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This child seat is mountain high and close to the handlebars, nestling it snugly between the rider’s arms.
Reviewed by Gwendal Castellan
$99.95 USD; $139.95 + taxes CAD
Maximum carrying capacity: 38 pounds (17 kilograms)
The iBert safe-T-seat is a a front seat mounted on the stem of the handlebars. The child seat is mountain high and close to the handlebars, which puts it snugly between the rider’s arms.
The seat is high enough that the rider generally does not have to splay or bow their knees as they pedal to avoid the seat. The mounting mechanism is easy to install on most bicycles and, when not in use, it is easy to remove the seat from the mounting bracket so you can ride your bike solo.
There is no head rest, so if they fall asleep you may find their head resting on your arms. Although very solid, we found there was a little side to side play between the mounting bracket and the seat. The manufacturer acknowledges this in the mounting instructions as a normal characteristic of the product.
The manufacturer recommends the seat be used for children one to four years of age with a maximum weight of 38 pounds (17 kilograms).
The seat was surprisingly well-balanced and steering with the child in the seat was smooth and easy. Loading and unloading the child while balancing the bicycle felt safe and straightforward.