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WeeRide LTD Kangaroo Child Bike Seat
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- Unique front-position child bike seat with ultra-thick seat and back padding
- Installs in front of the bike saddle to put your child in a comfortable, safe position (mounting bar included)
- Deluxe safety harness and oversized buckle system for maximum safety
- Distributes weight evenly for added stability when navigating corners
- Adjustable foot holders and plush headrest; installs easily on most bikes
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|Item Dimensions||10 x 20 x 16 inches|
|Item Weight||2.1 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||8.07 pounds|
The deluxe safety harness and oversized buckle system, meanwhile, will keep your child secure while giving him or her a much better view of the road and surrounding activities. Perhaps the subtlest yet most convenient feature, however, is the enhanced weight distribution, which keeps you from wavering while navigating corners or hitting bumps. The LTD Kangaroo bike seat--the plushest carrier that WeeRide makes--carries a two-year warranty.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the age and weight limits for passengers of the Kangaroo child carrier?
A: The recommended limit is 4 years old and 40 pounds.
Q: What is the minimum age for passengers?
A: The child should be able to support his or her own head with the added weight of a helmet, usually one years old. Please consult your pediatrician.
Q: What is the maximum height for passengers?
A: This is also dependent upon the height of the adult piloting the bicycle, obviously the rider needs to see over and reach around the passenger. A good way to judge the height of the passenger is to sit him or her on a bench and have the adult sit directly behind them. If the adult can see over and reach around the child, you should be fine on the bike.
Q: Will I have to alter my cycling position or pedal stroke when using the child carrier?
A: Yes, but the alteration is minimal. It's not a tremendous alteration of your cycling, but you will have to pedal with your knees slightly more apart than usual to avoid hitting the seat. For the short recreational trips you are taking with your child, this will be a very minor inconvenience in comparison to the quality time spent with them. If you are going for a long training ride you wouldn't want to subject your child to that, so the seat is easily removed for those rides.
Q: Will the child carrier fit my bike?
A: Wee Ride carriers will fit most bicycles: mountain, hybrid, cruiser, men's, or women's bikes. It will not fit to road bikes with drop style handlebars (rider is too hunched over) and downhill/freeride bikes (DH forks have legs that go up almost to the handlebars and the WeeRide mounting bar will restrict steering).
Q: What if I want to switch the carrier between two different bicycles?
A: An additional mounting bar is available separately. You can mount it to the other bike and switch the carrier at will.
Top Customer Reviews
Back in Spring we got him a WeeRide LTD seat. This fits between the handlebars and my seat. (There is also a non-LTD version with less padding. Both versions are sold with the mounting bar included; the separately sold bar is only for a family that wants a second one, to be able to quickly move the seat from one bicycle to another.)
It works great. But there are a large number of caveats.
First, it does not fit every bicycle. The Amazon reviews make clear that some people had to return it for this reason.
Second, I am 5'4" and it just barely fits comfortably. Anyone smaller than me would probably have problems. I did not have to change how I pedaled, or where my knees where.
Third, the 5mm hex key it comes with is so poorly machined it does not work. Anyone ordering the seat should also buy a hex key set if they do not already own one.
Fourth, my leg length allows me to normally stop the bicycle without hopping off the seat, simply pointing one foot tiptoe to rest while stopped. Anyone used to hopping off the seat when stopped would obviously have to change habits.
Fifth, my fitness level and bicycles number of gears allow me to bicycle up even the steeper hills I would ride on without standing. I never had the habit of standing while pedaling up a hill. I have not tried standing while Smiley is in his seat, but from the Amazon reviews apparently this does not work.
Sixth, the harness system is odd. Smiley can twist out of a shoulder strap, as he did in the above picture when smelling roses at the Owen Rose Garden. I assume this is intentional. If, heaven forbid, I was to crash then having the toddler firmly stuck in the seat is probably not the best option.Read more ›
When the item arrived it was well packaged and I was so excited. Minimal Assembly was necessary (adding the headrest/handrest to the seat) and then I was able to install it on my bike. I installed it in the front yard while watching both kids. It wasn't terribly complicated, but the hardest part was installing it without causing any damage to my current paint job on the bike. I did get one knick near the headstock. I had to use the bolts for the oversize headstock, and it was difficult to get the brackets on as the cruiser has a VERY short headstock. At first I was really worried that it wasn't going to fit, but it was fine. The bracket is VERY secure. I almost had to remove the front basket to get the bracket on.Read more ›
So why did Dad only give it 3 stars? Well there are several reasons:
1) Mounting Bar Construction/Engineering
The mounting bar is crudely made and heavy. I've spent hundreds and hundreds of dollars shaving weight off my bike only to slap this thing on it.... hmm.
Also it takes a long time to add/remove the bar. A socket set helps, but it's still a pain. I would gladly pay more for a bar that included a quick release mechanism. I leave it on for commuting to work but remove it for serious riding.
Tip: You can save a bit of time here by removing your seat post and seat post clamp, then sliding the bar off without undoing it all the way.
2) Seat attachment concerns
The seat attaches to the bar with a single bolt, that you tighten up by hand. The bolt goes though a slit in the base of the child seat and a washer spreads the load on the plastic as you tighten it down. To me this doesn't seem like enough security. The plastic at this part of the seat is quite thick and I have no evidence of the system failing, but none-the-less I think there should be a second point of attachment, at the rear of the seat for example.
3) Overal seat construction
I suppose that using very thin plastic reduces the weight of the seat but it does seem cheap.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Must be TALL with a large bike for this to work. Had to return because pedaling would be dangerous!Published 29 days ago by Shelly J
Excellent product. Took time to get used to riding with it. We were mindful to run away from traffic and stayed on trails. My child is petite so we could use it up to 4 years old. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Aeri
This was one of my favorite purchases on Amazon. I highly recommend this bike seat to other parents over seats that sit on the back side of the bicycle. I am a bit short, 5. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This product should get four stars. Construction is decent, material is adequate and price is right. Usage takes a little to get used to. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Raymond Wang
Greatest seat for kids out there. If you're thinking about it, get it. Compared to the other one sold I personally prefer the more upright-seating for my child, who loves to go for... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Big Al
my daughter loves riding with me in the seat, she can see everything better then sitting behind.Published 1 month ago by Troy Kivi