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Hobson Easyseat Ergonomical Dual Pad Bicycle Saddle
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- Prevents pain, ride comfortably, longer & worry free
- Eliminates many health related issues caused by conventional seats
- Adjustable, unisex, seat pads move independently
- Fits touring and exercise bikes
- 1-year limited warranty
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Top Customer Reviews
I'm 56 and ride a mountain bike on paved trails intermittently for 25 mile bursts of exercise and have done so for years. I always have pain due to pressure points and to friction on my thighs. UNTIL NOW!
I just got an original Easyseat and spent some time adjusting it to remove the pressures noted by some other riders. I now like it tilted quite a bit forward and high, which leaves my legs extended properly on the full downstroke and places my body "balanced" on the seat rather than "sitting" upright.
The seat is unusual in that it feels as if I am not anchored very firmly. But this was easy to get used to because I am not a (favorite perjoritive term) who rejects good ideas just because they are weird.
I then rode 30 miles and totally exhausted my legs, which hadn't ridden a bike in 4 months. (I moved states, sold my old bike and have been running instead.)
I had NO PAIN and NO AFTEREffects! It felt as if I had not even been on a bike ride. I returned after 2 1/2 hours riding in 85 deg. morning sun in Spokane and immediately went on an hour long power-walk with my wife.
I expect that different people will prefer different versions of the Easyseat. Version 2 supposedly favors a more upright posture. The even newer "horned" split seat by Hobson probably gives the best of both worlds, although I prefer no rubbing on the thighs and don't want to wear bike shorts.
I recommend the original, but riders should expect to try out many adjustments and to "get used to it".
Early on however, it became apparent that if one removes one's hands from the handlebars, especially while peddling, it is nearly impossible to balance the bike. Apparently, one needs to apply subtle pressure through the inner thighs to the horn of the saddle in order to maintain balance. Of course, the Easy Seat has no horn. In addition, no matter how tightly I fastened the thumb screws to separate the pads, they would invariably come together. I am convenced that the osillating motion of the pads as one peddles and the friction this generates requires more effort from the rider to propel the bike.
I have retired the Easy Seat and replaced it with a split saddle which seems to solve the perineal pressure problem. What looked good on paper proved a disappointment in practice.
The major problem is that the seat is too long. Whereas a regular seat has a middle part that sticks out forward, this seat has side parts that stick out forward. The wide part of the Hobson seat sticks out far longer than the wide portion of any regular seat, so now you have a completely different problem created. The result is that the front of the seat digs into the back of the thighs (when the seat is raised to achieve correct bicycling geometry, so as to get a full down stroke when pedaling, ie, the leg is almost straight).
The only way for me to avoid the seat-in-thigh problem was to angle the seat down so steeply that I was no longer sitting on the seat, but rather *leaning* on the seat. This created the problem of no longer having something to be able to sit on.
A person at Hobson suggested that I try sitting on the front, rather than the back of the seat. This created an improper geometry for riding and felt as if one were at a bar while sitting at the very edge of a bar stool. It felt wrong.
An additional problem is the wobbling that is designed into the seat. Every time I braked, the seat tilted downward and I would slip off the seat. And when you pedal, you feel as if you're wobbling atop your bike. WTF! Your seat is your foundation. You don't want it to be rocking around beneath you unpredictably! Trying to ride with this seat felt like being in a comedy of the absurd.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Did not like this Saddle, it is not for avid Cyclists caused more pain then the saddle sore I had. Might be Okay for someone who rides a bike a couple of times a year.Published 2 months ago by Donald R Van Patten
This seat is not useful unless you adjust your seat post so low that your thighs are parallel with the ground at the top of the pedal stroke. Read morePublished 2 months ago by The Irish Patient
Totally relieves the pressure off sensitive areas like the prostate gland. Doctor told me to stop riding bike, I got this and problem solved. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dave
It's almost the perfect seat. I've been riding it now for about 2 years. It's my main mode of transport so comfort was a primary concern as well as numbness and pain probolems. Read morePublished 3 months ago by winterwhisper569
It really works! it doesn't hurt while riding anymore, but you cannot rid without your hands.Published 3 months ago by Brian
This is the third one I have purchased. This time for my GF. Although it may take getting used to, it will pay off for the man because it will not cause ED, and will pay off for... Read morePublished 3 months ago by RC