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WeeRide LTD Kangaroo Child Bike Seat
|Price:||$65.99 & FREE Shipping. Details|
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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
Love this! Kiddos can see during a bike ride - and you can see them!Published 4 days ago by penname
My 1year old and I love this seat! I read lots of reviews before purchasing this seat so I thought I should write my own to help someone else out. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Shaylin Elliott
I loved having my son in front of me, but this is impossible to pedal with. I had to ride bow-legged and hills were impossible.Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
I didn't feel comfortable or safe placing my baby in this! Baby was wobbly and not sturdy.Published 12 days ago by DJDoDo
Love love love this seat!!!!! We now own two of them, one for my almost three year old and one for my 9 month old! Read morePublished 22 days ago by Meredith Wiley
Great product, my son really enjoyed the 6 to 7 miles we biked (not so much the ride back, but that was more that he didn't want his helmet on). Read morePublished 27 days ago by Jon
Did not fit on either bike I own. The front attached to the a part of the handlebars that has to be able to move so the seat was not secure.Published 29 days ago by ak king
This was the perfect bike seat for my 1 year old. Just rode with her this morning and she loved it. She gave it a thumbs upPublished 29 days ago by Social Skateboarding Skate Connected