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Old 10-22-07, 10:20 PM   #1
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Carbon Fibre Seats

I was talking to the owner of our recumbent shop, and he told me that HP, Optima, and other European manufacturers are not using the carbon seats any more. He said it was just too cost prohibitive. I hope mine holds up. They'll probably be hard to get in a few years.
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Old 10-23-07, 05:29 AM   #2
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Of course they're still using them.
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I could easily believe that it's becoming more common to use fiberglass seats as standard equipment, and leaving the carbon as an option.
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AFAIK, HP does not have a carbon fiber option since they switched to the Bodylink seat...
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AFAIK, HP does not have a carbon fiber option since they switched to the Bodylink seat...
What's the Bodylink seat? Is it more comfortable than the carbon fiber shell?
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What's the Bodylink seat? Is it more comfortable than the carbon fiber shell?

It's sort of two shells that pivot to give you an adjustable fit. Very comfy.
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