Our Do Little Bike Seat has been safety tested by Matrixx Consultants Ltd. The design certificate confirms the following:
recommended SWL 28kg (20% overload tests completed with no deformation)
complies with AS3990 standard (mechanical equipment steelwork)
extensive literature search completed, with no applicable EN, British or other worldwide standards specifically covering mid-mounted passenger seats found
Does our product require CE marking?
Feedback received from CEMarking.Net confirmed that “there are no specific CE marking derivatives that could be applicable to this product” and “no CE markings would be affixed”.
Your Do Little Bike Seat passenger must wear an approved cycle helmet and closed in shoes at all times. Cycle gloves are recommended but not essential.
Keep Do Little Bike Seat passengers clothes, hands and feet away from bike moving parts at all times.
You must always keep your hands on the handle bars with your arms around your passenger. Your Do Little Bike Seat passenger must always hold the bike handle bar securely with both hands and have both feet fully anchored in the foot stirrups. Your passenger must sit in a balanced neutral position.
Recommended age range of the Do Little bike seat is anywhere from 18 months old up to 7+ years old.
The maximum passenger weight is 28kg.
Suggested height range is from 0.75m up to approximately 1.4m (determining factor being main rider comfort).
Your passenger must have a good sense of balance, good hand grip and be able to follow instructions well.
PRODUCT & MAIN RIDER
As the adult rider you are responsible for your passenger safety. You need to get comfortable with the Do Little Bike Seat and child on board. Please start out cautiously and within safe limitations and only when you are comfortable can you begin to push out your adventure boundaries.
Your passenger is going to love this riding experience and push you to ride faster. But remember SAFETY FIRST. DO NOT TAKE RISKS. Please remember how precious your passenger is.
Be aware that not only must you ride your bike and negotiate the track but also monitor and control your passengers position and safety.
Your passenger must always wear an approved helmet and closed in shoes no matter how short the ride.
If you ride with clip-in shoes ensure that you clip out a little earlier before stopping.
Consider the extra weight of your passenger when riding. Allow for extra stopping distance. Your steering may be a little less responsive. Hill climbs become harder. Please ride within your own biking capabilities.
Prior to each ride ensure that you check your bikes safety. Such as brakes and tyre pressure.
ALWAYS check that your Do Little Bike Seat is fastened securely. However do not over tighten your Do Little Bike Seat fastenings as this may cause damage to your bike frame.
Wash your Do Little Bike Seat with warm soapy water and towel dry.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR PASSENGER
Hold the handlebars near the centre at all times.
Keep your feet securely anchored in the foot stirrups with the arch of your foot centred on the stirrup.
You must keep your weight balanced and centralised. Do not throw your weight from side to side or backwards and forwards as this will make the bike impossible to control.
When you passenger is comfortable you can teach them some basic bike skills. Such as leaning backward in downhill sections, lifting their weight off the saddle when riding over the rough stuff and maintaining a neutral and comfortable riding position with arms slightly bent and back naturally curved.
For smaller passengers lift them on while you are astride the bike. For older passengers you can let them climb on while you hold the bike steady.
Larger older passengers should be positioned further backward on the saddle. This improves the bike balance and is more comfortable for both rider and passenger.
Although you may want to lower your seat at first try to return it to your normal riding height as soon as you feel comfortable. This will allow you to maintain your natural peddling style, improve your power and also increases the gap between you and your passenger.
Do Little Ltd offers a 12 month warranty on workmanship and materials for the Do Little Bike Seat.
To make a claim return your Do Little Bike Seat to place of purchase. The product must be inspected before any claims can be confirmed.
Any damage arising from mishap or reasonable wear and tear will not be covered by warranty.
Modifying your Do Little Bike Seat will void your warranty.
DO LITTLE BIKE SEAT DISCLAIMER STATEMENT
The Do Little Bike Seat is an accessory to your bike. It is designed in such a way not to be self supporting but rather to be fully fixed to your bike frame and fully supported by your bike frame.
Any modifications to your Do Little Bike Seat or its fixing will void any warranties and will be at purchasers risk.
Your Do Little passenger will be unrestrained and as such carries inherent risks similar to those risks of riding a bike and more.
Do Little Ltd have provided the purchaser with clear fitting instructions included with the Do Little Bike Seat and also on the website www.dolittle.co.nz
If you have any questions relating to the fitting of your seat please contact Do Little Ltd to address these.
The purchase and the use of your Do Little Bike Seat constitutes a purchaser contract agreement. Under this contract agreement the purchaser:
understands and accepts the risks associated with the use of the Do Little Bike Seat
understands and has fitted the Do Little Bike Seat correctly as per the instructions provided
has read and accepted the Do Little Bike Seat disclaimer statement
uses the Do Little Bike Seat at their own risk
If you do not accept these conditions please return your unused Do Little Bike Seat to original place of purchase for a full refund.