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  • Offline Goggins   scotland

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    Comfort seat
    on: September 14, 2022, 09:24:21 am
    September 14, 2022, 09:24:21 am
    Had a test ride of the nt1100 recently which had the comfort seat fitted. After sitting on that, going back onto the crossie, somehow felt a bit uncomfortable. Not only that but a bit “slidey” too. So with that in mind, does anyone have any recommendations as to where something similar could be found for the crossie.
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    Re: Comfort seat
    Reply #1 on: September 14, 2022, 09:48:46 pm
    September 14, 2022, 09:48:46 pm
    Couldn't agree with you more. I have just done the NC500 on the Crossie and found that the seat is not the most comfortable place to be all day. I am currently planning a 10 day trip to Germany next year and would love to find a seat that gives more comfort.
    I have been searching the usual places but am yet to find a replacement one.
    If you do manage to find one, please post where you got it and your thoughts.

    Ps, The NC500 was absolutely awesome. Fantastic roads, fantastic views, lovely friendly people

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    Re: Comfort seat
    Reply #2 on: September 14, 2022, 10:41:20 pm
    September 14, 2022, 10:41:20 pm
    Hi mhjc21, funny thing is I've done quite a few of long distances trips with chums and was the only one who didn't suffer any soreness. Ive done quite a bit of the nc500 too and if you get lucky with the weather it is fab. Always good to put a bit of £ into the local community as well. I have seen a couple of seats on the bay from Italy but would like to see for real before buying. Hopefully something turns up before your trip next year

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    Re: Comfort seat
    Reply #3 on: September 15, 2022, 12:42:14 pm
    September 15, 2022, 12:42:14 pm
    Rather than spend hundreds of pounds on a seat that may or may not be more comfortable for a 3 day trip recently I invested £10 in a pair of cyclists shorts with the gel inserts ...game changer and a lot cheaper. Try them I think you may be pleasantly surprised! Wear them as normal pants under your riding trousers and nobody is any the wiser....... except you 😁

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    Re: Comfort seat
    Reply #4 on: September 15, 2022, 04:38:40 pm
    September 15, 2022, 04:38:40 pm
    Disagree on the cyclingshorts.

    I used to use cyclingshorts on longer trips and it worked fine on previous bikes, but not on the crossrunner. Supposedly the form of the saddle vs. the form of my but doesn't work with the shorts.
    Then, being a cyclist and recumbentrider, I switched to a ventisit seatpad, works fine for me, especially on warmer days.
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    Re: Comfort seat
    Reply #5 on: September 15, 2022, 05:05:53 pm
    September 15, 2022, 05:05:53 pm
    Thanks for the input guys. As there is not a bike on the market right now that really takes my fancy, I am quite happy to spend a bit of money on the crossie. The seat being the first thing then a suspension upgrade will be second. The padded pants I feel would not cure the slippyness in this instance and the seatpad would always look like an add on. As I said earlier, if something similar to the nt could be found, that would be ideal. It was a £120 option iirc.

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    Re: Comfort seat
    Reply #6 on: September 16, 2022, 06:29:33 am
    September 16, 2022, 06:29:33 am
    I have the standard slippy seat but find that tank pads I can grip with my knees really helps with both control of the bike and under braking.

    I use Tech Spec. They don't do a specific one for the Crossie so I bought the oblong ones and cut them to my own design.

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    Re: Comfort seat
    Reply #7 on: September 16, 2022, 08:53:43 am
    September 16, 2022, 08:53:43 am
    Agree with Skids, I've fitted tank pads and they definitely help but the biggest difference I've found was when I dropped the rear of the seat down one notch. No more crushed nuts when braking hard for me  :152:

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    Re: Comfort seat
    Reply #8 on: September 16, 2022, 11:33:22 am
    September 16, 2022, 11:33:22 am
    Thanks again with input. I already have  r&g tank pads and the seat adjusted as mentioned and both have helped in a work around sort of way. As I say, the bike is looking like a long termer so finding a proper seat for it is a small price to pay. Failing that, Mrs Goggins will have to get the needle and thread out

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    Re: Comfort seat
    Reply #9 on: September 16, 2022, 03:45:13 pm
    September 16, 2022, 03:45:13 pm
    Goggins
    I fitted a cool cover , they are comfortable as your weight is spread over the surface of the netted cover, on hot days you don’t get a sweaty arse as air is flowing through the product and when it is pissing it down you are not sitting in a puddle plus you don’t slide around the seat

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