Recreational & Family - Child seat for todder on road bike or mountain bike
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I'm wondering if there is a GOOD (i.e., safe and reliable) child seat/carrier that could be used for a 30-35 pound toddler, mounted on most likely a hard tail mountain bike, or steel-framed road bike?
Any suggestions? Would probably want it to go to 40 lbs so it lasts a few years.
09-25-11, 04:39 PM
iBert safe-T-seat (http://www.ibertinc.com/), Kettler Flipper (http://www.kettlerusa.com/bikes/child-carriers/3844), or Topeak BabySeat II (http://www.topeak.com/products/Child-Carrier/babyseat_wrack). Another option is to buy an Adams Trail-a-Bike (http://www.trail-a-bike.com/products/trail-a-bikes/original-folder-one/) and equip it with the optional babyseat (http://www.trail-a-bike.com/products/accessories/baby-seat/) so your child has something to grow into.
09-27-11, 02:21 PM
For this weight I would probably use Bobike Maxi. It does not fit all the bikes, and it's more expensive than cheap Bells, but goes to 55lbs.
Ok. Thanks much! I'll look into these.
I was going to recommend the Trail-A-Bike too. I have one for my littlest daughter and it's great. They also have a backrest and seatbelt that you can add instead of the baby seat.
The trail-a-bike is not great for going fast though...my daughter weighs 35 lbs and between her weight and the trail-a-bike's weight, I can definitely feel the difference.
10-10-11, 11:08 AM
I used the original Topeak Babysitter (like the Baby Seat above). It's designed for bikes with rack mounts. I don't believe it's compatible with bikes that don't have them.
On the plus side, it's super-easy to take the baby seat off of it, and you're left with a fully-functioning cargo rack.
10-10-11, 11:20 AM
We have a Topeak BabySeat II that we swap between my bike and my husband's bike. His bike is a road bike. It works great, and is good for up to 48.5 lbs. My 4 year old still sits in it comfortably, and will sleep in it if we're out late.
There's also the Weehoo: http://www.rei.com/product/808195/weehoo-weehoo-i-go-trailer-bike
It's a recumbent trail-a-bike, and fits kids from baby to 75 lbs.
10-11-11, 11:57 PM
We use the WeeRide. i like the fact that I can see my kid at all times.
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