Why choose a front mounted bicycle seat for your child?

On this page you'll find information about the difference between front and rear mounted bike seats, and what makes the shotgun seat different.

Front versus rear mounted child bicycle seats.

If you're looking to take your little one riding, the first step is to decide whether you'd like them sitting in front or behind you – and as you can tell, we think front is best for the reasons below.

Front Mounted Seat Rear Mounted Seat
✅ Active participation, learning to ride ⛔️ Passive participation, sitting prone
✅ Centered weight distribution on bike
⛔️ Uneven weight distribution on bike
✅ Suitable for full suspension bikes
⛔️ Suitable for hard tail bikes only 
✅ Visibility of what's ahead
⛔️ Looking at parents back
✅ Ability to interact / talk with child
⛔️ Limited ability to interact / talk with child

Why choose the Shotgun Kids MTB Seat?

If you're keen for your child to ride up front, there are a few options to choose from. The following table shows what makes the shotgun kids bike seat unique:

Shotgun Seat Other Front Seats
✅ Fully adjustable saddle
⛔️ Fixed saddle
✅ Quick release for fast fitting / removal
⛔️ Tools required to attach / remove
✅ Adjustable width to suit all mountain bikes
⛔️ Fixed width
✅ Adjustable angle for flat or sloping top tubes
⛔️ Fixed / set angle
✅ 60 day returns
⛔️ 14 day - 30 day returns

The shotgun seat also has moulded rubber padding to protect your frame, and swaps between bikes easily with no special adaptors or clamps required.

Ready for your little one to ride shotgun? Shop attachments and accessories now or find a stockist.

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