Will the Mid Mount for Electric Mountain Bikes – Shotgun Pro – fit on your bike?

The Mid Mount Seat for Mountain Bikes (Shotgun Pro) positions your child between your arms. It is suitable for kids from 2 years of age with good balance.

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Welcome. The Shotgun Pro Mid Mount Kids Bike Seat for Mountain Biking consists of a rail and kids seat. It is a versatile seat that is easy and quick to attach and remove from standard and electric mountain bikes. This highly adjustable seat will fit most mountain bikes. It is an unharnessed seat that gives you the ability to ride with your child on your mountain bike.

The Shotgun Pro seat is suitable from 2 years through to 5 years (up to 27kg). Your ability and comfort to ride with your child for this age range will initially depend on the child’s balance and ability to follow instructions. Then as the child grows their size and how that may effect your comfort and ability to ride safely.

The Shotgun Pro is one of the easiest seats on the market to attach as you adjust the rail and seat to fit around your bike. Please see… Support for Attaching a Shotgun Pro.

Your riding experience will be different when riding with a Mid Mount Seat than when you are riding solo.  You will quickly adjust to this as your child is in a very central place close to the mid point of your bike.  This is the best place to add weight as it has a minimal effect on your balance.  Your child will need to learn to move with the natural feel of the bike and not fight against it.  This is why kids who have balance bikes are good on Mid Mount Seats, they understand the feeling… please see Riding Safely with a Mid Mount Seat. 

There are two NZ companies that make Mid Mount Seats, to understand and compare your options… please see Mid Mount Kids Seat Buying Guide 

Where does it attach?  

The Shotgun Pro has zero frame contact. The Shotgun Pro consists of a rail and the kids seat is attached to the rail. The rail clamps around your headset and your seat post tube, allowing the Shotgun Pro to be quick and easy to attach and remove from your bike. You have the option of Kids Handlebars that can be purchased separately or as a combo attaching via a quick release system to your handlebars. This allows the Kids Handlebars to be quickly and easily attached and removed. 

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Shotgun Pro – Rail and Kids Seat

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Shotgun Pro attaches by clamping around the headset and the seat post tube.

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Shotgun Pro Kids Handlebars

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Shotgun Pro Kids Handlebars attached by clamp to adult handlebars

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Shotgun Pro Seat and Kids Handlebars attached 

Will it fit your bike?

The Mid Mount Seat for Electric Mountain Bikes is the most adjustable Mid Mount Seat available making it very versatile and able to fit both standard and electric mountain bikes. It is compatible with carbon frames.  This seat is designed to fit most standard and electric mountain bikes. 

The Shotgun Pro clamps onto your bike at 2 points: At the front it clamps onto the Headset and at the back it clamps onto the Seat Post Tube. You do not need to remove or adjust anything on your bike. The highly adjustable Shotgun Pro simply adjusts and fits to your bike.

1. Headset Clamp

Your bike must have 10mm of space/clearance under the handlebar stem. The handlebar stem must be a length of 48mm or more from the centre of the steering tube to the handlebars. See diagram.  

2. Seatpost Tube Clamp

Is suitable for dropper posts and all common seat post sizes, including 27.2mm, 30.9mm, 31.6mm and 34.9mm. You must have 14mm of space available on your seat post tube to attach the clamp.

To support the fit to your bike and your child the Shotgun Pro has many adjustable features:

  • The rail is adjustable in length to fit different length top tubes
  • It is adjustable in width to fit different width of top tubes
  • The kids seat can be moved forward and back on the rail so they can be positioned where is best between your arms. As well as adjusting the tilt of the seat
  • The length of the legs and foot straps can be adjusted

Riding Safely – Frame Size

You may be able to successfully mount the Shotgun Pro… now lets make sure you will feel comfortable and confident riding with your child in this position.

Due to its placement (between your chest and the handlebars) the Shotgun Seat can make mounting/dismounting a bike, stopping & starting, balance, as well as reaching your handlebars challenging. Please see… Riding Safely with a Mid Mount Seat.

If you ride a bike with a small or medium frame size you may find it difficult to reach the handlebars around your child.  It will be particularly difficult if the style of bike you ride does not but your body in an upright position.

A great way to test your comfort – with the help of another adult – pick up your child and pop them on the top tube. Position yourself on your seat and make sure you feel comfortable with your ability to reach the handlebars around your child. Do not ride anywhere this is a simple way to test your comfort with reach.

 

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Make sure you are comfortable with the reach.

Advantages of the Shotgun Mid Mount Seat for Electric Mountain Bikes (also suitable for standard mountain bikes)

It is always big smiles when you see kids riding on the Shotgun. Positioned between your arms and sharing the ride with you.  Great for well balanced kids who enjoy riding the trails.

The Shotgun is a highly adjustable seat ensuring it can fit most standard and e-mountain bikes. The shotgun is quick and easy to fit to and take off your mountain bike making it easy to use your mountain bike for riding solo. There is nothing permanently attached to your bike.  This seat also is easy to share between the mountain bikes of different family members depending on who is riding with the wee one.

Alternatives

The Shotgun Pro is designed for use with mountain bikes.  It would however fit other types of bikes that you may own… step through frames (double down frames), cruiser style frames and trail or gravel bikes with the stem & seat post diameters discussed above.  There is also another cheaper Mid Seat that will fit these types of bikes… see Will a Do Little fit your bike?for an alternative solution.

The only alternative option for Mountain Bikes is a Front Seat for MTBs. This may be a better solution for you but is only suitable for 1-3 year olds, this seat is mounted on your handlebar stem.

Riding with a mid mount seat.

We’re here to help.  If you need further assistance… you can use our Kids Bike Seat Solution Finder or call us on 021 025 15576 or 0800 44 33 77 or CONTACT us via email

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