[Parentsgroup-list] baby bike seats

Ian Stokes-Rees ijstokes at alumni.uwaterloo.ca
Mon Aug 11 11:04:16 EDT 2008

We have a Rhode Gear Co-Pilot rear-mounted seat:


It is great and our daughter has been using it from ~8 months to 3.5 
years.  She is now too big for it.

Yes, it does significantly change the balance of the bike.

My daughter was happy in it for rides of over 2 hours, and they can see 
around quite well.

We also had one crash, and my daughter hardly knew anything had 
happened, due to the good protection the seat provided.

The major disadvantage of the front mounted seats is that you have to 
adopt an unnatural riding posture otherwise your knees will hit the 
seat.  For my wife and I, both 6', this was an impossible inconvenience 
and we could not have done more than 10 or 15 minutes like that, hence 
the need for a rear-mounted seat.


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