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49 of 49 people found the following review helpful
on May 12, 2009
I was given a bike seat as a hand-me-down (another brand..). Didn't like it due to safety reasons so I decided to research online the best child seat while also minding price as much as possible. I narrowed it down to this one seat.

PROS:
1. Very sturdy - seat mounts to a free mounting rack that is supplied. It fastens securely to the mount and is also tethered to the bicycle seat bar as well. Very smart idea.
2. Secures infant very well - your child is secured down by the ribbon that goes over their chest as well as the horizontal bar that further secures them in the seat. There are even velcro ties if you want to tie down their feet if need be.
3. Free bike rack!
4. Interior of seat is very well cushioned for easy riding for your child.
5. Literally seconds to remove the seat. Don't be concerned it requires a few steps to accomplish this.
6. The seat is quite high - so as to keep your child safe while riding.
7. Middle of the road price.

CONS:
1. Shoddy supplied screws. They easily will strip if you are not careful. I actually discarded mine and used some other ones that I had that worked (same thread and length).
2. Instruction manual leaves a lot to be desired.

IN SUMMARY:
If you are looking for a seat that is safe and secure, not too costly and is great looking then I highly recommend this child bicycle seat.
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72 of 76 people found the following review helpful
on January 26, 2009
I just installed this seat today and took my 3 year old out for a short test ride before it started raining. While I don't have experience with day-to-day usage yet, I would like to comment on the instruction manual for those parents considering this product and hopefully the manufacturer will read this, too. In short, the manual is unclear from step 1 onwards. There's no explanation of what a "seat stay" or a "braze-on" are, so if you're unfamiliar with these terms, you may have difficulty with installing this seat. More and bigger illustrations would be appreciated. It took me about 2 hours, mainly because I had to take the rear wheel of the bike off because there's not enough room between the smallest cog and the inside of the dropout. The manual also mentions a CG (Center of Gravity) hash mark that's supposed to help with alignment, but I couldn't find it.

One side note: I almost bought this seat from craigslist. "Almost" because the seller was honest enough to tell me that she doesn't have the installation manual anymore, and warned me about the installation difficulty.

I went to various bicycle shops to check out 3 different child seats (Limo, Taxi and one whose name I don't remember) and like this the most. Despite the comment above, which is just a one-time hassle, I still think this is among the best seat on the market. Time should tell whether it's worth the price. I also considered the iBert Safe-T Front Mounted Child Bicycle Seat, which I couldn't find in any local bike shop. One salesperson told me they don't carry that product because they feel front mounted seats are just not safe for children. Most accidents are head-on collision and children are better protected when they sit behind an adult.
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65 of 70 people found the following review helpful
on November 10, 2009
Today, after clipping a bush on a bumpy sidewalk, I lost balance and my bike fell on it's side with me on it and my 13 mos old in the Co-Pilot. I struggled to gain balance, but couldn't and took the brunt of the fall on my knee and my poor twisted back. After a panic, I jumped up and quickly assessed my toddlers condition. There she sat snuggly in the Co-Pilot, with her pink bunny Giro Infant Helmet (which I also highly recommend) without a clue that anything was wrong. The seat's lap bar and harness held her in place and not a single inch of her came near the pavement. Thank God! She just looked at me like I was crazy. LOL!

So despite a funky installation manual and some tweaking to accommodate the bike I had, this product is worth every penny. Its' comfy, quality, safety and ease of use are worth 5 stars. I hope no one else has to learn that the way I did though! Ha.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on March 21, 2010
We've had this seat for a while. I always thought it was a good product until today. Now I think its a great product. After about 10 miles of cycling today, the rear wheel on my bike dislodged (no idea how it got loose) and the frame and derailer came down on the spokes. It felt like the back wheel had seized but it was partly sideways and I couldnt control the bike. So we hit the ground. I immediately turned around to see my four year old sitting quite unperturbed in the back. The combination of the seat belt, the guard and the sides of the bike seat, coupled with the helmet meant that everything worked as it should and she didnt have a scratch.
Our bike is junk -but Im keeping the seat!
Any complaints? - its small but I find the velcro foot restraints very annoying to get on/off. And there is a thumb-trapping danger when removing the seat, which I do a lot as we take the bikes on the car to go to fun destinations.
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
on May 1, 2006
We got this for our three year old, who is 35 pounds. He fits in it with room to spare. It reclines backwards to allow him even more room between him and his mom, who rides with him. The feet strap in so they don't get caught in the spokes. The sides and back have openings which allow our son to look all around him. This is our first bike seat, and it wasn't cheap, but it is really, really nice.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon August 19, 2008
I have this seat as well as the iBert (front mounted) bike seat. One of the big pros of this seat is that I feel it's a little safer because of the high back and sides. (knock on wood) I've never been in an accident or had the bike fall with one of my girls on the bike, but if we were, I feel that they would be fairly well protected. Another pro is the fairly high weight limit (40 pounds) and that it is very roomy. My 3 year old fits in it with no problem. I will say that we removed the adjustable feet height thingies because with them in, there wasn't enough width in the space for their shoes.

The biggest downside of this seat is the installation. It is a big pain. On the upside, the rack that the seat snaps into can be used for other things once you're done with the seat. Another upside is that if you have multiple bikes, you can install the rack on each of them, and pop the seat from one bike to another with no problem. For instance, in a two parent household where each parent has a bike. But that rack is a nightmare to install. It took me multiple hours to get it on the first bike. The second went slightly faster because I'd done it once, but since it was a different bike, it had some different issues, and it was still over an hour to get it on, plus I had to get extenders for the metal brackets, which my neighbor also had to do with one of his installs, each of which was lengthy, too. So definitely set aside some time for this install. In other words, don't tell your kid, "Oh, the bike seat is here! Let me put it on real quick and we'll go for a bike ride!"

All of that being said, it is a nice seat, and we like it, and I'd have no problem recommending it to anyone.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on July 31, 2007
My son enjoys riding within the carrier and I feel that he is safe within it. It is easy to install, easily detaches from the bike, and is sturdy. I would recommend using a helmet that is flat on the back for toddlers.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on August 18, 2009
I bought the CoPilot Limo after spending hours and days researching both front mounted and rear mounted bike seats. Once it arrived I was so excited for my husband and I to take our daughter on her first bike ride. However after spending some time trying to figure out the instructions we began to think the seat was not compatible with my husbands bike. After calling the 800 customer service number our fears were confirmed. I was quickly told that if our bike had a quick release seat and/or a rear suspension the seat would not be able to be mounted. My husband's bike has both. My complaint is....it would have been nice to know this BEFORE I purchased the seat. I did not see this information disclosed anywhere, maybe I missed it. It's probably a wonderful bike seat, but we wouldn't know since we are not able to use it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on October 28, 2008
We purchased this seat for my 13 month old, who is a little small for his size. That said, he fits great in this seat. He is able to see over the sides and appears comfortable on fairly long rides (as he has fallen asleep on many occasions). It is definitely a plus that the seat reclines for better positioning depending upon if he is sleeping or awake. Also he can rest his head comfortably with his helmet on. Since the seat attaches to a bike rack this fits excellent on my husband's Trek bike. Initially, we had purchased a more expensive seat that did not require a bike rack but it did not fit on his bike because of the angle of his frame. The only reason I did not give this a 5 star rating is because the foot rest is a little flimsy and the bolt on the back (where you adjust the height of the footrest) came loose and fell off during a bike ride from my son moving his feet while strapped in. The other reason is no storage...there are other seats that provided some storage for essential baby items :o)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
We have this seat on our bicycle and the grandparent's bicycle and love it. I gave it 4 starts instead of 5 only b/c we have had to make a few very minor modifications each time we installed it. On the grandparents bike we had to bend a piece of metal (this may have been designed to be bent as needed though). On our bike we had to take a hack saw and cut off the very tip of 4 thin bars. Not difficult and didn't compromise the safety of the seat in the least. I'd say overall the seat has many great features, is easy to install comparatively, and our toddler finds it to be a comfortable ride.
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