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Old 11-05-13, 05:37 AM
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Numb butt no more

If you have ever suffered from numb butt or like most of us this time of year are plagued by falling leaves this article is for you.

http://www.gizmag.com/manta-bicycle-saddle/15251

To say nothing of learning the name of a region of our anatomy seldom discussed for lack of a name, 'perineum' or reason.

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Old 11-05-13, 06:02 AM
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I followed the link in the article which said that the account had been suspended.
My first thought seeing the saddle is that an accidental fall could cause a puncture wound.
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Old 11-05-13, 06:09 AM
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Hmmmm! The best j can say is Wow...can't say I would buy one without trying...
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While riding the GAP last year we ran into a guy with one, he only had 75 miles on it but had great things to say about that "saddle". My buddy rode it for a minute and liked it.
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Old 11-05-13, 07:38 AM
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It might make your bike less likely to be stolen and it might even allow you to pick up some reception while you're at the camp for the night if you bring your tv with you.
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Old 11-05-13, 07:43 AM
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or rake the leaves up around your campsite, and/or with some metal cutlery, you could play your favorite xylophone tunes.

Its basically a chick magnet.
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Old 11-05-13, 12:05 PM
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or rake the leaves up around your campsite, and/or with some metal cutlery, you could play your favorite xylophone tunes.

Its basically a chick magnet.
That cracked me up, you might have said it will give you a rakish look.
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Old 11-05-13, 12:42 PM
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Rakish look, very good!

As someone already mentioned, can you imagine having an off and falling onto this thing, we're talking shish kabob time.
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they break if the bike falls over?
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Come on someone...find me some reviews.
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I solve Numb Butt by stopping and walking around and looking at stuff ..
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Since I broke a seat recently,...

Find one for sale in the USA and I will try it out.
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Old 11-06-13, 07:59 AM
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Not approved for Cyclocross.
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I must disagree, as I strongly believe the "upside down bike-rake" option would be a time bonus during those Fall slippery Maple tree sections.

don't discount this, seconds count.
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Old 11-08-13, 10:58 PM
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Weird. We need someone to buy it and review for us. I am ever hopeful for a better 'mousetrap.'
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Weird. We need someone to buy it and review for us. I am ever hopeful for a better 'mousetrap.'
Find one for sale in the USA and I will.
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Old 11-09-13, 02:13 PM
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Discredited as a real Lemming.. Jump first, it's what we do.
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A flexible butt platter!
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Old 11-10-13, 12:02 PM
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Discredited as a real Lemming.. Jump first, it's what we do.
Where are the bad reviews?
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Old 11-10-13, 12:06 PM
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Google. Yahoo, Chrome .. search .. yourself.

wuss .. buy it and write your own review..

I worry about my butt, It's probably different from yours.

have a Fizik vitesse I got through Brompton dealers .

theyre on top of thudbuster posts.. daily riders ..

took my last 2 long tours on a Brooks Pro.

the Irish coastal trip, '97.. I left the plastic bag on it.

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Old 11-10-13, 04:19 PM
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there's some sense in it.

the ribs create temporary gaps in the otherwise constant pressure points that restrict blood flow to the posterior muscle tissue, causing pain. pedaling harder and losing weight helps too.
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Lucille made the astute comment of "puncture wound", I look at this thing and I am sure I think the same thing many guys think--you could have a weird coming off your bike in a crash or something and the prongs look like they could rip your ....s off, plain and simple (and crude, my apologies)
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Since I broke a seat recently,...

Find one for sale in the USA and I will try it out.
Here you go! http://www.derri-air.com/evolve.htm
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Old 11-10-13, 08:46 PM
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plus how the heck would one "get on the rivet", it would be something like "and Schleck is now on the C15!"
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There is no way to add it to the cart.
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