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Will a rack-mounted child seat be safe if the rack's maximum load is 2kg less than the seat manufacturer describes as the minimum load?

Tubus, a rack manufacturer says on their website: ISO 11243:2016 requires that all luggage carriers with a carrying capacity of 27 kg or more automatically be approved for the attachment of child ...
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What bike should I buy if I want to fit a child seat and live in area with a lot of hills?

Product recommendations are usually off-topic here, as the availability of products depends on the region, so I'll define some guidelines and give some examples. Generally speaking, what I commonly ...
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Options for a bigger child?

According to cyclinguk.org Guide to tag-a-longs There comes the point in every cycling parent’s life when a child grows too big for the bike seat or trailer, but can’t manage longer rides yet. This ...
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What bike should I buy if I want to fit a child seat and live in area with a lot of hills?

I liked a rear seat, and after the toddler size one (Hamax Siesta), I fitted a bigger one for another couple of years. I fitted mine to a hybrid with a wide range of gears (3x8, nearly as low at the ...
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Will a rack-mounted child seat be safe if the rack's maximum load is 2kg less than the seat manufacturer describes as the minimum load?

At the danger of being dissed here but: What would you do if you had zero documentation for either component? You'd mount it and pull and push and see whether it gives you the impression that it holds ...
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What bike should I buy if I want to fit a child seat and live in area with a lot of hills?

I don't have experience with child seats, but do have experience with rear mounted racks, which I once loaded with more than 20kg on a hybrid bike (MTB frame with rigid fork and 26 x 1.5 tires), and ...
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Options for a bigger child?

For a sensible child-carrying bike, if the wheels can't take the extra load, they're the wrong wheels. The problem with heavy-duty rear seats is that they prevent you carrying much luggage - but a bar ...
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Max weight of child, for rear bike seats - why is it always (seemingly) 22kg?

The premise of the question is somewhat flawed. There are seat that supports more than 22kg, but they are generally called "junior seats". The Polisport Move Guppy Junior Rear Child Bike ...
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Child bike seat usage when approaching max weight

That linked article has a section on 'Box Bikes" and "Long Tails" Consider the advantages of a bike designed to carry weight such as a child or cargo. A child seat on the rear of a ...
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I have a Weeride child seat (mounted on top tube). I worry that if the handlebars turn suddenly, they will hit my child. How can I manage this risk?

I used rear seats, but found a double kickstand made lifting my daughter on much easier. I could steady her or the bike, rather than needing to do both. That reduces the chances of the bars getting ...
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rear rack > frame compatibility (child seat)

"Is X safe?" is a personal question that depends completely on your risk tolerance. For me? Using those brazed-on mounts is better than a plastic P clip around the seat stay but they're ...
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Options for a bigger child?

An option that is popular here is the "follow me" tandem attachement. It's an accessory that you attach to the rear axle of your bike, and allows to attach a kid's bike. It's possible to ...
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I have a Weeride child seat (mounted on top tube). I worry that if the handlebars turn suddenly, they will hit my child. How can I manage this risk?

If you consider this from a risk perspective risk, alongside all the other risks of cycling with a child, the likely hood is moderate, dropping to low with experience. The level of injury is low. Risk ...
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Max weight of child, for rear bike seats - why is it always (seemingly) 22kg?

this has been very interesting and informative as I have a toddler who has already reached 23kgs of weight. Certainly he cannot ride a bike himself and I need to find a new solution as our rear-...
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