Press Release: Kids Ride Shotgun
Two years ago, we launched our frame mounted 'Kids Ride Shotgun' child seat. Designed for mountain biking with kids 2 – 5 years, the up-front ‘riding shotgun’ concept has proven popular since then, especially whilst many families have been restricted to riding within their covid-friendly bubble.
Fast forward to 2021, and today we are back with a brand new child seat, a new take on the original Shotgun seat – the Shotgun Pro.
With zero frame contact, and lightning-fast fitting and removal, the Shotgun Pro is the ultimate child seat for MTB families. And because it doesn’t touch the frame, it’s also suitable for eMTBs with bigger downtubes, which is something the original shotgun seat couldn’t accommodate.
“We had a great response to our original frame mounted seat, with thousands of families hitting the trails around the globe – but we’ve struggled to make our frame mounted version suitable for eMTB’s. There are also still some parents out there with high end carbon bikes, that prefer not to have a child seat contacting their frame, and that’s why we developed the Shotgun Pro.”
In terms of bike compatibility, the Shotgun Pro fits all mountain bikes with standard 1 1/8 steerers, which is the vast majority of modern bikes. And so that MTB parents can share the duties, two headset spacers are included with the product – allowing for quick switching between bikes. The rear of the Shotgun Pro attaches to all common seat post sizes, and is dropper post friendly.
For those that want to take a deep dive into how the product came about, we have put together an overview of the Shotgun Pro development process
on our blog.
Launching today, the first release of the Shotgun Pro is exclusively available from your local bike retailer. Mountain bike parents can find their local stockist or learn more on the Kids Ride Shotgun website