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Good Deal for Good Product (Maybe not for folding bikes)
on September 26, 2010
-Comfortable: It softens the seat so you can ride longer.
-Inexpensive: A bargain, and a fraction of what you'd likely pay for a new seat.
-Great quality: It is sturdy and well-built from the fabric to the anti-sliding surface inside the sleeve.
-Shifting: If your seat is slim like mine and you stand a lot while biking it may shift slightly to one side over the course of a long bike-ride. However, I can't imagine a better seat cover so this won't affect my rating of the product. I have met beginners who have tried this seat-cover and prefer not using it for balance reasons (possibly due to shifting). It's just something to note with covers in general.
-Heavy: With great quality comes a certain weightiness compared to say a non-gel cushion. The gel is somewhat heavy in my opinion. It is worth it, don't get me wrong... but I have a folding bike and I fold and carry my bike before and after each ride. I try to minimize weight wherever I can. If you have a folding-bike and want to minimize weight, I'd give rate this product 4 stars.
-Not perfect: This seat-cover will soften your seat but at the end of a long bike-ride I sometimes can still feel a little bit of soreness. I also don't know that this seat-cover would help people with serious comfort issues (people who have had prostate surgery, etc.) Some bicyclists I know are far more sensitive to pain and have purchased and tried various seat-types before feeling comfortable riding. For riders like them, I don't imagine this cover would do much to reduce pain. For most people, though, I think it will be just right. You might as well try it before you spend money on expensive seats that might not fix the problem. By the way, everyone with pain-issues that I personally know who got a replacement seat eventually settled on some form of a gel-seat.
For me, this seat-cover gets the job done. I would recommend this product to anyone who wants an inexpensive solution to an irritating problem. I am giving it five stars because I can't imagine a product of this nature made any better.