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Old 12-19-19, 07:57 AM
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Seat recommendation?

I am new to the cruiser bikes and was wondering what would be the most comfortable seat, I just ordered a Felt Bixby 7 speed cruiser and I know like most bikes the seat will have to be replaced for a more comfortable one.
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Old 12-19-19, 09:32 AM
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Because we all have different shaped bottoms there not one most comfortable seat for all of us. The only thing I would advise is buy a leather eat as they will shape itself to your bottom over time. Roger

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Old 12-19-19, 11:31 AM
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OEM cruiser saddles are often pretty decent, especially Felt. Ones with double coil springs and a concave cushion seem to work best for me (on cruisers)
Give your saddle a chance. Play with the rotational angle to get a good position.

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Saddles seem such a personal decision. I love the Brooks on my cruiser, my wife abhors it. Go figure.
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+1 for leather seats.
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Looking at the Felt, any cruiser with some beefy springs in the seat should be pretty comfortable and that one has them. Ride it a bit and see how it feels. There are a ton of "cruiser" seats out there but give yours a shot first.
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Originally Posted by restlessswind View Post
OEM cruiser saddles are often pretty decent, especially Felt. Ones with double coil springs and a concave cushion seem to work best for me (on cruisers)
Give your saddle a chance. Play with the rotational angle to get a good position.
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Looking at the Felt, any cruiser with some beefy springs in the seat should be pretty comfortable and that one has them. Ride it a bit and see how it feels. There are a ton of "cruiser" seats out there but give yours a shot first.
Agree.

Some cruiser saddles are crap, but that Felt seat/saddle looks pretty good from here. I'd put in several hours of seat time to let my rear get used to the saddle or the seat break in to my rear and see how it works before moving on to something else.

Unless you just want an upgrade, that's perfectly understandable too.
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Agree.

Some cruiser saddles are crap
oh yes. The original saddle on the base Electra’s is terrible.
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Originally Posted by JehD View Post
oh yes. The original saddle on the base Electra’s is terrible.
They would be better is they had springs and not elastomers. I can't do the elastomers.
Electra's XL wide double sprung from the special edition bikes are pretty comfy. They are available ala carte
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Thanks for the recommendations, I have ridden the bike several miler over the weekend and the seat seems to be ok for now, but I think I will try the cloud 9 and see if that is any better.
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Get a brooks...Once it’s broken in it will be the most comfortable saddle ever...and you will have it for years...
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The only problem I had with my stock cruiser saddle was that it became very uncomfortable after 45 minutes or so. It was just too wide and chafed the insides of my legs. I'm accustomed to much narrower saddles.
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Originally Posted by wildbill69 View Post
I am new to the cruiser bikes and was wondering what would be the most comfortable seat, I just ordered a Felt Bixby 7 speed cruiser and I know like most bikes the seat will have to be replaced for a more comfortable one.
The wife loves this seat :
https://www.amazon.com/Selle-Royal-C...30&sr=8-2&th=1
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I've got a Brooks B67 on my cruiser 1, rode 17 miles on it yesterday without any discomfort. The more I ride the better it feels.
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