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Old 06-10-2013, 04:47 PM   #1
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I am thinking about getting a seat to attach to my bike so I can start riding again with my daughter.. I have a mountain bike if it makes any difference ...for people who ride with toddlers what is your preference for taking them biking? I have seen the pull behind trailers, seat that sits behind the parent, and the seat that is between parent and handlebars.
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:52 PM   #2
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I had a trailer for a while but didn't feel comfortable with it.
I worried about vehicles when I was just driving in the neighbourhood and it was no good for the gravel/dirt bike trails (even though they are fairly wide and flat)

I really would love to try one of those seats where the child is between the parent and handlebars.
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I have tried numerous biking con toddler options. I have a mountain bike, and at 2 and 3 (their big kids) my kids were getting too big for the rear-type bike seats, although there are some models with a higher weight rating that the type I had. I just bought a Chariot Cheetah stroller/bike trailer and I really like it. Down side is that I had to save for months to buy it, lol. My son really liked the front-mounting seats like Weeride, but it wasn't as comfortable for me to ride with as the rear mounting type. Good luck, it's so fun to take the kiddos for a ride!
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One of my first memories is actually riding in the toddler seat on my dad's bike when I was about 3. I remember it being fun while riding, but when he got on or off it was a little scary for me. I don't think those pull behind trailer ones are very safe.
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One of my first memories is my mom tipping over on her bike with me strapped into the toddler seat behind her. Toddlers can't bail from a falling bike and even being completely safe in the seat and with a helmet on it can be very traumatizing to the child. It took me a long to go on or even go near a bike after that.
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There are some good reviews of the options on the 'Simply Bike' blog. Might help you make up your mind.
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