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Old 03-19-06, 01:05 AM   #1
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A different type of seat.

I was just at a conference in Chicago and noticed that the bike cops (I only saw males) had a U-shaped seat on most of the bikes. It was just a semi-circle with no genital supports. I'm wondering if anyone has used these or knows anything about them. Pros, cons, good for long rides or just short jaunts...and that type of stuff. Thanks.
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I think what your referring to is the moon saddle. I don't have any experience with it but you can google it. Take care, Jeff. http://www.moonsaddle.com/
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I honestly don't know about that particular design.

I do know this for sure. There's a reason why weird looking seats look weird. It's because not enough people like them for them to have become commonplace.
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That is a neat design, but it is as always a comfort saddle. Performance riders won't be likely to try it, limits the combinations of ways you can unweight the saddle/pedals and doesn't look as trustworty for lateral support in tight turns or close technical riding on road or off
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Do a forum search on hornless saddles. Here is a thread I found quite interesting.

Rating Three Hornless Saddles
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Maybe some Chi-town cops do not have any genitals to support?
Our cops in Tucson do ride 'real' saddles . . . draw your own conclusions.
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I emailed Moon Saddle and asked them about those Chicago cops. Will pass on any reply. Maybe a dealer just gave them away for advertising value.
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