Gel or Spring Sadle?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by grummy, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. grummy

    grummy Member

    For a long ride +/- 30 minutes, which one is the best. My standard MTB sadle not so reliable.

    Budget around $35 (AUD)


  2. BSA

    BSA Guest

    A good spring saddle is always a good price. I got a quality one from ebay for £10 (apprx $20)

  3. Tylden

    Tylden New Member

    No offense, but me telling you what seat is more comfortable is kind of like telling a woman which jeans are going to fit her best lol....hard to do. Seats are a subjective thing based on my experience, and it basically boils down to which one fits YOUR butt/thighs the best. Also, minor adjustments of the seats position can make a big difference in the comfort of a seat too, so be patient before you decide a seat is no good. At least for me, I'll adjust my seat and ride it for a day or two to before readjusting it to "dial it in" even further...that being said, I did notice that many of the hardcore bicyclists in my area all seem to have an "old seat box" in their garage full of nice seats that just didn't work for them.
  4. loquin

    loquin Active Member

  5. Simon_A

    Simon_A Member

    I have a gel seat on one bike and a spring seat on the other. Would like a combination of both but the spring seat is the best I found for my HT.
  6. pedalpower

    pedalpower Member

    brooks baby

    edit: oops that's a little more than $35-how much is your arse worth?
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2008
  7. softride

    softride Member


    In preparation of commuting on my bike I purchased a Serfas Flasher which is Gel and incorporates L.E.D.s in the back its real comfy and with my Softride Beam feels like I am in an armchair:grin:
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2008
  8. shawnshank

    shawnshank Member

    Wy don't you get a spring seat and a gel cover for it?