If you are looking to buy a Fr8 with the intention of using it as a family transport bicycle we sell complete family bike packages, you can get the bike together with the age specific child seats that you need. As your kids grow or your needs change you can always rebuild your Fr8 or change the seating arrangements as necessary. For those of you who already own a Fr8 and need some seats for the kids, or want to know more on which seats work best, here is our Fr8 child seat guide:
Thule Yepp Mini: for a child of 9 months to around 3 years, seat is available in black
Yepp Mini: for a child of 9 months to 3 years, seat is available in various colors
Urban Iki Mini: for a child of 9 months to around 3 years, seat is available in black
Fr8 Child Saddle: for a child of 4 - 8 years, seat (steel part) is available in various colors
Mini seat with crate on the front carrier
Mini seats like the Yepp are mounted to the bicycle’s handlebar stem. This means the seat (and footrests) turn with the handlebars when you steer the bicycle. Because our frame mounted front carrier and crate do not turn when steering, we need to allow some room for the mini seat footrests to do so. The MT crate child has a section of the rear panel removed so the footrests can turn freely. This is only necessary with a stem mounted mini seat not with the Fr8 child saddle. The additional MT Crate mat functions as an anti-noise mat, locks and groceries don't rattle around anymore.
Qibbel Rear Seat: for a child of 9 months to 6 years, 3 point harness belt, seat is available in dark grey with black cushion
Qibbel Air: (lighter version of the Qibbel rear seat) for a child of 9 months to 6 years, 3 point harness belt, seat is available in black
Qibbel Jr: for a child of 4+ years, seat is available in dark grey, we sell the Qibbel Jr complete with a seat belt and WorkCycles’ own strong frame mounted foot pegs
Fr8 Single Seat: 5+ years, complete with backrest, Ventisit cushion and strong frame mounted foot pegs. No seatbelt - as from this age it’s not necessary, the strong foot pegs help with the kid’s sitting safely on the bike
Fr8 Double Seat: for one or two children of 5+ years, (The long rear carrier is strong enough to carry a small adult) complete with one backrest, extra long Ventisit cushion and strong frame mounted foot pegs, no seatbelts (two backrests are not necessary).
Front foot guards are not necessary for Fr8 front seating. Foot guards are necessary for the Qibbel Jr, Fr8 Single Seat and Fr8 Double Seat. The Qibbel Rear Seat and Qibbel Air come with built-in foot guards.
Panniers (and kid’s seats)
It’s not possible to use our panniers with the Fr8 Double Seat option. We offer a specially made set of panniers the Q-LU, which are designed to be used with a Fr8 long rear carrier and the Qibbel Rear Seat or Qibbel Jr. The LU panniers can used with a Fr8 long rear carrier and the Fr8 Single Seat. The Qibbel Air is not compatible with panniers.
Fr8 child saddle & Yepp Mini
The Fr8 has several features that make it a truly unique bicycle. One of them is the distance between head tube and seat tube. The Fr8 frame design allows for a child seat up front and ample room for the adult rider. There is also enough room to mount a Fr8 child saddle and a mini seat, naturally the two cannot be used at the same time. This is a handy feature for families with 3 or more young children. A mini seat can be quickly removed from it's head tube mounting clamp.