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Old 05-28-24, 07:28 PM
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YLG oversized seat compatibility

I have a Schwinn Axum dropper post 29 inch mountain bike. I want to replace the seat with a YLG oversized seat. Is this seat compatible with my bike? I only asked because I知 unsure of its compatibility as well as the dropper post being able to extend upwards because of the seat being heavier than my stock one. I appreciate any help.
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It may work on the bike but it is certainly the wrong saddle for someone's body unless they have a really funky shaped body. Saddles like that are not designed for comfort or to work for your body they are designed to look a certain way to make them seem like they have to be better. Your bicycle is not a tractor and you wouldn't ride it like you would a tractor you need to be able to move your legs easily and chafing them wouldn't be ideal.

A good saddle is going to give you good support in your ischial tuberosity (sit bones) it does not need padding but also can have padding so long as it isn't just a soft mess. Overly wide saddles means your sit bones don't stand a chance at proper support and you are going to have a tougher time pedaling as your saddle will be in the way all the time dropper or no dropper and you will probably end up sliding forward on it.

I know a random online seat for what "low low" price they have it on with a really good review and yada yada is quite tempting but take your original seat keep it on the bike, adjust it for your body which will include fore and aft adjustment, tilt (or angle) and seat height and then ride it for a while with some cycling shorts and then come back a few good long rides later after you have adjusted it optimally and tell me what is wrong with it in good clear concise wording that is not just "it hurts". Then someone could recommend a better saddle. Buying random saddles to fix an unknown problem is never the way to go. Approach it more scientifically and less like everything is a war zone drop a bunch of bombs and hope they land right. I might recommend visiting either your local shop or fitter and seeing if they can measure your sit bones or use one of the guides online to do it. Here are a couple:
https://hincapie.com/blogs/stories-f...ke-saddle-size
https://bikefit.com/blogs/bikefit-bl...ddle-selection

You might try Ergon for saddles IF you find your current saddle properly adjusted for you and ridden for a bit to get used to it is not the right one. I am not saying it will be the saddle for you assuming the previous statement has been met but they do have Ergonomics in the name and do make a nice bunch of saddles but there are a lot of known quality and quantity manufacturers out there who study this sort of thing.

In terms of the bike Schwinn is unlikely to come with a dropper post especially any model sold at wally-mart. It does look like it has a quick release but a dropper would be aftermarket. However a really heavy saddle on a dropper post might have trouble coming back up a little but most normal practical saddles aren't. It probably wouldn't be a huge deal but the idea of a dropper is to get the saddle out of the way but if it is super wide it can make getting it out of the way not really possible you would just be lowering it a little.
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I own a Schwinn axum 29 inch that came with a dropper post that I bought from Walmart believe it or not. You壇 be surprised at what the big box stores can offer you now. I do appreciate your response and all the information but I already own the seat and find it very comfortable. My question was specifically will the dropper post be able to lift that seat back up? I guess we値l find out. Thanks again.
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Originally Posted by Schwinnmointain
I own a Schwinn axum 29 inch that came with a dropper post that I bought from Walmart believe it or not. You壇 be surprised at what the big box stores can offer you now. I do appreciate your response and all the information but I already own the seat and find it very comfortable. My question was specifically will the dropper post be able to lift that seat back up? I guess we値l find out. Thanks again.
Looking at their website for the Axum there wasn't a dropper but I guess good they are coming with one now?!

While you own the saddle the above information won't change however it is possible that for really short very rare occasional trips that saddle will be fine. For mountain biking I would not recommend it but I also probably would be cautious mountain biking on a wally-mart bike as they usually note on them not for off-road riding despite looking kind of like a mountain bike.

However even if built properly by a good mechanic I would be careful because generally most of those components aren't designed to last a long time but hit a price point.

Be safe out there and take care of your body, you want it to last a long time so you can mountain bike for many many years to come.

You are quite welcome. Hopefully you stick around and see what the forums have to offer, lots of awesome currently active discussions and really useful info to be had all over.
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Actually, That's not a bad looking bike.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Schwinn-A...UaAjzLEALw_wcB


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Thanks it痴 actually a good bike for the money and a good bike to make some upgrades on
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Many dropper posts (maybe all now) are hydraulic and, since most parts are overbuilt, should have no problem raising and lowering your seat IMO. You're exactly correct about big box in that their offerings are miles ahead of where they used to be. If you're interested in modifying your bike, YouTube - KevCentral has a series of articles.
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