Bought this seat as an alternative to the rear ones for my 3yr old, as the rear seats made the back end of my bike too heavy and unstable. This seat was the cheapest one I found, so was understandably dubious. The seat was fairly easy to fit, the footplate was very fiddly. As stated in other reviews the footplate is a bit small and is better used to rest feet on, rather than put them in. As my bike is the one with a top tube, I drew the short straw and wasn't looking forward to riding with it on, but didn't need to worry, it is so easy to ride with it on, have to part your legs slightly while riding, but you don't feel like your carrying any extra weight. My son sat happily between my arms and enjoyed 'helping' to steer the bike. Very good value for money. Would recommend to anyone needing a stop-gap between rear bike seats and riding their own bike.