My daughter is really enjoying the freedom of being sat on. Whilst she’s engaged she really enjoying the movement around as well standing up over the rougher ground. Having trouble keeping her hands on the bars when the ground is flat/tarmac. Terrain needs to be off road before she feels the need to hold on. Show how comfortable she feels in the saddle as she’d hold on to the sides of the old upright seat.
I used to be very active on my MTB until my son was born, towing him in his chariot just wasn't the same so when he got big enough to be able to go on the Mac Ride the purchase was made.
Fitment was shockingly easy, just make sure to read the headset spacer requirements and not just look at the pictures like I did, thankfully I had the perfect amount of room for it to fit. I fitted this to my Giant Reign and the spare headset clamp to my partners Giant Trance, the seat post end is fitted to RockShox Reverbs on both bikes and does not interfere with the function at all, he has no issues with the seating position on either bikes.
The Mac Ride seems expensive until it's bolted to the bike then you understand why when you feel how solid and well thought out the product is, I totally recommend the product to anyone I meet and urge anyone on the fence to just do it, nothing on this planet can give you the time back your missing when it could be spent with you both attacking you fav trail with your little one shouting faster, more bumps, bump bumps.
The only downside to this is a serious shortage on gloves that fit a toddler, come on Mac Ride, sort it out :D
Seriously happy customer.
Since my daughter has been 9 months I’ve been out on my bike with her, with a Thule front mount seat, but the limit was 15kg and she exceeded that during the Covid lockdown. I was so disappointed as it has provided us with such special daddy & daughter times. A quick search on the internet I found the ‘Bike Dads’ website and they really rated Mac-Ride, but they were only ever on mountain bikes and I’ve only got a gravel bike. I contacted Mac-Ride and they thought it’d be OK but I’d have to switch the drop bars. I ummed and arhhed for bit and then thought sod it I’ll try it and see if it works... IT’S BRILLIANT!!! My daughter and I are back out, on not only roads which we were previously limited to with the old seat, but now bridle ways, gravel tracks, water splashes everything. The Thule was perfect when she was little and unstable but the Mac-Ride is just perfect now we’re both capable of holding our selves better, a real step up in biking ability. The quality is fabulous and sturdy and I have no concerns on putting her on it on rougher terrain. AND I’m pleased to say there’s no issue with drop bars. We are just out and free again together. Thank you for such a great product, I was quite emotional after our first ride, I hadn’t realised how much I’d missed riding with my daughter. I’d recommend Mac-Ride to everyone. Top Product 👌
An excellent product. My 2 year old absolutely loves being on the bike with me, and it's great fun for both of us. Quick and easy to install, sturdy, safe and comfortable for the little one. A truly brilliant design and product, as well as a friendly company to deal with. 10/10
Great bit of kit. Had my 19 month old on it. He’s only been walking about 2 months but got it straight away and within 30 mins was pointing where he wanted to go. Well built and very easy to take on and off. Would recommend.