Kids seat - front or rear - opinions?

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by BigSteev, 28 Apr 2010.

  1. BigSteev

    BigSteev Senior Member

    A friend just asked me about the relative merits of child seats and whether it is better/safer to get one that fits behind the rider or one that fits on the top tube.
    I figured it'd be easier to ride with the behind one but the top tube option would be better for keeping an eye on the passenger. However, as I have no actual experience of either scenario I thought I'd ask here for your experiences.
  2. e-rider

    e-rider crappy member

    South West
    I would say that behind is the best place for weight distribution and safety.

    I have a Hamax Kiss seat (that goes behind the rider) and it works perfectly.
  3. PpPete

    PpPete Guru

    Chandler's Ford
    Never used a top tube one, wouldn't work on a drop bar bike.
    Used to have rear one, very similar to the Co-Pilot Taxi model. Very safe. Even the most inquisitive little hands cannot undo those straps!

    My oldest one used to go to sleep quite happily in it.... even better than a car journey.

    And even the youngest has now graduated to "stoker" on the tandem.... :girl:
  4. Sambu

    Sambu Active Member

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