My son, Hayes, got a WeeRide for his first birthday. We went for our first ride and he didn’t want to stop. I have always felt so comfortable with him in my arms and now I have the same comfort on our bike rides. With WeeRide he is still in my arms. Hayes loves to point at things as we ride and “talk” to me about everything he sees. If it weren’t for WeeRide, our bike rides would not be a family event as he would be apart from us. But with WeeRide he is right in the middle of everything. Just like he likes it. I would write more, but we are heading out for a bike ride. Thanks WeeRide!
Andi Oldner, Katy, TX
WeeRide is an excellent solution to a dilemma - should I have my kid stare at my behind, or should I be mildly inconvenienced by him sitting in front of me?
To me, the answer was simple, despite the fact that in a couple of bike shops the salespeople said they refused to carry WeeRide seat because it is so unsafe. I installed the WeeRide in 15 minutes. The space on the front fork that you need to secure the front clamp is about 1 inch, not more than that. Most of the bikes will have that much room. The rest of the installation is a piece of cake.
Also, despite my fears from reading the reviews, I did not have to really get my knees too far away from the child seat in order to avoid hitting it. Maybe that's because I have not built up those monstrous quads, so that they don't get in the way. Yes, I assume having to clip into the pedals may be a pain in the butt, so I just ride in my sneakers instead. Besides, if I have my 3-year-old (30 lbs), I am not really there for a speed ride or a workout, so we do fine with my sneakers.
The child's feet are very secure in the cradles, and I am able to make sharp turns with a fairly small radius without much of a problem.
The front of the seat has a rest, where my son keeps his forearms and hands, and it is very comfortable. We can jump curbs without risking bumping his face at a hard surface. You can take the seat off by undoing one screw and leave the mounting bar on the frame for a ride without your kid. I was a bit concerned that there is only one screw holding the seat to the mounting bar. However, even if something happens to this screw during the ride, the child is right between your arms, so nothing is going to happen.
Finally, the seat is very reasonably priced, so I would very much recommend it. One word of caution: when I ordered the seat, it was not clear if the mounting bar came with it, so I bought it for $20 separately, as was suggested by the website. You don't need to do that, the bar is included in the package with the seat.
Buy it, you won't regret it.
BB - New Jersey
Great way to transport your kid, I have used it for both of mine. You can talk to your child, they can see everything and are truly excited by the experience (faster daddy!). It does not change the center of gravity of the bike and is therefore more stable to ride.
If your child is below 4, don't even waste your time with a rear carrier.
My son was 16 months old when we bought this bicycle seat and he really enjoys riding in it! It really did LOOK small when we first saw it, but our son fits comfortably. I really like the padding -- it's very comfortable -- as well as the safety features. It's really nice because when we ride together I can see him easily and interact with him. Riding is a bit different (my knees are a bit farther apart than when the seat is not there) but it is well worth it. We are not going out for rigerous bike rides when we all go together -- we take it easy and enjoy the family time. I would suggest this seat to anyone who is looking for just that -- interactive family time, that is also a SAFE option for your baby! :)
K Follett - Pullman,WA
I went with this seat after trying to decide between this and the Ibert. I went with this seat because it had more padding and also had the front piece so that my son could rest his head. The Ibert would have to attach to the handlebars so that the seat would turn with the handlebars. This was a dealbreaker for me. I didnt feel it was safe to have him turn with the handlebars, especially if we had to make a sudden turn, I wouldnt want hom to get whiplash. The wee ride sits between the handle bars and seat, and is very stable. I'm 5'10" and was very comfortable with this seat on my bike. I did have to ride slightly bowlegged, however it really wasnt that noticeable. My son loved the ride, and we rode for 3 hours without any problems.
GK - New York City
We tried both the rear mounted child seat as well as this seat and found this style to be so much more comfortable to ride with . I am on the small side and always felt unstable with my child on the back of the bike. With this seat I am so much more comfortable riding that we go all the time! You are able to interact with your child much more and can hear what they are saying when they point out things along the way.We don't have the LTD version but I am thinking that I might just invest in it for my husband's bike because we have been so happy with this product!
Tiffany - California
We received this 3 days ago and have completed 3 long rides with our 2 1/2 year old son. He is in love with this seat! I love it too and find that it is comfortable.
It makes sense that shorter folks may have trouble with this, but I'm only 5'10" and I'm okay so I don't think you have to be "tall" per se.
I love the position--we can talk and I can point things out--what a difference from the rear-mounted seats!
P Lio - Boston, MA
Works great, tried the Ibert first and it didn't fit so we ordered this one. Shipping was fast, ordered wednesday got friday. Could see how it might be uncomfortable on a mountain bike or a bike where you have to lean forward, but it was installed on my wifes beach cruiser which has a more upright seating position. I conducted the first test ride and barely knew it was there, my wife is 5'2" and she loved it, was no problems for her. My son who is 18 months old, he loved it also, was all smiles.
Installation was easy, took about 15 minutes. If you're the type of person who has to strictly follow the instructions don't forget to remove the bolt from the bottom of the pedestal part and mount it throught the seat, don't remember the instructions saying to do that and the bolt comes already installed and tightened onto the pedestal for some reason. Suppose you could also just not install the pedestal, only reason I see it being there is for them to rest their head if they fall asleep. Depends on the child but I don't ever see mine falling asleep on it.
M. Michel - Virginia Beach, VA
I love cycling and couldn't wait to get my daughter out with me. She absolutely loves sitting up the front of the bike on this seat. She thinks she's driving. It was easy to install and she sits quite comfortably in it. It took a little getting used to having her there for steering and dismounting but no more than the one time out in the park.
Kim Henderson - New York, NY
I've been using the Wee Ride for some time now and my daughter and I both love it! I've even had people stop me on the street to ask where I got it and how they can get one. It seems I'm not the only parent who feels uncomfortable having my child behind me where
a) I can't see her and
b) She throws off my center of gravity.
Plus, this way she gets to see where we are headed instead of just a close up of my back. Another great thing about it is how easy it is to remove if you want to ride without it! Takes less than 30 seconds! This was a great investment my daughter and I have gotten hours of enjoyment out of and I plan to hang on to it for when I have another child.
M. Lewis - U.S. Army
We bought this seat for our 17 month old so we could take family bike rides. She loved it and loved being able to see where she was going. I like her being in front instead of behind me. It is well constructed and easy to install on the bike. Great buy.
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