Been looking for a solution for the family to ride bike together. I have a 9 year old daughter with Down Syndrome and she struggles to get the concept of balancing but she's too young still for a big trike. Enter, Companion Bike Seats and the very helpful Paul O'Leary. After a few instructions on what to purchase, he came out and did an install and viola...we are riding!
Finally, we can take our bikes camping and my daughter, who cannot ride a bike yet, rides with us! It's liberating! Thanks to Paul and Companion Bike Seat. Great service! Works really well on my 2014 Schwinn Voyageur 24 speed comfort bike. Now my bike seats two!
Tobby, Pleasanton, CA
The Companion is very good, it's wonderful!
I'm happy, good job!
David, Ostwald, France
Very impressed with the quality, good design, and easy to fit. We went for a ride 18th June, very comfortable and stable, a hot sunny day and the food stayed cool, a good cool box as well! Bikes ride much better with a passenger and someone to talk to, but not many people do it in the UK as most bikes have no rack.
Sam, Southampton UK
Electric bicycles: Ready for all the hills life throws at us.
The New Wheel, San Francisco
I know the seat will be hugely popular around here, we are going to get tons of questions about it. The trail-a-bike (which my daughter grew out of) as well as the xtracycles are big around here, since lots of people take their kids to school by bike, but they are tough to handle in the elevators and narrow staircases that most New Yorkers deal with. We have a cargo trike from Mexico that we also use for flat routes only (no gears), and we get dozens of questions every time we take it out.
The ultimate cargo #ebike, complete with a Companion Bike Seat on the back.
The New Wheel, San Francisco
I got my Companion bike seat and installed it in less than 1/2 hour on my cool Globe Live 2.0 transport bike. I am now able to take my wife on the bike with me all around New Orleans. She says the seat is comfy and had no problem getting on or off. People that see us riding always wave.
I just wanted to post on how awesome this product is and how happy I am with service and performance. now if I could only paint it to match my fancy bike! The seat box holds my lock and cable and more, makes things easy!
Ric, New Orleans
My kids and I love it!
I took my daughter to school, had been looking forward to that so much. She had never ridden on the back of a bike. I realized that this morning. Very strange that I hadn't thought about that till this morning. I was practically taken home from the hospital when I was born on the back of my mom's bike! Jumping on the back of your friend's bike is something that you do regularly in Holland. And of course people jumping on the back of yours.
Riding with her hanging on to me this morning felt so right! I think she had a few nervous moments (morning traffic on 2nd & 1st Ave in Manhattan can be a little intimidating). She had no way of knowing how good of a bike rider I am. We got to school in less than 5 minutes. I am so happy with my backseat!
Bobbie, New York City
My husband and I took the bike with the seat for a spin yesterday and it was fantastic with the ocean on one side and the homes and palm trees on the other. We both love the seat, and we had few looks from onlookers lol. Thanks for a useful product.
Priscilla, Haleiwa HI
Almost ready for spring!!
The Bikeseat has proven to be an excellent kit to electrify a bicycle. I used it on an electric Bosch bike and was able to put 600WH of batteries inside + all the electronics. It is a clean kit that can literally be mounted to any bike, all you need to add to the bike is the motor and the throttle and anyone is good to go!
Chiwah, Ivy Sur Seine, France
Yeaaaa! Who wants a ride?
Lorenzo, San Francisco
If an Xtracycle is a pickup, I want a wagon! I like the Companion seat because it is exceptionally burly and of course carries a passenger.
Todd, San Francisco
I've added a picture from late afternoon today. My cruiser looks great, I think. Best wishes and thanks a lot!
Werner, Nürnberg Germany
We just recently got one of these seats. We already love it. It is very comfortable for me and has better storage than just a bike rack.
My Companion Bike Seats rack passed the rain test this week with flying colors! Last night I rode it to a high school in East Oakland to teach some teens techniques for avoiding bike theft, and the lockable compartment was a great visual. Then, I stopped to pick up some pizza today and my lunch made it home with zero soggage despite a downpour. Great job!
- Seat is very comfy and sturdy
- Looks very nice, not like a homemade add on
- The kids love it and love the storage compartment. Nice touch
Very happy with the seat. Looking forward to lots of continued biking here in using your seat now. Glad you guys made the seat!
Joe, Baton Rouge
Love you guys!!
Omar, Elk Grove
@CompanionSeats is one of those "I can't believe I didn't think about this before" companies. What an incredible idea!
The Bike Seat was really great at Burning Man this year — very convenient and useful for giving my friends lifts around the playa. The seat is comfortable, and even my most cautious passengers were able to relax. I even got a great reward, when a skydiver landed in front of me on the playa: I offered him a ride back to camp (with his whole parachute) and in exchange he gifted me a token for a ride on the skydiving plane! So, because I offered him a lift with The Bike Seat, I got a birds eye tour of Burning Man. Thanks, Companion!
Star, San Francisco
I found myself looking a few months ago looking for a way to add more storage to my bike. In my search I found this cool business that was making these seats that attached to the back of the bike. My wife and I have a tandem that we love and this idea seemed brilliant. We have been using the seat for a while now and we love it. It is perfect for riding downtown to the farmers market or heading out to dinner. My kids love it as well and are always wanting to go for a ride. If you want something super fun for the whole family this is the seat for you!
I love biking with kids but they can’t always handle longer distances. I’d been searching for quite a while until I came upon the Companion Bike Seat. Getting early access really made our vacation with rides across the Golden Gate Bridge and Yosemite park that wouldn’t have been possible otherwise. Thanks guys!
Ross, San Francisco
I can't wait until these are ready to purchase. Want one soon for me to be able to have our little girl and sometimes a friend ride with me. Awesome invention. Yippee
Tammi, New York
as simple as providential. don't quit guys, we really need that seat
What an amazing idea! Good job!
Ash, San Francisco
amazing idea we like it...
definitely something that i would buy
Zak, Los Angeles
It could also be used as a training tool for kids learning to ride a bike. This way they could feel what it's like to balance on one.
Joe, New York
I've been riding bikes since I was a kid. I've ridden everything from BMX and beach cruisers to mountain and road bikes. Most recently I've gotten into riding a fixed gear road bikes. But I have to say the most fun I've had on any bike is when I'm riding my Companion Bike Seat with my one of my friends or my girlfriend on the back. For me I just love riding around the beach, only needing one bike and lock and all of the looks you get from people on the boardwalk.
Dave, Santa Monica