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    Senior Member ikaika777's Avatar
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    What a difference a soft saddle makes!

    If you read my other thread you know I didn’t like the saddle that came on my new Giant Escape 2 bike, matter of fact I’m convinced it was made by a old Nazi! It felt like steel with a cover on it. So I got my Planet Bike Men's A.R.S. Anatomic Relief Bicycle Saddle today in the mail and put it on and wow, what a difference. Now my butt and big Jim and the twins, not to mention my perineum love me again. It’s soft and comfy, and it’s supposed to break in more after 4 or 5 rides. The first thing I was surprised about was the weight, it weighs about the same as my stock saddle and almost the same size. I rode 17 miles and didn’t have to standup to relieve any pain as I was doing with the stock saddle. Awesome saddle for 25 bucks. Also, the Planet Bike logo in the front came off after a few miles as it’s only a sticker and you can see it gone on the last pic of the seat. Here’s some pics. photo6.jpg photo4.jpg photo5.jpg


    I also got some highly reflective tape since I’m a night rider. photo9.jpg photo11.jpg photo10.jpg
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    Any soft saddle I'm forced to ride on hws me in pain in 5 minutes. All my saddles are made ofviron with a cover. Glad you found one that works though. Nothing worse than a saddle you don't like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krobinson103 View Post
    Any soft saddle I'm forced to ride on hws me in pain in 5 minutes. All my saddles are made ofviron with a cover. Glad you found one that works though. Nothing worse than a saddle you don't like.
    Thanks! I hope you find a comfy saddle one of these days.

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    More power to you krobinson103,hope you can stay with the new saddle,most soft saddle are pain to ride on in the long run,i won't be surprised if i see you having pain soon or later,but at the mean time,enjoy it.
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    Senior Member ikaika777's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by KungPaoSchwinn View Post
    More power to you krobinson103,hope you can stay with the new saddle,most soft saddle are pain to ride on in the long run,i won't be surprised if i see you having pain soon or later,but at the mean time,enjoy it.
    I don’t think so, I had a nice comfy saddle on my last bike that I rode for over 1000 miles with no problems. Everyone’s different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikaika777 View Post
    I don’t think so, I had a nice comfy saddle on my last bike that I rode for over 1000 miles with no problems. Everyone’s different.
    More power to you as well,enjoy what we like and ride when we can.
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    Godwin in the first sentence. Well played!

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