Mac Ride-- the sleek, minimal design, with your child in front.
Mac Ride is about family adventure. So what does that really mean? Mac Ride Key Features:
An Active Child – Mac Ride allows active participation in the ride. Children aged 2 to 5 have the opportunity to hold on to the bike’s handlebars and experience the feeling of steering. Children can use their feet in the stirrups for balance, and stand up to absorb the ups and downs of the trail in their legs, just like the rider. Mac Ride is not a traditional child carrier, but a tool for allowing your child to be part of the riding experience.
A Child on Any Bike – Mac Ride fits almost every bike: full suspension, cross-country, commuter and town bikes too. Mac Ride is the only seat on the market that fits an off-road bike, suitable for off road riding. Properly off road. North Shore off-road.
A Child that Wants to Ride, NOW! - The elegant design makes setup easy. Once the headset spacer is fitted, Mac Ride can be taken on and off the bike in less than a minute. This unique feature means that parents can conveniently swap the seat between bikes at a moment’s notice.
Benefits of Mac Ride as a front mounted seat
- Your child can experience the journey - the view and the wind on the cheeks.
- Communication can take place between you and your child.
- As you hold on to your handlebars, you wrap your arms around your child. The protective arms send a message of comfort to the child and define the boundary of the riding team.
Riding Off Road With Mac Ride
Mac Ride’s unique design includes an unobtrusive saddle and strong stirrups. Mac Ride does not use a cumbersome mould, shoulder straps or harnesses because a child strapped to a moulded seat absorbs the shakes and rattles of a moving bike.
Only with Mac Ride can your child stand up on the stirrups, sharing the handlebars with you to help guide toward the right path or the line off an upcoming curb. Your child learns to absorb the bumps in the path by bending legs and arms, just as you do.
Mac Ride Product Details
The main Mac Ride tubes are from stock aluminum for strength and lightweight. They have a telescoping action which it allows the seat to easily shrink or stretch to different sizes of bike.
The stirrups are made to stock steel for strength and bendability during manufacture. They have angle adjust and length adjust to allow for different child sizes, to grow with your child, and to make sure your child's feet are out of the way of any moving parts. Angle adjust is made using one allen key bolt and length adjust is by spring button. The stirrup feet have rubber straps to secure the child's feet. These are strong enough to hold them in place over bumpy terrain but elastic enough to release in the event of an accident.
The seat has a similar design to a horse’s saddle. This is comfortable, and self leveling, since the seat may go on many different bikes at many different angles. Your child will always rest in the lowest part of the scoop which also means they do not need to use arm strength to keep themselves in place whilst climbing or descending as adults to.
The rear clamp attaches to the seat post and has a 3 point mount which can enlarge or shrink depending on the size of the seat tube. A quick release ensures a quick and easy install or removal.
The front mount requires a modified headset spacer pre-installed on your adult bike. This headset spacer is a permanent installation for as long as you would like to have the freedom of using Mac Ride. Several spacers can be installed on many different bikes to allow for multiple different riders for each seat. The headset spacer fits the standard 1 ⅛” stearer tube, however there is a non standard 1 ¼” spacer available for the Giant Overdrive 2 stearer tube. The front clamp can fit around this headset spacer and is secured by a captive allen bolt. Once the allen key bolted is fully tightened the clamp has enough tolerance to allow the spacer to turn inside the clamp, thus allowing you to steer with little or no resistance.
The front and rear clamps of Mac Ride attach to 2 areas of the bike on which their is mostly vertical loading. Mac Ride is designed in such a way as to load the bike along these same axes.
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