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Kids Ride Shotgun launch new child seat

Published August 11, 2021

(BRAIN) — Two years ago, Kids Ride Shotgun launched its frame-mounted child seat in the USA.

Fast forward to 2021, and the New Zealand brand is back with a new model, the Shotgun Pro. It's designed to have zero frame contact and fast fitting and removal. Because it doesn't touch the frame, it's also suitable for e-MTBs with bigger downtubes, something the original shotgun seat couldn't accommodate.

"We had a great response to our original frame-mounted seat, with thousands of families hitting the trails around the globe – but we've struggled to make our frame-mounted version suitable for e-MTB's. There are also still some parents out there with high-end carbon bikes that prefer not to have a child seat contacting their frame, and that's why we developed our pro model."

The Shotgun Pro fits all mountain bikes with 1 1/8 steerers. Two headset spacers are included with the product – allowing for quick switching between bikes. The rear of the Shotgun Pro attaches to all common seatpost sizes, and is dropper-post friendly.

"When developing the shotgun pro, we wanted to avoid frame contact – which led us to a couple of obvious mounting points. We're happy to admit that we're not the first to mount a child seat between the stem and seat post, in fact, the first designs date back to the 90's – but what is unique about our Pro seat is the clever range of adjustment. Common adjustments like leg and saddle angle are all tool-free, making them super quick trailside adjustments for parents."

Suggested retail is $250.

The first release of the Shotgun Pro is exclusively available from U.S. bike retailers. More information:

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