[Parentsgroup-list] baby bike seats

Miriam Shakow shakow at fas.harvard.edu
Mon Aug 11 10:58:20 EDT 2008

Hi everyone,

It just so happened that my husband and I were also researching seats 
this weekend. Our research pointed us to the conclusion that, if you're 
tall, the rear seat is good for you and if you're short or average, the 
front seat is better.

One front seat that we like the looks of is called Bike Tutor -- has 
anyone used it?

Take care,


On 8/11/08 11:04 AM, Ian Stokes-Rees wrote:
> We have a Rhode Gear Co-Pilot rear-mounted seat:
> http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___54600
> 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.
> Ian
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