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    Rinsten spring

    https://www.bikerumor.com/2017/03/21...ad-get-saddle/

    Good idea?
    Bad idea?

    Seems to me that getting the right position could be a lot of trial and error given the spring action.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post
    https://www.bikerumor.com/2017/03/21...ad-get-saddle/

    Good idea?
    Bad idea?

    Seems to me that getting the right position could be a lot of trial and error given the spring action.
    Basic idea goes back to the 1800s. Was probably patented back then. Bouncing in the saddle, no damping, spring constant not related to rider body weight. What could go wrong?

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    Gimmick, I'll take larger volume tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post
    Seems a bit weird to me but I can see the logic behind it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post
    https://www.bikerumor.com/2017/03/21...ad-get-saddle/

    Good idea?
    Bad idea?

    Seems to me that getting the right position could be a lot of trial and error given the spring action.
    Simple design and a great idea.. I wouldn't buy one for me,, but for my wife's comfort bike its brilliant..

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    Looks like a pretty big stack up - better have lots of seat tube exposed to add that on top.
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    looks like getting a level saddle would be a serious challenge...

    gonna guess they sell at least a dozen of them.
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    Too old to ride plastic

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    Interesting. But the angle of the seat changes as the spring flexes up and down. May not matter to most, but would probably bother at least a few.

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    Interesting concept. Definitely lighter than pogo stick suspensions. But as some have already mentioned, seat angle will change on each bump unless you adjust it to where wider tires with less pressure will provide a greater benefit.

    Besides, my hands complain about road vibrations a lot more than my butt does.
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