Buying a child seat for your bicycle is a delicate decision, when it comes to buying a product that affects safety it is very important to know all the options and differences between some products and others, the different systems of attachment to the bicycle and the correct way to use it.
The regulations regarding child seats for bicycles specify some important aspects such as the need to cover the back of the head and arms and also have the feet fixed by means of ties, in addition to these basic aspects it is important to buy a baby seat that is sufficiently robust and durable, there are many brands of baby seats, we work with Weeride, C.B.F. Yeep or Polisport, all of them brands of recognized prestige and confidence.
All the baby carriers we sell have been tested by our team with the little ones. We can advise you from experience, from the saddles to the luggage rack or on the frame and the new front attachment. We will see all the details of each one. If you have any questions you can always contact us via email or by phone, our colleagues specialists in this product will be happy to assist you.
Attachment to the luggage rack
The child seats can be attached to the rear rack, it is very important to note that the carrier or rear rack has to support at least the total weight of the child plus the weight of the baby seat carrier, keep in mind that a child bike seat carrier can weigh about 3 or 4 kilos and the supported weight can be up to 22 kilos so that the carrier or rear rack has to support at least 25 kilos
If our carrier or rear rack does not support at least 25 kilos is advisable to use another type of chairs to carry babies on the bike as those that are fixed to the frame, also and not least we must take into account that the carrier has to be properly anchored to the frame with the appropriate screws and we can see a secure attachment of the same.
Another important aspect to take into account if we are going to install a child seat in the rear carrier of our bicycle is that it is completely flat, if not we will have to change it, there are also adapters for the carriers that allow the use of chairs in these cases as the Yeep Easyfit adapter
Saddle with frame attachment
If you do not have luggage rack or rear carrier or does not allow you to attach the child seat for bicycle touring bike comfortably, another option you can have is to mount the bicycle carrier chair with attachment to the frame, usually fixed by attaching to the down tube, it is a reliable and safe way to attach our chair
The saddles to attach to the frame have the advantage of attaching easily and are quite universal, as they generally support the most common tube diameters for both aluminum bikes with wider tube diameters and more traditional touring bikes with steel tubing.
If you have a mountain bike you can also put this type of saddle comfortably, they attach easily and you can always disassemble them easily, simply leaving the coupling piece attached to the frame when you are not using it.
Front baby car seats
For younger children we recommend front seats, they are very safe, as the child is protected by our arms, besides enjoying the ride much more by riding in the front instead of going behind, so you can enjoy the views and hold on to the handlebars of the bike as if he were driving himself.
There are brands of child bike seats such as those from Weeride that not only provide extra safety with an extra horizontal bar, but also have a protective element for the handlebars that allow the child to sleep peacefully on the seat.
Other manufacturers of very traditional child seats for bicycles are the Italians of C.B.F., mythical Italian brands that continue to produce baby seats like those of yesteryear, elegant and classic, ideal for retro bicycles and that also comply with the regulations.