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Child Seat for Full Suspension

lappymattlappymatt Posts: 331
edited October 2016 in MTB buying advice
Not having much luck on google.

Anyone ever fitted a seat to a FS? I don't want to buy a hardtail just to carry my daughter 3 times a year.

Can't find any FS specfic seats

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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,843
    Not seen one on the back , but spotted a couple out with their kids at cannock on the blue trail the other week with what appeared to be a seat either on the top tube or handlebars area with a kid about 2yrs on it. Kid seemed comfortable enough on it and his old man was pedalling easily enough.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • lappymattlappymatt Posts: 331
    Yeah I don't fancy a top tube one, she's too big for that (2 years)

    Next (only) option seems to be those trailer type things, but I don't think she'll like it (being confined)
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,843
    Depending on size have a look at something like an Adam's tagalong bike, I used one for my youngest from about 2 1/2 / 3 ish. Dead easy to hook up and the kids feel grown up because they can pedal and aren't confined in a box. You may need to find a way to lock out the rear suspension but you may have to do that for a trailer anyway.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • lappymatt wrote:
    Yeah I don't fancy a top tube one, she's too big for that (2 years)

    Next (only) option seems to be those trailer type things, but I don't think she'll like it (being confined)

    Hey, where I live, I see those trailer type things almost every time I'm leaving city area through bike trails. Hell, I've seen them off road a few times. They don't necessarily need to be confined, I've seen a couple of them completely open.
    I imagine they'l also be the easiest to attach and detach, plus they don't put any extra weight on the suspensions and lockouts.
  • oodboooodboo Posts: 2,177
    The worst thing about trailers is the amount of dirty that gets kicked up off your tyres into them. Even on "clean" trails the passenger soon gets covered if you don't have some sort of solid barrier between the bike and the child. Mesh windows just mean they get covered in finer muck/dust.

    Never used one but most seat behind the cyclist seats I've seen attach to the seat post so only really a problem if you've got a dropper, then how much is a cheap seat post?
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