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    Hey guys, I want to take my 2 Year old daughter riding on hard pack trails. Can anyone recommend a good child carrier? I was looking at the ibert, but I am short and ride a medium 29er. So, I practically have no standover on that bike. Thanks.


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    When you say standover do you mean your distance to the stem, like horizontally, or do you mean your crotch over the top tube?

    You'd be surprised at how little cockpit room the Ibert takes up. I tried the other popular mid mount one, WeeRide I think it is called? It sucked. With the Ibert I had tons of room.

    Plus, the way it hardly affects your center of gravity is fantastic.
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    My son and I both love the iBert. I started him at 6 months in a Burley trailer, but this spring at about 18 months he no longer wanted anything to do with the trailer, so I got the iBert. Now my younger son is 6 months, so I have the iBert on the front of the bike and the Burley on the back.

    I have a fairly long stem on this bike, but I never have any issues with the iBert getting in my way. I've taken it on hardpack gravel and smooth singletrack with no issues.
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    I love the idea of the ibert. My concern is getting on and off the bike. I can't touch the ground when I have my saddle where it needs to be for riding. I have short legs. My bike is a medium, so top tube length should be fine. I'm worried about mount/dismounting. My standover (crotch to top tube) is practically non existent. I like my bikes long.


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    You'll be fine as long as you can straddle the top tube. I can only barely touch the ground with my saddle where it should be on all my bikes. The iBert, unlike a rear mount, will not cause your bike to tilt to the side when you are pushing off on the pedals without sitting on the saddle.

    At the very least, try it, if it doesn't work, return it or sell it for very close to what you paid for it. They don't last long on the used market. I think REI sells them, and they have a super lenient return policy
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    I'll give it a shot. Thanks guys.


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    Just make sure you have the required amount of spacers below your stem!
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    I have had the Ibert for more than 2 years and I'm really happy with it. I have 2 kids now. 3 year old daughter who first biked around with me since she was around 8 months and now my 1 year old son.

    I have taken it to some rough roads and it held up. Just make sure your child isn't too heavy for it when you go to some rough terrain. And make sure everything is tight.

    You and your son will enjoy it I'm sure. since you can talk to them while riding and they can even give you a kiss when they are happy!

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