Livin’ On Easy Seat

Being a slow-moving transportation bicyclist means that I look for comfort and convenience in my bicycle accessories. For example, the saddle: CT readers will recall that I bought a Hobson back in 2008 and never looked back. I’ve moved my old one to my recreation bicycle and upgraded my transportation bicycle to the Easyseat II version.

This model is a little cushier than the original, but I’m not detecting much difference in the comfort of my ride. This model, however, does look a lot better.

During the Pedaler’s Jamboree in May I rode a modest (by recreational and sport standards) 30 miles each day on the KATY Trail. Much of the advice you’ll read swears you’ll need a heavily-padded seat otherwise you may lose your entire bum to excruciating pain. I got along just fine with the original Hobson. It was the daypack I carried that nearly did me in. Next year: panniers 🙂

In any case, I consider the Easyseat II an improvement for the bicycle I ride most.

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Comments 6

  1. Chandra wrote:

    Looks like the split-design can provide some relief to the posterior!

    I still ride my regular Brooks saddles and try to do away with any padding (with the exception of padding that’s attached to me).

    The good ole’ KT Trail. Miss not having it here in TX!

    Panniers are definitely a nice way to take a load-off one’s back! Touring Cyclist in St. Charles used to carry (or special order, with them paying the shipping) some good ones, for a LBS!

    Peace 🙂

    Posted 14 Jun 2011 at 3:46 pm
  2. Robert wrote:

    I think most advice says just the opposite about seats. The cushion causes problems.

    Andy, were you having numbness problems before you got the split seat?

    Posted 14 Jun 2011 at 4:21 pm
  3. Michael wrote:

    Panniers are the shiz and a good way to tote around a summer picnic. Why wait?

    Posted 14 Jun 2011 at 5:30 pm
  4. Andy Cline wrote:

    Robert… Yep. The regular saddles were causing some discomfort. Although I have a Brooks on my Brompton that is very comfortable, even for long rides.

    Michael… I have panniers, I just didn’t think to use them 🙂

    Chandra… Yes, easier on the bum.

    Posted 14 Jun 2011 at 5:39 pm
  5. Steve A wrote:

    Now I know why people honk at you!

    Posted 14 Jun 2011 at 6:24 pm
  6. Andy Cline wrote:

    Steve… I once was sitting in Panera Bread on a Sunday morning, and guy walked in and started talking rather loudly to a few people: “Did you see that bicycle out there with the seat? Did you see that thing? It looks like you could have sex with it!” I swear I’m not making that up 🙂

    Posted 14 Jun 2011 at 6:52 pm