How to Fit the Yepp Maxi Easyfit Child Seat on the Tern Cargo Rack

How to Fit the Yepp Maxi Easyfit Child Seat on the Tern Cargo Rack

To successfully install the Yepp Maxi Easyfit Child Seat on the Tern Cargo Rack, please take note of the following:

1. Bike Compatibility

1.1. Bike Model

The Tern Cargo Rack fits on model year 2015 or later Node series bikes, Eclipse series bikes, Verge series bikes, Link series bikes, and model year 2016 or later Joe P27 bikes. The Yepp Maxi Easyfit Child Seat does not fit on Joe series bikes (except model year 2016 Joe P27), Castro series and Swoop series bikes.

1.2. Frame Weld

For some Eclipse models, the Rack’s mounts are welded on the Seatstays. Check that the mount has an all-around-weld and not a tack weld

* All around weld.
If the rack mount on your bike looks like this, it is safe to use a Yepp Maxi Easyfit Child Seat on the Cargo Rack.

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* Tack weld.
If the rack mount on your bike looks like this, it is NOT suitable to use a Yepp Maxi Easyfit Child Seat on the Cargo Rack.

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2. Fitting Notes

2.1. Yepp Maxi Easyfit Child Seat’s Center of Gravity

The Yepp Maxi Easyfit Child Seat has a center of gravity mark

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The seat’s center of gravity should not be more than 90 mm behind the rear wheel axle, to avoid the front wheel tilting up.

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2.2. Cargo Rack’s Adjustability

The Cargo Rack has adjustable feet and stays.

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The rack should be mounted as low as possible while providing enough heel clearance to ride comfortably.

Note: for 20" bikes (Link and Verge), the rack needs to be adjusted to the highest position to provide enough heel clearance.

2.3. Heel Clearance

Heel clearance will be affected by
* Cargo rack mounting position
* Rider foot size
* Child size

Make sure there is enough clearance between the rider’s heels and the child’s feet.

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2.4 Load Capacity

The Tern Cargo Rack is EN 14872 approved and can safely carry up to 25kg. The Yepp Child Seat weighs 5 kg. Your child should weigh no more than 20 kg.

[!] The entire load capacity on a Tern bike ranges from 110 kg to 115 kg. This includes rider weight, other accessories, Cargo Rack, Yepp Maxi Easyfit Child Seat and the child’s weight. Please check the individual bike’s specification page for its maximum weight limit.

3. Installation Instructions for Yepp Maxi Easyfit Child Seat on Cargo Rack

For Cargo Rack installation instructions, please download the manual here.

Installation video from Yepp Maxi Easyfit Child Seat can be found here.

Yepp Maxi Easyfit Child Seat should be installed on the two perpendicular rails on the Cargo Rack, closest to the seatpost.

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Step 1: Insert the front groove of the Yepp Maxi Easyfit Child Seat into the rail of the Cargo Rack closest to the seatpost.

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Step 2: Looking from the rear, ensure that the seat is centered on the Cargo Rack.

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Step 3: Push the seat down towards the Cargo Rack so the integrated lock is snugly beneath the second rail of the Cargo Rack.

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Step 4: Turn the grey knob clockwise until the lock beneath goes to a full distance beyond the second rail of the Cargo Rack.

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Step 5: Wrap the Front Strap around the Seatpost

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Step 6: Adjust the loop of the Front Strap as necessary and wrap the excess strap around the loop.

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Step 7: For theft prevention, lock the seat onto the rack using the key that came with the Yepp Maxi Easyfit Child Seat.

Step 8: Check for the center of gravity marking.

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Step 9: Place a tape measurer on the center of gravity marking and pull towards the non-drive side of the bike until it reaches the hub axle. The distance between the hub axle’s center and the seat’s center of gravity should not exceed 90 mm. When properly positioned (less than 90 mm behind the rear axle), the bike will not tilt backwards when a child is seated.  

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We recommend you check for tilting at your local bike shop prior to purchasing the Yepp Maxi Easyfit Child Seat. If it exceeds the range above, try lowering the Cargo Rack and measure again.

Step 10: Adjust the foot rest of the Yepp Maxi Easyfit Child Seat to adapt to your child’s height.

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Step 11: Test ride to ensure that the seat is secure and check for the rider’s heel clearance. If the rider’s foot touches the seat’s foot rest, adjust foot rest as necessary.

Step 12: To remove, please follow the steps above in the reverse order.

4. Important Warnings

[!] Never leave your child unattended in the seat.

[!] Note that cycling with a child in a child seat can affect the way your bike behaves, especially when cornering. Use the Yepp Maxi Easyfit only on bicycles that are suitable for carrying the extra load.

[!] Check after assembling if all fasteners are tightened properly and the seat functions as intended.

[!] The Yepp Maxi Easyfit is designed for average daily use. It is not built for off-road riding.

[!] Make sure that the Yepp Maxi Easyfit is fully secured to the seat by turning the grey handle clockwise to the max.

[!] Always fasten the straps, even if you are not carrying a child in the seat.

[!] Always use the foot support straps.

[!] We recommend that your child wear a properly-fitted helmet.

[!] Make sure your child is warmly dressed as they will be sitting still and will therefore be more sensitive to the cold.

[!] Never leave a child on a parked bike.

[!] Please do not transport children under the age of 9 months and / or children who are still too small to sit unsupported.

[!] Never carry two children in one seat

[!] Never lift the Yepp Maxi Easyfit with your child still seated.

[!] Make sure the sun doesn’t overheat your Yepp Maxi Easyfit before seating your child.

[!] Check regularly that your child has not become too heavy for the Yepp Maxi Easyfit. The maximum child weight is 20 kg.

[!] Check regularly if all fasteners are sufficiently tight.

[!] Check if the use of the Yepp Maxi Easyfit is permitted by law in the country you want to use it.

[!] The minimum age for a cyclist to carry a child in a Yepp Maxi Easyfit is 16 years. The applicable legislation may vary by country. 

[!] Check regularly that limbs and clothing cannot come near rotating or moving parts of the bicycle. For instance a foot in the spokes or a finger in the brake mechanism.

[!] If your saddle has coil springs, cover them with protectors so that your child’s fingers cannot become trapped in them. Always replace the seat after an accident, even there is no visible damage.