Recently tried the “Oxford Junior Top Tube Child Seat” on the Secret Service. Ordering and delivery were as easy as always (even from Amazon.UK). Installation took more than a few minutes despite having all the available tools.
|Top tube Seat, Yepp Maxi, and Weird Green Effects|
What I liked:
- Relatively inexpensive;
- My son got to ride up front on “the big bike” rather than in the rear-mounted Yepp Maxi, so we could talk more;
- If we had to take this bike in the train we’d probably take up less room than with the rear mounted Yepp;
- In theory I could transport two kids who have both outgrown the Yepp Mini but are too small to ride on their own. In theory…
What I didn’t like:
- Practically, at age 4 and a half, my son is a little too enthusiastic to have prime access to the handlebars and I wasn’t entirely confident riding with him up front;
- No room for this plus the Yepp Mini Seat–it was a long shot but I was hoping I could have two kids up front and use the rear rack;
- I took great care (and a fair amount of time for something so simple) in installing and didn’t harm the top tube but was still paranoid about damaging the bike long-term.
Verdict: for two kids on this bike we are sticking to the Yepps for the foreseeable future.