Welcome. The Thule Nexxt Mini Front Kids Bike Seat is a great first bike seat solution as it is durable, lightweight and the most compact kids front bike seat. It is super easy to attach and remove from the adult bike once the mounting bracket/adaptor is installed. The Thule Nexxt Mini is safe for 1-3 years old and up to maximum weight of 17kg for your child.
You will love riding with you child positioned between your arms for the ultimate in interaction so you can enjoy the ride together.
goRide has attached the Thule Nexxt Mini to a variety of bikes so we understand the experience and the challenges. See our Support for Attaching a Thule Nexxt Mini
Your riding experience will be different when riding with a Front Seat than if you are riding solo… please see Riding Safely with a Front Kids Bike Seat.
To understand and compare your options for riding with a Front Seat please read Kids Front Bike Seat Buying Guide
Where does it attach?
A Front Seat is positioned between you and the handlebars. It is easily mounted to a bracket/adaptor that clamps around or just below the handlebar stem of the adult bike.
The Thule Mini positioned between you and the handlebars and attached to the mounting bracket
Mounting bracket attached to the handlebar stem of an adult bike
Will it fit your bike?
The Front Seat is best suited to riders who are in an upright position. If your bike does not place you in an upright position then your bike frame will need to be medium or larger.
The Thule Nexxt Mini Front Seat is a solution for your family if the Adult Bike meets the following criteria:
Attachment to Bike
1. You require at least 20mm of space on or just below your handlebar stem to successfully attach the mounting bracket.
If you do not have enough space – you may be able to lengthen your stem if you have a Quill or Threaded Handlebar Stem. Or remove spacers/rings if you have a more modern Threadless Handlebar Stem (see photos).
At least 20cm of exposed space on handlebar stem
Lengthen a Quill or Threaded stem. Make sure you don’t go past the maximum length for your safety.
Can you remove spacers on a Threadless stem and create 20mm of space?
2. You require a handlebar stem diameter of 20-28mm for the Adaptor/Bracket to clamp around.
Upright town bikes (with quill or threaded stems) that we recommend for use with this seat will have 1″ = 25.4mm handlebar stem. so are compatible
If you are mounting to a mountain bike or trail bike the most common diameter on these bikes is 28.6mm (1&1/8″) these are compatible
There are modern mountain bikes (with non tapering forks) that have diameters greater than 28.6mm. (1.25″ = 31.75mm or 1.5″ = 38.1mm) these are incompatible.
To find out your diameter…You can measure across your diameter… To do this on a modern style bike you need to take the handlebars and spacers off your bike to expose the tube underneath where the bracket attaches (the top of your fork)… If this is challenging then Google the brand and model of your bike and check the specifications for Fork Steerer Tube.
Riding Safely – Frame Size
You may be able to successfully mount this Front Seat but can you ride safely?
Due to its position (between your chest and the handlebars) a Front Seat can make mounting a bike, stopping & starting, balance, as well as reaching your handlebars challenging. Please see Riding Safely with a Front Seat.
To give you an indication of the size, and thus the space that the Thule Nexxt Mini will take up (28cm x 40cm), please take a good look at the photo. If you ride a bike with a small or extra small frame size you may find it difficult to reach the handlebars around the seat. It will be particularly difficult if the style of bike you ride does not but your body in an upright position.
The Thule Mini will take up 28 x 40cm of space
Advantages of the Front Bike Seat (Thule Nexxt Mini)…
The Thule Nexxt Mini’s lightweight design, secure attachment to your bike and quality harness make it the best choice of Front Bike Seats. Its slightly reclined design make it great for those wanting to ride early with their child.
Enjoy riding with you child wrapped in your arms sharing the experience together.
The set up of the Thule Nexxt Mini may mean that it is not an option for you. There is another Front Seat… see the Mountain Bike Front Bike Seat (only 5mm of space is required on or below the handlebar stem for attachment). Would this Front Seat fit your bike?
An alternative option is a Rear Kids Bike Seat. This may be a better solution for you. Suitable for 1-6 year olds, this seat is closely mounted behind the adult rider.
Riding with a front bike seat