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Offline GIant81

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gel pad
« on: April 26, 2018, 06:48:55 pm »
Anyone try one of these before?

http://cascadecreek.com/product/paddle-saddle/

Was looking for something to add a bit of height and squish to my seat. 

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Re: gel pad
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2018, 07:32:22 pm »
That looks interesting. Must be waterproof as they are used in kayaks. Wonder if they are hot. Probably don't breathe.

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Re: gel pad
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2018, 09:34:14 pm »
That looks interesting. Must be waterproof as they are used in kayaks. Wonder if they are hot. Probably don't breathe.

I understand gel seats/gel pads can be hot, but I don't know this from experience. Here-say
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Re: gel pad
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2018, 05:57:16 pm »
FWIW I put a gel pad in my Yamaha seat (took the cover off, cut out the foam and replaced the cover) and didn't notice much improvement.  It was very hot if the bike sat outside in the sun, had to cover the seat with a towel otherwise you couldn't sit on it after an hour in the sun.  Some say the heat capacity is nice in cold weather but I wouldn't know. 
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Re: gel pad
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2018, 08:26:31 pm »
« Last Edit: October 16, 2018, 11:58:06 pm by Bud »

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Re: gel pad
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2018, 06:30:07 am »
Said pad has given me an idea. 
I some times find my crotch pressed against fuel tank, creating discomfort and numbness in my private parts. Instead of using my hands to create temporary cushion, this pad might suffice as a good alternative.
We shall see.

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Re: gel pad
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2018, 09:32:17 am »
Loren offers a gel pad "insert" as an option for his custom saddles (Baldwin).

When I go to build a newer custom this winter, i'm going to inquire about it, and see what gives.

Not sure if this is a good option for sore a**, but hoping for some additional padding for my boney arse over long days in the saddle.  :truce:

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Re: gel pad
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2018, 05:18:30 pm »
AirHawk. Will blow this out of the water.
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