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  • #16
    Originally posted by OneTrackMind View Post
    You could experiment by flattering your Freeride.
    Yes, I find that I have a much more comfortable ride if I handle it such : "Why, hello there Freeride. Don't you look lovely today. No other saddle cradles my bum as well as you. You're so strong and your curves so sexy. I don't want any other saddle between my legs. Please carry me away; I'm yours."
    Who's flying this thing?!

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Klaas Bil View Post
      Me too I'd like to know whether your positive 'review' pertains to v1 or v2. Did you buy at unicycle.uk.co? Maybe they can tell? Not sure if the v2 was already available in Sep 2017, but otherwise there is likely some feature to tell them apart.
      Yes i bought from UDC UK
      24"Nimbus
      27.5 KH
      36" Nimbus Oracle

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      • #18
        Originally posted by TragicWarrior View Post
        Yes, I find that I have a much more comfortable ride if I handle it such...
        But did you use hot water in your flattering, as suggested?

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        • #19
          One thing I haven't seen touched on yet is seat cover material. A few years back KH was using a mesh cover but then went back to a non-porous vinyl top. I'm glad I kept my mesh covers which I use currently for their breathability. Nothing is worse then doing long miles on a saddle that doesn't breathe and traps in heat with no way for it to disperse. By the way I'm still very happy with my nnc flatfish. For me it has just the right shape and the foam seems to be the perfect firmness. Foam that is too soft causes your sit bones to sink in so far that it causes pressure on the tissues between them and around them, leading to discomfort and numbness.
          Last edited by MuniAddict; 2018-06-26, 01:13 AM.
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          • #20
            Originally posted by MuniAddict View Post
            Foam that is too soft causes your sit bones to sink in so far that it causes pressure on the tissues between them and around them, leading to discomfort and numbness.
            Aha! Now I understand how those flat seats work. I have tried one out once or twice, and felt my sit bones poking into what felt almost like a board. It was sort of uncomfortable, but now I see how you might be able to adapt to it, and that especially for long rides, it would be a big improvement. Do those seats help with any other styles of riding?

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            • #21
              Originally posted by MuniAddict View Post
              .... A few years back KH was using a mesh cover but then went back to a non-porous vinyl top. I'm glad I kept my mesh covers which I use currently for their breathability. ....
              Different people, different experiance. I agree to the breathability. However I used to have that mesh KH (flat) saddle on my frestyle uni. Just changed it, as the rough mesh surface was basically eating up my trousers..... Lots of wear in the contact area which looked kind of strange.

              Originally posted by song View Post
              Aha! Now I understand how those flat seats work. I have tried one out once or twice, and felt my sit bones poking into what felt almost like a board. It was sort of uncomfortable, but now I see how you might be able to adapt to it, and that especially for long rides, it would be a big improvement. Do those seats help with any other styles of riding?
              Yes, this is the common setup in the bike world. Already may years ago they changed the saddles to a flat, wide end so that you can sit on your sitbones. I also use the Nimbus Stadium for Muni.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by song View Post
                Aha! Now I understand how those flat seats work. I have tried one out once or twice, and felt my sit bones poking into what felt almost like a board. It was sort of uncomfortable, but now I see how you might be able to adapt to it, and that especially for long rides, it would be a big improvement. Do those seats help with any other styles of riding?
                As kunstrasen said, it's been the case in the bike world for years. Long distance tourers and racers have no padding on the saddle. Leather for the first ones, a blade of carbon for the others.

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                • #23
                  Just posted a video in the tutorial forum about how to make the KH Fusion Zero into the most comfortable saddle ever. Also a tutorial showing a couple ways to flatten a traditional curved saddle.
                  Happy Birthday Terry! Every year you get cooler, younger and unicyclier!
                  Be our muniprohpet for many years more.
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