How to Choose the Correct Chamois

How to Choose the Correct Chamois

How to choose the correct chamois

Padded bike pants or bike underwear, to use when riding a bike, have a chamois (padding) sewn into them. These types of bike garments are a great investment to help keep you comfortable while riding. The chamois sits directly between you and the bike seat. This helps to reduce discomfort and allows you to sit on your seat for longer periods of time or for several days in a row.

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The Make Up of the Chamois

If you gain a little knowledge about chamois it will help you to choose the correct bike pant/underwear for the type of riding that you do.

The Shape and Thickness – Todays chamois take advantage of technology and come in a wide range of shapes, densities and thickness’. The placement of padding, which is made from foam, is designed to match to how you will be sitting on your seat – your body position.  The density and thickness considers the time or length of your riding.

Moisture Wicking – For the chamois to perform well it needs to be able to wick moisture – pull moisture away from your skin and prevent bacteria growth (bacteriostasis).  As the chamois will be sewn onto the fabric of the pant or underwear it is also very important that this  fabric wicks moisture. Reducing the build up of moisture prevents chaffing that can turn into saddle sores.  The technology around this moisture management in chamois has really progressed in the past 10 years.

Breathability – A good quality chamois will also have a perforated base layer to increase breathability and aid in quick dry times.

For an overview of what padded bike pants are please read this story Fancy Pants – Why wear padded bike pants?

Choose the correct chamois

Chamois sewn into biking pants or underwear have different shapes & foam densities that match to different types of riding

Choose the correct chamois

Gender differences in chamois. Red = female.  Green = male

Type of Riding and the Chamois

The type of riding or type of bike you have will dictate how you sit on your seat.  This determines where your body makes contact with the seat.  Up right riders who sit with a straight back transfer weight directly down through their sit bones towards the back of the seat.  Compare this to a road rider who is bent forward and will have weight and pressure points more to the front of the seat.

These contrasts in body position go a long way to explaining why chamois come in different shapes and thickness’.  Padding and support will be placed differently for the maximum in comfort for the type of riding the chamois is intended to be used for.  Most companies offer a range of chamois across several different types of riding – Road, MTB, Triathlon, Urban, Crossover (on & off road), Indoor (Spin classes).  So it should not be an issue finding a garment that has the correct type of chamois for your needs.

Length of Riding and the Chamois

A Chamois will have different densities and thickness depending on the length of the ride it is designed for. For the best comfort on your bike the chamois you choose should match the time that you do or want to spend on the bike.

Generally the longer the length of riding the great density in the compression of the foam at key touch points in the chamois.  This helps with providing a feeling of protection even after long hours of riding, it shouldn’t feel like the foam has been completely squashed or collapsed.

Gender Specific and Kid Specific Chamois

Chamois will be different from men to women.  This is mainly concerned with the width of the pelvis – being wider in women – and therefore where the padding for the sit bones is positioned.  You will also spot differences in the length of the chamois and type of front support.

Chamois designed for kids are significantly smaller than an adult chamois.   They will suit from approximately 3 years of age. The cost of a kids chamois is usually kept down with a basic foam design but with more and more young children riding the range is expanding.  The biggest thing to be aware of with your kids is when to upgrade them into an adult chamois for better shape, comfort and protection.  Every child is different in terms of when they grow but most kids chamois will fit up to 10/11 years of age.  After this it is a good idea to consider whether a youth or extra small adult pair of padded pants/underwear would be a better purchase.

The Chamois’ goRide Chooses to Use

The chamois that we use in all our padded underwear options come from an Italian company called Elastic Interface.  They are world leaders in chamois development and have an amazing range that we choose from.  This enables us to match our chamois perfectly to the type of pants/undies we have designed.  Also to offer different chamois for the same garment depending on the support you need or the time/length of your riding.  For example our Womens goUnders have a minimal, up to 3hrs, sleek chamois for comfort both on and off the bike.  The endurance version of our Womens goUnders has an Endurance Crossover chamois with 2 density thickness’ and can be ridden up to 6hrs, either on or off road.

Since 2019 Elastic Interface have achieved Eco status with all their fabrics.

Find out more about Elastic Interface by visiting their website www.elasticinterface.com

Choose the Correct Chamois – Match your Type of Riding to Padded Bike Pants or Underwear

Who – Town, Commute or Bike Path – Recreation – Women

Chamois match = On & off road Recreation Chamois. Solution = Women’s Full Brief goUnders

Who – Bike Path Rider, Long Commute,  Women or Men – choose your ride time

1-3hrs Chamois match = On & off road Recreation Chamois.  Solution = Womens goUnders or 3/4 Recreation Pants

1-6hrs Chamois match = Endurance Chamois.  Solution =  Womens Endurance goUnders, 3/4 Endurance Pants or Mens goUnder Boxers

Who – Kids having fun on the bike

Chamois match = Kids Recreation. Solution = Kids goUnders

Who – Kids Bike Touring

Chamois match = Kids Endurance. Solution = Kids Endurance goUnders

Who – Mountain Biker – Women – Recreation

Chamois match = Off road Endurance Chamois.  Solution = Full Brief Endurance goUnders, Womens goUnder Boxers or 3/4 Recreation Pants

Who – Youth Boys and Girls

Chamois match = Off road Endurance Chamois.  Solution = Youth Boy or Youth Girl goUnder Boxers

Who – Male Riders

Chamois match = Off road Endurance Chamois. Solution = Mens goUnder Boxers, Youth Boy goUnder Boxers

Who – Multi Day/Touring – Youth, Women & Men

Chamois match = Endurance Chamois, 1-6hrs.  Solution = Youth goUnder Boxers, Men or Womens goUnder Boxers, Womens Full Brief Endurance goUnders, 3/4 Endurance Pants

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Mountain Bike Night Riding – get Ready

Mountain Bike Night Riding – get Ready

Mountain bike night riding – could this be for YOU?  Would this be a fun way to extend your riding season?  Find out what you need to stay safe on a dawn/dusk or night time mountain bike ride.  This is a simple guide for first time night riders so you can gain the confidence to get out there and give it a go.

Lighting up the trail - lights for mountain bike night riding

LIGHTS

A really important part of your whole night riding experience is having the right type of lights.  The more powerful the light the more expensive it will be.  A good starting set up of lights for night riding would be

  • front handlebar 2000+ lumens wide beam to illuminate the trail
  • along with a front helmet  800+ lumens to illuminate corners, changes in terrain – this light will track where your eyes look to

You want easy, flexible attachment options so you can get the lights on/off, move them when or if you need to.

Having a variety of modes so you can adjust the light according to whats happening e.g. less light to climb up hills, less light to ride through town, to the tracks.  This will increase your overall ride time.  When lights are used at full strength – as you will probably do when heading down the hill – it uses the battery power up.

Following on from this point… you need to have a fairly good idea of how long you will have light so you can plan a ride that matches to your light time.  Planning ahead if your battery needs to be charged, carrying spare batteries if this is how your light is powered.

You will also need a rear light preferably set on a steady mode so your friends can judge how far in front of them you are (flashing lights attract attention but can be hard for distance estimating).

For more on LIGHTS see The ‘Right’ Lights for Mountain Biking at Night
Enduro Mountain Bike Lights - 5000lumen.goRide

Small compact lights are a good option

Olympia helmet mount gemini bike light goRide

Helmet lights should be lightweight & easy to attach

night riding photo.goRide

Rear light on steady beam

CONTROLLING YOUR TEMPERATURE

Go easy on layers when heading up – try not to sweat too much.  Avoid wearing a bag that will trap moisture if possible – basically try not to make your clothing damp or wet as this will make you cold when you head into the fun downhill part of your ride.

Try to add warmth to places that suffer in colder conditions  – fingers/toes/neck/head.  These additions are a great way for you to feel protected and we would recommend thermal fabrics or merino.

Take or wear a jacket that will block cold airflow.  The air around you will not be warm, in winter at night time, in New Zealand.

winter warm combo

Add warmth to your extremities

Lightweight packable bike jacket. front orange. goRide

MTB jackets block air flow to keep you warm

SAFETY

Tell someone where you are going

Know what the weather is supposed to be doing – you can’t see any changes in the weather at night time or in limited visibility.

Keep to tracks you know – now is not the time to try something new.  If you are nervous about night riding for the first time it can be a good idea to start in some light/twilight.  This helps with your confidence and you can progress to darkness.

Get warm as soon as you get home – out of any damp or wet clothes, into a shower

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Winter Riding Tips – Outwit the Weather

Winter Riding Tips – Outwit the Weather

Welcome to winter riding tips.  It is easy to enjoy this season on your bike or as we like to say ‘Outwit the Weather’.  You just need to be aware of what conditions you are potentially riding in and have solutions to any challenges.

To enjoy winter on your bike you need to get ready with some extra gear or bike accessories.  Some additions are for safety, others to help with your temperature management.  There is nothing worse than being cold when riding.  Add cold too wet and this can quickly lead to issues.  Not so bad if you’re riding in town and can get home quickly…  It can be a disaster if you have decided to ride in an isolated environment.

For more on hyperthermia head to the end of this story where there is a detailed description of mild hyperthermia and what to do if someone in your bike group has it.

Everyone will have a slightly different list of requirements to keep them smiling while winter riding.  Just pick out the tips you think apply to you, in terms of how you would like to ride in winter.  If your bike of choice is an E-Bike all this stuff applies – perhaps more – as you can go further and the weather may change on you.  You can also move faster with less effort so wind chill/warmth on the bike might be a bigger issue.

Drier Ride

Jackets are key – waterproof to water resistant.  Whatever you think matches the type of riding you are about to do.  Just make sure you have it on or with you.  It’s no good hanging in the wardrobe at home.  Jackets designed for wearing on a bike will work better.  Bike jackets are usually what are called lightweight shells – they have little to no insulating layers to allow for the fact you are exercising in them.  Be aware of length, a lot of bike jackets are short in design to not interfere with the seat when you dismount.  Also they are fitted so you don’t create a parachute when moving.

Try mud guards to reduce the spray.  These are great for commute riding to reduce the debris/grit/water from the road.  Also great for mountain bike riders to reduce the mud.

Maybe waterproof over trousers would keep you riding all year, this type of pant is a great idea for commute riders committed to riding in all weather conditions.

Know the weather you are heading into especially if its a big day ride, anywhere isolated or back country multi day riding.  What is the weather forecast and how quickly could the weather change?  If you are riding somewhere new or anywhere isolated always be over prepared, weather can be very unpredictable in New Zealand.  It is your responsibility to carry and use gear that will keep you safe.  Waterproof jackets with high breathability ratings are best matched to this type of riding.

HELPFUL LINKS:

Waterproof or Breathable? Bike Jackets Explained

Waterproof Lightweight Jacket - Madison - on rider. goRide

Performance waterproof jacket for top quality protection

waterproof town jacket. Yellow goRide

Waterproof Poncho for great coverage when riding in town

Winter riding tips - waterproof jacket. goRide

Waterproof Shell with good length & bold colouring

Warmer Ride

Layer up base, mid & outer layers.  This gives you flexibility as you warm up on the bike you can remove clothing or as you feel chilled or cold you can add protection.  Thermal jackets are designed to block wind flow and keep you snug.  All jackets will help with this, even a vest to protect your core is helpful.

Know about fabric, especially what you choose to wear close to your skin.  As you ride a bike and perhaps begin to sweat, base layers need to be pulling this moisture away this is called wicking.  Merino is great at this, cotton is not.  For more information see the link below about fabric choice.

Add length in gloves to full fingers options.  Add length in 3/4 or long pants.  Waterproof over trousers are generous in sizing & shape so layers for warmth can be worn underneath.

Protect extremities – merino socks for toes, a headband or beanie under your helmet for your ears, neck warmers or scarfs for around the neck/upper chest and fleece lined gloves for fingers.  Extremities can be a real challenge to keep warm while riding in the cold (any temperatures under 10 degrees), especially if you already have circulation issues.  Again layer up and try to keep moving them, readjusting position, wiggling fingers or toes all helps.

HELPFUL LINKS

Riding Clothing – Fabric Choice

Be Warm on a Bike

winter glove fluoro

Winter Fleece Glove in HiVis colour

Headband and Neckband goRide 600w

Headband & Neck Warmer – merino lined

Thermal Jacket - reflective banding. goRide

Thermal Bike Jacket for warmth

Be Seen When You Ride – Be Safe

Visibility is often an issue in adverse weather which winter often brings.  Heavy rain and low light levels can make it difficult for drivers to see bikes.  Winter also means shorter days so you are much more likely to be riding at night time.  It is NZ law to ride with one front & one rear light 30 minutes before sunset to 30 minutes after sunrise.

To help, even during daylight, we recommend

  • using lights.  If possible two on the rear, one positioned high, one attached lower e.g. on your helmet/high on a backpack and on your seat post/rear carrier.  One flashing to attract attention, one constant to help the driver judge distance
  • wearing bright outer layers, a bright helmet or a bright coloured back pack all helps
  • reflective strips or covers work really well in low/poor light or night riding situations.  On jackets, trousers, bags or bands that you wrap around your upper arm or leg
HELPFUL LINKS

Be Visible Product Page

The Right Bike Lights for Commuting

Bike Light Features

Visibility Cover over bag

Bag Cover & Safety Vests are easy solutions to visibility on a bike

Signs of Hypothermia

If you are bike touring in conditions with a significant Cold Challenge – Temperature, Wetness, Wind combined with fatigue, poor food intake and/or dehydration you need to be aware of the risk of mild hypothermia

  • Watch for the “Umbles” – stumbles, mumbles, fumbles, and grumbles which show changes in motor coordination and levels of consciousness
  • Shivering – not under voluntary control, not easily stopped
  • Can’t do complex motor functions (single track riding) can still walk & talk
  • Numbness in periphery (hands, feet)

Heat Retention + Heat Production less than Cold Challenge = Hypothermia

What can you do for mild hypothermia?
  1. Reduce heat loss by adding layers of clothing, getting dry clothing on, increasing physical activity or providing shelter.  Use a survival blanket
  2. Add fuel & fluids. It is essential to keep a hypothermic person adequately hydrated and fuelled
  3. Add heat, fire or other external heat source.  Body to body contact. Get into a sleeping bag, in dry clothing with a normo-thermic person in lightweight dry clothing

(Source: Outdoor Action Guide to Hypothermia & Cold Weather Injuries.  By Rick Curtis)

get Ready and goRide –  Outwit The Weather – Winter Riding Tips

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The Best Mens Bike Saddle for Tour/Long Commute Riding

The Best Mens Bike Saddle for Tour/Long Commute Riding

A bike saddle that is specific to your shape and supports the type of riding that you do is a great addition to any bike.   Saddles can be very different in shape, width & length so you need to understand a few things about their design to find a saddle you can consider the best mens bike saddle for tour or long commute style riding.

Different types of saddles suit different riding environments so it is important you get the right bike saddle for the type of riding YOU do.

How do you know if a tour/commute bike saddle is the perfect match to the type of rider you are? 

To match to a male tour long commute saddle your rider profile would be

  • male (gender)
  • a changing body position on the bike – because you are on the bike for a long period and riding over varied terrain (riding position)
  • riding on varied surfaces/trails on a touring or commuting bike over multiple successive days
  • discomfort or pressure on a saddle with little padding and no genital cut-out

 

The Terry Mens Liberator Saddle is the best mens bike saddle for tour & long commute riding.  Launched in 1998, Terry sold over 50,000 units in America in this first year.  It was Terry Bicycles best selling product for years and changed the way saddles were designed.  The Liberator was one of the very first saddles to be designed with comfort as the number one priority.

Tow Rope Rimutaka Cycle Trail goRide
mens touring saddle
KEY DESIGN FEATURES that support your COMFORT

A typical ride on a touring or long commute saddle will have you seated for a reasonable length of time over varying terrain so your saddle will need…

 

Saddle Shape – mid to wide

You will need a good level of support through the rear to mid region without the shape interfering with pedalling. Multi-day saddles need to be in the “middle” in terms of width and length.  As you are on the bike for a reasonable length of time riding up hill, down hill and on the flat your body position will change over the length of your ride so your saddle needs to accommodate this.  A good touring saddle should be comfortable for long periods of time and this is what makes touring saddles the ultimate choice for long (30min+) regular commute riders.

Padding – designed with multi day/regular use in mind

Perfect placement that allows for good protection from vibrating uneven surfaces but does not interfere with long periods of sustained pedalling.  Also offering you the option of changing your body position without compromising the level of support. The density of the foam changes from the rear of the seat to the front allowing for this.  A cut out is essential to avoid any issues with numbness or compression.  A gel layer will add to comfort especially when riding without a chamois as is often the case when commute riding.

Materials – durable, sturdy, able to tolerate repeated use.

Look for these qualities in the fabric that covers the saddle and the rails – where the saddle attaches to your bike.

goRide’s Solution for Touring/Long Commute Saddle for Men…
The Terry Liberator Gel Saddle for Men
A touring saddle for men that builds on Terry’s established reputation for comfort with an extra layer of gel, the Terry Liberator Gel saddle takes the edge off longer distance rides
be Comfortable and goRide –  The Best Mens Bike Saddle

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Kids Bike Seats & Electric Bikes

Kids Bike Seats & Electric Bikes

Choosing an Electric Bike to use to carry or tow kids/grandkids is a great idea and there are a lot of bikes on the market that will work really well for this job.  So kids bike seats & electric bikes will work but you have to know what you are looking for because Kids Bike Seats do not work with all bikes.  This warning applies to Electric or E-Bikes as well.  There are attachment points, frame sizes and weight considerations to be aware of.

For information on options for Towing Kids/Grandkids behind your bike see this story called Towing Kids & Electric Bikes

What comes first the bike or the seats? 

This may not be a decision you have to make because you may already have one or the other.  If not, the bike should be your first purchase.  This purchase needs to be really focused on a bike that makes you feel comfortable and safe.  Once you have this feeling of confidence about riding an E-Bike you can then look at the options of where you would position your child/children/grandchildren – now and in years to come.

Get some great buying advice at Buying an E-Bike to Transport Kids OR Grandkids.

FRONT SEATS also known as a ‘Mini’

Best introduction to riding on a bike, best interaction as they are between your arms.  Good traffic, commuting option for young kids, fits 1-3 yr olds

What the E-Bike needs!

Ideally 21-35mm of space to mount an adaptor onto your handlebar stem.  Upright riding position is best to create space especially for short parents/caregivers.  If not in an upright position medium or larger frame size is best.  Watch out for batteries placed high in the front of the frame

Will a Mini Fit on My Bike?

BoBike Mini One. Child in seat.goRide
Yepp Mini being adjusted

MID SEATS, examples are the Do Little or Shotgun

No harness securing your child but good interaction as they are between your arms, fun on easy off road trails.  Good single kid option, common match to trail, mountain bike styles (Shotgun is designed for mountain bikes). Age range is generally 2-6 yr olds.

The combination of E-Bike speed, an unharnessed child and on road, traffic riding is not recommended

What the E-Bike needs!

Mid mount seats attach to top tubes although the Do Little can be attached to step through frames (no top tube) with an adaptor.  Upright riding position is best to create space especially for short parents/caregivers.  If not in an upright position medium or larger frame size is best.  Batteries in the frame will make attaching these mid mount seats difficult because of the width the battery creates – the Shotgun seat does have width adjustment

Will a DoLittle Fit on my bike?     Will a Shotgun fit on my bike?

women riding with shotgun seat
dad & child on Shotgun kids mountain bike seat. goRide

REAR SEATS also known as a Maxi or a Junior

Best long term investment, popular choice for riding in traffic/commute riding.  Carrier must be rated to carry up to 25kg.  Maxi 1-6 yr old.  Junior 4-10 yr old

What the E-Bike needs!

Two types of attachments are available.  The most common is direct attachment onto a rear carrier.  The second option is via a clamp onto the seat post tube on your bike frame.  Battery placement is important with this one – rear carrier batteries are not always a good match depending on the style of bike.  Utility bikes are an exception to this rule – small wheels allow lower placement of the seat.  Batteries in the frame of the seat post tube will also create problems for seat post attachment.

Will a Rear Mount Seat fit on my bike?

Elliot and Hud Thule Maxi goRide
Yepp Maxi Frame Mounted kids bike seat. goRide
BoBike Junior on bike.goRide

Multiple Kids

Electric bikes are a great idea if you are considering riding with more than one child on your bike.  Whether they are both attached in seats or you chose to tow an older child having an electric assist will make riding a bike so much more pleasant.

You will need to be aware of the multiple attachment points of the set up you are thinking of riding with.  We recommend spreading the weight as soon as possible one child on the bike, one child being towed.  There are a great range of possiblities to choose from.  Depending on your budget and where you like to ride, there are definitely solutions for everyone in the market.

Let us know if you are struggling with this at all, we are here to help. Call 0800 44 33 77 to speak to Annette… or fill out our Kids Bike Seat Solution Finder to get a personalised recommendation for kids bike seat & electric bikes use.

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Towing Kids & Electric Bikes

Towing Kids & Electric Bikes

Choosing an Electric Bike to use to tow kids/grandkids is a great idea and there are a lot of bikes on the market that will work really well for this job.  So yes, towing kids & electric bikes will work but you just have to know what you are looking for.  There are attachment points, battery placement and wheel sizes to be aware of.

For information on attached to the bike, kids bike seats see this story Kids Bike Seats & Electric Bikes.

What comes first the bike or the towing device? 

This may not be a decision you have to make because you may already have one or the other.  If not, the bike should be your first purchase.  This purchase needs to be really focused on a bike that makes you feel comfortable and safe.  Once you have this feeling of confidence about riding an E-Bike you can then look at the options of where you would position your child/children/grandchildren – now and in years to come.

Get some great buying advice at Buying an E-Bike to Transport Kids or Grandkids.

TOWING OPTIONS – KIDS ON THEIR OWN BIKE 

These tow options connect an adult bike to a child’s bike.  This gives you the ability to have your kid ride their own bike during parts of the journey.  They are often short term assistance options – through traffic, over a hill, over distance.  Tow Rope 4 yr+ (not recommended for on road/in traffic), Tow Bar 4-9 yrs, Tow Frame 3-9 yrs

What the E-Bike needs!!

Tow Ropes will work with any E-bike.  Tow Bars need a clear pathway to the seat post.  Batteries mounted over the rear carrier may interfere with this.  Tow Frames attach to rear wheel hubs – you may need a hub adaptor which are sold separately to the tow frames

If you are considering any of the towing kids and electric bike options here, read the details about attachment at the links that follow;  How to attach a Tow Rope,     How to attach a Tow Bar,    How to attach a Tow Frame

Tow Rope in Mountain Bike setting. goRide
Bike tow Bar in use. goRide
follow me tandem and rear bike seat

TOWING OPTIONS – KIDS ON A TRAILING 1/2 BIKE 

Great for kids who are less confident about riding.  Also good match to tour riding as a family.  Ideal when you do not need your child’s own bike.  Standard Seat 4-9 yrs or Reclined Seat 2-9 yrs

What the E-Bike needs!

Half bikes have arms that attach to your seat post.  These arms need a clear pathway and some exposed seat post (@10cm).  If you are short you may not have every much of this… so have a look when your seat is in the ideal position for your height

Batteries positioned over the rear carrier may interfere with the pathway for attachment. If you are considering any of the towing kids and electric bike options here, read the details about attachment at the link below;

Will a Trailing 1/2 bike work on your bike?

Rocket Trailing half bike.goRide
Weehoo with kid riding
WeeHoo Turbo. Morning commute. goRide

TOWING OPTIONS – KIDS IN A BIKE TRAILER 

Good way to transport multiple young kids with a bike.   The storage ability is a bonus.  Single Seat Trailer 1-6 yr old, Double seat Trailer 1-4 yr old

What the E-Bike needs!

The arm on bike trailers attach to the rear wheel hub (middle of your wheel).  You may need a rear wheel hub adaptor for attachment if you have rear wheel hub gears.

Compatible with most bikes

Yepp bike trailer. Towed by the bike.goRide

Multiple Kids

Electric bikes are a great idea if you are considering riding with more than one child on your bike.  Whether they are both attached in seats or you chose to tow an older child having an electric assist will make riding a bike so much more pleasant.

You will need to be aware of the multiple attachment points of the set up you are thinking of riding with.  We recommend spreading the weight as soon as possible with one child on the bike & one child being towed.  There are a great range of possibilities to choose from.  Depending on your budget and where you like to ride, there are definitely solutions for everyone in the market.

Let us know if you are struggling with this at all, we are here to help. Call 0800 44 33 77 to speak to Annette… or fill out our Kids Bike Seat Solution Finder to get a personalised recommendation for towing kids & electric bikes

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