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Old 2008-03-23, 08:49 AM   #1
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Are Miyata Saddles Any Good?

http://www.unicycle.uk.com/shop/shop...p?catalogid=43

I think I've seen some top unicyclists using a saddle this colour in videos.

Apart from looking henus is it any good?
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Old 2008-03-23, 09:44 AM   #2
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if u buy it you would have to change your seat post
a wierd Miyata one.
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Old 2008-03-23, 02:35 PM   #3
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http://www.unicycle.uk.com/shop/shop...p?catalogid=43

I think I've seen some top unicyclists using a saddle this colour in videos.

Apart from looking henus is it any good?
The only reason you've seen it in alot of videos is because thats what everyone used before the Kris Holm/Velo saddle was available, some still ride them as a preference thing, but miyata handles wear out fast and SH no longer makes the Kinport ones.
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Old 2008-03-24, 09:10 PM   #4
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but miyata handles wear out fast and SH no longer makes the Kinport ones.
Kinport handles...they're so nice, seriously, I like them alot, you don't get your figers caught in that, like in the KH handles
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Old 2008-04-01, 01:09 PM   #6
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The Miyata saddle is a fine saddle to do convestions to - but it's hard to find parts for it. For hard riding it pretty much requires a GB4 stiffener plate - which aren't being made anymore - and a handle upgrade (maybe a reeder.) They are good to make airseats out of but I'm not sure if you can find gemcrest/roach covers for them anymore or a dogbone pillow. Also, strong seatpost are hard to find for them due to their different bolt pattern - as are rail adaptors. I think the LX seatpost if the only one on the market right now since the GB4 universal isn't being made anymore - and the lx seapost is weaksauce.

I would not recommend going with a miyata now. They are good seats but they are becoming less and less easy to find compatible parts for. You can do all the same conversions and upgrades to a KH fusion without worrying about finding parts.
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