Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Funny. I just looked at the trailer one because we bought a rear0mounted for our 26 mo. old., which he loves, but when we mentioned the trailer possibility to our ex-lawyer BIL, he said it's unsafe!
Anyway, we like the rear-mounted and so does our son. We got ours at a bike shop, called Co-pilot. My husband did the 'choosing' (let the salesman choose), and I think I would've explored the german-made one they had (eropean brands tend to be more safe, in my opinion, because Europeans tend to be more discriminating in their purchases, perhaps? or countries there are more controlling? I dunno ... ).
Anyway, we had some trouble installing it. My husband had put it on incorrectly, but once we put it ont eh right way, it was fine. Moves very little, etc. And of course my son wears the helmet.
we have a biker in our neighborhood --owns a bike touring company -- and he uses the bike seat with his li'l one, if that's of any help to you.
This one only is safe to 40 lbs ,though.
Oh. And it's my husband who's riding with him, and he's 230 lbs., so the top-heavy thing is a different issue for us, you know? He's tall and big and strong, so I'm not sure how I would feel with it, but they love it.