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Old 07-30-13, 11:00 PM   #1
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Opinions on Buddyrider dog bicycle seat?

I'm wondering if anyone has any experience or opinions on this product, the Buddyrider dog bicycle seat.

I have a small dog I'd like to take on short rides to the park, etc. This seems like a decent idea as opposed to pulling a trailer. My main concerns are the stress applied to the seat post, raising the center of gravity on the bike, and interfering with knees while pedaling.

Any first hand experience with this product?
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Old 07-31-13, 06:10 AM   #2
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Haven't used one but have an opinion. CG not a problem. Stress on seatpost with the load cantilevered out like that would be a concern unless the dog is very light. Clearance for the rider's knees etc would be a problem for me on a road bike. I'd put a small dog in a basket on a luggage rack, perhaps like the Arkel Randonneur rack for a CF bike. My current dog, 80 lb greyhound, would not fit.
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I'd be worried about what happens to the dog if you wipe out. I'd love to ride with my Jack Russel, but I'd hate to hurt her if I hit a patch of loose gravel, big pothole, or a car got too close.
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Not enough weight capacity for my hound. Probably going with the Burley Tailwagon, currently he rides behind the riding mower in a garden wagon, golf cart, and anything else that rolls.

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