Attaching a small child to your mtb

Home Forum Chat Forum Attaching a small child to your mtb

Viewing 33 posts - 1 through 33 (of 33 total)
  • Attaching a small child to your mtb
  • Houns
    Member
    rureadyboots
    Member

    Duct tape would be more secure but zip ties would be easier to remove.

    rureadyboots
    Member

    Id like to attach a small child to my Marin Mount Vision. Preferably between my arms on the cross bar.

    How do you attach small children to your bike and what’s the youngest you’ve managed to find a helmet for?

    neilco
    Member

    Velcro. Best of both worlds.

    Premier Icon midlifecrashes
    Subscriber

    Is this child there as a decorative head badge substitute, or as a fellow human travelling to the same destination?

    When very small, I carried babies in slings against my chest. They used the same model helmet as me, i.e. none.

    Premier Icon Northwind
    Subscriber

    Rivets for a more permanent solution

    boxfish
    Member

    I used a Safe-T-Seat from 12-36 months. Linky

    grantway
    Member

    Zipp Tie will be a cheaper option

    boxfish
    Member

    Not having kids in the first place is the cheapest option

    MrNutt
    Member

    boxfish, thinking of selling yours?? alexdotnuttatg(spam fail)mail(spamfail)dotcom 🙂

    thered
    Member

    Did it affect steering boxfish?

    TheDTs
    Member

    Wee ride, as soon as they can hold their head up, with a helmet on, for the amount of time you want to ride with them for. Take care on your first ride, there is no room in front of the saddle for when you stop,! We love ours.

    Premier Icon Suggsey
    Subscriber

    re surely that’s what the wife’s for, for minding the kids whilst you go get a decent ride in 😆

    joshvegas
    Member

    The problem is kids grow up fast… bungy chords are clearly the answer

    MrNutt
    Member

    The Safe-T-Seat looks waaaay better than the wee ride

    Premier Icon NZCol
    Subscriber

    I’ve got an i-Bert as well and it is fine, obviously big drop offs you have to be a bit more wary of the forward momentum 😯
    We ride some reasonable singletrack and my wee girl loves it, so much so i can;t go through the garage with her without going for a short ride. I found it much better than a wee ride.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
    Subscriber

    is this not what frame bags were invented for? should keep it clean too.

    Premier Icon surroundedbyhills
    Subscriber

    mac-ride

    Try this I know of a few people who have them and think they’re great.

    another vote for a wee-ride here.

    londonerinoz
    Member

    What’s the oldest/heaviest/tallest some if these options would manage?

    My daughter is small and light for her age, approx 1m and 15kg. She hasn’t really taken to cycling yet despite buying her a balance bike and a pedal bike, so I’m thinking showing her what it’s like to cycle might encourage her. She’s really good and likes going fast on her 3 wheeled micro scooter.

    Cheers for any thoughts.

    konabunny
    Member

    The problem is kids grow up fast… bungy chords are clearly the answer

    I can’t believe you would suggest something so dangerous.

    Compression straps are much better because they won’t ping back and take your eye out with the hook.

    Premier Icon igm
    Subscriber

    That macride looks strangely familiar…

    LOCT?

    Of course LOCT seem to be out of production (and truly excellent if you can get one)

    What’s the oldest/heaviest/tallest some if these options would manage?

    My 2 year old is 96cm and 12.5kg. I’d guess he has another 6 months before he’s moved on to the back.

    natrix
    Member

    What’s the oldest/heaviest/tallest some if these options would manage?

    What about a trailer bike? Probably more suitable for her height and weight than a seat.

    boxfish
    Member

    Did it affect steering boxfish?

    Oh yes. Makes the front end very heavy. Didn’t try any wheelies, put it that way. I liked the idea of having little ‘un where I could see her, plus she got a much better view. I have shortish legs for my height and never had any issues with knee room. However, the lankier among us may not be so lucky.

    Premier Icon aracer
    Subscriber

    Is this in addition to, or as an alternative to the front wheel?

    If gaffa tape fails:

    Awesome fun but manuals are really hard!

    FunkyDunc
    Member

    How small is small? We had a weeride as above, one of the best bit of kit we bought for kids. However they do struggle to fit more modern bikes.

    Chief – At least put your daughters helmet on properly if your gong to make her wear one!

    Premier Icon igm
    Subscriber

    How old?

    Well I had no. 1 son on the LOCT in Les Gets on a Five when he was just turned 4.

    He was already riding the (STW approved) Cnoc 14 by that time, but might have been under-biked for some of the trails.

    Chief – At least put your daughters helmet on properly if your gong to make her wear one!

    I wouldn’t have bothered with a helmet, I think it’s essentially pointless! However, my wife was concerned and there’s also the issue of the great unwashed passing judgement if I ride by with a helmet on with her hatless.

    What I have found is that a bike helmet makes an excellent device for stopping a baby/toddler removing her hat so her head doesn’t get cold. It’s nigh on impossible to fix it in a suitable place to protect her forehead without it coming down over her eyes and causing screams of annoyance but as fitted in that photo it retains her woolly hat effectively.

    So yes, bike helmet on baby is basically just a hat securing device!

    T1000
    Member

    [surroundedbyhills – Member

    mac-ride

    Try this I know of a few people who have them and think they’re great. ]

    is this in production?

    Premier Icon timmys
    Subscriber

    How do you attach small children to your bike

    Weeride

    and what’s the youngest you’ve managed to find a helmet for?

    and err, Weeride was the smallest helmet I could find (for my 11 month old) eg.;
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Weeride-Spike-Boys-Baby-Helmet/dp/B005LLA1PC/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Viewing 33 posts - 1 through 33 (of 33 total)

The topic ‘Attaching a small child to your mtb’ is closed to new replies.