Mountain Biking with Kids Attached or Towed 

What is the best option for your family?

Things to consider:  1. What age range will the seat/tow work for?  2. Will it fit on your bike? 3. How skilled is the adult rider? 4. How stable/secure is it? Will this suit your child?

goRide offers you a FULL RANGE of attached to the bike and towed by the bike options… to support your family to SMILE when you ride

Struggling with all the information? Complete goRides simple Q & A form and receive a personalised Kids Bike Seat recommendation for your family.

Best Match to Mountain Biking – Best Attached & Towing Option

Mid Mount Seat – Shotgun

Age Range 2-5 yrs

Weight Range – child up to 22kg

Perfect for adventurous little ones. These seats have no harness but childs stability can be improved with the addition of a kids handlebar.   

The Shotgun suits all mountain bikes, securely clamping to the top tube (includes carbon frames).  It works best with med or large bike frames providing enough space between your chest and the handlebars.

LEARN MORE – Will it fit on my bike Shotgun

LEARN MORERiding safely with a mid mount seat… coming soon includes video 

Best Suited to: Easy mountain biking trails/tracks for well balanced kids with a sense of adventure.  Also suitable for bikepaths, cycle trails.

Tow Rope

Age Range 4yrs to adult

Weight Range – max 225kg child & bike

Take them places they would struggle to ride themselves – up hills, long distances, and support for multiple days.  A smooth incredibly stretchy but strong bungee cord. Easy to carry, easy to use, if or when you need it.

Attaches between two bikes.  Loops over lead bike saddle, loops around second bike steering tube.  Compatible with any bike types/styles.  

LEARN MOREHow to Attach a Tow Rope

LEARN MORE – Riding safely with a tow rope… coming soon includes video

Best suited to: Mountain bike trails, touring, bike paths.  Not recommended for use in traffic with young kids.

More Options for Easy/Smooth Mountain Bike Trails…

Tow Frame

Age Range 3-9 yrs

Weight Range – max 45kg child & bike

The Follow Me Tandem the most STABLE option for joining 2 bikes. This set up is ideal in traffic and/or over long distances that they would struggle to ride on their own. 

This is a very secure adult to kid bike connection that sits low to the ground and does not allow for leaning or swaying.

LEARN MORE  – Will a tow frame attach to my bike?

LEARN MORE – Riding safely with a tow frame… coming soon includes video 

Mountain Biking: Can be used on easy smooth trails.

Best Suited to: all types of traffic, bike path riding, commuting and touring.  

Tow Bar

Age Range 4-9 yrs

Weight Range – max 36kg child & bike

The Trailgator is a great solution for helping your child to ride for short periods of time through traffic or over hills that they would struggle to ride on their own. Easily carried on your adult bike to be an option if needed.

Attaches from adult seat post to front of kids bike.  Your child must learn not to lean.

LEARN MORE  – Will a tow bar attach to my bike?

LEARN MORE – Riding safely with a tow bar… coming soon includes video 

Mountain Biking: Can be used on easy smooth trails 

Best Suited to: bike path riding, commuting and touring.  Can be used in  light traffic for well balanced kids.

Front Mount Seats 

Age Range 1-3 yrs

Weight Range – child up to 17kg

Great interaction with child between your arms. Secure 5 point harness makes this a great option for riding with your child from @1yr. 

Very stable seat attachment via adaptor to handlebar stem. This adaptor attachment method does not fit on all bikes.  You also need space in front of your chest for the seat so works well with bikes that put the adult rider in an upright body position.

LEARN MORE  – Will a front seat fit my bike?

LEARN MORE – Riding safely with a front mount seat… coming soon includes video 

Mountain Biking: Can be used on easy smooth trails

Best Suited to: Bikepath riding and in traffic.  

 

Rear Bike Seats

Age & Weight Range Maxi 1-6 yrs.  Child up to 22kg

Age & Weight Range Junior 4-10 yrs.  Child up to 35kg

Rear mount bike seats are a great investment – suitable for a wide age range with adjustable harness & footrests, easy to use and a really versatile option. Popular with commuting families.

Rear seats are securely attached to rear carriers or directly to the bike frame.  These seats work with most styles of bike – not compatible with full suspension mountain bikes. 

LEARN MORE  – Will a rear MAXI seat fit my bike?   Will a rear JUNIOR seat fit on my bike? 

LEARN MORE – Riding safely with a rear mount seat… coming soon includes video 

Mountain Biking: Can be used on easy smooth trails

Best Suited to: Bikepath riding and in traffic.

Reclined Trailing 1/2 Bike

Age Range 2-9 yrs

Weight Range – max 36kg child & trailer

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Coming 2021… New in the NZ market this is a great long term investment for years of active family riding.  This is a pedal assist or rest option that includes lots of storage.  The harness makes this a secure seat from the age of 2yrs.

Works with adult wheel size 26, 27.5 or 29 inches.  Attaching to varying sizes of seat post.  Not compatible with carbon seat posts.

LEARN MORE  – Will a reclined half bike attach to my bike?

LEARN MORE – Riding safely with a reclined half bike… coming soon includes video 

Mountain Biking: Can be used on easy smooth trails

Best Suited to: Best suited to bike path riding, commuting and touring.  

 

Trailing 1/2 bike 

Age Range 3-6 yrs

Weight Range – max 36kg child & bike

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Coming 2021…  Also known as a Tag-A-Long. This half bike is ideal on bikepath and over long distances that they would struggle to ride on their own.  A favourite with bike touring families.

Works with adult wheel size 26, 27.5 or 29 inches.  Attaching to varying sizes of seat post.  Not compatible with carbon seat posts.

LEARN MORE  – Will a half bike attach to my bike?

LEARN MORE – Riding safely with a trailing half bike… coming soon includes video 

Mountain Biking: Can be used on easy smooth trails

Best Suited to: Bikepath riding, touring and in light traffic for well blanced kids.

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