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Schwinn Pillow Top Cruiser Bicycle Seat
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288 of 294 people found the following review helpful
on August 7, 2006
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My wife and I both have the same bikes, with very similar setups. We both needed replacement saddles around the same time, so I did my homework and purchased two of these Schwinn Pillow Top saddles. What a difference! No more sore rear end! Don't be fooled by the "pillow top" desciption - it's just marketing. It's not "soft" like a pillow. The seat is firm, but comfortable enough for long rides, with a stable frame and well matched springs. The split down the middle of the seat is functionally effective without making the seat feel odd. It doesn't feel like there is a major section of the seat cut out. Also, it's not really a big, wide, oversized seat like a lot of the "cruiser" marketed seats. In other words, it doesn't look out of place or dorky on our hybrid street/trail bikes. I would definitely recommend buying this replacement model from Schwinn.
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364 of 385 people found the following review helpful
on July 22, 2009
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Out of the box it seems very soft & cushy but once I installed it after about 10mins it felt hard. I took it off and took a better look at it, Theres 2 screws that you need to loosen up to make this seat work better, I guess the factory overtightens them to be sure, but by doing this they totally compress the rubber springs making the suspension/cushion useless. I just loosened the screws and now the seat works 100% it was $$ well spent. All & all a pretty good seat with plenty of cushioning. Just wanted to pass this tip off
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69 of 73 people found the following review helpful
on September 9, 2009
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I'm as close to a classic ectomorph as it comes (6'2", 165lbs) so I don't have a lot of -ahem- padding back there. Let me tell you this seat is bliss! It's wide and soft and also narrow in all the right places. The seat is not soft like a pillow top mattress, rather I would best describe it as supportive - firm but still plenty padded. There are rubber bumpers in the back which do a good job absorbing the bumps, even with a hardtail bike. There is a small channel down the middle to protect your man parts, but it's not as deep as other seats so if man part protection is really high on the list, you might look elsewhere. Otherwise, its really comfy and I can pedal for miles in this saddle.

I was quite surprised to find it ships with a seat clamp that fits 7/8inch seat posts (BMX style). If your bike is more modern, chuck this out and clamp to the seat rails directly. The seat rails are rather short so there's not a lot of fore-aft adjustment possible.

The seat is not overly heavy. In fact, considering its size I'd say it is surprisingly light. I'm sure this is due to use of high density urethane foam vs. gel. Seat is covered with a rubbery surface (no fabric at all) so its not well ventilated, but when you're pedaling hard no seat fabric type will really prevent the sweats.

Overall, highly recommended and one of the best investments I've made for my bike.
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80 of 89 people found the following review helpful
on January 2, 2007
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Great replacement seat if you get at all uncomfortable while riding. The seat is wide and cushy, giving plenty of support to the places where we need it most. Looks good too, not overly enormous. I ride a Schwinn bicycle, so it looks like it belongs. I definitely recommend this seat!
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on August 16, 2008
I think that this is the best seat when calculating quality versus price. First of all the price is great, and the quality of the product is also great. This is the third seat that I've had on my bike. The first seat was the super-hard and unbearably uncomfortable seat that came with the bike (the seat was pretty narrow). The second seat was a wider seat that I took off of an older Schwinn bike, although it was better it was still pretty hard. Finally I find this seat, and I believe my search for a great, comfortable seat is over. This seat is wide, but not overly wide (it doesn't take away from the streamline look of a bike). The seat will add 1-2 inches compared to the generic seats, but that's good for me. With some quick adjustments I was able to find a very comfortable position. The reason that I bought this seat was because I wanted a cushioned seat, and this seat did satisfy that reason (it is very nice on the rear). Without doubt, any seat will make you feel discomfort, and that depends on how long you've been on it, but with this seat it'll take a few more miles of biking for you to begin to feel it.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon June 5, 2008
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This is about the best product I have experienced as far as bicycle seat comfort goes, but I can only compare it to what came on the bike (ugh) and the Bell GelTech Ultimate Comfort Bicycle Seat, which was only slightly better than the factory installed seat and not very well made. This one is much better, but don't think it will give you the level of comfort you get on your comfy sofa at home (you are on a bicycle, after all), because you will be disappointed. However, considering you are indeed bouncing along on a bike and the area where you place your derrière has to be reasonably proportioned, this Schwinn Pillow Top is a good choice. You can definitely feel some cushion and it seems to be well made. I have only taken one fairly long ride on it and when I got off the bike that particular area of my physique still knew full well I had been on a bike for a while, but I did experience a noticeable improvement comfort-wise as compared to prior trips of similar duration. I fully beleive this one is about as good as it gets.
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42 of 46 people found the following review helpful
on July 3, 2006
Be relieved, those days of feeling like your being assualted by your bike seat is over. This seat is ultra comfortable, and it's wide so you have ample support. The instructions are kind of hazy, but luckily you can just slip the whole seat in, and take out your old one.

Hope this review helps.
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86 of 103 people found the following review helpful
on October 19, 2007
I realize other people gave this item great reviews, but I believe they are incorrect. First of all it is NOT a pillow-top, NOT soft at all. The material they used on the seat is like a thick rubber tube, NOT like the picture shows. The picture looks like it would be a nice soft fabric, this is NOT the case. As far as comfort goes, my stock seat is better than this one (specialized comfort seat). Maybe the other reviewers weighed less than I do. I weigh 200 lbs and found this seat to be very hard, stiff and it became very hot in just 15 minutes of riding. it did not protect the sensitive area of my body (men know this area) and it began to hurt very quickly. I would NOT recommend this seat to anyone who weighs more than 175lbs. I returned this seat and purchased a Cloud 9 instead, which is far superior seat. I hope this review helps someone that is really looking for a comfort seat.
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36 of 41 people found the following review helpful
on February 20, 2010
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I bought this seat based on all the positive reviews so I was very excited to get it. But once I did.... well it's just not right for me. I have adjusted it many times, trying different positions, but it's just not right. I was so surprised by this that I went back and checked my order to be sure I ordered the right seat. Yes, I had ordered the one I intended, but upon my review of the other people's remarks, I noticed that many of those who left high praise are built "different" from me. I admit, I've got a skinny butt. And I think this seat is designed and better suited to people who need more realestate in a saddle. I think the padding is put in the wrong location for people like me.

So my recommendation is, if you have a skinny butt, you'll probably want to pass on this seat.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on October 14, 2007
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I keep searching for the truly comfortable bicycle seat. This seat is good - much better than the last seat - but not yet perfect. If anything the seat is too narrow [I am not overweight ~150 lb] and the center crotch is too high.
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