My son isn't actually four quite yet (another couple of weeks) and has
been riding on the X for most of the summer. Reaching the footsies is
still sometimes a bit of a challenge but having a rear handlebar for him
to grab onto helps a lot. He LOVES riding on the back.
Josh Ferrin wrote:
> Hey all,
> I've been on the list for a while but this is the first time I've
> jumped in the conversation. I want to get an X badly but other needs
> keep popping up (vacation to Ohio for example). I hope to get one by
> the end of the year but a few things have made me pause.
> First, I have a 4 year-old son who LOVES bikes. I am on my bike as
> much as possible and he often joins me on runs to the store and around
> town in an instep trailer. He's tall for his age and, with his helmet
> on, he is almost too tall for the trailer. Is 4 too young to have
> someone on the back of an X or should I keep him in the trailer with
> his little brother (and dog) for a little while longer? I know he
> would have a great time on the X but I wonder how safe it would be for
> him to be back there (that's one thing I love about the trailer, if I
> tip over, they stay upright.)
> Second, the trailer attaches to my bike with a coupler that hangs off
> the quick-release (hard to explain but works well). I imagine this is
> the same set-up as most trailers but I don't know if it will work with
> an X because the wheel is encased, as it were. Anyone using trailers
> with the X and, if so, how do you set it up.
> Lastly, I work for a largish Metropolitan newspaper and we are
> starting a bike blog. I would love to do test ride an X but don't
> know of anyone in the area who has one. Anyone on the list live in
> the Reno-Tahoe area and would be willing to let me ride it for a few
> days to test it out? It will get some good play on our website
> (million hits per month) and also in the paper. Let me know!