Kids Ride Shotgun is out to reset your expectations for fun and ease-of-use when you want to bring your child along for the ride. Their Shotgun MTB Seat and Handlebars are designed to work on just about any bike, giving your kid a front-row view of the trail ahead. This design not only centers the weight better than traditional child seats, but also allows you to interact with your child and share the same field of vision.
Shotgun Kids MTB Seat and Handlebar accessories
If you want to bring your kids along for the ride, there are some good options out there with trailers and add-on child carriers. However, most of these will significantly alter the handling and balance of the bike, limiting where you can go and what your kiddo can see. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the idea, but it looks like perhaps the smoothest execution.
The design uses a fully rubber-coated mounting system to protect your bike frame, and is said to be compatible with just about any standard-style frame – including full-suspension mountain bikes.
While not mandatory, there is also a handlebar add-on that’s sold separately, to give your kid their own pair of bars and grips with adjustable reach (i.e. if your handlebars are too far away, or are cluttered with lights and bike computers).
The saddle is adjustable, allowing for angle and fore-aft movement. The rubberized foot pegs have adjustable straps to keep those kid-size shoes securely fastened.
The Shotgun Kids MTB Seat is available now for $220 NZD (it’s a New Zealand-based company). The Shotgun Kids MTB Handlebars add $49 NZD, and are sold separately. Check out more or order your own at the link below.