Sprung Saddle

vfr400

Esteemed Pedelecer
Jun 12, 2011
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3,950
Basildon
Has anyone tried one of these? I ordered one out of curiosity. I found out about it from an online advert that included a video that showed it working.
 

danielrlee

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May 27, 2012
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Westbury, Wiltshire
torquetech.co.uk
I might be wrong, but it looks as if the 'suspension' comes from the flexing of the plastic saddle. I hope somebody is there to see the look on your face when the saddle eventually breaks and pinches your nutsack or gooch in the resulting crack!
 
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Benjahmin

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Nov 10, 2014
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Good luck vfr. Looks like a cheap bit of plastic to me.
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KirstinS

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Apr 5, 2011
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Brighton
Good luck vfr. Looks like a cheap bit of plastic to me.
What does this bit mean?
  • Note:The size of this product is in line with the preferences of most riders, please be cautious to buy customers who prefer large cushions.
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I thought the same... All those tiny joints /fault points seem cheap to me and fundamentally flawed anyways!

But I am no engineer so just a gut feeling tbh.

Very keen to see what you make of it VFR!
 

L6mbt

Pedelecer
Feb 1, 2019
30
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This looks virtually identical to one I bought recently for my old Brompton folder (non-electric). I bought it because it promised to be compact and light in weight (assets for a folding bike). Although it looks somewhat primitive, it is surprisingly comfortable, at least over fairly short distances.
 

vfr400

Esteemed Pedelecer
Jun 12, 2011
9,822
3,950
Basildon
Good luck vfr. Looks like a cheap bit of plastic to me.
What does this bit mean?
  • Note:The size of this product is in line with the preferences of most riders, please be cautious to buy customers who prefer large cushions.
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It means that you get a cheap thrill if you have a fat posterior.

It is just bendy plastic. The video was from a camera positioned behind while the guy was riding. The seat was definitely doing something, but I'm not sure whether that's good or not. I'll let you know when/if it comes.