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@slowbee, its never too earlier to buy the stuff, only too late.

 

Discovered that with the child carrier seat I bought a few weeks back. Wish I got it last year as little Hubber so enjoys it and I also enjoy hitting the road for an hour with him.

 

What I can say is you get what you pay and pay the little bit extra. I was a scrooge about it but was fortunate to get the Giant seat that reclines for R220 second hand.

 

After just one ride, I will gladly pay the full price of R1200 if I have to replace it.

 

Check out Take2 for trailers, next thing on my list as I want to be able to throw both my little Hubbers in it and cycle up to the nature reserve with them.

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iBert is from around 10 or 12 months to probably 4 years or a maximum of 17kgs carrying capacity, minimum age stipulated as from when they can hold their heads and a helmet up without risk of neck injury. I've been using mine "gently" and avoiding bumps around the neighbourhood since 8 months but nowhere offroad yet, I will get to that soon. Takes a little bit to get used to but easy to ride with, you can't stand on the pedals though and I'm sure you could reach your bottle quite easily. The kid loves being able to see where you are going and the interaction, the downside it they are directly in the wind so use you judgement when it looks cold.

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Hi Hubbers, came a cross this thread as I'm investigating the same products for my daughter.

There seems to be a local distributor for the iBert safe-T-seat, here is the contact info:

 

Contact us for prices and a list of stores that stock the iBert safe-T-seat.

Contact Nolene Goosen on 084 207 4402

e-mail iBertsouthafrica@telkomsa.net

 

or find us on http://www.ibertsouthafrica.co.za/images_template1/facebook2.png

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xtc - where did u get your trailer?

 

ive been looking around but they're not commonplace

 

CRC ! Way cheaper than buying ones in SA (Mine was total R1800, vs R4000 + local).

 

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And now he goes everywhere on his KTM !

 

http://i53.tinypic.com/20fq349.jpg

 

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http://i54.tinypic.com/ett93l.jpg

 

P.S These are from a few months back and helmet wearing was a screaming match, he used to freak out. He now always wears a helmet as he has got a little bit too adventurous.

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And now he goes everywhere on his KTM !

 

 

P.S These are from a few months back and helmet wearing was a screaming match, he used to freak out. He now always wears a helmet as he has got a little bit too adventurous.

Hey Ratty, where did you get the KaTuM from?

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Hey Ratty, where did you get the KaTuM from?

 

From the KTM shop in Paarden Eiland (Cape Town). They aren't cheap though. My son has been riding his for 1 1/2 years so far and still have the seat at its lowest so plenty room to grow.

 

You should search You Tube and see what the older kids can do on them, pretty amazing.

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From the KTM shop in Paarden Eiland (Cape Town). They aren't cheap though. My son has been riding his for 1 1/2 years so far and still have the seat at its lowest so plenty room to grow.

 

You should search You Tube and see what the older kids can do on them, pretty amazing.

 

No side wheels and no brakes will quickly teach kids to learn some bike handling skills biggrin.gif

 

Nice Pics

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From the KTM shop in Paarden Eiland (Cape Town). They aren't cheap though. My son has been riding his for 1 1/2 years so far and still have the seat at its lowest so plenty room to grow.

 

You should search You Tube and see what the older kids can do on them, pretty amazing.

Going to have to hit the KTM shop here in Paulshof! Never seen those before, my eldest is probably a little big, the youngest too small, but he'll grow...

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They are great. people reckon the kids can go straight from these onto a normal bicycle without side wheels.

He started a few months back getting speed and lifting his legs up, can even go round corners in our house like that. Great for teaching balance.

 

How old is your older one? They reckon kids can ride these up to age 5, but obviously depends on the size of the kid.

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