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Old 09-10-15, 05:39 PM   #1
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Best Wheelsize for Kid Hauler

What's the consensus on wheel size and kid hauling with front or rear mounted child seat. Is a 26" wheeled bike better than 700c because the center of gravity is lower and the seat is closer to the ground? Any difference btw 29er vs 26 with a baby seat?
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Old 09-11-15, 05:08 AM   #2
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I don't know anything about a consensus, but I use 700c wheels and have never had an issue.
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I've got both for towing a trailer. Not tried the kid-carrier as I worry about tipping and the trailer accommodates my older kid on long rides.
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For the front seat it doesn't matter, as the mounting height is approx the same regardless of wheel size. Between 559 and 622, I've never experienced a noticeable difference for the rear. Either way it feels tippy and top heavy, and makes loading/unloading a nervy affair. I will say that dropping down to 406 provides a significant improvement in riding quality. Loading was way more reassuring too, but that might have been as much to do with the super duty kickstand support. Of course neither hold a candle to the stability of long john style bikes.
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