Will the Shotgun seat fit my bike?
The Shotgun seat fits all modern mountain bikes – including bikes with steep, sloping or tapered top tubes.
The Shotgun seat does not fit electric bikes, road/gravel bikes, cruiser & step through frame bikes, or older mountain bikes with cables along the top of the top tube.
The shotgun seat has a range of adjustment to fit top tubes from 30 – 68mm wide, and down tubes from 30 – 100mm wide.
Design & Innovation Award Winner
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.”
Which Shotgun seat is right for you?
|Shotgun seat||Shotgun Pro seat|
|Suitable for kids 2-5 years (48lb / 22kg)||Suitable for kids 2-5 years (60lb / 27kg)|
|Not suitable for E-bikes||E-bike compatible|
|Frame mounted||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.