Welcome. A Mid Mount Seat is a good solution to riding with confident, balanced children from 2yrs of age. These seats are unharnessed. The maximum weight that a child can be is 22-30kg depending on the brand you are using, these weights match to 5-7yr olds.
To ride with your child on a bike they must be old enough to wear a bike helmet. Most 2-3yr olds will have a head circumference that will fit a small toddler helmet or a child’s helmet. We recommend using a light weight helmet with kids this age – please see our recommendation The Kids Recreation Helmet.
Can you ride safely and confidently with a Mid Mount Seat?
Riding with a child attached to your bike on a mid mount seat will feel different compared to when you ride solo. A mid mount seats position (between your chest and the handlebars) can make some bike skills a little more challenging. Especially as your child grows. Understanding the changes to the feel of your riding will support you to safely ride with your child and can help you feel confident to ride together.
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Improve your Childs Stability on the Mid Mount Seat
Kids Handlebar: Shotgun offer a Kids Handlebar as an optional accessory – this can be used with any mid mount seats. This handlebar will stabilise and support your child so is great for kids riding on a mid mount seat and is recommended for your kids, the 2-3yr olds. The small kids diameter is designed for little hands so it gives them a really good secure place to hold. Using this accessory may make everyone feel safer about riding.
You have 2 options of Kids Handlebars . Standard handlebars that take a tool to attach and remove from your bike or the quick release handlebars that allows you to quickly use your bike for riding solo or riding together.
Safely Use a Mid Mount Seat
It is important that you have considered how you can ride safely with your child on a mid mount seat before your first ride together.
Make sure the attachment of the Mid Mount Kids Seat is safe and secure
goRide recommends that you follow the manufacturers attachment instructions
Before your ride with your child
Make sure you feel conifdent riding with the seat without a passenger before you ride with your child
First ride with your child
Once you have practised and feel confident riding solo with the mid mount seat you can then take your child on your first ride together. There are somethings to consider
- Your child needs to be wearing a helmet that fits and is adjusted to their head
- How you will get your child safely onto mid mount seat
- Remeber this Is new for your child as well as you.
It is important before you ride your bike that you make sure the attachement of the seat is secure and your bike is safe
goRide will support you with more detailed guides on; Preparing for your first ride. Enjoying your Bike Tow Frame when you purchase your Mid Mount Seat from goRide
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You will receive goRides guide on riding safely with your mid mount seat – Prepare for your first ride and everyday riding
Further Reading & Support…
We’re here to help. If riding with your Mid Mount Seat has raised some questions for you. Please call us on 021 025 15576 or 0800 44 33 77 or CONTACT us via email
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