- What Baby Seat?
I’ve just bought a Hamax Siesta which seems fine to me. It has a recline function if the wee one falls asleep, which my daughter did 5mins into the first ride. Before I reclined it her head had dropped forward, so on a longer journey it might be a bit uncomfortable without this function. Also the seat doesn’t sit on panniers it uses a bracket that flexes a little as you hit bumps so imo it makes for a smoother ride for the child.Posted 4 years agoTroutWrestlerMember
IMO the Bobikes are better than the Weerides for a number of reasons:
* No artificial extra crossbar
* Easier to remove/remount,and can swap from bike to bike with extra (unobtrusive) mounts
* Child moves with the bars, less danger of bars hurting the nipper
* Can easily carry seat in a Pannier when riding to collect nipper from childcare.
We’ve ridden allsorts with the Bobike, from cyclepaths to Make or Brake and Caddon Bank. On Sunday our wee lad (2 & 1/2) was shouting “This is FUN!” as we flew down Glenvale in the Lomonds. I’m a bit worried he is fearless.Posted 4 years ago
I’d agree that the mounting bar on the weeride is a bit of a pain, not easy to get on and off. We just left it fitted to an old HT that was in the shed, if I had to keep taking it on/off I’d have been fed up.
Both mine went through the weeride and didn’t come close to getting hurt by the bars turning. If anything they like holding on to them.
One very good thing with the weeride is the big thing in front of the seat, great for them to hold onto, rest arms (stops them grabbing your knees!), and fall asleep on.
Edit: Another positive for the weeride – little’un sits mid way along the top tube so the bike is well balance. Friends fitted theirs to a full susser which gave a nice plush ride!Posted 4 years agocarlosgMember
Another weeride user here . Son no1 loved it then we sold it just before son no2 was conceived (6 year gap) the weeride was replaced by a centric safe haven , essentially the same thing but with a cheaper cross brace. Son no2 loves it too and they can be picked up cheaper 2nd hand than the weeride.Posted 4 years agobigGMember
I looked at a weeride, but because I’m a half pint I couldn’t fit it and then get on the bike without crushing our little one as I leaned forward. The bike is small and so am I.
We went for an ibert as it sits further forwards and is easy to fit / remove. Our little un loves it as she’s much more involved in the whole experience and can drink from my camel back if she’s thirsty.
One other thing if using a front seat, I found it really hard to mount the bike until I fitted a reverb which allowed me to lower the saddle, get on and then get the saddle up to a decent height. The least Rad use for a reverb yet I suspect..Posted 4 years ago
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