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    My moonsaddle

    I have been using a moonsaddle for about 6 months now and today was the first day I us used it on my giant defy road bike. It had been great on my hybrid bike but I was a bit nervous as to how things would go on my road bike. I was pleasantly surprised that I able to go downhill at speed, aggressively take corners etc. and power through all of my gears. This was the first time that I had used the saddle in a racing setup. The only thing that wa different was trying to ride with no hands. While one hand was fine as well as turning because you can use your hips on the tips of the moonsaddle to compensate for no horn as well as the inside of your thigh on the top bar of the bike which allowed me to swoop corners (which was very exciting because I though since my injury and surgery those days were over ) the only area in which I feel uncomfortable is riding with no hands but I am fine with that since I am able to ride again.

    The main thing with the moonsaddle that I have noticed is that if you try and ride it as you would a saddle with a horn it will drive you crazy as it did me at first. But if you adapt to way you ride and learn to use your hips and thighs differently the stability is fine other than riding with no hands. And contrary to what some have and will say you do not fall off of the saddle. In a perfect world I would still be usingy brooks saddle but due to my condition it does not work for me anymore. Anyway I was excited about being able to get back on my road bike and go after it again just thought I would share

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    I just looked up the moonsaddle, it's interestingly shaped hmmm not sure if it's for me but if it works for you and allows you to ride your bike again that is a good thing

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    Btw where in Portland do you live, I am in Hillsboro small world

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wifflebender View Post
    Btw where in Portland do you live, I am in Hillsboro small world
    Nice I am just on the border of Beaverton so pretty close

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    Took my defy out on another training run this time with more inclines so far so good

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    Can I ask what part of your anatomy is in contact with the moon saddle & if you have any other tips? I bought a used bike that has a moon saddle, but haven't had a chance to try it yet, but wanted to know.

    thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratdog View Post
    Can I ask what part of your anatomy is in contact with the moon saddle & if you have any other tips? I bought a used bike that has a moon saddle, but haven't had a chance to try it yet, but wanted to know.

    thanks,
    For sure! The 2 Ridges in the middle of the saddle are where your sir bones go which are if you are in a chair they are the two bones if you feel there that stick out. So the middle of your backside. The tips of the moon I use to lean against on turns for stability

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