I bought this for my son-in-law and grandson. They are loving it!
adapter are perfect on my Raymon ebike....
Bought the Mac ride for my 19 month old son and he absolutely loved it from the first ride. After just a few test spins around the block we had him out on his first longer ride ~45 min and the only times he got upset was when I would stop and suggest we get off the bike, he just wanted to keep going! It is great having him right in front so I can talk to him while riding and make sure he is enjoying himself. The setup is super easy and I love that I can come right off a solo ride and throw it on my mountain bike in seconds with no alteration to my bike setup and no contact on the frame. Would recommend the Mac ride to anyone who wants to share the joy of riding with their kid.
Got the Mac Ride because of the GBN YouTube video about taking kids riding. Turns out it's also an easier way to get the little guy to daycare too.
He wasn't too keen the first couple of rides but once he got used to being up so high he was fine.
I have it fitted to a Mondraker e-Crafty. Thought the strange top tube might be a problem but it adjusted to fit no problem.
The Mac Ride child seat is literally my favorite thing that I have ever bought! I've had this seat for over a year now. I tried several other child seats before finding this one, but none of them were fun to ride with. This thing is expensive, and there's nowhere to demo one, so it was a big leap of faith. I got it, installed it, and put my son on it, at which point he freaked out and said he didn't want to go on it because it's scary. My heart sank and I thought I just wasted $200, but I told him we'd just go 10 feet and if he still didn't like it, I wouldn't make him ride it. My wife stood 10 feet away and we rode toward her. After about 2 feet he started yelling, "Faster! Faster!" We haven't looked back. We ride a couple hundred miles a month together and it brings me so much joy to spend such fun, quality time together. You do have to ramp up use though, just like with your riding. I went from mostly 5-7 mile rides with him to a 25 mile ride and he was walking like a cowboy for 2 days. He was really suffering, we had to take him to the doctor, and I felt horrible. It's not a passive riding experience, and your kid has to work relatively hard to stay on. Also, his butt takes even more of a hit than yours does because he can't anticipate bumps like you can. I now say, "bumps" when the trail looks rough and he can gauge how his butt feels and if he wants to stand through the section. We had to practice this technique and he seems to know what he needs, as he sometimes sits and sometimes stands when I say "bumps". If you're on the fence about buying one of these, don't wait. I'm going to be so sad when he outgrows it. I wish I had bought it a year earlier!
The Mac Ride is a spendy item, especially for young parents, but the minute I put my boy on it and took him around the block I had no regrets. It was worth every penny. We use it every single day, and my son cries when he has to get off. He LOVES it. And I get to spend so much more time riding my bike. It's so adjustable, really comfortable for my son, and works well for me pedaling, riding, etc. And it comes on and off the bike so easily once you get the spacer installed. I would recommend this to anyone.
Fun and secure bike seat! Love the extra stickiness that the seat has to keep my daughter from sliding around. The foot pegs with loops have kept her feet in them for the most part and the mounting to my bike was straightforward and quick once the front ring is installed. Have not tried any actual mountain biking yet, but from the few street and grass rides, my daughter is enjoying it!
Easy solution for syncro headset which many will agree.
Also, superb service, fast and kind response on inquiries.
Only one thing I am not quiet sure is the product material.
I seems like some sort of plasitc and I am not sure it will hold, but time will tell I guess.
After 19 long months we can finally mountain bike out in the woods with our little guy and his Mac Ride! He loves it and so do we. I’m so glad we splurged for this seat. I doubt the bike trailer will get much use in the future.
We’ve been waiting forever for a decent set of kids biking gloves that aren’t ridiculously expensive and still high-quality. Mac ride has gone above and beyond with these kids gloves. We got a small pair for my daughter who is 2 1/2 and she loves them. I used my index finger to stretch them a little so they were easier to go on but after that they’ve been a breeze. As she grows out of them Mac ride of the gloves I’ll be buying in the future.
It's super well made, easy to install and the kiddo loves it. We've been anxiously waiting for him to be old enough to ride it, and the minute we installed it he was in love with riding with his parents.
As someone who loves finding new ways to get kids on bikes, I have never regretted trying out the best products out there. The Mac Ride is firmly in this category. It has a number of impressive features: 1. how the front of the seat clips into the proprietary bracket and allows the stem to freely rotate. 2. how quickly the seat can be swapped between bikes once the brackets have been installed. 3. the comfort and security of the seat material and geometry.
I know that we won't have too long to be able to enjoy the Mac Ride (the 3-year-old will likely graduate to a trailer-bike in about 2 years) but we will enjoy it while it lasts! (And then pass on to another family that can use it!)
Such a genius way to mount the macride on any/ALL of our bikes! So easy! Thanks
Our 2 your old immediately took to the Macride. Nothing but smiles and laughing! He loves being at the front of the bike, gripping the bars, able to see everything and yell, “Hi,” to everyone passing by :) The foot straps keep his feet safely and comfortably locked in too, no complaints from him. It’s also really easy to move the seat from bike to bike. We love Macride!!
Since purchasing our Mac Ride 6 months ago, my two year old son and I have logged more than one thousand miles. In addition to hitting the local trails, it's our primary mode of commuting (he refuses to take the car) to daycare/work and recently I've been taking him on 90+ minute training rides on the local gravel roads (plenty of farm machinery and animals to keep us occupied). Before kids, I was afraid of the question, "can I still be a capable cyclist and a great dad?" With the Mac Ride, I can be both. Thanks for the memories your product is helping develop and the love of cycling/outdoors you're creating for my family.
After working in shops for over 20 years I've seen a lot of ways to bring your kid along for the ride. This is by far the best seat if you have a performance oriented bike. It lets you two ride together, stay engaged, and have an identical riding experience. Installation and removal is ridiculously simple and quick. Thanks MacRide!
This is by far, the best bike seat out there. No question. We've tried the Shot Gun, too. We think it's even better than the newest Ride Shot Gun Pro.
Our daughter started riding the MacRide around 15/16 months and she has absolutely loved it ever since. We use it for cruises around the neighborhood and take it her on our local MTB trails. She loves riding the trails with us and we are so glad we are able to show her the things we love to do!
It is super easy to install and swap between different bikes. But, what makes this one standout, to me, is the saddle. This is not your typical "kids" saddle. The saddle almost cups them and keeps them from sliding around and feel more secure. It's also pretty grippy so they don't slip. Honestly, I think the saddle is the feature that makes it best in class and differentiated from it's competitors.
If you get this seat, you will not be disappointed! And be sure to get extra mounting spacers and the e-bike adapter!!! We just keep the e-bike adapter on there at all times, then we can swap between our pedal & e-bikes easily.
Have yet to install them, but they’re squishy and grippy. Thanks guys!
So simple to use, should’ve bought more just to have ready for any future bike(s)!
Easy to install, took around ten minutes from start to finish. Went with just “wide”, did not require the “extra wide” adapter. Thanks guys!
This product is the best thing I’ve bought for my child. She absolutely loves it. I also love the fact that it doesn’t touch my carbon frame in a single spot. Quality is excellent, set up was easy, overall extremely glad we spent the little bit extra and got the Mac Ride over the other products on the market.
There's not much to add to the conversation that hasn't already been said so I'll keep it concise. Open the box, the product is quality. Follow the youtube for a 1 time simple installation for your stem spacer adapter. Ride with your kid and they will love it. We are a biking family, so we've tried all seats (front mount, rear mount, buggy trailer, and now finally mac ride). Mac ride takes the cake by far. It doesn't hurt that I get to put it on my best bike so dad gets to have a little fun too... I love how the seat turns heads on the trails too... "that thing is so cool!" My 2 year old constantly says "this is so fun!" without any enticing. My only regret was truly waiting until he was over 2 to be safe and appease the wife. Looking back, he was good with balance early on and I probably could've started around 18-24 months. Great product team!
This lockring works. Definitely recommended. Mine was installed on a Trek Supercaliber. Change my 60mm stock stem to a 75mm -15deg spare specialized stem I have.
Very happy with MacRide. The seat is super easy and quick to throw on and take off my bike. The foot straps have enough settings to fit both my 2 year old and 4.5 year old.
Both me and my 2.5 year old daughter now get a lot more out of our bike rides together. She prefers the Mac ride to the high end Burley we have. The product is clearly well made and thoughtfully designed. Very happy with the purchase.