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Child seat for large kid (up to 60 lbs)

Old 07-21-22, 05:44 AM
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Child seat for large kid (up to 60 lbs)

Hello.
Does anybody know a good child seat for large kids (up to 60 pounds)? All quality seats on the market are mostly for toddlers and up to 40 pounds. I found a couple of models on Amazon with a limit of up to 120 pounds, but they are cheaply made and unsafe.
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On what - a regular bike? At that kind of weight, I'd be thinking about a longtail cargo bike along the lines of a Surly Big Dummy or a number of Yuba options.
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+1.

60 lbs is way over the size limit for most all bike racks. A long-tail cargo bike with a bench seat would really be the only option for pax that size.

How old is the kiddo in question? Any mobility/coordination issues?
A tag-along is a good option for kids who can’t keep up on their own bikes. Less stress on the “pilot” than a back rack seat as well.
The Weehoo trailer is a good option for kids who are either too young or otherwise unable to manage on an upright-style saddle.
Much bigger than 60# though, and you’re getting into the territory of mobility-adaptive bikes

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I think the only way to do this safely is with something like the Burley trailer. If the kid doesn't have any mobility challenges or balance issues or something else like that going on, it might be a good idea to transition to a trailer-cycle or a kid-friendly tandem or something of that nature.
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Originally Posted by Ironfish653
+1.

60 lbs is way over the size limit for most all bike racks. A long-tail cargo bike with a bench seat would really be the only option for pax that size.

How old is the kiddo in question? Any mobility/coordination issues?
A tag-along is a good option for kids who can’t keep up on their own bikes. Less stress on the rider than a back rack seat as well.
The Weehoo trailer is a good option for kids who are either too young or otherwise unable to manage on an upright-style saddle.
Much bigger than 60# though, and you’re getting into the territory of mobility-adaptive bikes
Sorry, I repeated what you said before I read it. But I agree. Thanks also for being aware that something else might be going on here.
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Old 07-22-22, 08:28 PM
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Plenty of awesome cargo bikes with all sort of ways to carry kids. A Tern GSD or HSD with a Captains Chair and JoyRide Bars or Clubhouse would be a great set up. Also a trailer would work or a Wehoo or something like that.

I haven't seen any seats for older kids that I would trust with a kid. I know in EuroDisney Thule sells a bigger Yepp seat but they are not US legal and I wouldn't put it on a normal bike rack or any rack not designed to carry child carriers along with the weight.
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A guy that lived near me had one of the kr8 bikes, or something very similar. He would ride it with 2-3 small kids in it.

https://workcycles.com/product-categ...ily_transport/
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When you put that much weight up high on a bicycle it changes the handling characteristics and not for the better. That's why you see a 40 pound limit for most child seats. Most riders use a trailer or a tag-along behind the bike because it has less effect on handling.
You might ask an administrator to move this to https://www.bikeforums.net/recreational-family/ where you can gain insight from someone who may have tried what you want to do.
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There are front triangle mounted child carriers which will hold up to 60lbs, like the MacRide:

https://mac-ride.com/products/black-...kaAj-bEALw_wcB
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I would not use your child as an air bag. If you want to put them in front get a proper front loading cargo bike.
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3rd wheel attachment, so the kids can pedal too
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Originally Posted by veganbikes
I would not use your child as an air bag. If you want to put them in front get a proper front loading cargo bike.
That’s an extremely popular— and has been for decades— location for carrying kids in Europe and Asia as I’ve seen, and probably in other parts of the world as well.

It would be interesting if there were crash data indicating, or even suggesting, that either of those locations were safer than the other in a head-on or any other type, of collision, but I’m guessing there isn’t. If you know of any, please post it.
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Originally Posted by chaadster
That’s an extremely popular— and has been for decades— location for carrying kids in Europe and Asia as I’ve seen, and probably in other parts of the world as well.

It would be interesting if there were crash data indicating, or even suggesting, that either of those locations were safer than the other in a head-on or any other type, of collision, but I’m guessing there isn’t. If you know of any, please post it.
Because, apparently at BeikForums, the only way bicycles crash, is going head-on into an obstacle, catapulting the rider over the bars. Bicycles are the most unstable going forward, you know.
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Originally Posted by Ironfish653
Because, apparently at BeikForums, the only way bicycles crash, is going head-on into an obstacle, catapulting the rider over the bars. Bicycles are the most unstable going forward, you know.
Yeah…aand I also think that— and would wager good money— that bike accidents when kids are on-board with parents, be they in seats or trailers, just aren’t “a thing,” even when adjusted for miles ridden. It would be no shocker to me to learn that people ride with much greater care when hauling kids than they do when they’re just some ***wipe on a fixie.
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