Weeeeeee! The WeeRide Kangaroo Bike Seat is a ton of fun for daddy and our little one! My husband has been talking about wanting to take our daughter (2) on bike rides, but we just couldn’t decide which option was best – a bike seat or a trailer. When I discovered the WeeRide Kangaroo seat, which mounts IN FRONT of the bike rider, I knew I found the perfect solution to our search. The timing was perfect, I was even able to surprise my hubby with it for Father’s Day. (I don’t bike, so this is an all daddy-daughter activity.)
Installation was fairly simple, and it didn’t take much time at all. The most cleaver part about the seat is that it is EASILY removable if dad wants to go for a ride on his own. I see parents in our neighborhood riding around with empty seats on their bikes all of the time because it is a bit of a pain to remove them. This seat removes from the bar (which stays put unless you really want to remove it permanently) with just the twist of a screw knob. Oh, and if mom wanted to attach the seat to her bike, you can buy and extra bar for just $19.99 so you can transfer quickly from bike to bike. Very smart!
Some of the features that we love about this seat are: 1) daughter gets a full view of the world (not dad’s back), 2) bike is easy to get on and off of even with the seat and daughter in place, 3) daddy and daughter can talk during the ride without daddy turning around, 4) dad knows what’s going on with our daughter at all times. Plus, since the seat accommodates kids from 1 years old to 40 lbs, this seat will be around for a long time.
The one thing that didn’t work quite right for us is the front pedestal that sits in front of the seat. On most bikes, it mounts clear out of the way of the bike handlebars, as you can see on the Wee Ride website. Wouldn’t you know that we have a weird bike that has super high handlebars, so when the pedestal is mounted it impedes steering. We were a little bummed about this at first, but everything looked very secure so we tried the seat without the bar and it works fine. It would be nice if she had somewhere to put her hands, but she was so happy about the whole thing (and she is not a grabby kid) that she just kept her hands to herself. You can see in my pictures what I mean about not installing the pedestal and how high our bike’s handlebars are. So, while the pedestal is nice, we like the seat just fine without it – just thought you should know.
I asked my husband how it was riding with her on the bike, and he noted that it took a little getting used to but that once he got the rhythm it was easy breezy. We knew the seat got my daughter’s seal of approval when she begged for “More Bike.”
All in all, we have two thumbs up from TheSuburbanDad, TheSuburbanKid and TheSuburbanMom.
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