RideOut Technologies Carbon Comfort Saddle

| July 14, 2011 | 3 Comments

Maybe you’ve tried every bike saddle out there without finding the right, pain-free one. Don’t give up your bike yet! It might be time for something completely different in saddle design.

The Carbon Comfort saddle by RideOut maximizes contact in the sit-bone area and minimizes contact everywhere else with a shortened and narrowed saddle nose, virtually eliminating any possible chaffing or irritation in your inner thigh area.

Each “wing” you sit on has a flex to it (I really liked this feature in Terry’s FLX saddle, too) that allows your hips to dip independently. The design is intended to facilitate blood flow, something that’s normally curtailed in the seat area on longer rides. There’s a bit of fiddling and adjustment necessary to get the saddle set up just right but RideOut provides detailed instructions on where to start off positioning the saddle and how to change the adjustment until you find the sweet spot.

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I got to test the Carbon Comfort, both on my touring bike and on my hybrid. Because the Carbon Comfort requires you to lower your seat post significantly, I wasn’t ever able to get it positioned just right on the touring bike (I ran out of seat post height due to my fairly short legs), but it’s a winner on the hybrid and the saddle seems to work better when the rider is in a more upright position. I’m used to being able to do some steering using the saddle nose on my touring bike and this wasn’t really possible with the Carbon Comfort’s shortened nose. But for hybrid and comfort bike riding, the Carbon Comfort is just what the doctor ordered. Take advantage of RideOut’s 30 day satisfaction guarantee and try one.

RideOut Carbon Comfort Saddle Msrp: $90 www.rideouttech.com

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  1. Ahmad says:

    where can i get RideOut Technologies Carbon Comfort Saddle in UAE, United Arab Emirates
    Dubai

  2. Mae says:

    This is arguably the worst saddle design I have ever seen and I’ve seen a lot. “I’m used to being able to do some steering using the saddle nose on my touring bike and this wasn’t really possible with the Carbon Comfort’s shortened nose”

    Used to? That is how we steer. Not the bars. We steer with our hips. My partner experimented with a noseless saddle and nearly died on a technical descent. She’s an exceptionally experienced cyclist.

    If you’ve tried every saddle and nothing works
    1) Find a new bike shop. One that can ….
    2) …. Professionally fit you to the bike and ….
    3) measure your sits bones. No, they don’t get between your legs. They use a foam pad which you sit on. They measure BOTH the inside and outside dimensions.
    4) Get a saddle that matches your sits bones.

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