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juggle508
2004-05-28, 10:43 PM
I would like to buy a better saddle for trials and muni. Would a KH saddle be a good one for me? Is it worth the $50? Will it last me a long time? Is the handle on it for jumping very good? Just wondering.

thinuniking
2004-05-29, 12:41 PM
yes i have kh's on my muni and trials unicycles they are great although some people seem to go through them like jelly but i think you have to ride pretty damn hard to do that!And yes worth the money
Ben

treepotato
2004-05-31, 04:05 PM
i agree definatly worth the money i love mine

duaner
2004-06-02, 07:08 AM
Originally posted by juggle508
I would like to buy a better saddle for trials and muni. Would a KH saddle be a good one for me? Is it worth the $50? Will it last me a long time? Is the handle on it for jumping very good? Just wondering.

Worth $50? Yes. The next best saddle is the miyata (same as the torker LX). The Miyata is $40 and much harder. Now that I've used the KH for a while, I'm amazed how hard the Miyata/TorkerLX saddles are. My opinion: (lacking an airseat conversion or other modification) no other saddle currently available even compares with the KH.

Will it last me a long time? It should last pretty well. The newer models are getting stronger and better. And (lacking CF base or other modification) the KH should last at least as long as other saddles. Just how long it lasts is going to be largely dependent on how you ride (how much, how hard, how many hard falls, etc).

Is the handle on it for jumping very good? Yes. Probably the best handle (at least for hopping) of any (unmodified) seat.

Note: the miyata/torkerLX take one kind of seatpost, most (all?) other popular saddles take another kind of seatpost. (The bolt patterns for attaching the saddle to the seatpost differ).

thinuniking
2004-06-02, 08:00 AM
wow the Miyata is more money in the uk.And i am not sure if you can get them in the us but you can get a CF base for the kh in the uk.http://www.unicycle.uk.com/shop/shopdisplayproduct.asp?catalogid=580 it costs more then the saddle but i think if i i every snap a kh i would rather buy that then a new one.
Ben

juggle508
2004-06-03, 06:09 PM
Well I have finally ordered my KH saddle. I hope its worth it. I hope I won't be disappointed. I ordered it yesterday. Wondering when it will be in. I ordered it from Unicycle.com. How long does it take to ship with ground shipping from UPS if you order by credit card? Just wondering.

dumbo
2004-06-16, 03:15 PM
at unicycle.com for the trails numbus it says the saddle is a kh is it really?

canadianrugby
2004-06-16, 09:21 PM
i have a kh saddle that came with my norco uni, and i think its good. i now people who have bought them and they say they are better than the one's they had before. also the plastic handle and bummper around the seat saves the seat from ripping or getting scratched when you fall.

One on one
2004-06-19, 05:33 PM
I have the Nimbus Muni 24. It said that it came with the Velo seat. It is a KH seat. Very nice. I also ordered one to go with a new Torker LX.

no_limit
2004-06-19, 09:24 PM
I just got a KH seat yesterday. It is much better than the seat I had before, the Torker CX seat. It is more comfortable and the handle in the front actually works. :)

It gets my seal of approval.


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Raspekt
2004-09-18, 03:45 PM
I have a KH and it its great, Ive had it for a while and Im running my muni a lot. And i also have three siblings who cant ride a uni, and they crash my muni 50 times a day trying to learn;)

KJ-52
2004-10-13, 12:06 AM
I learned to ride on a viscount seat, which was ok, but after awhile as my riding time improved, would get uncomfortable. I got a kh seat, and it's much more comfortable, at first it seamed akward, but now that i'm used to it it's fine. I like the handle, and I think it's an a ok unicycle seat.

Andrew

markf
2004-10-13, 03:57 PM
i love my air seat (roach cover) and my gb4 handle. at least for muni. if i did more freestyle-esque riding/trials i'd want a KH type front handle. the gb4 makes the bicycle mount hard, so i can't imagine what it'd do to significantly harder tricks. also get the gb4 stiffener plate. it makes the KH handle even better.

caw89
2004-10-26, 09:01 PM
I have both a torker lx and a nimbus x with the kh saddle, the lx fell forward and cracked all the way up the middle, the kh has hit just as hard if not harder. Although I think that the torker is better for freestyle but not as strong or as comfy:) . Also the kh saddles are now $39 at UDC.

brockfisher05
2004-10-28, 05:08 AM
only problem with the kh saddle is it is to tall so when holding the seat out in front of you its a hassle and hurts the fingers but besides that it is top notch:D

drewation
2004-10-29, 10:22 PM
its a asome seat i definatly reccomend it

AllThingsUni
2004-11-04, 12:53 AM
im ordering a kh seat soon, my seat broke today- if oyur owndering what i mean-- i meant the front half fell off...things happen-oh well

DK
2004-12-01, 11:39 PM
is there any reason i cant or wouldn't want to convert my KH into an airseat for my trials/muni uni? (

mess14951
2005-04-28, 10:44 PM
i have had a kris holm seat for about 5 months and i am NOT pleased at all, i can only ride about twenty minutes before i get chafed and sore. i do not reccomend this seat.

P.S.:if anyone out there has any suggestions an good "all around" seats that are reasonabally priced and allows me to ride farther.

Fuego
2005-05-01, 02:49 PM
Originally posted by mess14951
i have had a kris holm seat for about 5 months and i am NOT pleased at all, i can only ride about twenty minutes before i get chafed and sore. i do not reccomend this seat.

P.S.:if anyone out there has any suggestions an good "all around" seats that are reasonabally priced and allows me to ride farther.

really? that's odd. I've never heard anything like that really....

I don't even have any suggestions.

markf
2005-05-02, 12:14 PM
Originally posted by mess14951
i have had a kris holm seat for about 5 months and i am NOT pleased at all, i can only ride about twenty minutes before i get chafed and sore. i do not reccomend this seat.

P.S.:if anyone out there has any suggestions an good "all around" seats that are reasonabally priced and allows me to ride farther.

ride more. you'll get used to it. maybe get a gb4 seatpost. they're tilted a bit more than standard towards the back. helps keep weight on your butt, not your naughty bits. but the chafing should go away with mroe practice. and stop wearing blue jeans, at least for the time being.

treepotato
2005-09-13, 08:06 PM
ooh the comfort.....the luxury....ahhhh.....

think that gets my point acoss ;)

abbabibble
2005-09-17, 11:24 PM
god. this is the most comfortable seat i have ever ridden on. i learned the "bicycle mount" ( at least the one that you put your left foot on left pedal, and swing right foot around front of the seat and onto the pedal...) on it and i had no problem with seat thickness "hurting my fingers." I'd definately reccomend it.

Evan Byrne
2005-09-18, 06:30 PM
It feels awesome, But its built like crap, they break really easy. So id say make a carbon kh and youl be all set.

abbabibble
2005-09-18, 10:37 PM
well, i'd have to say... i agree with Evan sorta... they're made a bit too much of plastic... so i'd say ima gonna beef it up a wee bit by doing that mod that's out there somewhere to keep the bolts from ripping the plastic.

Evan Byrne
2005-09-18, 10:41 PM
Originally posted by abbabibble
well, i'd have to say... i agree with Evan sorta... they're made a bit too much of plastic... so i'd say ima gonna beef it up a wee bit by doing that mod that's out there somewhere to keep the bolts from ripping the plastic.



no, not that, the bases are weak as butter, they fold crazily easy.

abbabibble
2005-09-18, 10:59 PM
well, then in that case, you'd need a plasma cutter, some strong metal, a drill press, and a shoelace.

john_childs
2005-09-18, 11:11 PM
Originally posted by abbabibble
well, then in that case, you'd need a plasma cutter, some strong metal, a drill press, and a shoelace.
No, just carbon fiber.

We already have carbon fiber seat bases. UDC has a carbon fiber base that is shaped like the KH base. The problem is that you have to dismantle the seat and do the work to get the carbon fiber base installed in it yourself.

The problem is that there are no stock seats with a carbon fiber base. They're all custom made seats. They're also more expensive than the stock seats but cheaper in the long run if you're going to be breaking the stock seats.

abbabibble
2005-09-19, 01:27 AM
A) i wasn't serious about the shoelace if you couldn't tell already, and
B) i can't afford carbon fiber.

also, i have an off-topic question about this. is there any way to home-modify a KH fusion seat for an airseat? i mean like use a 12" innertube or something?
just checking for the sake of saving money.

litldude2
2005-09-19, 03:02 AM
I made a kh airseat a while ago, look in my gallery for pics
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lleberg
2005-09-27, 02:14 PM
If you have a fusion saddle it's really easy to cut hte foam to prefered thickness, making it weight less, but most of all, easyer to hold when jumping seat out.

Unitik908
2005-09-28, 01:56 AM
i dont know what it is it may be a fluke on my part.. but im not really impressed with the KH.. it just as hard as my seat that came with my Sun.. but theres just more padding.. the softness isnt changed at all.. although i tried my friends DX seat and i find it to be much softer.. who knows maybe im just weird

Chase

jagur
2005-09-28, 02:40 AM
i tried my friends DX seat and i find it to be much softer.. who knows maybe im just weird no, your not nuts.

KH seats seem to vary in hardness but the DX seat is way softer than any KH seat ive ever rode or squeezed.

LostTheWheelToLive
2005-09-29, 03:29 PM
KH seats have gone through a few generations. The latest and greatest is the Fusion (http://www.krisholm.com/products/productpics/index-Pages/Image12.html), which is a bit softer then previous models and has an improved handle which is a big step up in comfort. Also, (attn: mess14951) a Seat Post Bracket (http://www.krisholm.com/products/productpics/index-Pages/Image0.html) can allow you to adjust the forward/backward angle of your seat, which can make any seat a lot comfier.

All my Unis have KH seats and I've never had any problem with them. As you can tell, I'm a fan :cool:

JamesG

maxisback
2005-10-04, 03:19 AM
the base on kh saddles SUCKS id say go for a viscount and put a kh handle on it.. or if u have money well carbon-fiber if really good

kington99
2005-10-04, 11:10 AM
I'd reccommend the KH, i broke my original KH after around 3 years hard riding, bought the KH fusion and it's even better, more comfortable handle, more durable cover, stronger base, I think it's going to be along time before i break this one. Also you can trim the foam if you want on the fusion, to make it lighter or thinner, because the cover is replaceable. Saddle comfort isn't always about softness, the fusion does feel slightly softer due to the use of memorey foam and is a little more comfortable than the Standard, and the handle is a great improvement, the old one gave me blisters.

abbabibble
2005-10-09, 06:06 AM
i LOVE the handle on my KH fusion. it is so frigging great.