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Old 09-06-08, 07:53 PM   #1
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ReCurve or EuroMesh?

I just test rode a Bacchetta Giro 26 today and loved it. I'm seriously thinking about getting this bike. One thing I'm wondering about is what are the differences between the recurve and the euromesh seats? Is one more suited for certain types of riding? Body types? Or is is just personal preference? I figure I'll use this mainly for long recreational rides on weekends (50-75+ mi.), and possibly eventually use it as my commuter, too. I commute 13 miles RT on a hilly route in city traffic each day (downtown from North Seattle, through Fremont, for those familiar).

Anyway, any input on the difference between these seats from you experienced with using them would be a great help.

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Old 09-06-08, 10:18 PM   #2
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I just test rode a Bacchetta Giro 26 today and loved it. I'm seriously thinking about getting this bike. One thing I'm wondering about is what are the differences between the recurve and the euromesh seats? Is one more suited for certain types of riding? Body types? Or is is just personal preference? I figure I'll use this mainly for long recreational rides on weekends (50-75+ mi.), and possibly eventually use it as my commuter, too. I commute 13 miles RT on a hilly route in city traffic each day (downtown from North Seattle, through Fremont, for those familiar).

Anyway, any input on the difference between these seats from you experienced with using them would be a great help.

Thanks in advance!
My Agio has a ReCurve seat. I think the idea with it is comfort. The top curves forward again. The EuroMesh is probably for a more aero position. I've never sat on one though. See if you can try both out.
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Old 09-06-08, 10:50 PM   #3
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May I suggest that you ask and/or research this question on Bentrider Online. The members are helpful and very knowledgeable.
Looks like an active place - thanks for the clue.
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Old 09-08-08, 07:36 PM   #4
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you may want to check the forum at the Bacchetta web site too...
http://www.bacchetta.com

there has been a discussion recently on the difference between the different seats. The Recurve appears to be the most comfy, albeit heaviest, seat.

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(currently riding a Giro 26 with a Recurve seat)
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