I received my much awaited new saddle from unicycle.com (thanx you guys!!) yesterday and put in a good 7 hours of riding on it allready. Talk about comfort! I highly recommend this beast of a seat. Thanx again unicycle.com.
The specs of my cutsom Miyata/Roach Air-saddle:
-Red Miyata Seat
-Black Roach Ballistic Nylon Saddle Cover
-DogBone Air Pillow for Miyata-style Saddles
-Kore B’Atch 22.2-mm rail-type seat post
-Wilder Cycles SB1 Rail-type Seat Post Bracket with Brake Post.
Sounds impressive eh? And expensive!
I only found one problem… when doing seat infront moves, I discovered thatthe sides of the seat frame are sharp and uncomfortable to hold, this problem was soon solved… two small peices of tubing did the trick!
>why do you need a Wilder adapter on a trails uni?do you plan on
>installing a brake.the Kore B’atch is non adustable so that must not be
I actually intend to put this seat on my Mountain Unicycle (when I get it
together) and I also plan to get an adjustable seat post (primo rod maybe?)
>i’ll be interested to here how the extra weight effects your trails
>too.you’ll probobly get alot stonger:)
The seat, (including the wilder adapter) is actually much lighter than my
previous seat, (a viscount with a whole load of duct tape and a gel seat).
Plus, the handle is at least 400 percent better than the viscount “handle”.
Total weight of seat, adapter, and post: 5.90 lbs
Short pieces of vinyl tubing over the under edge of the seat makes a big difference.
Are you using the stock Miyata seat base? The stock plastic base is a little wimpy for muni and trials. Eventually front of the seat will collapse (the front of the seat will end up pointing down at the ground). That’s why the carbon fiber base is a popular option.
If you plan on using the plastic seat base you should look at ways of reinforcing it. A beefier metal plate inside of the seat will help you extend the life of the seat base. The metal plate should run all the way from the back of the seat to the very front. The wimpy metal plate that comes in the Miyata seat is not strong enough.
Hey thanks for this advice. I have a friend who needs a 22.2 adjustable
angle seatpost for his new Coker and the one I have (XS) doesn’t seem to be
made in this diameter any more. I just typed primo rod seatpost into google
and the first link that came up was http://aebike.com/site/page.cfm?PageID=30&ID=1206
It looks perfect. Are you completely happy with it?
If you’re going to carry the weight of a Wilder bracket (quite heavy
really), especially if you’re not using brakes, I think you really don’t
want that Kore seatpost. The whole point is to have it adjustable so you can
tilt it. Otherwise, just use a cheapo unicycle seatpost and save weight. To
me, it seems much more comfortable on both Muni and Coker to have the seat
tilted up in front 12 to 15 degrees.
Re: Re: My New Miyata/Roach Air-saddle… sharp edge…
The Primo Rod is an OK seatpost. The guts (the part that clamps the seat rails) that came with it aren’t very friendly to the rails. You can get upgraded seatpost guts to replace them. DansComp.com sells the XS seatpost guts.