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Old 2006-06-11, 07:44 AM   #46
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so in conclusion i think for your situtation the gel with fusion cover would be the best option
gel with fusion cover and CF base actually. but quite expensive unless your a serious rider
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Old 2006-06-11, 08:24 AM   #47
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At the moment I only have a 20" learner unicycle, but I'm thinking of uprgrading to a 20' trial and getting a 28" commuter. I'm only gonna be able to afford one decent seat (if even that) between 2 unicycles, so it needs to be able to suit both depending on what I'm using at the time.
The UDC gel seat does sound like a good idea, as they reckon it suits sif etc as well as long distance riders. Of course, they're the ones that are selling it so it may be a wee bit bias.
There's not a lot of choice, but for $80 you can't go wrong with the gel, it's comfy for long distance and low profile (doesn't get in your way!) for MUni and trials. The main drawback is that it's flexy (but so are all the other $80 saddles) but just get the reinforcement plate if you're going to do a lot of trials or MUni.

If you want the best then buy a carbon base and fusion cover to upgrade it with later on. You don't even need to upgrade the handle for long distance- the std plastic handle is hard to beat. But if you really wanted to you can add distance handles like the GB or MUni handles like The Deathgrip.
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Old 2006-06-11, 09:31 AM   #48
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gel with fusion cover and CF base actually. but quite expensive unless your a serious rider
if he can't afford two saddles i some how dont think he will be wanting the cf base
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Old 2006-06-13, 05:25 AM   #49
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if he can't afford two saddles i some how dont think he will be wanting the cf base
Yeah. Sadly tis true, but thanks for the advice anyway.
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Old 2006-06-13, 05:30 AM   #50
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make sure you don't get those try hard kh saddles from david allis....they are shocking!!
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Old 2006-06-13, 05:31 AM   #51
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Haha thanks. Was considering those for a cheap way out. Will stay clear now though : )

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Old 2006-06-13, 05:36 AM   #52
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They are freakin' hard!! Flexy bases, non removable covers, old style so hard to grip for sif etc, Staying clear is good
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Old 2006-06-13, 05:45 AM   #53
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Well then, it seems I may have to break the budget and splash out $80, unless anybody in NZ has any second hand ones going?
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Old 2006-06-14, 02:43 AM   #54
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has anyone ever broken one of the Velo handles?
mine looks sorta white where it would get the most stress (probably from attempting to break the longest jump record)
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Old 2006-06-14, 06:36 AM   #55
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Well then, it seems I may have to break the budget and splash out $80, unless anybody in NZ has any second hand ones going?
nah, i just break them :P
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Old 2006-06-14, 07:07 AM   #56
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lol you can have my kh fusion for $70
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