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.
Had an old bike we wanted to use the Mac ride on. Measured the stem with calipers, ordered, and quickly installed. Easy.
The Mac ride is simply great. Easy to install (and remove), great adjustability, and no touch on the frame. And most important…..my daughter loves it!
Our daughter loves to ride with us on thid bike sest. Easy to install and remove if you ride solo.
We’ve owned a Mac-Ride for two years for my oldest and we have all loved it since day one! Perfect design that doesn’t touch frame and is easy on and off. Absolutely LOVE the connection she has with us on the bike! Came time to buy a second seat for our youngest but because of road trip shipping time constraints, we had no choice but to buy a Shotgun seat. Totally regretted it! The Shotgun seat never adjusted correctly and we didn’t feel confident in it. So we immediately returned it and then sent a Hail Mary e-mail to Mac-Ride customer service while we were on the road. Caity from Customer Service completely saved the day by going above and beyond to locate dealers on our route that had a Mac-Ride in stock. We were back in business and now rip and ride as a family of four. Never in doubt of how amazing the product, customer service, and company operate!! Will ALWAYS highly recommend!
Simply put... Awesome. We will be selling out cargo bike as this seat has replaced it for kid hauling.
It’s opened up a whole new world for myself and my son. It’s such a cool way to bond and it’s super safe. Would highly recommend!
Added 1" adapter to our Electra Townie. Now we can swap between our mountain bike and cruiser in a flash. Make sure to order a bell too. Bing! Bing!
macride works extremely well. easy to install and easy on and off. its very stable and provides excellant support for my 3.5 year old. the saddle has a grippy, soft plastic feel that provides some flex and prevents my little one from sliding around on the saddle. we love it
I originally got a Kids Ride Shotgun seat, which was awesome (good quality, fit well, etc)
but the fact it touched the frame i just couldn’t really get over. So ended up returning it and getting the MacRide. Which the install was a breeze, I got it setup on 2 of my bikes and love the ease of being able to take it off and switch between bikes. I use it on my Specialized Epic and a Giant Revolt Gravel bike.
Highly recommend it!!
Our 3and a half year old wants to pedal himself but is thankful for the extra help the TowWhee gives. A great product, does exactly what it is supposed to do - to bring extra joy with us on tour :)
Came from the shotgun seat and its well made for sure but this is ABSOLUTELY a step above in quality, build, and overall quality. This seat fits and holds the little one better, cushions him well, and gives him a sense of security. The feet straps have more size options and a flat portion for stability. My favorite part of all is the method they use to mount it. Leaps ant bounds better than aggressively clamping my top and bottom tube (and subsequently messing up the clear paint protection my bike came with). Mac Ride fixes every gripe I had with the competition! My only wish is that they had a better handle bar setup.
atlast i can bring my kids join my adventure on the trail... but now lockdown again. damn...
Versatile and capable, truly spectacular design and engineering. Now there is mountain biking fun for the whole family! Thank you Mountain Bike Gods (and the Macride team).