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The BodySpace Child Saddle™
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British Patent Application No: 0625243
The LOCT BodySpace ChildSaddle™ has been designed to:
Enable you to exercise on your standard bike set up as standard, whilst sharing the experience with your little one
Fit and remove the saddle in seconds using standard tools
Enable you both to balance together: the child has the ability to change their position within your bodyspace to reduce the “pillion effect”
Offer the opportunity to ride with your child safely, away from the dangers of road traffic
Key features of the BodySpace ChildSaddle™:
1. Ride safely, all-terrain, with your 2-6 year-old.
2. Fits full-suspension mountain bikes. No need for a second bike to take children in a conventional, encapsulating child seat.
3. Offers full interaction with the child, and provides unique sense of security and reassurance for your child, due to the BodySpace positioning, and adult arms around the child at all times.
4. The child's weight is at the bike's centre of gravity. This improves stability and handling as the overall weight provides a lower centre of gravity (and a better workout!)
5. Self adjusting pitch of child saddle for inclines & declines when adjusting seat post.
6. Children can be involved in parent's off-roading activities.
The saddle has a raised rear and front with a rubber non-slip coating to provide excellent support. The raised front and rear ensure the child is fully supported and can stand and sit, always locating back into the saddle safely.
The stirrups have rubber foot pegs and securing straps that keep the child's feet in place during travel, designed to have some give and are specifically angled forward to allow the adult rider in case of emergency to embrace the child and pull him/her a backwards out of the straps.
Positioning the child
It is critical to drop the knees of the child below the handle bars and this is why the stirrups not only have adjustment up and down but can also be tilted up to 30 degrees to the front or rear. The child's body position on the bike needs to emulate yours for the ultimate in balance and control.
Adjusting the width of the bar grips

The latest ergonomic grips are designed so that pressure from the adult rider is transferred on the outer part of the hand allowing you to brake or adjust the gears with your inner fingers to thumb easily. This also allows riders to lightly grip the child's hands in place for added safety and reassurance.

To provide extra grip space for your child's hand you could move the brake and gear clusters in by 10-25mm. This will help your child to comfortably reach the bar grips and hold on with their hands beneath yours. It also allows them to learn how you use the controls to manoeuvre the bike.

Feeling Safe
When not pedalling, as when descending a slope, the child's thighs can be gripped between the knees, helping to steady the combined weight of rider and passenger and give added stability at speed.
Trials have shown that children feel more secure with a good support point for their feet and that having them held in place gives them confidence.
The stirrup straps have been designed to reduce inertia so the child can stretch and stand up while remaining securely anchored in the event of a sudden stop.
Protection from the elements
The rider will get very warm while cycling, but child passengers are not exercising and so will feel the cold unless will protected against the elements. Children should be wearing adequate footwear and wind protection, even on warm days. It goes without saying both riders need to wear protective headgear, and we would recommend protective eyewear for both riders.
"Although we bounced from surface to surface, there were no control concerns at all, and his feet never once moved from the retaining straps."