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Old 07-10-15, 02:09 PM
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Quick seat release? Do they exist?

Hi Everyone.

When I am on trails I use a really thin seat, but when I am riding on the road or smooth bike paths I use a bigger seat. I have been swapping my seats with my hex wrench but it is getting annoying having to readjust them each time. I am getting a dropper seat post soon so I can't just buy another seat post. Does anyone know of any quick release seat clamp where you could put one end on both my seats and the other end on a seat post?

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Old 07-10-15, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by shopkins1995 View Post
Hi Everyone.

When I am on trails I use a really thin seat, but when I am riding on the road or smooth bike paths I use a bigger seat. I have been swapping my seats with my hex wrench but it is getting annoying having to readjust them each time. I am getting a dropper seat post soon so I can't just buy another seat post. Does anyone know of any quick release seat clamp where you could put one end on both my seats and the other end on a seat post?
I have truly never heard of anyone doing such a thing. Ever.

Why are you switching to the thin seat for trails... is it clearance on descents and jumps? If so, you'll have plenty of clearance using the dropper. Therefore you'd just leave the 'road' seat on the whole time.
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Old 07-10-15, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by ColinL View Post
I have truly never heard of anyone doing such a thing. Ever.

Why are you switching to the thin seat for trails... is it clearance on descents and jumps? If so, you'll have plenty of clearance using the dropper. Therefore you'd just leave the 'road' seat on the whole time.
Well the really thin seat just keeps it out of the way so that I don't get hung up. I put it up and down depending on what I am doing (why I'm getting a dropper seat because it gets old). I'm not really on the thin seat much when I trail ride but do need a seat. When I ride the road or a bike path, I ride for 30-60 miles and do need the seat since I am sitting down. I guess most people have two bikes, one for mountain bike and one for road.
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Based on that, I think a dropper post will be exactly what you need. You should be able to use the 'road' saddle on any descents and technical MTB trails, since you can drop it down and out of the way.
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Old 07-20-15, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by shopkins1995 View Post
Hi Everyone.

When I am on trails I use a really thin seat, but when I am riding on the road or smooth bike paths I use a bigger seat. I have been swapping my seats with my hex wrench but it is getting annoying having to readjust them each time. I am getting a dropper seat post soon so I can't just buy another seat post. Does anyone know of any quick release seat clamp where you could put one end on both my seats and the other end on a seat post?

Sam
Some Race Face posts keep their angle adjustment when you swap saddles.

Once you get the dropper though, I'd just look for a happy medium saddle.
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Old 07-21-15, 01:54 AM
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Would really question why you need to change the seat, back in the 90's you just stuck a Flite Ti on everything, and rode it, be MTB or road, it didn't matter (no droppers back then either), today you have much more diversity in saddle choice, but there aren't that many that can't cross between disciplines and be used for both trail and distance riding.

Would look at what people use on adventure/gravel bikes, as these are used both on and off road & for distance.
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Get some padded shorts run the thin seat all the the time..
So Simple...
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Originally Posted by jimc101 View Post
Would really question why you need to change the seat, back in the 90's you just stuck a Flite Ti on everything, and rode it, be MTB or road, it didn't matter (no droppers back then either), today you have much more diversity in saddle choice, but there aren't that many that can't cross between disciplines and be used for both trail and distance riding.

Would look at what people use on adventure/gravel bikes, as these are used both on and off road & for distance.
This ^^^ Find a saddle that works and use it for everything. And if you find one you really like, buy a few of them so you have a stockpile when they stop making them.
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Old 07-21-15, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by FrozenK View Post
if you find one you really like, buy a few of them so you have a stockpile when they stop making them.
I highly recommend doing this. Otherwise, you'll be with me on eBay looking for that elusive 10 year old saddle -- where only that one saddle lets you ride 100 miles in comfort. Saddle manufacturers are the worst at messing around with a good thing.
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Old 07-22-15, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by osco53 View Post
Get some padded shorts run the thin seat all the the time..
So Simple...
I do ride padded shorts but I'm trying to get away from that on long distance rides. I don't like the feeling of a sofa cushion on my butt when I walk inside somewhere.
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I have a quick release on my bianchi seat post. In my experience it is really much more trouble than a regular. I would get two separate seat posts for each saddle.
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Old 08-03-15, 06:42 AM
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Get a Brooks b17.
Like a great pair of jeans, it goes it everything and is just as comfortable. I use them on all my bikes.
Cooper rivets if you want to classy it up a bit.
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