/ Front Child Carrier Seats for Bikes
Any recommendations from others? Looking for something which will be nice and comfortable and which comes with a wind shield.
I was looking at the Yepp Mini.
Our local bike shop doesn't stock any so have nothing to try before we buy unfortunately so will be buying online...
I tried a weeride and didn't get on with it at all... I was pushed against the head of the child reaching round to the handlebars. Shortish arms, XC race MTB frame. Others have had more luck.
I replaced the Weeride with a Hamax rear mounted seat which is fantastic.
Thanks for the replies.
Thing is I think our little one is too small for a rear seat. He is only 7.5 mo now so we would be more keen on a front carrier if possible...
Anybody else tried them?
me too: Replaced Weeride with Hamax.
I considered this when getting a child seat for our first daughter. The main issue that everyone seemed to mention was they get in the way of our knees when peddaling. The Wee-ride looked esp. bad for this as its quite bulky and sits in the middle of top tube.
I think it depend upon what type of bike you have, if you have a traditional town bike which is more upright then you can probably fit one easily. MTB/hybrids/road bikes are more tricky as they generally have short and low front ends & handle bars.
Of all the ones I looked at the Bo-bike Mini looked the best, as it was mounted as far forward as possible, with the kids legs either side of the stem, also demountable easily. You can get a seperate wind shield. Some pics here:
In the end I went with a rack mounted rear seat as it was half price in my LBS, so can't tell you what they are like in practice.
I use it on my xc full sus so there is a reasonable amount of room. Yes it is not ideal for your knees but mine are utterly screwed anyway so I don't care that much. For me the advantage is we can ride offroad downhills as it doesn't affect the centre of gravity too much, and he is looking ahead with me so we can talk about the birds, horses etc we see.
He doesn't need shielding, he just wears a wind proof, mitts and wellies though admittedly he doesn't seem to feel the cold. That said it had never occurred to me to do the nursery run in the rain, I use the car for that.
Finally, I couldn't actually use a rear seat as I only have a full sus and a cross bike so I guess it does depend on what you ride.
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