|2012-04-06, 04:26 PM||#31|
Semi Skilled Unicyclist
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Sheffield UK
By similar reasoning, as high level bike saddles are so good (for biking), then all top unicyclists would install thin bike saddles on their unicycles.
Pretty much everything on a bike is different to a unicycle (cadence, posture, proportion of weight on seat etc), so it's unlikely that a saddle good for one, will bear much resemblance to a saddle good for the other.
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|2012-04-08, 03:06 AM||#32|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Southeast USA
I like the KH Freeride, but I find the new style stretch cover is "sticky", soaks up sweat, and bunches up in my crotch. I recently swapped out covers on my new KH Freeride, installing the older vinyl KH Freeride cover. I find the older vinyle cover t is far more comfortable, doesn't bunch up, less sticky, and the side seams no longer rub me raw.
I shape the foam on my Freerides, taking the upper edges off of the waist, down about half thickness to the center relief channel, so it's narrower where you sit and when the foam compresses at the waist, it's quite a bit less bulk. Like Kris said, the seat foam compresses so the various foams are not all that different when compressed. Naplam used some balsa wood to create a flat seat, so you could do teh same by using minicell foam and building up your seat base in one area while cutting it down in another.
I do not ride in padded bike shorts, the bulk makes it uncomfortable, the uni seat is already so much more padded than a bike seat, more padding is an overkill. A few years back I started riding with bike shorts that had the padding removed, these worked okay, but the unprotected seams would chafe and the jewels had no place to go
Then one day I was wandering the Tri sport section at REI and I happened on the Sugoi Turbo Jammer short. These are spandex shorts, unpadded, designed for swimming and running, with a "jewel" hammock sewn into the front. The hammock is kinda like a mini jock, but less restrictive, so it keeps the jewels up and forward slightly. I ride in the Turbo with an outer mtb short to protect the lycra from snags, using Chamois Butter or Glide to cut the friction.
|2012-04-09, 10:33 AM||#33|
Uni Hour Record Holder 29.993km
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Wellington, New Zealand/ Middle of NSW, Australia
Cadence- with a higher cadence, a lower profile reduces the likelihood of your thighs rubbing against the saddle.
Weight on the seat- your anatomy doesn't change when you put more weight on the saddle. Unless you have a pelvic fracture, the ischial tuberosities don't suddenly get wider when you sit on a unicycle!
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