I’ve always ridden a rather flat seat, similar to the classic saddle on unicycle.com.
Well anyway last night I rode a nimbus gel saddle, which I think are common on trials unicycles.
I found the nimbus gel saddle comfortable… apart from it crushes your balls! I think this is mostly because of curved, banana like, shape. Even after trying many different positions on the saddle it still hurt, lol.
I also I couldn’t jump as high with the saddle because I hold the front and back of the saddle to jump (weird, I know) and the front of the gel saddle is higher. I think another thing about jumping is ATM I ride a beginner unicycle with a seat shaped similar to the classic saddle just with a handle. This seat is flexible and I think that helps me jump.
Anyway I was going to buy a trials unicycle so what seat should I use on the trials unicycle?
Carbon Fibre. It is very strong and very light. When you start to break regular plastic bases, go CF. For trials, I would go with the KH street seat. For muni/distance, the KH freeride seat is the way to go.
The KH street is significantly flatter than the nimbus gel, as is the KH freeride. The freeride is probably the most comfortable saddle out there excluding any custom jobs. If you are sitting on it for any long period of time the KH street can feel a bit hard but its actually not too bad.
ahh sorry i didnt see it on there when i was browsing saddles. theres a better one you can get than the unicycle.com one though isnt there? im sure there was a post on here a week or two ago that linked to a CF site. i think the CF bases were about $120?
unless you wanna get a scott wallis base no…even if you did wanna get that he’s not making them anymore. They were around 200 bucks i believe plus the thompson post comes to a total of around 280 give or take ten bucks
ye soudsn like you;re talking about the SWallis base. I believe there will be more in the future but he is currently not making them, I believe he’s redesigning the moulds and genreally busy with his day job for now.