Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Glen Alpine, NC, USA
Re: Long rides and seat comfort on the LT
I'm 165 lbs. I go about 250 miles on the stock seat. I have an Airhawk that I have tried off and on for the last 3 years, most recently last week, and I could only handle it for 200 miles. The Airhawk does not flow air like the beads. I have tried all air settings from full to near flat. The thing just seems to vacuum seal my butt, causing perspiration to be trapped when even wearing wicking undergarments. The air cushion does eliminate pressure on my lower hip bone, but the width cuts off some circulation.
The beadrider works best for me. I can make it 750 miles on it, but my butt is sore at the lower hip bones due to the unforgiving, solid nature of the beads. The air flow is great.
Changing between the beads, Airhawk, and stock seat wastes too much time enroute and the positive effect of the change only lasts about 100 miles.
So, I am ordering a Kontour seat from Ron. I hope this will solve all problems and allow me to ride longer with less worry about my bottom.
2004 - LT - Anthracite