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

Shotgun Child Seat Sizing

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 48lb / 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.

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.