I instantly liked the KH Freeride seat, but didn’t realize how great the seat is until I went back to an older KH style seat. The depth of the bend in the old seat is now so uncomfortable, I could not go back, I have been spoiled by the comfort of the Freeride. Having collected a lot of seats I didn’t want to spend $55 replacing them. So I thought I’d try to fix an old KH style seat up like the new Freeride seat.
A solution is to cut a wedge out of 3/4 inch thick piece of wood, and place it under the old seat cushion. Luckily I own a belt sander, and coping saw. Holding the wood in a vice, the sander made easy work of rounding out the one side of the wood. The holes in the wood are not needed, they were already in the piece of scrap I choose.
After cutting the wood, I simply used duct tape to hold it in place, put the cushion over it, and replaced the cover.
I say it’s a success, it is very comfortable, comparable to the freeride.
You may notice that the seat base is a carbon fiber base from Roger at UDC.uk, it’s amazingly strong. Adding the wood wedge to the std plastic base seat would be the same. Luckily I already had a Fusion cover, so putting the seat cover back on was simply a matter of tying the strings.
In the pictures below, you’ll see the piece of wood I cut, top and side views, then the wood wedge on the seat base, and then the seat completed. Finally three seats; Blue is the official Freeride, Red my woodRide version, and Black and older KH style seat.