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Old 07-21-04, 09:56 AM   #1
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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.
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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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Biking with infant - seat or trailer?
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Old 07-21-04, 07:14 PM   #3
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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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