Hi all, I have a question. I've had back surgery, so I need some cushion to protect my spine. Unfortunately, I'm not really a fan of dual suspension either, because it adds weight, robs some energy, and for a touring bike, adds risk of breakdown. In the upright world, the perfect solution for me was a suspension seatpost. Now that I'm getting into recumbents, it would seem my ideal bike would be rigid, but have a suspended seat, something like the homebrew solution this guy made:
My question is, does anyone make something like this? btw I know that most recumbent seats are soft and absorb small bumps. I rented a Giro 26 for a week and agree that for most roads there was no problem. But I had to slow to crawling speed for any bump that was bigger than say, a 1/2". That would get annoying after awhile having to do this all the time.