3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: WeeRide Classic Front Mounted Children's Safest Bike Seat, Ages 1-4 (Sports)
I bought this basic WeeRide seat after I had to return the deluxe version as it was rated at only 15 kilograms. This version however was just great and provided lots of fun for both me and my son. We use it daily for shopping and preschool run.
Assembly was quick and straightforward - my bike was ready within 10 minutes.
My boy really enjoys riding in front, as he can observe the road ahead and speak with me, which was not possible previously. Headrest is also an excellent feature, alhough I would like it longer.
Now for the negative:
- If you had your frame fitted using old school rules, keep in mind that the additional bracket will add about an inch to the height.
- I ride the largest readily available dutch bike and there is not enough space between the child seat and the front of my seat (about 20 cms with my seat adjusted back) so there is no way of standing over the frame. I had two choices either use the dangerous scoot and hop everytime I had to stop or lower my seat so I would beable to steady myself while on the seat. This in turn caused me to lose the optimal riding position and my efficiency went down (as measured by heartrate vs speed/cadence).
- You will have to make significant changes to your riding style - no more standing on the pedals or even leaning over the handlebars, will make climbing even small hills tedious.
- My boy wants to use the bell constantly.
Still I believe that this is the best child seat availabe.