Croozer Kid Plus
Croozer Kid Plus for 1
Croozer Kid Plus for 2
Buggy
Bicycle Trailer
Stroller
OWNER’S MANUAL
ENGLISH
CroozerKidPlus15-ENG-10-14
3-in-1
Item Number: 124 004 415
CroozerKidPlus15-ENG-10-14
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IMPRINT
Published by: Zwei plus zwei GmbH
Oskar-Jäger-Str. 125
D-50825 Cologne
Germany
Copyright © 2014 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.eu. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy
of this manual. However, if you do find an error, we would appreciate hearing
about it so that we can correct it.
Planning, text, graphic design and editing:
W. Piontek, www.technik-transparent.de
Photos: W. Piontek and Zwei plus zwei GmbH
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
What’s what? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-in-1 System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Quick-releases and Security Pins . . . . . . .
What is the Croozer Kid Plus? . . . . . . . . .
How should the Croozer Kid Plus be used? . .
How shouldn’t the Croozer Kid Plus be used? .
Orientation and wording . . . . . . . . . . . .
Applicable standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Safety Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Symbols and warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Read and observe this manual . . . . . . . . . . .
Who can ride in the Croozer Kid Plus?. . . . . . . .
Who can ride the towing bicycle? . . . . . . . . . .
Requirements for the towing bicycle . . . . . . . . .
Legal requirements for transporting children . . . . .
Before your first ride... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pulling the Croozer Kid Plus as a Bicycle Trailer. . .
Using the Croozer Kid Plus as a fixed-wheel Stroller
Storage and transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Assembly, maintenance and repair . . . . . . . . .
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Initial Assembly and Unfolding the
Croozer Kid Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Checking package contents . . . . . . . . .
Unfolding the Croozer Kid Plus . . . . . . .
Installing the bumper and reflectors . . . . .
Checking and Adjusting the Parking Brakes .
Attaching and removing the wheels . . . . .
Attaching and removing the handlebar with
safety wrist strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Transporting your Croozer Kid Plus . . 37
Croozer Kid Plus Inspections and
Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
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. . . . . . . .
Cleaning and lubricating the wheel axles . . . .
Inspecting the Croozer Kid Plus after an
accident . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Cleaning and Storing the Croozer
Kid Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
How do I clean and maintain my Croozer Kid Plus? . 41
How do I store my Croozer Kid Plus? . . . . . . . . 41
Preparing the Croozer Kid Plus for disposal . . . . . 42
Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Servicing and warranty claims . . . . . 45
Distributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
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Converting the Croozer Kid Plus to
a Bicycle Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Installing and removing the hitch arm . . . . . . . . 16
Installing the axle hitch to the towing bicycle. . . . . 17
Converting the Croozer Kid Plus to
a Buggy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Installing the Buggy wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Converting the Croozer Kid Plus to
a Stroller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Attaching the wheel arms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Installing the Stroller wheel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Using the safety wrist strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Using your Croozer Kid Plus . . . . . . 24
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hitching the Croozer Kid Plus to the Towing Bicycle .
Proper removal of the Trailer from the Bicycle . . . .
Special considerations when riding with the Bicycle
Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Special considerations when using the Buggy . . . .
Special considerations when using the Stroller . . .
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Description
Description
What’s what?
Handlebar
Low position
Safety flag
5-point safety harness
Two-in-one cover
Front bumper
Quick-release wheel with
reflective sidewalls
Hitch arm attachment bracket
and attachment bracket for Jogger wheel arm
Front reflector
Attachment bracket for
Jogger wheel arm
Attachment socket
for Stroller wheel
Handlebar
High position
Attachment site for handlebar
Safety wrist
strap
Mounting loops for
battery-powered taillight
(taillight not included)
Cargo compartment
cover
Maintenance-free
Sylomer ® suspension
Cargo compartment
Rear bumper
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Reflectors
Lever for parking brake
Push button for
quick-release wheels
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Description
3-in-1 System
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Stroller Kit
Wheel arms
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Stroller wheel
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Safety wrist strap
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Croozer Kid Plus Stroller
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Hitch arm
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Safety flag
Croozer Kid Plus Chassis
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Croozer Kid Plus Bicycle Trailer
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Buggy Kit
Buggy wheel
Croozer Kid Plus Buggy
Quick-releases and Security Pins
Quick-release
Wire lock pin
Clamping lock pin
Ball lock pin
for Stroller wheel
for hitch
for handlebar
for Buggy wheel (not magnetic),
for Stroller wheel arms and hitch
High clamping force
Open
arm attachment bracket (magnetic)
Closed
Low clamping force
Closed
Open
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Description
What is the Croozer Kid Plus?
The Croozer Kid Plus is a vehicle for transporting children.
It consists of a Chassis that can be quickly and easily
converted to a Bicycle Trailer, a swivel-wheel Buggy or a
fixed-wheel Stroller. No longer will you need a fleet of vehicles because, with the Croozer Kid Plus, you can take your
child on a bike ride, a walk in the park or a trek through the
countryside. It can even be used as a fixed-wheel sport
stroller for walking. For extra comfort, the Croozer Kid Plus
is equipped with a Sylomer® suspension system. This system requires no adjustments for various 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 or warm weather.
How should the Croozer Kid Plus be used?
The Croozer Kid Plus is intended for private use for carrying children in daylight hours on roads and other smooth,
well-surfaced paths as a Bicycle Trailer, a swivel-wheel
Buggy or a fixed-wheel Stroller. The instructions and safety
guidelines provided in this manual must be followed at all
times. Only children who are able to sit upright unassisted
and are within the specified age range should ride in the
Croozer Kid Plus. If a child is unable to sit upright unassisted, the Croozer Infant Sling must be used. Be sure to
secure all cargo and take-along items in the designated
pockets and compartments and observe the weight limits
specified in the table below. It is vitally important that
all cargo be secured to prevent it from shifting while the
Croozer Kid Plus is in use. It is the user’s responsibility to
ensure that the transported cargo does not compromise
the safety of the passengers.
Maximum Load (Passengers + Cargo)
Croozer Kid Plus for 1
77 lbs (35 kg), max. 1 child
Croozer Kid Plus for 2
100 lbs (45 kg), max.
2 children
Of which in rear cargo compartment
Of which in handlebar Console
(accessory)
Minimum Age of Passengers
Without Infant Sling
With Infant Sling (accessory)
max. 11 lbs (5 kg)
max. 4.4 lbs (2 kg)
6 months (if child can sit
upright unassisted)
1 month
Maximum Age of Passengers
Without Infant Sling
6 years
With Infant Sling (accessory)
10 months
How shouldn’t the Croozer Kid Plus be
used?
The Croozer Kid Plus may not be used in any manner
other than as specified above. Never transport animals together with children in the Croozer Kid Plus. Never use the
Croozer Kid Plus as a cargo trailer. Never use the Stroller
or Buggy for jogging or skating. Commercial use, overloading, excessive speeds (of more than 15 mph, or 25 km/h,
when in use as Trailer or more than walking speed when
used as Jogger), improper repairs and use on unsurfaced
roads or paths are not permitted. Never install a car seat
or other seating device not approved by Zwei plus zwei
GmbH. Never use the handlebar for carrying loads, such
as children’s vehicles or bags (other than the Handlebar
Console available as an accessory).
Never pull the Croozer Kid Plus with a motorised vehicle,
such as a moped or scooter. This also applies to motorised
bicycles with a maximum speed of more than 15 mph (25
km/h). Do not mount the hitch nut to a bicycle with a rearwheel hub motor, unless this modification (the replacement
of the original axle nut) is approved by the manufacturer of
the bicycle and/or motor. Zwei plus zwei GmbH will not be
liable for any damages resulting from non-compliance with
these requirements.
Orientation and wording
Unless otherwise indicated, the terms right and left in this
manual refer to the passenger’s right or left when seated
in the Croozer Kid Plus, facing forward (i.e. relative to the
direction of travel).
For simplicity, this manual generally refers to the child or
passenger in singular form. It is understood, however, that
the Croozer Kid Plus for 2 will be carrying up to two children and the Croozer Kid Plus for 1, one child.
For the sake of clarity, the Croozer Kid Plus for 2 is shown
in most of the photos and graphics used in this manual.
However, all descriptions and instructions also apply to the
Croozer Kid Plus for 1 and, in this case, refer to a single
seat.
Applicable standards
The following standards were taken into consideration:
EN
15918:2011 and EN A1: 2013, EN 1888:2012.
Maximum Height of Passengers 46 inch (117 cm)
Hitch-arm Load (Nose Weight)
6.6 to 17.6 lbs (3 - 8 kg)
* Weight limits only apply if the hitch-arm load is within the specified range of 6.6 to 17.6 lbs (3-8 kg). See page 29.
When in use as a Bicycle Trailer in poor visibility conditions or at night, dusk, or dawn, the Croozer Kid Plus must
be equipped with a lighting system that complies with
the applicable laws and regulations in the country of use.
Any spare parts used for the Croozer Kid Plus must be
approved by Zwei plus zwei GmbH and properly installed,
ideally by a professional bicycle mechanic. Use only accessories that are suited for the Croozer Kid Plus and/or
have been approved by Zwei plus zwei GmbH.
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Safety Guidelines
Safety Guidelines
Symbols and warnings
DANGER indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Read and observe this manual
This manual contains information that is extremely
important for the safe transport of your child. Therefore,
it is essential that you read the entire manual carefully
and follow the instructions closely. If you should experience difficulties understanding any of the information or
instructions, please contact your Croozer dealer. Keep
this manual handy at all times for future reference. If you
loan or sell your Croozer Kid Plus, 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 Plus?
CAUTION indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury.
NOTICE indicates a situation which, if not avoided, could
result in damage to the Croozer Kid Plus or the environment.
Tip:
In this manual, “Tip” indicates helpful advice about
the use or maintenance of the Croozer Kid Plus.
The Croozer Kid Plus can transport children from approx.
6 months to 6 years of age, with a maximum height of 46
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
could therefore experience injury when riding in the Croozer Kid Plus. These children may only be transported in the
Infant Sling that is available as an optional accessory. The
Croozer Kid Plus for 2 can carry one or two children, and
the 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 acquaint yourself with the applicable laws in the state or country where you plan to use
the Croozer Kid Plus.
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 splashguard.
Otherwise, the passenger could be injured by stones and
other debris thrown up from the road. Motorised vehicles
may not be used for pulling child trailers. The only exception to this rule is a pedelec. This special type of e-bicycle
has an electric motor that delivers assist only when the
rider pedals. In many countries, pedelecs legally qualify as
bicycles. However, e-bikes with a maximum speed of more
than 15 mph (25 km/h) may not 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
that apply to towing bicycles in the country or state where
you will be using the Croozer Kid Plus.
The towing bicycle must have a 26” to 28” (559 to 622mm)
rear wheel. This information can be found on the tyre
sidewalls. The numbers 42-622, for example, indicate that
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 Using the parking brake
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 in which
you plan to use the Croozer Kid Plus.
Before your first ride...
It is vitally important that you familiarise yourself with
the Croozer Kid Plus before you use it for transporting
children. Prior to your first trip with passengers, Zwei plus
zwei GmbH recommends taking a practice ride with the
trailer in a calm, traffic-free area; load the trailer with cargo
of approximately the same weight as the child or children
you will be transporting, for example, by strapping a loaded
backpack/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 Kid Plus must be strapped
into the safety harnesses at all times. Follow the instructions provided in this manual for 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.
Looking after child passengers
Never leave children in the Croozer Kid Plus unattended.
It is the user’s responsibility to ensure that the ventilation
and temperature in the trailer is comfortable for the passengers at all times. Check on the passengers frequently
to make sure they are safe and comfortable in the Croozer
Kid Plus.
Keep handlebar attached
Leave the handlebar attached to the Croozer Kid Plus at
all times. In the event of an accident, it acts as a roll bar,
protecting the passengers.
Crushing hazard
When folding and unfolding the Croozer Kid Plus, keep
fingers and hands clear of all possible pinch points (e.g.
movable frame parts and locking mechanisms).
Pulling the Croozer Kid Plus as a Bicycle
Trailer
Before each ride, check the following:
• Are the wheels securely attached?
• A
re the locking mechanisms on both vertical frame
tubes securely engaged?
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re all security pins correctly inserted and locked?
Check that none of the security pins are hanging freely
from their straps.
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heck tyre pressure prior to each ride. The actual tyre
pressure should never be higher or lower than the
maximum and minimum inflation pressures marked on
the tyre sidewall. (See also page 39). Never use compressed air, e.g. from a gas/petrol station, to fill your
tyres. The rapid airflow and high pressure can overinflate the tyres, causing the tube and/or tyre to burst.
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When loading or unloading children, or when passengers
are getting in or out of the trailer, the parking brake of the
Croozer Kid Plus must be engaged to prevent unintentional rolling.
Turning
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
excessive speeds can cause the trailer to skid and result in
accidents with serious injury or death.
Riding over curbs or uneven surfaces
Riding over a curb 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
ride over a curb or similar obstruction, always use extreme
caution and ride at very low speeds. Never use the Croozer Kid Plus on stairs or escalators.
Risk of injury from rotating parts
Always make sure that the child cannot reach the wheels
of the Croozer Kid Plus 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 cover –
or both covers – in order to protect the passenger from flying insects or small stones thrown up from the rear wheel
of the towing bicycle, which can result in serious injuries
for the passengers.
The vehicle’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
Never use your Croozer Kid Plus as a Bicycle Trailer
without the safety flag mounted. The safety flag makes it
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 Kid Plus, making the vehicle
more difficult to control. Furthermore, cargo items can
fall against the seatback and injure the passenger. Never
transport animals together with children in the Croozer Kid
Plus.
Never attach loads, such as children’s vehicles or bags
(other than the Handlebar Console available as an accessory), to the handlebar of the Croozer Kid Plus, as doing
so compromises the stability and handling of the vehicle,
which can result in accidents with serious injury or death.
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Stowing the safety wrist strap
The safety wrist strap required when using the fixed-wheel
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.
Using the Croozer Kid Plus as a fixed-wheel
Stroller
The Croozer Kid Plus with Stroller Kit 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
than the vehicle itself that may constitute a hazard.
Suitable accessories and original spare parts
Only use accessories and original spare parts that have
been recommended and approved by Zwei plus zwei
GmbH. These are the only components that can be used
safely with the Croozer Kid Plus. 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.
Changes and modifications
For safety reasons, no modifications or changes can be
made to the vehicle.
Do not install attachment parts, such as luggage racks etc.
Do not use a car seat or any type of seat or seat support
that has not been approved by Zwei plus zwei GmbH. Do
not install electric drive systems. Making modifications or
Storage and transport
Never transport the Croozer Kid Plus – even when folded – changes to your Croozer Kid Plus can result in accidents
with serious injury or death. Furthermore, changes or
on the roof of a motor vehicle.
modifications will void any warranty claims. Zwei plus zwei
Never use or store the Croozer Kid Plus at temperatures
GmbH will not be liable for damages of any kind resulting
below – 4°F (–20°C). Extremely low temperatures can
from changes or modifications that have been made to the
cause the plastic windows to become brittle.
Croozer Kid Plus.
Assembly, maintenance and repair
Purchased condition and initial assembly
If you have purchased the Croozer Kid Plus from a shop,
the retailer should install the front bumper and reflectors. If
you ordered your Croozer Kid Plus from an online or mailorder catalogue, we recommend having the initial assembly performed by a professional bicycle mechanic. Dealers
are required to provide the customer with all important
information on the use of the Croozer Kid Plus.
Technical condition
Never use the Croozer Kid Plus if it is not in perfect
working order. The Croozer Kid Plus must be periodically inspected for damage and/or wear to the wheels,
hitch arm, frame, fabric body, security pins, quick-release
mechanisms, Sylomer ® suspension, brakes and safety
harnesses. If any of these parts are found to be damaged,
the Croozer Kid Plus may not be used until the damage
has been properly repaired, ideally by a professional bicycle mechanic.
It is critical that all maintenance work specified in the
section “Croozer Kid Plus Inspections and Maintenance”
(page 38) be performed in the specified intervals.
Using the Croozer Kid Plus when it is not in perfect working order can result in accidents with serious injury or
death.
Proper assembly and repair
The Croozer Kid Plus must be properly assembled. Follow
the instructions for the correct installation of the hitch nut,
hitch arm, Stroller Kit components and Buggy wheel. 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 Kid Plus
Initial Assembly and Unfolding the
Croozer Kid Plus
If you have purchased the Croozer Kid Plus from a shop,
the retailer should install the front bumper and reflectors
and sell the vehicle “ready to use”. If you ordered your
Croozer Kid Plus from an online or mail-order catalogue,
we recommend having the initial assembly performed by a
professional bicycle mechanic. Dealers are required to provide the customer with all important information on the use
of the Croozer Kid Plus. If the initial assembly has been
performed, you can skip the first few steps of this section.
If your Croozer Kid Plus was not assembled prior to sale,
then have the initial assembly performed by a professional
bicycle mechanic or follow the assembly instructions below. If, for any reason, you do not feel completely confident
about your ability to properly install these components,
then have this work performed by a professional bicycle
mechanic. Various tools are required for the assembly.
5/32”
(4 mm)
7/16”
(11 mm)
required tools
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The Croozer Kid Plus must be properly assembled.
Improper assembly can result in accidents with serious
injury or death.
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Checking package contents
The Croozer Kid Plus is packaged in a box for shipment.
In order to minimise package size, the Croozer Kid Plus is
shipped in its folded state. All of the removable parts are
removed for shipment. The front bumper, brake shoes and
front reflectors are also shipped unattached.
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1. Remove all packaging materials from the Croozer Kid
Plus and individual parts. Recycle all packaging material if possible. Keep the box for storage or transport.
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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
Kid Plus.
These parts include the front bumper (1), handlebar (2),
wrist strap (3), hitch arm with hitch (4), wheels (5), Jogger wheel (6), Stroller wheel (7), wheel arms for Jogger
wheel (8), this Owner’s Manual (9), and a package (10)
containing the front reflectors, mounting hardware, and an
additional hitch. Unfold the Croozer Kid Plus before mounting these parts.
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Initial Assembly and Unfolding the Croozer Kid Plus
Unfolding the Croozer Kid Plus
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Unbuckle the transport safety strap (1) at the rear of
the Croozer Kid Plus.
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Tuck the strap (2) into the special strap-storage pocket
under the cover.
3
Brace the lower part of the Croozer Kid Plus frame
with one hand while using your other hand to lift the
top part of the frame.
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.
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RISK OF PINCHING OR CRUSHING! There are pinch
points between the seat frame and Croozer Kid Plus
frame, as well as between the locking mechanism and
frame tube, that may cause painful injuries. Use caution
to avoid these points when folding or unfolding the trailer.
In order to avoid damaging the frame tubes and locking
mechanisms, please use caution and slow movements
when pulling back the seat frame.
Tip:
5.
6.
A new Croozer Kid Plus will be slightly more difficult
to unfold because the canvas is still stiff.
Then check that the locking pins (4) of both locking
mechanisms (3) are fully engaged by pulling gently
inwards on the locking mechanisms (3), attempting to
move them away from the frame tubes without actuating the red slide buttons (6).
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4
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To fold the Croozer, follow the above steps in the
reverse order. Begin by pushing the red slide button
(6) on both locking mechanisms (3) towards the rear
of the trailer and pulling the two locking mechanisms
inwards, away from the frame tubes.
If the locking mechanisms are not properly engaged, the
frame of the Croozer Kid Plus could collapse while riding,
potentially resulting in serious injuries for the passenger.
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Installing the bumper and reflectors
Because packaging size is limited, the bumper, brake
shoes and front reflectors of the Croozer Kid Plus are
shipped unattached. These parts are included in the scope
of delivery and must be properly installed.
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Box contents
The box with your Croozer Kid Plus should contain the
following items:
• bumper (1)
• package containing
two short ¼” Allen bolts with washers and locknuts (2), two long ¼” Allen bolts with rubber
washers (3), two front reflectors (5) with bolts (4) and
two axle hitches (7), which will be mounted to the towing bicycles.
For the installation of the reflectors, bumper and brake
shoes, the following 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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Mounting the front reflectors
1. Hold the reflector (5) against the mounting plate on the
front bumper, positioning it so that the pin (9) on the
back of the reflector fits through the lower hole of the
mounting plate.
2. Insert the bolt (4) through the upper hole of the mounting plate, and fasten the reflector (5) by tightening the
bolt with a Phillips screwdriver (8).
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to fasten the second front reflector to the other mounting plate on the bumper.
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Mounting the bumper
1. Insert the two long Allen bolts (3) from inside through
the holes in the front frame tube of the Croozer Kid
Plus.
2.
Slide the rubber washers over the ends of the Allen
bolts protruding through the front of the frame tube.
3.
Place the bumper (1) onto the mounting plates (4) on
the sides of the frame, lining up the holes.
4.
Screw the two long Allen bolts (3) into the threaded
holes of the bumper (1), tightening lightly at first.
5.
Insert one of the short Allen bolts (5) through the
aligned holes of the bumper and the mounting plate
(4).
6.
Place a washer and locknut from below onto the end
of the bolt (5), and tighten the nut lightly at first.
7.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 to attach the other side of the
bumper (1).
8.
Adjust the position of the bumper (1) as necessary to
ensure that it is even and level; then tighten all bolts,
using a 5/32” (4mm) Allen key and a 7/16” (11mm)
open-end spanner/wrench.
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Checking and Adjusting the Parking Brakes
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 levers (1) as far as they 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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3. Use a ruler to measure how far the pins extend from
the brake bodies. The parking brake is correctly
adjusted if the pins extend approx. 11 to 12 mm. If
the pins extend less than 11 mm, the brakes must be
adjusted.
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3
11-12 mm
4.
If the pin (4) on the left side of the Croozer extends
from the brake body by less than 11 mm, then turn the
barrel adjuster (5) on the brake lever anticlockwise
until the pin is extended by 11 to 12 mm.
5.
If the pin (2) on the right side of the Croozer extends
from the brake body by less than 11 mm, then turn the
barrel adjuster (3) on the brake lever anticlockwise
until the pin is extended by 11 to 12 mm.
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2
3
4
2
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2
0-11 mm
0-11 mm
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4
6.
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After both pins have been checked and, if applicable,
adjusted, mount the wheels and check the function of
the parking brakes.
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mm
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Now that the front bumper and reflectors are installed, and
the Croozer Kid Plus is unfolded with the locking mechanisms safely engaged, the wheels and handlebar with
safety wrist strap can be mounted to complete the Chassis. Then, with the enclosed conversion kits, the Croozer
Kid Plus can be easily converted to a Bicycle Trailer, a
swivel-wheel Buggy or a fixed-wheel Stroller.
Attaching and removing the wheels
1
The wheels of the Croozer Kid Plus are equipped with
push-button axles. By pressing the dust cap (1) on the
wheel hub, the retaining balls (2) will retract within the
axle to permit the attachment or removal of the wheel. The
wheels cannot be attached or removed unless the dust cap
is pressed in.
1.
Check that the brake lever (3) is in the disengaged
position. If not, pull back the lever to disengage the
mechanism.
2.
Use one hand to lift up the back of the Croozer Kid
Plus.
3.
Press the dust cap (1) of the wheel hub with the marking “PUSH”.
4.
Insert the wheel axle (4) into the axle receiver (5) in
the suspension swing arm of the Croozer Kid Plus,
and release the dust cap.
5.
Check whether the wheel is locked securely in the axle
receiver by pulling firmly on the wheel. It should not be
possible to remove the wheel without pressing on the
dust cap.
6.
Repeat steps 2-5 to attach the second wheel.
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2
3
Wheels that have not been securely attached can fall
off when riding, resulting in accidents with serious injury
or death. After you have attached the wheels, it is vitally
important that you check whether the axles are securely
locked into the axle receivers by firmly pulling on the
wheels. It should not be possible to remove the wheels
without pressing on the dust cap.
7.
Check the function of the parking brake by pushing the
lever (3) back.
8.
To remove the wheels, follow these instructions in
the reverse order. Press the dust cap (1) and pull the
wheel off.
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Attaching and removing the handlebar with
safety wrist strap
The handlebar has two functions. Firstly, it is used for
pushing the Croozer Kid Plus as a swivel-wheel Buggy
or fixed-wheel Stroller. For this purpose, the handlebar
can be mounted in either a high (2) or a low (3) position,
depending on the height and preferences of the user.
Secondly, the handlebar functions as a roll bar, protecting
the passengers should the Croozer Kid Plus tip over in the
rare event of an accident.
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3
1. If you are installing the handlebar for the first time, begin by removing the transport inserts (1) from the upper frame tubes. It’s a good idea to store these inserts
for future use when transporting the Croozer Kid Plus.
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2. Decide whether you would prefer to use the handlebar
in the high (2) or low (3) position.
3. Slide the smaller loop of the safety wrist strap (4) over
the handlebar, and insert both ends of the handlebar
simultaneously into the upper frame tubes. Take care
to align the tubes properly to keep them from jamming
or getting stuck.
Tip: The ends of the new handlebar may stick somewhat
when inserting them into the frame tube for the first
time. If so, a light coating of silicon spay can help.
4
4. Insert the security pin (5) all the way through the
hole until the arms (6) of the security pin are securely
clamped around the tube.
5. Insert the security pin (5) through the hole.
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6. Repeat steps 4-5 for the other side of the handlebar.
The handlebar must be secured with both security pins
at all times. Otherwise, the handlebar could fall off when
you are pushing it, and the Stroller or Buggy could roll
away unintentionally, resulting in accidents with serious
injury or death.
7
When the Croozer Kid Plus 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: When not in use, the safety wrist strap can hang
inside the rear compartment area.
7. To remove the handlebar, follow these instructions in
the reverse order. Pull on the strap (8) to remove the
security pin.
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Converting the Croozer Kid Plus to
a Bicycle Trailer
If the Buggy wheel or Stroller wheel and wheel arms are
mounted to the Croozer Kid Plus, remove the respective
components and lock the 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
Kid Plus (relative to the direction of travel).
Tip:
The first time you install the hitch arm, we recommend tipping the Croozer Kid Plus onto its back
end in order to have a better view of the parts when
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 Kid Plus slightly raised.
1.
Lift the front of the Croozer Kid Plus, 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
and the hitch arm at an approx. 45° angle to the attachment bracket (3).
4.
5.
Guide the retaining bolts (5) at the end of the hitch
arm gently into the slots of the hitch-arm attachment
bracket.
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4
5
2
Then fold the hitch arm upwards into the hitch-arm attachment bracket until the bolts (5) of the hitch arm are
fully engaged in the slots of the attachment bracket.
Do not let the strap of the security pin get caught between the hitch arm and attachment bracket as this could
damage the strap.
6.
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Insert the security pin (1) as far as it will go through
both holes in the hitch-arm attachment bracket. The
head of the security pin is magnetic and will cling 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 securely against
the hitch-arm 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 pins hanging freely from their straps. They could
get caught on passing objects and be pulled off, damaging the vehicle.
Installing the axle hitch to the towing bicycle
The hitch assembly is mounted to the left side of the bicycle (relative to the direction of travel) and consists of two
parts: a hitch connector (1) on the hitch arm of the Croozer
Kid Plus and an axle hitch (2), which is mounted to the rear
axle of the towing bicycle.
However, before using a bicycle for pulling the Croozer Kid
Plus, you must first check whether it is suitable for use as
a towing bicycle. This information can be obtained from
the bicycle manufacturer, a bicycle shop or the owner’s
manual of the bicycle.
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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. This could cause accidents with serious injury or death.
If you are not completely confident about your ability to
install the axle hitch correctly, please consult with, or
have the installation performed by, a professional bicycle
mechanic.
It is vitally important that the hitch be properly installed.
An improperly installed hitch could come loose while riding and cause accidents with serious injury or death.
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Installing the axle hitch to a bicycle with a
quick-release axle
The quick-release lever (1) must be positioned on the right
side of the bicycle (relative to the direction of travel). If the
lever is on the left side, the quick-release assembly must
be removed and reinserted from the right side. Be sure to
follow the applicable instructions in the owner’s manual of
the bicycle and/or consult a professional bicycle mechanic.
1.
1
Disengage the quick-release lever (1) on the rear
wheel of the towing bicycle or loosen the hex bolt
(5 mm), depending on the version. Often, the open
position is indicated on the lever by the word “OPEN”.
In this case, when the word “OPEN” can be seen, the
lever is in the open position.
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
under tension and could fly off when removing the nut.
3.
Fit the axle hitch (3) over the end of the quick-release
skewer by sliding the skewer (with the spring) through
the hole in the hitch.
4.
Without removing the spring on the end of the quickrelease skewer, thread the tension-adjusting nut (2)
back onto the skewer. Tighten the tension-adjusting
nut until you feel a slight resistance.
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3
2
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.
5.
Check that the rear wheel is properly aligned, adjusting
the position if necessary; then close the quick-release
lever (1) or tighten the hex bolt, depending on the version. Often, the closed position is indicated on the lever
by the word “CLOSE”. In this case, when the lever side
marked “CLOSE” can be seen, the lever is in the closed
position. If the tension-adjusting nut has been tightened
the proper amount, you will be able to feel the resistance increase when the lever is about halfway closed,
i.e. parallel to the axle. The adjustment is correct if you
can fully close the lever but with considerable force. In
the closed position, the lever should be parallel to the
frame, i.e. it should not stick out to the side.
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 quickrelease skewer for at least five full turns.
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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.
7. Hold the rear wheel with both hands, and try to rock it
back and forth to check that the quick-release mechanism is securely fastened. If there is any play in the
wheel, repeat steps 5 and 6.
It is vitally important that the rear wheel with the hitch
be installed correctly. Riding with an incorrectly installed
rear wheel could result in accidents with serious injury or
death. Follow the instructions and warnings given in the
owner’s manual of the towing bicycle. When in doubt,
consult a professional bicycle mechanic.
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Installing the hitch to a bicycle with a solid axle
1. Remove the nut (1) on the left side of the solid axle by
turning it anticlockwise.
It is vitally important that you leave the existing washer on
the axle. This washer prevents the axle from rotating in
the dropouts. Riding without the axle washer can result in
accidents with serious injury or death.
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2. Without removing the retaining washer, place the axle
hitch (2) onto the axle by feeding the end of the axle
through the hole in the hitch.
3. Screw the nut (1) back onto the axle, tightening lightly
at first.
To ensure adequate clamping force, the axle nut must
be tightened onto the threads of the axle by at least 5 full
turns. If it is not possible to tighten the nut at least 5 full
turns, then the axle is too short, which could allow the
rear wheel or hitch to come loose, resulting in accidents
with serious injury or death.
When in doubt, consult a
professional bicycle mechanic!
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4. Check that the rear wheel is properly centred, adjusting the position if necessary; then tighten the nut (1)
using the tightening torque specified in the owner’s
manual of the bicycle.
min. 5 x
5. Finally, hold the rear wheel with both hands and try to
rock it back and forth to check that the wheel is held
securely in the dropouts.
The rear wheel must be properly attached after the
axle hitch has been installed. Riding with an improperly
installed rear wheel can result in accidents with serious
injury or death. Follow the instructions and warnings
given in the owner’s manual of the towing bicycle. When
in doubt, consult a professional bicycle mechanic.
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Installing the safety flag
The safety flag makes it easier for other road users to see
the Croozer Kid Plus, increasing your child’s safety, as well
as your own.
The safety flag slides into a canvas sleeve that is attached
to the left rear frame tube with two Velcro straps.
1.
Assemble the flag pole (1) by connecting the two sections of the pole.
2.
Slide the flag pole through the opening where the
handlebar (2) passes through the fabric cover.
3.
Guide the pole of the safety flag into the canvas
sleeve (3) attached to the rear frame tube.
When pulling the Croozer Kid as a Bicycle Trailer, the
safety flag must be properly mounted at all times. If the
safety flag is not properly mounted, other road users may
fail to see the Croozer Kid, which could result in accidents with serious injury or death.
Tip:
When you are using the Croozer Kid Plus in countries with left-hand traffic, the safety flag must be
mounted to 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 Kid Plus to
a Buggy
If the hitch arm or Stroller Kit (wheel and wheel arms)
has been mounted to the Croozer Kid Plus, remove the
respective components and lock the 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 Kid Plus onto its back
end in order to have a better view of the parts when
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 Kid Plus slightly raised.
1. Lift the front of the Croozer Kid Plus, or tip the frame
onto its back end.
1
2. Remove the security pin (1) in the middle of the front
bumper.
3. Insert the Buggy wheel (2) into the wheel socket (3) in
the middle of the front bumper.
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Tip: Spraying the axle of the Stroller wheel with a silicone spray will help the axle rotate more freely in
the socket.
4. Push the security pin (1) as far as it will go through the
hole in the Buggy-wheel socket (3).
2
Always check that the security pin has been inserted as
far as it will go and that it cannot fall out. If the security
pin is not properly inserted, the Buggy wheel could fall off
while in use, resulting in accidents with injuries.
5. To remove the Buggy wheel, follow these steps in the
reverse order.
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1
After removing the Buggy wheel, be sure to lock the
security pin back into the holes in the wheel socket.
Never leave the security pin hanging freely from its strap.
It could get caught on passing objects and be pulled off,
damaging the vehicle.
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Converting the Croozer Kid Plus to
a Stroller
If the hitch arm or Buggy wheel has been mounted to the
Croozer Kid Plus, remove the respective components and
lock the 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.
Attaching the wheel arms
The Stroller Kit, which converts the Croozer Kid Plus to
a walking stroller, consists of two wheel arms, one wheel
and a safety wrist strap. The wheel arms are attached in
the same way as the hitch arm. One wheel arm is mounted
to the hitch-arm attachment bracket on the left side of the
frame, and the other, to the wheel-arm attachment bracket
on the right side of the frame (relative to the direction of
travel).
Tip:
The first time you install the Stroller Kit, we recommend tipping the Croozer Kid Plus onto its back
end in order to have a better view of the parts when
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 wheel arms and
Stroller wheel with the front of the Croozer Kid Plus
slightly raised.
1.
Lift the front of the Croozer Kid Plus, or tip the frame
onto its back end.
2.
Remove the security pins (1) from the hitch-arm attachment bracket and wheel-arm attachment bracket.
Tip:
1
Position each arm so that it curves inward and the
hole (4) in the left arm is facing upwards.
3.
Hold the left wheel arm (2) (with hole) at an approx.
45° angle to the hitch-arm attachment bracket.
4.
Guide the retaining bolts (3) of the left wheel arm gently into the slots of the hitch-arm attachment bracket.
5.
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.
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2
3
Do not let the strap of the security pin get caught between the wheel arm and attachment bracket as this
could damage the strap.
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6.
Insert the security pin (1) 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 cling to
the hitch-arm attachment bracket.
7.
Repeat steps 3 to 6 for the right wheel arm.
1
Always check that the security pins have been inserted
as far as they will go and that the heads are held securely
against the attachment brackets by magnetic force. If the
security pins are not properly inserted, the wheel arms
could fall off while in use, resulting in accidents with serious injury or death.
Installing the Stroller wheel
1.
Open the quick-release of the Stroller wheel by lifting
the quick-release lever (3) until the lever side marked
“OPEN” is facing outwards, away from the wheel.
2.
Slide the Stroller wheel (4) as far as possible into the
slots in the dropouts of the wheel arms. The flattened
surfaces (5) on the axle must be lined up with the slots
in the dropouts.
Tip:
If you have difficulties sliding the Stroller wheel into
the slots in the dropouts, then loosen the tensionadjusting nut of the quick-release by turning it a few
turns anticlockwise and try again.
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3.
With the quick-release lever (3) in the open position,
tighten the tension-adjusting nut (6) by turning it clockwise until you feel a slight resistance.
4.
Close the quick-release by moving lever (3) towards
the wheel arm until the lever side marked “CLOSE”
is facing outwards. If the tension-adjusting nut has
been tightened the proper amount, you will be able to
feel the resistance increase when the lever is about
halfway closed, i.e. parallel to the axle. The adjustment is correct if you can fully close the lever but with
considerable force. In the closed position, the lever
should be parallel to the dropout (5) of the wheel arm,
i.e. it should not stick out to the side.
5.
5
3
4
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.
3
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 (6) half a
turn clockwise. Repeat steps 4 and 5.
If it is impossible to push the quick-release lever (3)
into the closed position, then open the lever, and
unscrew the tension-adjusting nut half a turn anticlockwise. Repeat steps 4 and 5.
6.
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Hold the Stroller wheel with both hands, and try to
rock it back and forth to check that the quick-release
mechanism is securely fastened. If there is any play in
the wheel, repeat steps 4 and 5.
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It is vitally important that the Stroller wheel and wheel
arms be installed properly. Operating the Croozer Kid
Plus 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 Kid Plus 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:
7.
Although the Croozer Kid Plus with the Stroller
Tip:
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 Kid Plus for jogging or skating.
If you notice that the Stroller is pulling to the right or
left during use, check whether the Stroller wheel is
straight and the axle is properly seated in the dropouts. If not, realign the wheel.
To remove the Stroller wheel and wheel arms, follow
these steps in the reverse order.
After removing the wheel arms, lock the security pins
back into the holes in the brackets. Never leave the security pins hanging freely from their straps. They could get
caught on passing objects and be pulled off, damaging
the vehicle.
Using the safety wrist strap
To prevent the Croozer Kid Plus from accidently slipping
out of your hands and rolling away, for example when
pushing the Buggy or Stroller downhill, it is vitally important that you keep the safety strap (1) around your wrist at
all times. Use the rubber ring to adjust the loop size to fit
snugly around your wrist.
The safety wrist strap is usually mounted with the handlebar. Before using the Buggy or Stroller version of the
Croozer Kid Plus, check that the safety wrist strap has
been mounted. If the handlebar has been installed without
the safety strap, remove the handlebar and reinstall it with
the safety wrist strap attached, following the instructions
given in the section “Attaching and removing the handlebar
with safety wrist strap” on page 14.
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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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Engaging and disengaging the parking brake
The parking brake locks the wheels of a parked or stopped
Croozer Kid Plus to prevent it from rolling away. Never use
the parking brake to slow down the Stroller or Buggy. Always engage the parking brake in the following situations:
• w
hen releasing the handlebar of a parked/stopped
Stroller or Buggy
• w
hen loading/unloading children or helping a child into
or out of the Stroller, Buggy or Bicycle Trailer
• to keep the Croozer Kid Plus from rolling away from
you when folding the frame
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The parking brake is operated by a lever behind the right
wheel of the Croozer Kid Plus. When the parking brake is
engaged, both wheels are locked.
1. To engage the parking brake, pull the lever (1) back
until both brake shoes (2) are pressing firmly against
the tires.
2. Give the Croozer Kid Plus a gentle push and pull to
check that the brake is correctly engaged.
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3. To release the parking brake, push the lever (1) forward as far as it will go. When the brake is correctly
disengaged and the Croozer Kid Plus wheels will be
able to move freely.
Always set the parking brake when releasing the handlebar of a parked/stopped Stroller or Buggy, and check that
the wheels are securely locked by giving the Croozer Kid
Plus a gentle push and pull. If the parking brake is not
correctly engaged, the vehicle could roll into harm’s way,
resulting in accidents with serious injury or death.
Always set the parking brake when loading/unloading
children or helping a child into or out of the Croozer Kid
Plus, and check that the wheels are securely locked by
giving the Croozer Kid Plus 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. After releasing the brake, always check that the brake
shoes are no longer pressing against the tires. Never pull
the Trailer or push the Jogger or Stroller with the parking
brake engaged, as doing so could damage the brake,
perforated brake discs, or tires.
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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. The plastic window
can be rolled up by itself or together with the mesh cover
and is secured at the top with elastic loops and hooks (3).
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1
When unrolled, the mesh cover or both covers together
are secured by Velcro tabs (4) on the lower frame. The
transparent plastic window is attached directly to the mesh
cover with zippers.
2
When riding with the trailer, always close the mesh cover
– or both covers – to protect passengers from insects
(e.g. getting into children’s eyes) and prevent small
stones and other road debris from flying into the passenger compartment and injuring passengers.
Tip:
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4
For stronger rain, we recommend using the additional Rain Cover, which is available as an accessory.
The plastic windows and fabric cover of the Croozer
Kid Plus offer only minimal protection against UV rays.
Therefore, young passengers could suffer from sunburn
when the Croozer is used in strong sunlight. Take the
same precautions as you would outdoors in an unshaded
area to protect your child’s skin from the harmful rays of
the sun.
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3
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 Kid Plus must be
engaged to prevent unintentional rolling. In addition, when
you are using the Croozer Kid Plus as a Bicycle Trailer, the
towing bicycle must be safely and securely supported to
prevent it from falling.
1.
Open the cover, roll it up, and secure it at the top, using the elastic loops (3).
2.
If you are near traffic, have the child get in from the
side that is away from the traffic if possible. When using the Croozer Kid Plus 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 exit the passenger compartment.
Never allow the child to sit, stand or lean on the hitch arm
or wheel arms, as doing so could damage these parts.
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Fastening and unfastening the safety
harness
The 5-point safety harness consists of the shoulder straps
(1), which are connected to the lap belts (2), and a crotch
strap (3), which is connected to the belly 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.
When using the Croozer Kid Plus 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:
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2
4
3
For infants from approx. one to ten months of age,
use the Infant Sling that is available as a Croozer
accessory.
Opening the harness
1. Open the buckle pad (7) and press the button (8) on
the buckle in order to release the clips (5) attached to
the shoulder straps and lap belts.
2. Allow the crotch strap (3) with the belly 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
1. Place the child into the seat with the opened harness
system.
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 buckles (5) into the center lap buckle.
You should hear a click and be able to see that the
buckles are securely fastened.
5. Fold the padded cover (7) down over the center
buckle.
When riding in the Croozer Kid Plus, your child must be
strapped securely into the safety harness at all times.
Avoid serious injury from falling or sliding out. Always use
seat belt. Otherwise, in dangerous situations, the child
could slip out from under the safety harness, resulting in
serious injury or death.
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6
2
8
4
3
7
5
5
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Failure to adjust the straps of the safety harness properly
or to fasten the buckles correctly could result in accident
and serious injury or death.
Unfastening the harness
1. Open the buckle pad (7) and press the button (8) on
the 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.
Make sure that the harnesses are unbuckled; then
place the child in the seat.
2.
Slide the triglide adjusters (1) up or down to adjust the
height of the shoulder straps. (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.
Adjust the lengths of the shoulder straps by tightening
or loosening the Ladderloc adjuster buckles (2).
5.
Shorten the lap belts by pulling on the ends (5) of the
lap belts. Lengthen them by pushing on the side of the
clip (6) and pulling on the respective lap belt (7).
6.
You can also shorten or lengthen the lap belts by tightening or loosening the Ladderloc adjuster buckles (3)
(under the lap-belt pads).
7.
Adjust the length of the crotch strap by tightening or
loosening the Ladderloc adjuster buckle (4)
8.
Adjust the tension of all straps so that the child is held
snugly but comfortable in the harness.
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1
2
2
2
2
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7
3
4
5
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.
Adjusting the head pads
The top section of the seatback has Velcro strips for attaching the head pads (8). The position of the head pads
can be adjusted to the height of the child.
1.
Pull off the head pad.
2.
Press the head pad onto the Velcro strips of the seatback at the appropriate height.
Tip:
8
You can remove the head pads for a more comfortable sitting position when your child is wearing a
helmet.
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Transporting cargo
Load capacity and cargo compartments
The Croozer Kid Plus has a large cargo compartment (1)
behind the seat for holding your gear and essentials. The
cargo compartment has has an inside pocket (2) with a
Velcro closure; this pocket can be used for stowing the
Buggy wheel when not in use. In the passenger compartment of the Croozer Kid Plus, beside the seats, are two
mesh pockets (3) for smaller take-along items, such as
drinking bottles, dummies/pacifiers, sunglasses etc. In addition, the Croozer Kid Plus for 1 comes with a water-bottle
holder beside the seat.
1
2
Tip: In addition, we recommend using the optional Handlebar Console for additional cargo capacity with the
Stroller or Buggy.
However, when transporting cargo, never exceed the
weight limits specified below.
Maximum Load (Passengers + Cargo)
Croozer Kid Plus for 1
77 lbs (35 kg), max. 1 child
Croozer Kid Plus for 2
Of which in rear cargo
compartment
Of which in Handlebar Console
(accessory)
100 lbs (45 kg), max. 1 children
max. 11 lbs (5 kg)
max. 4.4 lbs (2 kg)
* Weight limits only apply if the hitch-arm load is within the specified range of 6.6 to 17.6 lbs (3-8 kg). See page 29.
NEVER OVERLOAD THE Croozer Kid Plus. Doing so
can severely affect the Croozer Kid Plus’s handling and
cause accidents with serious injury or death.
3
Never transport cargo items together with children on
the seat or in the foot area. The cargo could shift during
transport and injure the Croozer Kid Plus passengers.
Cargo in the rear cargo compartment must always
be well secured to ensure that it cannot shift during
transport. Loose cargo can change the handling of the
Croozer Kid Plus, which could cause accidents with
serious injury or death. Furthermore, loose cargo items
can fall against the seatback when braking and injure the
passengers.
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Proper weight distribution and hitch-arm load
For safe handling, the weight on the hitch connector
should be between 6.6 and 17.6 lbs (3 and 8 kg); the
hitch-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 Kid Plus 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 Kid Plus 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.
2
Never hitch the trailer with passengers inside.
1
1. Lift the hitch arm of the Croozer Kid Plus, and push
the hitch connector (1) as far as it will go onto the hitch
(2) that has been installed on the towing bicycle.
2. Insert the security pin (3) attached to the end of the
hitch arm through the hitch connector.
3. Snap the wire loop (4) of the security pin over the pin
end protruding from the other side of the hitch connector to lock it in place (see Fig. 65). Then pull gently on
the security pin to ensure that the wire loop is locked
securely onto the end of the pin.
3
4. Check whether the hitch connector is securely fastened to the towing bicycle.
Always check that the wire loop of the security pin is
snapped securely onto the pin end. If the security pin is
not securely locked, the hitch arm could fall off the towing
bicycle while riding, resulting in accidents with serious
injury or death.
5. Wrap the hitch-arm safety strap (5) around the chainstay, and clip it to the D-ring (6) on the hitch arm. Make
sure there is no danger of the hitch-arm safety strap
(5) getting caught in the spokes or disc brakes of the
towing bicycle.
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Closed
Never pull the Croozer Kid Plus as a Trailer without the
hitch-arm safety strap securely fastened to the towing
bicycle. The safety strap ensures that the Trailer would
remain connected to the towing bicycle if the hitch connector were to fall off the axle hitch. Failure to use the
safety strap as specified above could cause accidents
with serious injury or death.
Never leave the Stroller wheel attached when using the
Croozer Kid Plus as a Trailer. The Stroller wheel could
get caught on obstacles as you pass, resulting in accidents with serious injury or death.
Proper removal of the Trailer from the Bicycle
To remove the Trailer from the bicycle, follow steps above
in the reverse order.
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Special features of the suspension
For extra comfort, the Croozer Kid Plus is equipped with
a Sylomer® suspension system (1). This system requires
no adjustments for various 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 or warm weather.
Tip:
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The color 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 Kid Plus, never ride faster than
the trailers’s maximum allowable speed of 15 mph (25
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 trailer to skid or even tip
over, resulting in accidents with serious injury or death.
Load capacity
Never transport more than the specified load capacity
(passengers + cargo). And never ride with less than 6.6 lbs
(3 kg) or more than 17.6 lbs (8 kg) of weight on the hitch
connector (nose weight). See section “Transporting cargo”
on page 29.
Never overload the Croozer Kid Plus. Excessive weight
will have a significant effect on the Croozer Kid Plus’s
handling, which could result in accidents with serious
injury or death.
Riding in conditions of poor visibility
If you plan to use the Croozer Kid Plus 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. Battery-powered LED lights, for example, are suitable
lighting options.
There are two taillight-mounting loops sewn onto the rear
cover, near the top, for the attachment of taillights. For
both one-seaters and two-seaters, a taillight is attached
to the mounting loop on the left side in countries with
right-hand traffic (and on the right side in countries with
left-hand traffic).
For two-seaters, a white headlight is mounted on the left
side of the front bumper in countries with right-hand traffic
(and on the right side in countries with left-hand traffic), in
addition to the taillight.
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Never use a trailer without lighting at night, dusk or dawn
– or whenever visibility is in any way reduced. Other
road-users may not be able to see you, which could
result in accidents with serious injury or death.
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Adult supervision
Never leave a child in the trailer unattended, not even
briefly. In your absence, hazardous, unforeseen situations could arise, including accidents with serious injury
or death.
Tips for the towing bicycle
• We recommend using a towing bicycle with multiple
gears. The more speeds the bicycle has, the easier it
will be to find the appropriate gear, for example, when
starting, climbing hills and riding with a headwind. • T
he towing bicycle must have two strong, in­
dependently 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. • T
he towing bicycle must have a sturdy, rear-mount
kickstand able to hold the bicycle firmly upright to guarantee safety and comfort when loading and unloading
children. Single-legged kickstands mounted in the
middle of the bicycle, under the bottom bracket, are
NOT suitable because the weight of the hitched bicycle
trailer, which rests on the chainstay, would make the
parked bicycle unstable. Consult a bicycle shop for
choosing the right kickstand. • W
e recommend riding with a rear-view mirror on the
towing bicycle. A rear-view mirror makes it easier to
check on passengers in the trailer and keep an eye on
the vehicles behind you so that you can react appropriately. Always ride defensively.
• T
he towing bicycle should have a long rear fender
with a mudflap in order to protect the passenger from
stones and other road debris that could be thrown up
by the rear tyre and to avoid soiling the body or interior
of the trailer.
Guidelines and tips for riding with a 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. Take adequate time to familiarise yourself with
the Croozer Kid Plus before transporting children. Prior
to your first ride with children, we recommend taking a
practice ride with the trailer in a calm, traffic-free area;
load the trailer with cargo of approximately the same
weight as the child or children you will be transporting,
for example, by strapping a loaded backpack/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.
• T
he safety flag on the long, vertical pole will make you
more visible to other road-users. Never ride without the
safety flag properly mounted.
• A
lways ride with the cover closed to protect passengers from road debris and flying insects.
• C
yclists should always use available bike paths or
lanes, even when pulling a trailer. Be especially careful
when riding on narrow bike paths or lanes, as well as
on paths and trails with two-way traffic. The trailer is
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generally wider 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 is especially challenging; and if you are
ever in doubt about whether the trailer will be able to fit
through an opening, dismount and push the bike and
trailer through.
•
The trailer requires a wide turning radius in both directions. Do not turn sharply. When turning left, keep in
mind that the angle between the rear wheel of the towing bicycle and the hitch arm of the trailer must never
be greater than 90°. Turning at sharper angles could
damage the hitch connector. Be extremely cautious
when turning right, as extreme right turns can cause
the wheel to 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 passengers. Reduce your speed when turning. Otherwise the centrifugal force could cause the trailer to tip over.
•
Be cautious, patient and attentive when riding with your
child. The first few trips should be short and easy, to
give your child time to get used to riding in the trailer.
•
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 frequently
to make sure they are comfortable in the trailer, with
adequate ventilation. Under the rain cover, the passenger compartment can become warm more quickly
than otherwise, especially in direct sunlight. However,
in colder weather, children sitting inactively in the trailer
will feel colder and need more insulation than the
person who is pedalling the towing bicycle. In colder
temperatures, be sure to dress them in warm clothing and, if necessary, use a blanket, such as the Cosy
Blanket or Bunting Bags available as accessories. You
will find a list 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 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 you will be using
the Croozer Kid Plus.
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Special considerations when using the
Buggy
Speed and load capacity
The Croozer Kid Plus 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.
The Buggy is not approved for jogging or skating. Jogging or skating with the Buggy could result in an accident
and serious injury or death.
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The Buggy has the same load capacity as the Bicycle
Trailer (maximum allowable weight for passengers and
cargo). See page 28 for the applicable weight limits.
Never carry more than the maximum allowable weight.
Overloading the rear cargo compartment or the optional
Handlebar Console could cause the Buggy 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.
Tip: If you are not sure whether your Croozer Kid Plus
is overloaded, you can perform this simple test
WITHOUT PASSENGERS: Depress the handlebar
of the loaded Buggy by about 4 to 6 " (10 to 15 cm)
to raise the Buggy wheel. Then carefully release the
handlebar.
If the Croozer Kid Plus immediately returns to its
original standing position, then the Buggy is correctly loaded. If not, e.g. if the Croozer Kid Plus
tips backwards, then the Buggy is overloaded and
cannot be used.
Adult supervision
Never leave a child in the Buggy unattended, not even
briefly. In your absence, life-threatening, unforeseen situations could arise.
Parking the Buggy
Only park the Buggy on flat surfaces, and always secure it
with the parking brake.
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
Kid Plus a gentle push and pull. If the parking brake is not
correctly engaged, the vehicle could roll into harm’s way,
resulting in accidents with serious injury or death.
Guidelines and tips for using the Buggy
• Check the passengers frequently to make sure they are
comfortable, with adequate ventilation, and dress them
appropriately. Keep in mind that, when the rain cover
is attached, the passenger compartment can become
warm more quickly than otherwise, especially in direct
sunlight. However, in colder weather, children sitting
inactively in the Buggy will feel colder than the person
pushing the Buggy. Therefore, in colder temperatures,
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dress children in warm clothing and, if necessary, use a
blanket or bunting bags available as accessories. You
will find a list of Croozer accessories in the back of this
manual.
•
Never manoeuvre the Buggy over stairs or other obstacles. The jolting motion could injure your child and/or
damage the Croozer Kid Plus. Never use the Buggy on
escalators.
•
Always use the safety harness and ensure it is correctly adjusted to fit the child snugly and comfortably.
Special considerations when using the
Stroller
Speed and load capacity
The Croozer Kid Plus with the Stroller Kit is intended
for use as a fixed-wheel stroller. Pushing the Stroller
faster than a 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 push and control over longer distances
and uneven surfaces because of its larger wheel and fixed
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 an accident Tip:
and serious injury or death.
The Stroller has the same load capacity as the Bicycle
Trailer (maximum allowable weight for passengers and
cargo). See page 28 for the applicable weight limits.
Never carry more than the maximum allowable weight.
Overloading the rear cargo compartment or the optional
Handlebar Console could cause the Stroller to tip backwards, resulting in serious injuries for your child.
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If you are not sure whether your Croozer Kid Plus is
overloaded, you can perform this simple test WITHOUT PASSENGERS: Depress the handlebar of the
loaded Stroller by about 4 to 6 “ (10 to 15 cm) to
raise the Stroller wheel. Then carefully release the
handlebar.
If the Croozer Kid Plus immediately returns to its
original standing position, then the Stroller is correctly loaded. If not, e.g. if the Croozer Kid Plus
tips backwards, then the Stroller is overloaded and
cannot be used.
Never use the handlebar for carrying loads, such as
children’s vehicles or bags (other than the Handlebar
Console available as an accessory). 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, life-threatening, unforeseen situations could arise.
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Parking the Stroller
Only park the Stroller on flat surfaces, and always secure it
with the parking brake.
Always set the parking brake when releasing the handlebar of the parked/stopped Stroller or Buggy, and check
that the wheels are securely locked by giving the Croozer
Kid Plus a gentle push and pull. If the parking brake is not
correctly engaged, the vehicle could roll into harm’s way,
resulting in accidents with serious injury or death.
Use the safety wrist strap
When using the Stroller, it is vitally important that you keep
the safety wrist strap around your wrist at all times. Use
the rubber ring to adjust the loop size to fit snugly and
comfortably around your wrist. Using the safety wrist strap
prevents the 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 accidently 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 Kid
Plus.
• C
heck the passengers frequently to make sure they are
comfortable, with adequate ventilation, and dress them
appropriately. Keep in mind that, when the rain cover
is attached, the passenger compartment can become
warm more quickly than otherwise, especially in direct
sunlight. However, in colder weather, children sitting
inactively in the Stroller will feel colder than the person
pushing the Stroller. Therefore, in colder temperatures,
dress children in warm clothing and, if necessary, use
a blanket, such as the Cosy Blanket or Bunting Bags
available as accessories. You will find a list of Croozer
accessories in the back of this manual.
• N
ever manoeuvre the Stroller over stairs or other obstacles. The jolting motion could injure your child and/
or damage the Croozer Kid Plus. Never use the Stroller
on escalators.
• A
lways use the safety harness and ensure it is correctly adjusted to fit the child snugly and comfortably.
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Transporting your Croozer Kid Plus
Transporting your Croozer Kid
Plus
The Croozer Kid Plus can be folded to a compact size for
transport.
1. Before folding, make sure the Croozer Kid Plus is
completely empty.
2.
Remove, as applicable, the hitch arm, safety flag,
Buggy wheel and/or Stroller Kit components.
3.
Remove the handlebar and safety wrist strap. See
page 14.
4.
Remove the wheels. See page 13.
5.
Fold the Croozer Kid Plus. See also page 9.
When folding the Croozer Kid Plus, never let the plastic
side windows get pinched between the frame parts, as
this could damage the windows.
6.
Place all removed parts inside the Croozer Kid Plus.
Use packaging material for padding if desired.
7.
If you still have the two transport inserts (1) that were
included with your new Croozer, insert these into the
ends of the upper frame tubes.
8.
Close the cover. See page 25.
9.
Thread the end of the transport safety strap through
the buckle (1) to secure the folded Croozer Kid Plus
for transport. The transport safety strap is kept in a
special storage pocket (2) at the top of the cover.
10. The Croozer Kid Plus 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 Kid Plus – even when folded
– on the roof of a motor vehicle, as this could damage the
fabric cover.
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.
3
2
1
10. For air travel etc., we recommend packing the folded
Croozer Kid Plus in its original box. To do so, the brake
shoes and front bumper must be removed.
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.
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Croozer Kid Plus Inspections and Maintenance
Croozer Kid Plus Inspections and
Maintenance
To ensure that your Croozer Kid Plus will have a safe, long
and problem-free service life, inspections and maintenance
must be performed at regular intervals. The Croozer Kid
Plus’s wheels, hitch arm, frame, fabric body, security pins,
quick-release mechanisms and safety harnesses must be
checked periodically for damage. If any of these parts are
found to be damaged, the Croozer Kid Plus may not be
used until the damage has been properly repaired.
Never use the Croozer Kid Plus if it is not in perfect working order. Damaged parts could cause accidents with serious injury or death. Therefore, it is vitally important that
you have your Croozer Kid Plus 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.
Inspection intervals
Check the overall condition of the Croozer Kid Plus periodically to identify any parts in need of repair or replacement.
Some parts should be checked before each use, and
others only monthly. Generally, a visual inspection is sufficient: is everything where it belongs, are there any tears in
the fabric of the body, are any of the metal parts cracked or
bent, are the safety harnesses intact, are the tyres in good
condition and properly inflated, and, if applicable, are the
accessories in perfect working order? A complete checklist
for inspection is provided in the table on the right.
Service intervals
Have the Croozer Kid Plus serviced by a professional
bicycle mechanic at least once a year. The actual necessary service intervals will depend on various factors, such
as weather conditions, road conditions, loading etc. If the
Croozer Kid Plus is not being used very often, then an annual service by a professional bicycle mechanic is sufficient. If the Croozer Kid Plus is used on a daily basis, even
in the winter, then we recommend having it professionally
serviced more often, as the parts can wear significantly
faster. Pulling the trailer with an e-bike (with electric assist) will also subject the Croozer Kid Plus’s parts to much
greater wear, meaning that shorter service intervals will be
necessary.
Before each use/Daily
What should be done?
Visual Inspection by User
Overall condition
Check for damaged
parts
Fabric body
Check for tears etc.
Safety harnesses
Check for damage and
proper function
Locking mechanisms and
security pins
Check for proper
function and whether
securely locked
Hitch arm, hitch connector,
wheel arms, Buggy wheel
Check for damage and
proper installation
Attachment of side wheels
Check that the axles are
locked securely in the
axle receivers
Hitch-arm security pin and
safety strap
Check for correct attachment
Lighting system (optional)
Check for proper function
Tyres
Check tyre pressure Check for damage or
cracks
Quick-release axles with retaining balls and push- button
pins (side wheels)
Check for proper function
Quick-release mechanism for
Stroller wheel
Check for proper
function and whether
properly closed
Cargo weight and hitch-arm
load (nose weight)
Ensure that all values
are within specified
limits
Safety flag on Bicycle Trailer
Check that flag is
mounted
Towing bicycle
Check that towing bicycle is in perfect working
order
Parking brake
Check for proper function on both sides
Monthly
What should be done?
Tyres
Check tyre pressure Check for damage or
cracks
Check tread depth
Side wheel axles
Clean and lubricate
retaining balls and
push-button pins
Axle of Stroller wheel
Clean and coat with
silicone spray
Yearly*
What should be done?
Thorough maintenance check
Croozer must be serviced by a professional
bicycle mechanic
* depending on type and frequency of use
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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
brackets regularly for damage. If a part is cracked, dented,
bent or damaged in any way, the Croozer Kid Plus 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 nut is securely fastened.
Inspect the fabric body
Check the fabric body and the two-in-one cover regularly
for damage. Small tears or holes can be repaired. In the
case of irreparable damage, the fabric body must be
replaced.
Your child may be able to reach the wheel spokes
through tears or holes in the fabric, which could result in
serious injuries. If you notice tears or holes in the fabric,
do not use the Croozer Kid Plus until all damage has
been properly repaired or the body has been replaced.
Inspecting and servicing the wheels
The wheels should be checked for alignment (radial and
lateral true) on a regular basis and retrued as necessary.
An annual wheel inspection by a professional bicycle mechanic is usually sufficient.
Checking tyre pressure and treads
Check the tyre pressure before each use. The actual tyre
pressure should never be higher or lower than the maximum and minimum inflation pressures (1) marked on the
tyre sidewall. Riding with under-inflated tyres can damage
the tyres and rims. Over-inflation can cause the inner tube
or tyre to explode. The inner tubes have Schrader valves,
also known as car valves. You will need a pump with the
appropriate nozzle. Never use compressed air, e.g. from a
gas/petrol station, to fill your tyres. The quick flow and high
pressure can overinflate the tyres, causing the tube and/or
tyre to burst.
1
Inspect the tyres periodically for adequate tread depth and
any signs of damage or excessive wear. Worn-out or damaged tyres can affect the handling and even burst, which
could result in accidents with serious injury or death.
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Croozer Kid Plus Inspections and Maintenance
Cleaning and lubricating the wheel axles
The wheels of the Croozer Kid Plus are equipped with a
special mechanism for easy attachment and removal. The
retaining balls (1) and push-button pins (2) of the axles
must be cleaned and lubricated on a regular basis.
The retaining balls (1) and push-button pins (2) of the
axles must be cleaned and lubricated on a regular basis.
Otherwise, the wheel could fall off while riding, resulting
in accidents with severe injury or death.
1. Wipe off the axle with a clean cloth to remove dirt and
grime.
3
2. If any dirt or grime remains around the push-button pin
(2) or retaining balls (1), then clean them with a small
brush.
3. 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
1
4. Use a clean cloth to wipe off any excess lubricant.
Tip: The axle can be lubricated using a bicycle-chain
lubricant.
Inspecting the Croozer Kid Plus after an
accident
If the Croozer Kid Plus has been involved in an accident,
it must be inspected by a professional bicycle mechanic
before it can be used again, even if there is no visible damage. Accidents can leave behind tiny, and often invisible,
hairline cracks in critical components whose failure would
adversely affect the safety of the vehicle.
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Cleaning and Storing the Croozer Kid Plus
Cleaning and Storing the Croozer
Kid Plus
How do I clean and maintain my Croozer Kid
Plus?
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
wax can be applied. Preserving metal parts with paste wax
is especially important if you plan to use the Croozer Kid
Plus often in wet weather, in salty air near the sea or in the
winter.
How do I store my Croozer Kid Plus?
General information
Store your Croozer Kid Plus, if possible, in a dry, warm and
well-ventilated area. The minimum storage temperature is
– 4°F (–20°C); lower temperatures could cause the fabric
and plastic windows to become brittle.
If you cannot store your Croozer Kid Plus indoors, then
use a waterproof cover to protect it from the rain. For this
purpose, we recommend the Croozer Storage Cover,
which is available as an accessory.
Avoid long-term exposure to direct sunlight, which will fade
the fabric over time.
If possible, avoid using the Croozer Kid Plus in salty air,
e.g. near the sea, or during winter months on salted roads,
as the salt can corrode metal parts. To protect metal parts
from corrosion, apply a thin coating of paste wax to all
metal surfaces.
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Cleaning and Storing the Croozer Kid Plus
Long-term storage
If you will not be using your Croozer Kid Plus for an extended period of time, for example over the winter months,
then prepare the vehicle for storage as follows:
1. Clean the Croozer Kid Plus thoroughly as described
above.
2. Allow the Croozer Kid Plus to dry completely, and apply paste wax to protect the metal parts from corrosion.
3. Store the Croozer Kid Plus in a dry, dust-free and
well-ventilated room. Cover the Croozer Kid Plus with
a sheet, tarp/tarpaulin or the Croozer Storage Cover,
which is available as an accessory.
To prevent mildew and mould growth, the Croozer Kid
Plus must be completely dry and clean before being put
into storage.
Tip: To save space, the Croozer Kid Plus can be stored
in its folded state.
4. Inner tubes will slowly lose pressure over time. Storing the Croozer Kid Plus on flat tyres for an extended
period of time could damage the tyres. Therefore, if
you plan to store the Croozer Kid Plus 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 pressure periodically, and
keep the tyres inflated.
Tip: The fabric of the Croozer Kid Plus 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 Kid Plus, it can be cleaned in mild
cases, using a mild alcohol-based cleaning agent,
5% household vinegar or a 5% sodium bicarbonate
solution. NEVER USE HARSH CHEMICAL FUNGICIDES. These chemicals are often highly toxic and
could be very dangerous to your child’s health. For
severe cases of mould or mildew, the fabric body
must be replaced. Contact a Croozer dealer.
5. Before using your Croozer Kid Plus after a long period
of storage – for example, if you have stored it over
the winter – check that it is perfect working order, and
have it serviced by a professional bicycle mechanic.
Preparing the Croozer Kid Plus for disposal
The Croozer Kid Plus is extremely durable and robust.
However, if the vehicle must be disposed of, e.g., owing
to severe damage etc., then contact your Croozer dealer,
who can help you dispose of the Croozer Kid Plus, or
individual parts, in an environmentally sound manner.
Furthermore, be sure to dispose of any spare parts, such
as tyres, in an environmentally sound manner. In case of
doubt, contact your Croozer dealer.
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Technical Data
Technical Data
Dimensions of Open Chassis (Without Hitch Arm, without handlebar, with wheels) L x W x H
Croozer Kid Plus for 1
Croozer Kid Plus for 2
42.2 x 29.9 x 35 inch (108 x 76 x 89 cm)
44.48 x 35.5 x 34.6 inch (108 x 90 x 88 cm)
Dimensions of Folded Chassis (Without Wheels) L x W x H
Croozer Kid Plus for 1
Croozer Kid Plus for 2
41 x 29 x 10.6 inch (104.5 x 73 x 27 cm)
41 x 34 x 10.6 inch (104.5 x 86 x 27 cm)
Maximum shoulder width
Croozer Kid Plus for 1
Croozer Kid Plus for 2
22.5 inch (57 cm)
27.5 inch (70 cm)
Headroom (seat to upper frame)
Croozer Kid Plus for 1
Croozer Kid Plus for 2
25.6 inch (65 cm)
25.6 inch (65 cm)
Leg length/legroom
Croozer Kid Plus for 1
Croozer Kid Plus for 2
22.8 inch (58 cm)
22.8 inch (58 cm)
Weight of Empty Chassis with Wheels and Handlebar
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 Plus for 1
Croozer Kid Plus for 2
77 lbs (35 kg) , max. 1 child
100 lbs (45 kg), max. 2 children
Of which in rear cargo compartment
max. 11 lbs (5 kg)
Of which in Handlebar Console (accessory)
max. 4.4 lbs (2 kg)
Maximum Height of Passengers
46 inch
Minimum Age of Passengers
Without Infant Sling
6 months (if the child can sit upright unassisted)
With Infant Sling** (accessory) for Stroller and Jogger only 1 month
Maximum Age of Passengers
Without Infant Sling
6 years
With Infant Sling** (accessory) for Stroller and Jogger only 10 months
Suspension System
Maintenance-free, progressive, load-independent (no adjustment required for various loads) Sylomer® suspension
with 45 mm of travel and damping characteristics
Minimum Temperature for Use/Storage
– 4°F (– 20°C )
Wheel/Tire Size, Chassis
20", 47- 406 (20 x 1.75 inch)
Recommended Tire Pressure
Minimum and maximum values marked on tire sidewall
Wheel/Tire Size, Jogger Wheel
16", 47- 305 (16 x 1.75 inch)
Valves
Schrader (car valve)
Wheel Size, Stroller Wheel
6"
* Weight limits only apply if the hitch-arm load is within the specified range of 6.6 to 17.6 lbs (3-8 kg). See page 29.
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Accessories
Accessories
Several accessories are available for even more comfortable Croozing. Accessories can be purchased from any
Croozer dealer.
Sun Cover
A practical sunshade for your
child. Available in Croozer Kid
Plus colors: one-seater and
two-seater (sky blue / brown)
Storage Cover
Blue, waterproof
Baby Winter Bunting Bag
For babies, dark gray outer
shell, stone grey cottonfleece liner, ideal for Infant
Sling
Handlebar Console
For one-seater or two-seater
(sky blue)
Toddler Winter Bunting
Bag
For small children, black
outer shell, stone gray
cotton-fleece liner
Baby Supporter
For small children aged approx. 10 to 24 months, height
adjustable, 2-part
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Infant Sling
For babies aged 1 to 10
months.
Foot Mat
For the Croozer Kid Plus,
one size fits all
Hitch
For additional bicycle
Rain Cover
For one-seater or two-seater
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Warranty
Warranty
The statutory warranty in the country or state of purchase
has unlimited application to the above-mentioned products.
This warranty only applies to defects inherent to the material supplied and does not cover damage due to improper
use, use of force, lack of maintenance or normal wear and
tear. The period of statutory warranty depends on the law
of the country in question.
Our products have parts and components that, even with
normal use, are subject to natural wear and tear; the rate
of wear, however, will depend very much on the type and
intensity of use, as well as the respective level of care and
maintenance.
Therefore, individual parts or components may reach their
wear limits before the end of the statutory warranty period,
especially if the product has been used intensively (daily
use in any weather, the use of a towing bicycle with electric
assist etc.). In such cases, premature wear is caused by
the product’s use and does not represent a defect in the
sense of the warranty.
The rate at which parts will reach their wear limits depends
very much on the type and intensity of use, the level of
care and maintenance, and the following factors:
•
mileage
•
loading:
passengers
cargo
•
riding style:
harshness of acceleration and braking
•
high-speed turning
•
weather and environmental factors:
UV radiation
moisture and humidity
soiling/dirt/dust
temperature
salty air
contact with salt water
road salt
•
storage
•
maintenance status:
service intervals
use of maintenance products
maintenance work and inspections
Servicing and warranty claims
If any part of the Croozer Kid Plus is not working properly, if the vehicle requires servicing or to make a warranty
claim, contact the dealer from whom you purchased your
Croozer Kid Plus. The dealer will either help you directly
or forward your claim to us. In order to process your claim,
we – and/or your dealer – will need the original sales receipt and the serial number of your Croozer Kid Plus.
The serial number can be found on the sticker that is affixed to the bottom of the black frame on the left side of the
cargo compartment.
Distributors
For a list of distributors, visit our website at www.croozer.com.
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Warranty
CONTACT
Zwei plus zwei GmbH
Oskar-Jäger-Straße 125
D-50825 Cologne
Germany
[email protected]
www.croozer.com
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