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    trailer vs. seat

    My brother and sister inlaws have a 1 year old daughter. They are interested in taking her on rides with them. Neither of them are avid cyclists. Would you recomend a tow behind trailer or a child seat? They both have mountain bikes.
    Thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krich
    My brother and sister inlaws have a 1 year old daughter. They are interested in taking her on rides with them. Neither of them are avid cyclists. Would you recomend a tow behind trailer or a child seat? They both have mountain bikes.
    Thanks for your help.
    There is a very active discussion of this issue in this
    thread..........

    Biking with infant - seat or trailer?

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    Seat pros: less cost, more interaction with child
    Seat cons: affects center of gravity of bike, if you fall, the child falls with you

    Trailer pros: better balanced, more room for child, extra storage space, trailer doesn't always fall over with bike
    Trailer cons: more expensive, maintence expenese, weight to tow, isolation from child
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    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

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