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ABOUT THE SHOTGUN CHILD MOUNTAIN BIKE SEAT:
Front mounted child seat for kids 2 – 5 years
Full rubber protection (for alloy or carbon frames)
Adjustable width and angle to fit all mountain bikes
Quick release fitting for easy installation and removal
"I’ve tried a few seats and this is by far the best. Plus my daughter absolutely loves getting out on the trails with me. Easy to get on and off with no problems on my carbon frame. I highly recommend." – Paul Greenwood
We're stoked to have received a Design & Innovation Award for the Shotgun seat. This award is both a benchmark and a seal of approval for the most outstanding products within the cycling world.
"The jury is unanimous. There’s no better first step into the world of mountain biking than the Kids Ride Shotgun child seat."
"What better way to spend time with your little one than by going for a bike ride? The Kids ride Shotgun Seat mounts to the top tube of your MTB so you can still enjoy the trails if your kid is not old enough to ride themselves!"
– Neil Donoghue, GMBN
"If you want to fit more rides into your busy family schedule, bond with your child, and just have a heck of a lot of fun with your favorite little partner, getting the Shotgun seat is a no-brainer."
– Kirsten, Rascal Rides
"Moving your child to the front of the bike helps keeps them safer, but it also keeps them more engaged on the bike. You can talk to your kid while riding, checking in to make sure they’re still having fun."
– Terry McKall, Canadian MTB
Which Shotgun seat is right for you?
Shotgun Pro seat
Suitable for kids 2-5 years (48lb / 22kg)
Suitable for kids 2-5 years (60lb / 27kg)
Not suitable for E-bikes
Zero frame contact
No bike modification required
Stem spacer fitting required
Quick fitting and removal
Lightning fast fitting and removal
Fixed leg length
Adjustable leg length
A: We don’t recommend using the Shotgun seat on bikes without front suspension as there is insufficient clearance between the front wheel and your child's feet when turning the front wheel
A: The shotgun seat isn’t suitable for use on E-bikes. If you’re riding an E-bike check out the Shotgun Pro
A: The shotgun seat contacts the frame in 5 places, each one of these locations has full rubber-moulded frame protection. Sharing the load across these locations helps to minimise the clamping force required, and the rubber protection means your frame is safe from damage or scratching.
A: The shotgun seat fits all mountain bikes, even those with steep or sloping top tubes. If the seat is slipping back, then remove the saddle, the foot-pegs and the quick release – and be sure to firmly clamp the top at the same time as tightening the bolt inside the seat-post. You'll only need to do this when you first setup the shotgun seat, see 0:30 in our installation video. If you're still having trouble, we recommend inserting the quick release into the top slot (rather than further down) as this helps to add more tension, stopping the seat from slipping back.
A: If the saddle is twisting left and right, but the bolts that tighten the saddle itself are firmly tightened – it will actually be the silver seat post that is rotating. To fix this, remove the saddle, the foot-pegs and the quick release – and then ensure you firmly clamp the top at the same time as tightening the bolt inside the seat-post. You'll only need to do this when you first setup the shotgun seat, see 0:32 in our installation video above.
We’re on a mission to raise the next generation of mountain bikers!
Long before our products hit the market, they go through rigorous safety testing and quality control – in the factory, at accredited third party testing laboratories and on the trails.
Designed in New Zealand
Because we're from the outdoor mecca of New Zealand, a passion for nature and the outdoors flows through everything we do, and to protect the environment we love, we strive to make our packaging from 100% recycled materials wherever possible.
From book to bike
We see our business as a vehicle for raising the next generation of mountain bikers, and re-invest all profits into product development. When you buy our products, you’re not only buying special time with your little one, you’re also buying into the future of the sport we all love.
Our 2.5yr old loves the sense of freedom yet wants to be close to us... this provides the best combination of both for him. He has started riding his scoot bike now too -- we think its thanks to the inspiration and "feel" he developed while riding with us on the shotgun.