We have one of those, called a WeeRide.
I don't see how it would work on a road bike, at least not unless
you're sitting in an unusually upright position. So my wife has it on
My wife was concerned that the extra weight up top would reduce
balance significantly. However, she finds it to not be the case at
all. She's been very comfortable both riding and stopping. However,
to accommodate it (I *think* especially so she could get her feet on
the ground in case of a sudden stop) she's had to lower her seat, so
her knees are not as extended as they ought to be if she's doing a
Our daughter finds it fun. She does have a slight tendency to take
her feet out of the foot-cups after a while, so we have to remind her
to put them back in to avoid creating imbalance. She also sometimes
finds it amusing to push down on thighs as they're pedaling, which I
suppose is a kind of resistance-training. (-:
All things considered, it works pretty well -- better than we thought.
We certainly wouldn't recommend against it. Since I haven't ridden
with it myself, I hesitate to give a stronger endorsement.
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