There are a number of different models and brands of bicycles, and it can be difficult to know if the bicycle and the child seat are compatible. We have therefore listed the Hamax specifications below, to help out in the process. If you are in doubt, always check with the bicycle manufacturer.
Hamax frame-mounted bicycle child seats:
Frame tube diameter should be between 28-40 mm.
The frame tube must be round.
The seat cannot be mounted on bikes where the luggage rack is wider than 160 mm (please note that the luggage rack can be removed before fitting the child seat).
The seat cannot be mounted on bicycles fitted with shock absorbers.
Frame material: Do not attach the seat to carbon frames. A steel frame is recommended – for other materials, please check with the bicycle manufacturer that the frame material supports the mounting of a child seat.
The seat must always be attached to the frame, not to the seat post.
When attached, the distance between the seat base and the rear wheel/mudguard/carrier rack should be approx. 12 cm.
The seat must only be mounted on a bicycle which is suitable for this kind of load. Please ask your bicycle supplier for detailed advice.
Hamax rack-mounted bicycle child seats:
The rack width must be between 120 -175 mm (max-width for our Caress seat is 180 mm).
The rack tube diameters should be between 10-20 mm.
The rack tubes should be round. Other tube shapes: Make sure that the carrier adapter has a good grip and fitment of the rack.
The rack must have straight and parallel sides.
The rack must be approved to carry 25 kg and approved according to EN14872:2019.
For E-bikes with a battery on or below the carrier rack, make sure that the carrier adapter does not interfere with the battery.
The seat should only be mounted on a bicycle which is suitable for this kind of load. Please ask your bicycle supplier for detailed advice.
As there are so many different bike brands and types, we advise you to study the specifications on the product pages or contact either us or your local dealer before purchase.
Will I need any tools to fit my Hamax bike seat?
Every model comes with the required tools for fitting so you shouldn’t need any additional tools.
Can Hamax bike seats be fitted to luggage carriers?
Yes, you can find our range of rack-mounted bike seats here.
Can any of Hamax’s seats be reclined?
Yes. The Hamax Caress, Siesta (20 degrees), Amaze, Zenith Relax and Sleepy (12,5 degrees) can be reclined.
The child bike seat comes into contact with the wheel/luggage carrier. What can I do?
Hamax supplies additional fastening bars for smaller frame sizes. We also supply bars that allow the angle of the seat to be adjusted forwards and backward and that allow the seat to be lowered. Additional bars can be bought from us directly and can be found under Accessories, or from your nearest Hamax dealer.
Can I use our child bike seat on two bikes?
If you buy an extra fastening bracket, then you will be able to move the child bike seat between the two bikes. Extra fastening brackets can be bought from us directly and can be found under Accessories, or from your nearest Hamax dealer.