Velo Kris Holm Seat

I got one of these at the Durham convention, and rode it throughout the day… more riding than I’ve ever done in a single day!

The first thing you notice is just how squishy the thing is. Whereas a Miyata or a Viscount is padded quite firmly, the Velo has more depth and so can afford to be softer, which is an absolute godsend for riding for extended periods… I don’t think I could have ridden that much without extreme saddle soreness with my old miyata.

The handle seems solid; it flexes less than the miyata one did (although this was a new miyata seat; I can’t compare it with the older, stiffer handles). It has loads of space in it, so there’s loads of room for your fingers. This does however put the load further forwards when pulling on it; whether this may contribute to it failing remains to be seen.

It doesn’t have the obvious weak points like the miyata did; the handle extends further back and seems to be made of a more rigid plastic, so should be okay.

Of course it wasn’t all roses. Something that did trouble me towards the end of the day was the front of the saddle rubbing on my legs a lot. The front is wider than the miyata was, and the material is rougher, so at the end of the day my legs had sore patches from rubbing all day. Better shorts should help this problem, or just simply getting used to it.

It’s also not as deep on the underneath as the miyata is, so it’s a bit trickier to hold it for seat-in-front stuff; the miyata may have tried to slice your hand off, but at least there was something to grip. The Velo has a smaller rim, and more lumps’n’bumps on the base to get in the way.

But of course, one of the great things about having one of these seats so early is that no-one else has one yet!. Me? Smug? Never…

Phil, just me

Re: Velo Kris Holm Seat

Nah, I’ve got one too, and so has Ewan (and maybe a few other people who went to Durham). But you’re still in a very select club;) I must say I’ve not tried it out for long, only for an hour or so last night and much of that was spent mounting and trying to hop. That said, when my arse was on the seat, it was VERY comfortable. The handle is wonderful, but I only had a Viscount before so have little to compare it to. It does flex a little more than I thought it would, but that would be very easily remedied with a small metal strip with two screw holes at either end, one pair over the front seat post bolts, the other pair on two of the handle bolts. I don’t know when (if ever) I’ll get round to it as I don’t think the flex will seriously affect my performance (which is totally mince as Ewan will attest).

Have fun!


ahhh velo :smiley:

This thread 6 years old… :roll_eyes:

I didn’t like my velo seat…but now its better.

Well that was random, to brink a 6 year old thread back to say “ahhh velo:D”. Odd?

Sh** like that happens after dark :wink:

I sleep, is that sh**? i hope not!

phhhht… sleeping