Can’t add any more than what everyone else says. You won’t be sorry just buy one now.
I knew the Macride existed before I had my daughter. We looked into seat options prior to her being born and couldn’t wait to try this. We used the ibert on tame trails starting around 18 months and the transition to the Macride at 2 was as easy as it gets. She was used to the bike by this point. Our daughter asks for the Macride daily and she LOVES it. She prefers the downhill but you can’t blame her! Super easy to use and we switch it between two different mountain bikes as necessary. I’m a bit hesitant as she’s not strapped in but so far on flowy trail she’s been completely fine. She can ride for a good hour no problem. Best seat ever, thanks for making it easy to bring our kids on adventures Macride!
I ordered the MacRide for my 2y9m old to use on my new Priority Classic Gotham commuting bike. I needed the 1” quill stem attachment, and we‘ve miles of great bike rides. I tried a neighbor’s rear mounted bike seat, and I’m so glad I went with the macride instead - the bike feels so much more natural. My daughter feels secure with her feet in the stirrups, and with her own bell to ring on my handlebars, she is happy to hang on (though this takes reminders). It’s easy to talk to her, which makes the rides so much more fun.
It’s also easy to pop off when I want to ride alone. I’m not an aggressive rider - more of a newbie/returning commuter after a long hiatus, but this still feels great. I love it and highly recommend it!
Previous I was using the WeeRide which was great for the very young <2 y/o (those too young to hold on) since they are strapped in. The WeeRide's center location also allowed mild trails however because they are strapped in they felt everything on my hardtail. As the kids grew one by one they outgrew the WeeRide but then comes along the Mac Ride.
Now on rides the kids fight for whose turn is next on the Mac Ride.
The Mac Ride is better because of the following:
1) Allows all 3 of my kids to ride (5,3,2 y/o) in one outing with no adjustment of straps
2) Kids enjoy it in that it is interactive as they hold the handlebars
3) On gravel roads I can take 3 kids along (2 in trailer and 1 on Mac Ride)
4) Allows me to do blue trails with a kid and allows kids to learn how to absorb bumps with legs
5) Removes quickly and leaves nothing behind for the days I can get away myself for trail riding (the WeeRide left behind a center bar over the top tube which increased the stand-over height to an unsafe level)
I have a 2-yr old and he lives coming along for the ride. This product is simple to add/remove from bike once the headset spacer is installed. Also really like that it doesn’t contact the carbon frame anywhere.