Originally Posted by leo
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?