Unicycle seat whining

I hate to whine, but…

I’ve been doing some long road rides, and even my best unicycle seat is not too
pleasant after about 10 miles. I find myself wishing for one of those
“anatomically correct” bicycle seats a la Dr Minkov–something that would allow
me to support myself on my butt bones–rather than on all those other places. I
would be willing to sacrifice some control–after all, I’m talking longer road
rides, not mountain or freestyle here. Has anyone tried those extra-long
downhill bike seats on their uni? Just a question…

David Maxfield Bainbridge Island, WA

Re: Unicycle seat whining

David,

Are you using a rail attachment system or a standard Miyata post on your uni?
The reason I ask is that I think that the main variation in comfort may come
from varying the seat angle, rather than how much padding is added to the seat.
In my opinion the standard seat angle, designed for freestyle, is tilted too
low in the front for long rides. Having a bike seatpost and rail attachment
system (e.g.
<http://www.unicyclesource.com/Rough_Terrain_Combinations108627.html>) allows
you to tilt the seat so that it is higher in the front, moving your weight
further back onto your “butt bones” on the wider rear section of the seat.

Cheers,

Kris.

— Maxfield D <maxfieldd@aol.com> wrote:
> I hate to whine, but…
>
> I’ve been doing some long road rides, and even my best unicycle seat is not
> too pleasant after about 10 miles. I find myself wishing for one of those
> “anatomically correct” bicycle seats a la Dr Minkov–something that would
> allow me to support myself on my butt bones–rather than on all those other
> places. I would be willing to sacrifice some control–after all, I’m talking
> longer road rides, not mountain or freestyle here. Has anyone tried those
> extra-long downhill bike seats on their uni? Just a question…
>
> David Maxfield Bainbridge Island, WA


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