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Your favourite seat? #4750243
05/07/18 03:05 PM
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Ontario, Canada
OVERKILL Offline OP
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The seat that came on my Norco fatty isn't the most comfortable thing in the world. I'm not a heavy rider, generally just go out with the kids a few times a week, we do some trails and the like. My butt hurts the next day and I'd like to reduce or eliminate that if possible. What's everyone's favourite seat?


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Re: Your favourite seat? [Re: OVERKILL] #4750248
05/07/18 03:15 PM
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Arkansas
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The seat in my 2002 protege and 85 rx7 are actually really comfortable on long rides, at least for what a seat can be. My 1996 ford Ranger, is literally the least comfortable seat I have ever had the displeasure of sitting in.


2018 mazda3 hatch 2.5 263 miles
1985 rx7 1.1 98k miles
2002 protege 220k miles
1985 rx7 with a 5.0 swap
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Re: Your favourite seat? [Re: mazdamonky] #4750254
05/07/18 03:21 PM
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Oshawa, Ontario Canada
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Originally Posted By: mazdamonky
The seat in my 2002 protege and 85 rx7 are actually really comfortable on long rides, at least for what a seat can be. My 1996 ford Ranger, is literally the least comfortable seat I have ever had the displeasure of sitting in.


I think Overkill is talking about Bicycle seats.


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Re: Your favourite seat? [Re: OVERKILL] #4750272
05/07/18 03:39 PM
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Chicago
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I switched to a gel seat and my rear still hurts. I am tempted to get one of the extra wide seats. https://www.amazon.com/Bikeroo-Oversized-Comfort-Comfortable-Replacement/dp/B01MAYMF14

If you do not bike enough you do not build the "muscles" to hold against the normal seats.

Re: Your favourite seat? [Re: OVERKILL] #4750276
05/07/18 03:45 PM
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VW Fanboy Island
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Brooks B17


03 Jetta AWP/09A 205k kms
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Re: Your favourite seat? [Re: mazdamonky] #4750298
05/07/18 04:17 PM
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OVERKILL Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: mazdamonky
The seat in my 2002 protege and 85 rx7 are actually really comfortable on long rides, at least for what a seat can be. My 1996 ford Ranger, is literally the least comfortable seat I have ever had the displeasure of sitting in.


This is the bicycle sub forum bud wink As was noted, I'm asking about BICYCLE seats, LOL!


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Re: Your favourite seat? [Re: maxdustington] #4750304
05/07/18 04:22 PM
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OVERKILL Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: maxdustington
Brooks B17


That's got a timeless look to it. How do you like it?


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Re: Your favourite seat? [Re: OVERKILL] #4750349
05/07/18 05:17 PM
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Kalifornia Kollective
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Following because I have the same issues ...


Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.
Re: Your favourite seat? [Re: OVERKILL] #4750380
05/07/18 06:00 PM
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MI
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On my road bike I have the B17 Special (Honey) with copper rivets...SWEEEEEEET. https://www.bikeinn.com/bike/brooks-engl...mp;gclsrc=aw.ds

I assume you have googled "bicycle seat sit bones" to learn about proper seat sizing. For me, it is counterintuitive. Wide cushioned seats are more uncomfortable than the plain B17, and I am a stocky guy.



Re: Your favourite seat? [Re: OVERKILL] #4750416
05/07/18 06:34 PM
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Fargo, ND
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I have a Brooks B17 on my winter bike because I have had 2 composite saddles fracture in temperatures below 0F. I am a lot larger than average, so that may be part of the issue. That is also my summer off road ride, and the B17 is a good saddle for cross country. The Brooks is hard to beat for an all around saddle.

For my road bike I have a Specialized Phenom. It is OK for a road bike. I almost always do a 30-50 mile run every weekend with no issues, and I am commuting 10 miles RT daily with no problem. It is a good lightly padded race saddle.

The tandem has a Selle Italia Flow for me and a Selle Italia Diva for my wife. We both like them. My old road bike had a Selle Italia Turbo. Also a very good choice. When we started out on the tandem my wife wanted a larger more padded saddle. It lasted maybe a mile before we went back to the house and put the Diva back on the bike.

And as "doitmyself" said, learn about saddle fit before you buy a new one. My experience is that the most comfortable saddle is one that fits well.


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Re: Your favourite seat? [Re: OVERKILL] #4750479
05/07/18 07:30 PM
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Upstate NY
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I liked the Selle San Marco Concor lite so much, I bought 3 of them. 2 are in use, and have one as a spare. I do have a San Marco Aspide arrowhead on my Sunday best bike, it's pretty comfy, but not as cheap as the the other and only slightly lighter.


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Re: Your favourite seat? [Re: OVERKILL] #4750591
05/07/18 08:50 PM
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Ontario, Canada
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https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5019-907/A-R-S-Standard-Saddle
But they don't make them any more... I also liked the name for a bike seat. ARS
Have you had your sit bones measured? Wild rock has a pad you sit on. I have wider spaced bones than most good seats are designed for, so the wide ARS was a big improvement for me. Right now I actually switch the seat onto my bikes, but I may give the new MEC wider standard saddle a try.


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Re: Your favourite seat? [Re: IndyIan] #4750599
05/07/18 08:56 PM
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OVERKILL Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: IndyIan
https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5019-907/A-R-S-Standard-Saddle
But they don't make them any more... I also liked the name for a bike seat. ARS
Have you had your sit bones measured? Wild rock has a pad you sit on. I have wider spaced bones than most good seats are designed for, so the wide ARS was a big improvement for me. Right now I actually switch the seat onto my bikes, but I may give the new MEC wider standard saddle a try.


I have not, but now that you mention it, I'll give it a go. Sounds like the B17 has a lot of support, eh?


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Re: Your favourite seat? [Re: OVERKILL] #4750616
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Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
Originally Posted By: IndyIan
https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5019-907/A-R-S-Standard-Saddle
But they don't make them any more... I also liked the name for a bike seat. ARS
Have you had your sit bones measured? Wild rock has a pad you sit on. I have wider spaced bones than most good seats are designed for, so the wide ARS was a big improvement for me. Right now I actually switch the seat onto my bikes, but I may give the new MEC wider standard saddle a try.


I have not, but now that you mention it, I'll give it a go. Sounds like the B17 has a lot of support, eh?

A neighbor has a brooks of some sort and swears by it as well. If your willing to put down that kind of money, wild rock probably can get something for you.


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Re: Your favourite seat? [Re: OVERKILL] #4750639
05/07/18 09:40 PM
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Don't the B17s have to be broken in with LOTS of saddle soap/oil, and rolling a steel bar across the top or such, or am I still living in 1971, (the last time I had one on a road bike)? shrug

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