Please Persuade My Wife……..
……that an Ibis Mojo is no place for a child seat. I have a Hardtail that she wants me to sell but I’d like to fit a child seat to it for our daughter. I’m a bit of a hoarder so my wifes convinced I’m just making it up that a child seat can’t be fitted to the Mojo so that I can keep both bikes. Please address all replies to my wife as it might have more impact! Usual STW wit welcome! 😀Posted 5 years agoigmSubscriber
S’pose telling her I had a child seat on my Alpine 160 wouldn’t help. It is after all a far better bike for a child seat than either the Mojo (delicate carbon) or a hardtail (you don’t want to rattle the little one to bits with that lack of suspension do you?) and could be part financed by sale of the hardtail.Posted 5 years agojamesMember
clamping stuff to carbon tubes that were never meant for anything clamped on them?
If I’d spent that much on a frame I wouldn’t consider it
A seatpost mounted something maybe possible?
A beam rack with a seat on it?
I’m likely wrong, but at least a beam rack with child + seat on a rigid seatpost ought to put similar loads on the frame as a bigger bloke sat on saddle clamped back on a layback post?
I’d maybe ask ibis about a trailer though. Again not really in the design remit for the carbonyness?Posted 5 years agoigmSubscriber
Jodafett – a WeeRide when they’re small nd a LOCT when they get bigger. Both mount from seat post and a t the back end, but are dropper compatible (better with a dropper I’d say) and the LOCT goes on the steerer tube at the front (replace 10-15mm of spacers) while the WeeRide goes to the head tube (around 3mm of head tube needed above the top tube, but you might get way with less).
LOCT is a better seat, but a) only for 2 to 2 1/2 year olds upwards and b) like gold dust now (ask nicely on here for second hand ones and someone might have one) though they may come back into production some time.
WeeRide is not as good (though perfectly acceptable) but does younger children and is readily available.
Both are better for taller riders as he child sits in front of you.
The pay off is that the weight is central and within reason you can still ride most stuff – certainly 90% of rail centre reds.
EDIT: dropper is good with a child seat as you can get on and off the bike with the saddle down – ie both feet flat on the ground.Posted 5 years ago
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