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Old 08-27-15, 07:00 PM
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Saddle suggestions for MTB with child seat

I'm, in the process of converting my mountain bike into a kid-hauler. I've added a kid seat (a Yepp Maxi) and will be getting a kickstand and probably a basket soon. I went for a ride today, and noticed that my saddle, a WTB that's great for mountain biking, isn't so great when riding in street clothes.

Here's a picture of the bike, before I added the Yepp:



I love the Brooks B-17 on my touring bike, but it'd take forever to break in another one of those with the short rides I do with the baby.

Can anyone suggest some saddles that are comfortable in street clothes?
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Old 08-28-15, 01:32 AM
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Originally Posted by neilfein View Post
I love the Brooks B-17 on my touring bike, but it'd take forever to break in another one of those with the short rides I do with the baby.
So why not just move it over?

Saddles that come on cruisers and town bikes are great for this, I bet every coop has a nice pile of them.

I ran 1.5" slicks on my MTB for ages for a commuter, they work great for this. Far smoother than knobs on pavement.
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Old 08-28-15, 04:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
So why not just move it over?
Because then the touring bike won't have a saddle.

Agreed about slicks, those are on the short list of upgrades.
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Old 08-28-15, 03:23 PM
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lots of Pleather covered saddles.. sit on a few till your butt votes for one. ..

Vinyl wont bleed color out, like leather , so your Khakis should only pick up the dirt you dont wash off your saddle .
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Selle SMP TRK. I've been on one for a year and a half, commuting daily in street clothes, with no issues.
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