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Offline Arabian Red

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Airhawk R vs New Laam Seat
« on: June 14, 2014, 05:22:51 pm »
I have a question, is there a consensus on whether to use an Airhawk R or a new Laam seat not considering cost? I plan on keeping my C14 and I figure either getting the seat or the cushion is a viable choice. I am planning a ride to Idaho from LA and want to make it as comfortable as possible. I did a run to SF and on my stock seat and thought I was going to need an assectomy. I have also used a Bead Rider which helped but still had issues. Any opinions would be welcome. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Airhawk R vs New Laam Deat
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2014, 05:35:13 pm »
I have an Airhawk and rode my C14 from Boston, MA to Tallahassee,  FL in 2 days. My butt was comfortable but you do sit up higher and may be even more comfortable with risers too.
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Re: Airhawk R vs New Laam Deat
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2014, 05:48:57 pm »
I have both an Airhawk and a New Laam Seat.
Did a ride-in (210 miles one way) on a stock seat with an Airhawk and rode home on the Laam.

The Airhawk does raise you up about an inch and leans you forward & down on the handlebars more (stock seat), even with a very low amount of air in it.
The Laam lowers you about 1/2 inch, or so, and pulls you back (read: upright) about an inch or two. Seth said risers may be needed.

The Airhawk is a less expensive and a less permanent addition. If it doesn't work for you it can be adjusted or removed.
The Laam seat is permanent, but Seth will do what it takes to make you comfortable.

This whole seat issue is a BIG deal with C14 riders. Just search "seat" , "butt", "lean", or any other word you say when talking about the seating position.

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Re: Airhawk R vs New Laam Deat
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2014, 08:08:18 pm »
It would help if I learned how to spell (Seat).

You know, if you edit your first post, you can edit the topic title.
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Re: Airhawk R vs New Laam Seat
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2014, 03:17:29 am »
I like the permanent solution by getting a new seat, I am not sure I would like being on a cushion of air and moving around. Thank you for the input though, I think I have decided on a new seat. Question now is what design do I choose since Seth has a few. 50% there.

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Re: Airhawk R vs New Laam Seat
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2014, 03:41:46 am »
Like Jay. I have both....much prefer the Laam to the Airhawk. I like the way the Airhawk sits but when my butt is on the seat for hours ....it wants the Laam.

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Re: Airhawk R vs New Laam Seat
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2014, 07:29:08 am »
I am planning a ride to Idaho from LA and want to make it as comfortable as possible.


Why not see if LAAM (north California) can schedule you an appointment to ride in and make your seat as you're there. 
I've had two friends who did that and both are very happy.

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