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SAFETY

We decided to adopt a pro-active approach to safety and create a seat that would be comfortable and safe for children with minimal impact on steering, control and balance for the cyclist in order to help prevent accidents. Developed with safe cycling in mind, in the event of a serious cycling accident involving a child in a carrier, we considered whether children would be safe in all types of seats and chose to focus on creating the safest possible cycling environment for the cyclist carrying the child to operate because the adult is responsible for avoiding accidents. As it may not be safe or responsible to encourage young children aged 3-5 years to cycle independently alongside parents, the Star Seat facilitates participation in a controlled environment.

Positioning the seat on the bike frame is obviously best for stabilizing bikes with child carriers however with a bulky seat this position can have a limiting effect on the leg movement of cyclists. Average kids aged 2-5 years are capable of balance. Employing the natural ability of children of this age with adult supervision was integral in developing a compact seat that would have minimal impact on the cyclist’s leg movement, vision and ability to control the bicycle effectively.

The Star Seat has comfortable practical footrests that surround each foot allowing children to place and free their own feet if needed. The design limits the chance that feet may slip off the footrests while cycling.

A quick-release seat belt does not limit arm or leg movement and will prevent a child from being thrown forward over the handlebars in the unlikely event that the bicycle come to a sudden and unexpected stop.

The seat platform is flexible owing to the nature of rubber construction. The material has important shock absorbing properties that will limit jolting and furthermore the rubber will not scratch or harm children. Achieving stability does not depend on the flexible seat platform rather it depends on the position of hands and feet relative to the mid-line of the child. Children are secure in a comfortable jockey position with their hands on the bicycle handlebars and their feet securely in footrests on either side of the seat platform allowing them to balance and react with the movement of the cyclist.

The Star Seat is unconventional because it hardly restrains children allowing active participation under supervision.

Parents seldom consider that most minor accidents involving child carriers occur when bicycles are stationary. Lifting and placing children in, or removing children from seats can be tricky and awkward and unbalanced bikes could fall over. The Star Seat makes lifting and placing kids simple thereby limiting accidents and injuries.

A child’s behavior while cycling with an adult could be unpredictable. In order to assist the cyclist in being responsible, the Star Seat facilitates optimal vision and open communication with minimal distraction. The cyclist can maintain awareness and concentration while cycling that is safer for the child that is positioned in a near contact embrace at all times.

FEATURES

·         Compact Mid-mounted design for optimal bike balance and rider comfort.

·         Child carriers for bikes can be categorized by mounting positions. The advantage of a mid-mounted bike seat is that weight is transferred directly onto the bike frame between the two wheels considered to be the most balanced and stable mounting position for carrying extra weight. The Star Seat compact size hardly limits leg movement.

·         Well designed footrests keep feet away from wheels.

·         Seat belt prevents children from being thrown forward.

·         Recommended for children aged 2 to 5 years old with a maximum weight of 20kg (45lbs).

·         The Star Seat is an Adventure, Balance and Confidence promoting seat for use by adults before children are able to cycle safely on their own.

·         The Star Seat improves balance, awareness and confidence with adult supervision in a managed environment.  

·         Light-weight and portable to take on holiday or weekends away.

·         At less than 1kg, made from tough rubber materials, the Star Seat does not require much space and is practical to take in your car.

·         Interactive.

·         Communicate with your child while enjoying cycling together. The ability to communicate easily without distraction is safer and adds value to your joint experience. 

·         No tools are required for installation and Star Seat fits most bikes with 3 frame settings without causing damage to your bike.

·         Tough durable construction.

·         The Star Seat is made from high density closed cell foam rubber that has excellent shock absorbing properties and it is tough enough to last for years.

·         Flat-Pack Packaging.

·         If you wish to send a Star Seat as a gift, the packaging design is optimal to minimize postage or courier charges with a volumetric mass of only 1.5kg (3.3lbs)

·         Cost Effective.

·         The Star Seat is one of the most affordable, versatile and practical bicycle accessory child carriers on the market. Along with its versatility and practical features, it offers customers excellent value for money.

‘‘CAUTION: Before taking a child on your bike, consider that there are inherent dangers and risks associated with cycling. The Star Seat should be used responsibly and cyclists should exercise caution at all times. Reckless riding while using a Star Seat is dangerous and irresponsible and is strongly discouraged at all time.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: the use of a Star Seat is entirely at the risk of the cyclist. Neither the manufacturer nor its representatives, agents or distributors will be held liable in any way whatsoever for any claims of any nature that may occur in association with the use of a Star Seat.’’

Star Seat Press August 2014 Getaway Magazine

IN THE MEDIA

Star Seat Press August 2014 Top Car

IN THE MEDIA


4 Comments

  1. Jaco Nel says:

    We had been looking for a bike seat for a long time. I have a dual suspension mountain bike and all the other systems interfere with the back suspension’s operation. I saw the Star Seat in the Getaway Magazine and ordered it right away. Silver Linings despatched it overnight. It works perfectly well on my bike, is extremely lightweight and my son loves it. Great product!

  2. Erica says:

    I saw this product for the first time at the Argus expo. I was initially hesitant, so I took a leaflet from the stand allowing myself time to think about purchasing the star seat. Now that I have made the decision to buy one, it is proving to be a bit too technologically advanced for me as I cannot seem to find an “icon” to purchase? All I have is the leaflet with this website details!!!!!!!!!!! Please advise…………………..? Do I have to contact silverling to purchase a star seat?

  3. Petra Johnston says:

    What an amazing product! We are thrilled with our star seat – so much better to have our toddler in the front of the bike than sitting on a seat at the back – he loves it too! Petra

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