What is the most comfortable bike seat for tender tuberosities?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by mifletz, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. mifletz

    mifletz Member

    The seat that came with the mountain bike gave me a tender posterior. I replaced it with a wide padded seat from an exercise bike. It is much better.

    But is there any bike seat that causes no pain at all?

    Are any of these new types any good?



    Last edited: Nov 20, 2009

  2. sparky

    sparky Active Member

    A tractor seat.

    Ya just can't pedal [well] with one.
  3. danhill

    danhill New Member

    I am working on the seat issue too. I am thinking if i build something like a banana seat bracket and use an old scooter seat on that I will be set.
  4. sparky

    sparky Active Member


    I'd never seen that one before. $90 for a "regular" size.

    Look how wide this thing can be... http://www.realseat.com/ !!!

    I'd go with that if money were no concern. There was also the "Park Bench Seat" or something like that. Think it was Cloud9. I'm not even sure if you can buy it anymore, but it was the widest we had found last year. You can see this '14" Bench Seat' here, but when you click on it... it shows you an EVEN BETTER seat. 12" long, 16" wide. $89 shipped for a REAL "tractor seat" WITH padding.

    I'd go with the last one. Let us know what you plan to do!! I'll be needing one of these extra wide seats myself.
  5. danhill

    danhill New Member

    Maybe it is just me but this kinda seat looks like it will fall apart at any moment ha. It might be ok but I just cant bring myself to trust only a thing peice of canvas between myself and possible mutilation of my nether bits.

  6. sparky

    sparky Active Member

    Yeah, the first one with the "sling" prolly isn't the safest. But I'd love to try one out anyway.

    That 16" bucket looks the best, tho.

    "Guaranteed Comfort Or Your Money Back!"... I bet.
  7. Turtle Tedd

    Turtle Tedd Member

    ...10 inch wide Cloud Nine regular bicycle seat and a adjustable compression post will do the trick... but you need both of them. have 60year old boney butt and can ride on this thing for three hours , probably longer...no problem at all.
  8. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    I like the Easy-Seat II very much. The original Hobson Easy Seat, (the third photo of the original post) is comfortable, but, it gets hard. The Easy Seat II is padded with memory foam. CUSHY on the tushy...

    Plus, since each half swivels independently as you pedal; it cuts down on pressure high on the back of the leg, that you would get with a rigid, non-independently swiveling wide seat.

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  9. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member