The best. Just the best! Opens up the forest way more than a trailer, a great work out, safe and stable. Spot on.
2nd one I’ve bought now, 3yr old and a 2yr old and they both love going for a bike ride. Expensive but the best.
Brilliant and definitely needed. I think these should come included with the seat though.
We use this for our 2.5 year old son and he absolutely loves it. It means he can experience the trails with my husband or I. We have also ridden some technical stuff and with him onboard it didn't effect the balance of the bike. First time using it we had to peel him off finger by finger to get him off!
Bought the Mac ride on recommendation. Have not been disappointed. Build quality is very good and a breeze to install on the bike. Has been smiles all round being able to get my 2yr old out on the trails. Great bit of kit.
Loves it, from the second we started putting in on the bike she was trying to jump on (got covered in oil, mum not happy) Sits on it very well, great adjustability in the feet straps and seat distance from bars etc. Soft rubber and bloody well made. Easy to out n and take of. Saves you buying stem spacers also haha.
Amazing, can't wait to ride more trails and have fun as she grows.
I don't ever do reviews but I feel that this is a really special product. My daughter is 2 & 3/4. We have been using the Mac Ride product for -0 days now and wE love it. It's strong, feels very safe and my daughter loves being able to steer. We cycle to school with the cheers of "faster, faster" and "this is brilliant daddy". It shipped from the US to the UK in 48 hrs. We are very much looking forward to the Summer!
Bought this for my three year old who already loves his balance bike and he could not be happier with riding my bike too! Surprised to find that it feels totally natural to ride with the little one up front and can’t wait for more family adventures. Quality is exceptional and it couldn’t be easier to fit. I’d highly recommend getting the grips for the little one. Absolutely delighted with my purchase!
Fantastic seat which enables you to interact with your child so much more. Easy to fit, very sturdy and doesn’t effect bike handling.
That was the best investment of its time. It's not cheap, but our little one has so much fun with it. The processing is also top.
Das war die beste Investition sein langem. Es ist zwar nicht günstig, aber unsere kleine hat unendlich viel Spaß damit. Die Verarbeitung ist ebenfalls top.
We've only been using it in the city so far but are thoroughly enjoying being able to bring our 2.5 yr along with us on the bike and teach him some road safety at this stage. It's easy to attach, feels very sturdy and doesn't fundamentally change the handling. The position up front makes it very interactive and easy to chat with him throughout and hear all the comments he makes. All that stimulation is a lot for him and he is usually exhausted after an hour or so - he even walked himself over to his bed for nap recently when we got back home which was a first :)
Just got a MacRide about a month ago and my only regret is not getting it before! Usually ride it with my 2 yr old as my older daughter is not really interested in bikes. Coming back from our weekly rides, my daughter is soooo pumped that the older one is now asking about going out on rides too. Seat is super secure and safe, even when she slipped a hand off the handlebar in some techy stuff, the seat shape/material just kept her glued on. Amazing product!!
I love that the Mac Ride is designed to fit modern trail bikes with dropper posts, and that it comes on and off quickly. I don't have to change the setup of my bike to throw it on and it only takes a minute. My little guy loves it, and I've felt stable and in control with him on (riding appropriate trails, of course). The position of the seat keeps the bike from getting too top heavy as with traditional child seats. Well worth the $200!!
Our 2 1/2 year old absolutely loves her macride. It's a high quality piece of equipment. I was also surprised how secure she is on the set up. We were hesitant to purchase the macride because of the price, but it has been worth every penny. I wish we had bought it earlier! We really enjoy being able to ride together.
We only wish we would have gotten it sooner.
Easy to install. Easy to remove, when you want to ride without it. Doesn't change the performance of the bike when the seat has been removed.
From a safety standpoint, I think it's about as good as it gets.
We live in the heart of the Adirondack Park, so our families main opportunities for fun and recreation are outdoors. Thus, having your little ones participate alongside is a must. My dutch MIL had brought us back from Holland, a front bike seat for our son which worked so well for our family for years 1 and 2. He was safe, secure, and we could see him at all times. And best of all - he had so much fun on the bike (as did we). Fast forward to 3 - and he has outgrown that seat. We were stumped as to what to do next, we tried a trailer bike, but he was still a bit small for it - and the trail bike on anything other than flat mtn bike trails was nearly impossible. So, as you can imagine, when we discovered the mac ride, everything changed. We are able to ride many of our favorite single track trails and climb with him on the bike over many miles. Our son has developed his own 'bike vocabulary' from all of the different terrain he's been able to ride along with us. He loves to go 'fast' and 'swoosh it' around the banked turns or switch backs. He calls out when he thinks a feature he just rode over is 'sick' and giggles like crazy the whole way down. Thank you so much for giving our family a safe and fun way to keep riding together on long, steep stuff while Phoenix develops his skills on his strider and mini bike. We love every second together and many nights do a fast family trail ride out our back door to have some quick family spin time together before dinner.
A couple of months back purchased a macride for my 2 year old son as he used to watch daddy set off for a days riding without being able to go along. I read tge reviews and decided to reach in the pocket and purchase the seat that was best on test, and im so glad i did. The build quality and comfort is brilliant. The seat is grippy even in rain, its shape is comfy for my lad, he know enjoys the speed of the slopes on my xc or freeride bike as they sent a spare stem collar. I can't rave about the product enough to friends and frequently get asked where i had it from. If you're 50/50, take the plunge and you wont regret it.
Was in doubt for a while about getting the seat as my son is almost 4 years old already and we won't be able to use it that long. So glad I did. Great quality and build, easy install and a lot of fun. Worth every penny!
It's awesome to be able to take our almost 2-year old daughter into the local woods and see (and hear: "yeah, well done mommy!" :)) her enjoy the MacRide.
Installation was super easy. And even with a 7-month pregnant belly, there is plenty of room left on my small-sized frame.
The best way to have fun with smaller kids who can't make it that on their own bike!
The only thing I don't love about mountain biking is that it takes me away from my family. MacRide fixes that. It's perfect for getting little ones out on the mountain before they're ready to do it on their own.
Installation was easy on my 2019 Transition Smuggler. The legs of the MacRide just barely come into contact with the carbon frame, so I added two pieces of helicopter tape to protect it from scratches. After the initial installation, it literally takes less than 2-minutes to put on, or take off the MacRide.
Riding is a blast, and I can't begin to express the joy of having a two year old with you who says "Faster Daddy!" on the climbs, "Good Climb" when we get to the top, and "Whee!!" as soon as we're going down.
I fitted the second adapter on my road bike, and while there are plenty of other solutions for getting little ones on road bikes, the MacRide works well there too.
We ABSOLUTELY L❤️VE our mac ride. Our free spirited daughter loves going off road on mountain bike trails or a simply stroll around town on her Mac ride. Finally our whole family can participate
Dad of three kids here, ages 6, 3, and infant. I now own just about every child bike seat under the sun, and the Mac Ride is better than them all! It installs in seconds, is secure, doesn't affect the bike's handling at all, and is a lot of fun for both parent and child. Mounted on my Yeti SB130, my three year-old and I routinely ride 10-15 miles on intermediate-level singletrack each weekend. Aside from his extra weight and the constant conversation, I barely know he's there. I started riding the trails at about 30% intensity/aggression, now I have to pull back the reins when I start riding around 70% (I've boosted small rollers with him on-board, either forgetting he's there, or being egged on by him!). My next plan is to ride the 2020 Bike the Boroughs ride, which is 40 miles on closed-down NYC streets. I have no reservations about using the Macride for this adventure. It's that good!
My son and I love this seat. It installs quickly and easily after the initial front spacer install.
The Mac Ride is everything you have seen, heard and read! The initial installation is easy an simple. The seat then can mounted or removed in about 1 minute. Our kid loves it. We have gone much longer, more technical, true single track (no double track or forest roads need to apply), bike parks and more. Even better we are seeing results translate over to the balance bike! I can’t recommend the Mac Ride enough. If you like biking and what to get your kid to enjoy it with you; buy a Mac Rode today!
This seat is great!
I have a commuter / road bike and wanted to be able to take my 3 year old with me. Unlike the rear attaching child seats, the Mac Ride keeps your centre of gravity in the right place and it means you can chat with the nipper while you ride. My son loves it.
A little expensive with delivery in France but we are but we are very satisfied. This is a super product. My 18-months daughter loves to ride with the MacRide.
Reviews are true. This thing is amazing. I use it a couple times a week with my 3yo, and he absolutely loves it.
Avec mon fat bike Norco l'hiver, sur mon Pivot switchblade l'été , je ne m'empêche plus de faire ce que j'aime, mon petit homme me suit et il adore ça à chaque fois !! Merci pour votre produit bien conçu !
Very well built and works well even with aggressive riding. My son loves rides with the MacRide. Well worth the money.
This seat met all my requirements. From day one my 3 year old daughter loved the seat. Before I got it, she never wanted to ride her own little bike. On day two riding with me, once we got home, she said she wants to ride her own bike and since then she has been riding everyday, both her own bike and with me.
This seat truly brought us closer with my daughter. Everyday this summer she would wait for me to get home from work and we would go biking around the neighborhood, go for ice cream, or to the park, weather permitting. Having her in front of me has allowed us to talk while we ride, which made the whole experience much more fun.
And last, I lost weight this summer from all the riding. Nothing beats getting into shape while doing something that is fun and it does not feel like a workout at all!!!
This seat is worth every penny. Fits easily on my mtb, e-bike, and cargo bike, with only a 5mm Allen key needed. To keep it simple, I attached a 5mm key to the right foot bar with a rubber band.
Much better than other options.