Biking with Your Baby: Thule Yepp Nexxt Maxi, Nexxt Mini, or Ridealong?

Biking with Your Baby: Thule Yepp Nexxt Maxi, Nexxt Mini, or Ridealong?

Posted by Active Baby Canadian Online Baby Store on 2018 Jun 29th

Getting out and about with your little one is one of the great pleasures of summer. Hopping on your bike and going for a ride is a great way to be physically active, but when it comes to bringing your child, you may be wondering what your options are.

Thule offers a number of products to make this an enjoyable outing for both of you, including the Yepp Nexxt Maxi, the Yepp Nexxt Mini, and the Ridealong. But which one is the best choice for you?

Thule Yepp Nexxt Maxi and Mini

The Thule Yepp Nexxt Maxi and the Thule Yepp Nexxt Mini are updated versions of the carrier seats that the brand became famous for. These Nexxt models have been upgraded to include features such as removable padding, a child-proof 5-point harness.

Both models are for children nine months of age and above, with the Mini suitable for use up to 3 years/ 33 lbs, and the Maxi usable up to 6 years/ 48 lbs.

Both seats feature adjustable shoulder positioning and foot cradles, and both are very safe and secure while being surprisingly light at 3 lbs for the Mini and 5 lbs for the Maxi.

The most obvious difference between the two is that the Maxi is meant for the rear of your bike, while the Mini sits at the front. Sturdy despite being so lightweight, both the Mini and the Maxi offer tremendous comfort to your child with soft, shock-absorbing seats and padded harnesses. Your main consideration will be to what age you wish to use it, and whether you prefer a front- or rear-mounted seat.

Other FeaturesComfortable and safe

  • Quick and easy securing of your child
  • Easy to mount and remove
  • Easy to clean, with water-repellent materials

Thule RideAlong

The Thule RideAlong, like the maxi, is a rear-mounted seat. As such, it offers the ability to hold larger children, up to 48 lbs.

The RideAlong is adjustable and reclinable to ensure maximum comfort for your little passenger. It is well-built, easy to use, and easy to mount. Offering hand protection and extra leg room, the RideAlong also features a high back rest for your child’s safety and comfort. An anti-theft lock ensures that the seat won’t go missing if you have to leave it unattended for a short period.

The RideAlong’s seat has reversible, detachable, and waterproof padding that is easy to care for and comes in a variety of vibrant colours.

Thule RideAlong tiltable child bike seat light gray

Other Features

  • DualBeam suspension system to absorb road shock and provide a smooth, comfortable ride
  • Adjustable foot straps and foot rests offer flexibility as your child grows
  • Reflector and safety light are built in to improve visibility
  • Up to five different reclining positions

All Thule brand seats offer safety and comfort to your little one, and an excellent value to you. There is no reason why your child should miss out on adventures in the great outdoors when they can ride along with you. Thule makes it easy (and safe!) for you to explore together.

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