Size guide: Is your toddler ready for a front mounted child seat?

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Designed for kids 2 - 5 years of age, the shotgun seat is a child bike seat attachment for mountain biking. Check out our size guide below, and find out if your child is ready to ride up-front with you.

Is my child old enough to use the shotgun seat?

The shotgun seat is designed for kids 2 years and older, but every child is different – and you know your little one best. We have kids as young as 18 months who are loving riding up-front, but as a general guide, the following signs are a good indication that your little person is ready to ride shotgun:

  • They can sit unaided
  • They can follow basic instructions
  • They can stay awake (for the length of your bike ride)

When will my child outgrow the shotgun seat?

The shotgun seat has a maximum weight limit of 22kg, which for most kids will see them safely riding shotgun until 5 or 6 years – or until they are more interested in riding their own bike instead, which is a great result.

Can I adjust the height of the foot-pegs, or extend the legs of the shotgun seat? 

The height of the foot pegs themselves are not adjustable, however you can swing the legs of the shotgun seat forward or back to suit your rider.

I have an XS frame, will the shotgun seat work?

We have plenty of parents using the shotgun seat on extra small frames. But more important that the size of your bike, is your height vs the height of your child. For example, if your child is very tall for their age, and you the parent are rather short – you may struggle to see over your child's helmet whilst riding.

We are yet to have a shotgun seat returned for this reason, but each child, adult and bike are unique. If you're concerned, we suggest taking the shotgun seat for a test ride at your local stockist.

Is my child too tall to use the shotgun seat?

The shotgun seat does not have a maximum height limit, but if your child is 4 or 5 years old, and is very tall for their age, and you the parent are rather short – you may struggle to see over your child's helmet whilst riding.

We are yet to have a shotgun seat returned for this reason, but each child, adult and bike are unique. If you're concerned, we suggest taking the shotgun seat for a test ride at your local stockist.

Take the shotgun seat for a test ride:

Find the shotgun seat at your local stockist.

Where are we shipping to?

Using your region's website is the best way to find stockists or learn more about the shotgun seat.

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