Bunting Bags available as accesback of this manual.
Never manoeuvre the Croozer over stairs or other
obstacles.The jolting motion could injure your child and/
or damage the Croozer.
Always use the safety harness and ensure the straps are
Special considerations when using the
Stroller
Speed and load capacity
The Croozer with the Stroller Kit is intended for use as
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walking pace is not permitted. Therefore, the Stroller may
not be used for skating or jogging. The difference between
the Buggy and the Stroller is that the Stroller is easier to
wheel design. Therefore, it is an ideal stroller for touring on
foot and walking as a sport.
The Stroller is not approved for jogging or skating. Jogging or skating with the Stroller could result in accidents
with serious injury or death.
The Stroller has the same load capacity as the Bicycle
Trailer (passengers + cargo). See page 31 for applicable
weight limits.
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Never carry more than the maximum allowable weight.
Overloading the rear cargo compartment or the optional
Handlebar Console could cause the Croozer to tip backwards, resulting in serious injuries for your child.
Tip:
If you are not sure whether your Croozer is overloaded,
you can perform this simple test WITHOUT PASSENGERS:
Depress the handlebar of the loaded Croozer by about
4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 cm) to raise the Stroller wheel.
Then carefully release the handlebar. If the Croozer
immediately returns to its original standing position,
then the Stroller is correctly loaded. If not, e.g. if the
Croozer tips backwards, then the Croozer is overloaded and cannot be used.
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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 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 injury
or death.
Parking the Stroller
with the parking brake.
Always set the parking brake when releasing the handlebar of the parked/stopped Croozer, and check that
the wheels are securely locked by giving the Croozer a
gentle push and pull. If the parking brake is not correctly
engaged, the Croozer could roll into harm’s way, resulting
in accidents with serious injury or death.
Use the safety wrist strap
When using the Stroller, it is vitally important that you keep
the safety wrist strap around your wrist at all times. Use
comfortably around your wrist. Using the safety wrist strap
prevents the Stroller from getting away from you.
When using the Stroller, it is vitally important that you
keep the safety wrist strap fastened securely around your
wrist at all times. Otherwise, you could accidentally lose
control of the Stroller, causing accidents with serious
injury or death.
Tip:
When not in use, the safety wrist strap can hang
down into the rear cargo compartment.
Guidelines and tips for using the Stroller
Never allow children to step, sit or lean on the wheel
arms, e.g. when climbing in or out of the Croozer.
Dress passengers appropriately, and check on them
frequently to make sure they are comfortable in the
Stroller, with adequate ventilation. 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 Croozer
will feel colder than the person pushing the Croozer.
Therefore, in colder temperatures, dress children in
warm clothing and, if necessary, use a blanket, such as
the Cosy Blanket or Bunting Bags available as accesback of this manual.
Never manoeuvre the Croozer over stairs or other
obstacles.The jolting motion could injure your child and/
or damage the Croozer.
Always use the safety harness and ensure the straps
fortably.
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Transporting your Croozer
The Croozer can be folded to a compact size for transport.
1.
Before folding, make sure the Croozer is completely
empty.
Buggy wheel and/or Stroller Kit components.
3.
Remove the handlebar and safety wrist strap. See
page 17.
4.
Remove the side wheels. See page 16.
5.
Fold the Croozer. See page 11.
When folding the Croozer, 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. Use packaging material for padding if desired.
7.
Close the cover. See page 28.
8.
Thread the end of the transport safety strap through
the buckle (2) to secure the folded Croozer for transport. The transport safety strap is kept in a special
storage pocket (3) at the top of the cover.
9.
The Croozer is now ready for transport in a vehicle.
Check that no sharp objects are positioned in such a way
that they could damage the fabric body or plastic window
during transport. Use padding material.
Never transport the Croozer – even when folded – on the
roof of a motor vehicle, as this could damage the fabric
body.
Tip:
Use caution when placing the folded Croozer into
the trunk of a car or laying it on the floor of a room
because the exposed metal parts beneath the
Croozer could damage the surface it is placed on.
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10. For air travel etc., we recommend packing the folded
must be removed. Use padding material so that the
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Croozer Inspections and Maintenance
To ensure that your Croozer will have a safe, long and
problem-free service life, inspections and maintenance
must be performed at regular intervals. The Croozer must
be periodically inspected for damage and/or wear to the
wheels, frame, fabric body, hitch arm, hitch connector,
safety harnesses, Click and Crooze fastening systems,
security pins and components of the Stroller and Buggy
Kits. If any of these parts are found to be damaged, the
Croozer may not be used until the damage has been properly repaired.
Never use the Croozer if it is not in perfect working order.
Damaged parts could cause accidents with serious injury
or death. Therefore, be sure to have your Croozer 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 to professional standards
and at the specified intervals.
Before Each Use
Overall condition
Check for damaged
parts
Fabric body
Check for tears etc.
Safety harnesses
Check for damage,
proper adjustment and
function
Locking mechanisms and
fastening systems
Check for proper function and whether properly locked/engaged
Hitch arm, hitch connector,
wheel arms, Buggy wheel
Check for damage and
proper installation
Attachment of side wheels
locked securely in the
Hitch connector and hitch-arm Check for correct atsafety strap
tachment
Lighting system (optional with
Croozer Kid)
Check for proper function
Tyres
Check tyre pressure
Check for damage or
cracks
Inspection intervals
Check the overall condition of the Croozer periodically to
identify any parts in need of repair or replacement. Some
parts should be checked before each use, and others only
What should be done?
Visual Inspection by User
taining balls and push-button
pins (side wheels)
Check for proper function
Cargo weight and hitch-arm
load (nose weight)
Ensure that all values
are within specified
limits
Safety flag on Bicycle Trailer
Check that flag is
installed
Towing bicycle
Check that towing bicycle is in perfect working
order
Parking brake
Check for proper function on both sides
Service intervals
Monthly
What should be done?
Be sure to have your Croozer serviced regularly – at least
once a year – by a professional bicycle mechanic. The
required frequency of maintenance will depend on various
factors, such as weather conditions, road conditions, loading etc. If the Croozer is not being used very often, then an
annual service by a professional bicycle mechanic is suf-
Tyres
Check tyre pressure
Check for damage or
cracks
Check tread depth
rything where it belongs, are there any tears in the fabric
body, are any of the metal parts cracked or bent, are the
safety harnesses intact, are the tyres in good condition and
and in perfect working order and are the fastening systems
intact? A complete checklist for inspection is provided in
the table on the right.
Clean and lubricate
retaining balls and
push-button pins
winter, then we recommend having it professionally serUsing a bike with electric assist to pull the Bicycle Trailer
will also subject the Croozer’s parts to much greater wear,
meaning that shorter service intervals will be necessary.
Yearly*
What should be done?
Full maintenance check
Croozer must be serviced by a professional
bicycle mechanic
* depending on type and frequency of use
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Croozer Inspections and Maintenance
Inspecting the hitch arm, hitch connector,
Stroller-Kit components and Buggy wheel
Inspect the hitch arm, hitch connector, Stroller-Kit components, Buggy wheel and their respective attachment parts
regularly for damage. If a part is cracked, dented, bent or
damaged in any way, the Croozer 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 hitch is
securely fastened.
Inspect the fabric body
Check the fabric body and the 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 any tears or holes in the
fabric, do not use the Croozer until all damage has been
properly repaired or the body has been replaced.
Inspecting and servicing the wheels
The wheels should be checked for trueness on a regular
basis and retrued as necessary. An annual wheel inspeccient.
Checking tyre pressure and treads
Check the tyre pressure before each use. The actual tyre
-
1
also known as car valves. You will need a pump with the
appropriate nozzle. Never use compressed air, e.g. from
tyre to burst.
Inspect the tyres periodically for adequate tread depth and
aged tyres can affect handling and even burst, which could
result in accidents with serious injury or death.
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Croozer Inspections and Maintenance
Cleaning and lubricating the wheel axles
The side wheels of the Croozer are equipped with a
special mechanism for easy attachment and removal. The
Croozer Kid
must be cleaned and lubricated on a regular basis.
3
1
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.
2
1
grime.
2.
3.
If any dirt or grime remains around the push-button pin
(2) or retaining balls (1), then clean them with a small
brush.
Croozer Kid Plus
3
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.
1
2
Tip:
The axle can be lubricated using a bicycle-chain
lubricant.
1
Inspecting the Croozer after an accident
If the Croozer 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, Maintaining and Storing the Croozer
Cleaning, Maintaining and Storing
the Croozer
How do I clean and maintain my Croozer?
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 minimise 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.
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 minimise 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
is especially important if you plan to use the Croozer often
in wet weather, in salty air near the sea or in the winter.
How do I store my Croozer?
General information
Store your Croozer, if possible, in a dry, warm and well-
particularly the plastic windows to become brittle.
If you cannot store your Croozer indoors, then use a waterproof cover to protect it from the elements. For this purpose, we recommend the Croozer Storage Cover, which is
available as an accessory.
the fabric over time.
If possible, avoid using the Croozer 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
surfaces.
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Cleaning, Maintaining and Storing the Croozer
Long-term storage
Tip:
prepare the vehicle for storage as follows:
1.
Clean the Croozer thoroughly as described above.
2.
Allow the Croozer to dry completely, and apply paste
3.
Store the Croozer in a dry, dust-free and well-ventilated room. Cover the Croozer with a sheet, tarp/tarpaulin or the Croozer Storage Cover, which is available as
an accessory.
To prevent mildew and mould growth, the Croozer must
be completely dry and clean before being put into storage.
Tip:
4.
The fabric of the Croozer 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 mould or mildew
on your Croozer, it can be cleaned in mild cases,
using a mild alcohol-based cleaning agent, 5%
household vinegar or a 5% sodium bicarbonate
solution from the pharmacy. 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 mould or
mildew, the fabric body must be replaced. Contact a
Croozer dealer.
To save space, the Croozer can be stored in its
folded state.
Inner tubes will slowly lose pressure over time. Storing
could damage the tyres. Therefore, if you plan to store
the Croozer for 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 tyre
5.
Before using your Croozer after a long period of stor– check that it is in perfect working order, and have it
serviced by a professional bicycle mechanic.
Preparing the Croozer for disposal
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, or individual parts, in an
environmentally sound manner. Furthermore, be sure to
dispose of any worn parts, such as tyres, in an environmentally sound manner. When in doubt, consult a 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
Croozer Kid Plus for 1
Croozer Kid Plus for 2
Dimensions of Folded Chasis without Wheels (L x W x H)
Croozer Kid for 1
Croozer Kid for 2
Croozer Kid Plus for 1
Croozer Kid Plus for 2
Maximum shoulder width
Croozer Kid/Kid Plus for 1
Croozer Kid/Kid Plus for 2
26¾ inch (68 cm)
Headroom
Croozer Kid/Kid Plus for 1
Croozer Kid/Kid Plus for 2
24¾ inch (63 cm)
24¾ inch (63 cm)
Leg length/legroom
Croozer Kid/Kid Plus for 1
Croozer Kid/Kid Plus for 2
Weight of Empty Chassis with Wheels and Handlebar
Croozer Kid for 1
Croozer Kid for 2
31.3 lbs (14.2 kg)
39.7 lbs (18 kg)
Croozer Kid Plus for 1
Croozer Kid Plus for 2
35 lbs (15.9 kg)
38.4 lbs (17.4 kg)
Maximum Load* (Passengers + Cargo)
Croozer Kid/Kid Plus for 1
Croozer Kid/Kid Plus for 2
Of which in rear cargo compartment
Of which in Handlebar Console (accessory)
Maximum Height of Passengers
46 inch (117 cm)
Minimum Age of Passengers
Without Infant Sling
6 months (if child can sit upright unassisted)
With Infant Sling (accessory)
1 month
Maximum Age of Passengers
Without Infant Sling
6 years
With Infant Sling (accessory)
10 months
Croozer Kid Plus Suspension
Maintenance-free, progressive, load-independent
(no adjustment required for various loads) Sylomer® suspension with 45 mm of travel and shock-absorbing properties
Minimum Temperature for Use/Storage
Wheel/Tyre Size
Recommended Tyre Pressure
Wheel/Tyre Size, Stroller Wheel
Valves
Schrader (car valve)
Wheel Size, Buggy Wheel
6”
See page 31.
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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 in the colour of the
Croozer
Baby Supporter
For small children aged apadjustable, 2-piece
Storage Cover
Blue, waterproof
Baby Winter Bunting Bag
For babies,
stone grey outer shell,
Infant Sling
Toddler Winter Bunting Bag
For small children, stone
grey outer shell, cotton-
Foot Mat
Infant Sling
For babies aged 1 to 10
months.
Axle Hitch
For an additional towing
bicycle
Thru Axles
With various thread sizes,
Rain Cover
For one-seater or two-seater
Quick-Release Axle, extralong
175 mm
Handlebar Lighting System
For Croozer Kid
Ski Set
For cross-country skiing or
snowshoeing
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Warranty
Warranty
In addition to the statutory warranty under the contract of
customer the following manufacturer’s warranty for its bicycle trailers “Croozer Kid” and “Croozer Kid Plus” subject to
the conditions set forth below.
The manufacturer’s warranty applies to the safety frame of
our bicycle trailers “Croozer Kid” and “Croozer Kid Plus”.
The safety frame is shown in grey in the illustration on
the right. The warranty period is 10 years from the date of
purchase of the respective bicycle trailer by the original
purchaser.
Warranty claims must be accompanied by the original
sales receipt with the date of purchase, as well as the
bicycle trailer.
Zwei plus zwei GmbH will, at its election, pursuant to its
obligations under this warranty, repair or replace the safety
frame of the bicycle trailer, refund the purchase price or
replace the entire vehicle.
For the purposes of this manufacturer’s warranty, the
chased the bicycle trailer. Persons who purchased the
any commercial or self-employed professional activity are
not considered consumers in the sense of this warranty.
In addition to the rights set out in this manufacturer’s warranty, the original purchaser also has statutory rights, in
particular warranty rights. These statutory rights, which in
some cases may be more favourable to the purchaser, are
not affected by this warranty. This warranty does not affect
whom the product was purchased.
Servicing and warranty claims
If any part of the Croozer is not working properly, if the
vehicle requires servicing or to make a warranty claim,
contact the dealer from whom you purchased your
Croozer. 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, the serial number of your Croozer and, in the case of a warranty
claim, the bicycle trailer.
The serial number can be found on the sticker that is afcargo compartment.
Distributors
For a list of distributors, visit our website at
www.croozer.com.
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Warranty
CONTACT
Zwei plus zwei GmbH
www.croozer.com
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