is your family ready for mac ride?
Before you purchase Mac Ride, and before you go riding, read the information below carefully (click image to enlarge):
my child is 2, but small for her age, can i still use mac ride?
The most important indicators for determining if your child is ready for Mac Ride are captured in the images above (strength, listening skills, teamwork etc). If you are still interested in examining fit with leg length etc, check out this pro image:
- When the saddle is adjusted forward (for small children), the distance down to the footrests when the stirrups are in their shortest position is 23cm.
- When the saddle is adjusted backward (for larger children), the distance down to the footrests when they are in their longest position is 32cm.
The stirrups also pivot front and back
This impacts on the distances, so the sketch is a guide.
My child is big for her age, can i CONTINUE TO USE MAC RIDE at 5?
Mac Ride is for children aged 2 to 5. Our recommended weight maximum for your child is 60lbs. That said, we also ask parents to consider how they feel with their child on board. If you are relatively short, and your child is tall, you might find your child's helmet obstructs your view. Or perhaps your pedal stroke won't be natural for you if her legs long. Alternatively, if you are tall, and your child is small for his age, perhaps you'll be able to use Mac Ride for longer. You need to feel comfortable and safe while riding, and while getting on and off your bike with your child on board. One key determination: can you set up Mac Ride so that your child is comfortable, and you can continue to safely turn your handlebars with complete clearance from your child's feet? If not, and you have done all the adjustments possible to pivot the stirrups backward etc, she is probably too big.