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Old 05-31-2016, 01:45 PM
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Unhappy What about really comfortable cruiser seats?

Took a 32 mile trip, with a stop for 15 minutes or so. My butt was in major pain the last few miles of the trip. Now the seat on my Micargi cruiser is probably one of the most comfortable I have ridden on, plenty of spring to it. But it seems not enough...

Has anyone found a seat that is the end all of seat comfort for long trips? Im planning a 120+ mile trip and would like to do it without getting blisters on my bum...
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Old 05-31-2016, 10:02 PM
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Default Re: What about really comfortable cruiser seats?

I've heard good things about compression seat tubes. They absorb shock pretty well supposedly. I've never used one, but it's worth looking up.

Edit: prices aren't bad. Just make sure you measure your current seatpost diameter. This one seems to have good reviews.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00K2P...XIL&ref=plSrch
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Old 05-31-2016, 10:15 PM
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Default Re: What about really comfortable cruiser seats?

cloud 9 makes some good seats, prices are reasonable too.
get a wide one with springs and a thick gel pad. i do long rides on rough trails all the time now, my old seat would practically break your tailbone in about 30 minutes.
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Old 06-01-2016, 08:29 AM
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Default Re: What about really comfortable cruiser seats?

After looking at the seat post and the seats recommended, I think im gonna get both. Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 06-01-2016, 12:51 PM
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Default Re: What about really comfortable cruiser seats?

that's what i love about these bikes, when in doubt... buy both.
it's a fun, and affordable, addiction...
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Old 06-01-2016, 04:54 PM
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Default Re: What about really comfortable cruiser seats?

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that's what i love about these bikes, when in doubt... buy both.
it's a fun, and affordable, addiction...
So true Leo!

When I bought the KTM bike below, the seat was so hard, I was sure it was the first thing I was going to replace. Any long trip had my thighs red and raw.

I complained to a friend who rode the same type of bike. He said:
"It ain't a seat, it's a bumpstop! Just get on it and RIDE."

His advice was true. The more I rode, the more my butt toughened up and I realized those engineers knew their stuff. More than once that stiff foam saved my spine from unexpected hard impacts.



I've gotten used to it but not done more than 300kms in a day on it.

I do like a larger more supple saddle on a touring bicycle. They seem to be one of the more expensive things to buy for a bicycle. Maybe because they're worth it?

Did 36 kms tonight and yesterday, and 50kms before that as I test reliability before I start taking the bike on the 50kms daily work commute. So far my butt is fine. How's it look to you guys?



You looked!

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Old 06-10-2016, 11:48 PM
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Brooks.......
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Old 06-11-2016, 08:10 PM
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Default Re: What about really comfortable cruiser seats?

Suspension seat post on both my builds- work great but sloppy for pedaling much
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Old 06-16-2016, 07:40 AM
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Default Re: What about really comfortable cruiser seats?

Brooke's is a great seat but you need to give it time to contour to your rumbass. For a seat that feels like it's not even there go for the Sportsman BTR seat. Price is much easier higher but stainless pan and leather will last for a very long time. That's what I sit on!
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Old 06-21-2016, 03:57 PM
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Default Re: What about really comfortable cruiser seats?

I have a particular problem that means I cant use normal bicycle seats so i got one of those Schwinn no pressure seats. Way more comfortable and Imo doesnt look too bad.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...1SHXG48P27YKE7
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