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telli97 07-06-08 04:22 PM

recommendation for a gel seat pad for my hardrock.
Hi All. I got a new Specialized hardrock yesterday. So far so good. I like the bike, but the stock seat sucks! Can anyone suggestion a gel seat pad or a new seat all together with A LO more cushion.
Thanks - JP

RonH 07-06-08 04:25 PM

If you don't like the saddle, get a new one. Seat pads move all over the place when you're riding.

Pockymonster 07-06-08 04:43 PM

Maybe your ass just isn't used to it or you've got the saddle adjusted improperly. Sometimes you just need to get used to a bicycle saddle. I hear the gel pads aren't too good for your boys.

Takabrash 07-06-08 06:23 PM

Gel pads = crap. Once your butt gets used to the harder seats they are MUCH more comfortable for long distances. Give it a few days.

CaptainCool 07-06-08 06:30 PM

You're on the wrong track. Soft saddles are bad.

Retro Grouch 07-06-08 06:37 PM

Years ago I was riding the KATY trail. As I passed through one of the gates I saw that somebody had left a fairly new-looking gel seat pad atop the gate post. I don't think whoever did that liked it very much.

mark9950 07-08-08 08:16 PM

Unless I have springs my back hurts.

Zan 07-08-08 08:18 PM

i agree with the hard saddle = better idea.

i used to ride around on an old used cheap saddle which was soft. started killing me on longer road rides when i'd ride for 3 hours. i bought nice light thin hard saddle and it's great! my ass is starting to harden up to it, but the "other" pain has gone away :)

how many riders here ride with leather saddles?

axelfox 07-09-08 12:14 AM

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