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Old 07-10-21, 05:20 AM
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Can anyone recommend any very large seats?

I saw this looks like it should be very comfortable. But the delivery for a minimum of two is $112.46, where I am. So I am not planning to buy any. When I return to Australia, I might check the price again. These are for sale on alibaba.

Has anyone had these?

Are there any other very large seats that you recommend?






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Old 07-10-21, 05:32 AM
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Be sure to order one of these as well.

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I don't think that's meant for anyone who wants to actually pedal their bike. It's specifically labeled as an e-bike saddle, and I can't imagine any way to use that that wouldn't interfere with your thighs' motion.
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Way too heavy.
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I would just go to Walmart and get the biggest they have for $20. Seriously, if you really need one that big to ride you are way too heavy, which you already know. I know too because I was 360lbs when I started riding. I now weigh 180lbs. You don't want to try to make everything fit your over large body as much as try to get your over large body to fit a normal seat. I changed seats about every 3-4 months as my rear changed size. In such a case cheap seats make more sense.
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Pretty much any recumbent...
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Assuming your riding position and your hindquarters are a good fit for the size, look at the Selle SMP Martin Touring or Selle SMP E-City saddles.

Have had the Martin Touring. It's wide for me, but with a nearly-upright position it's comfortable enough. Isn't an inexpensive saddle, but it's durable and (I think) good-looking.

https://www.sellesmp.com/en/saddles/...large-gel.html

https://www.sellesmp.com/en/saddles/e-city.html


Uncertain what your riding position is, but if it happens to be a nearly-upright one then you might consider the Brooks (England) saddles for upright riding:

https://www.brooksengland.com/en_us/...g_position=361
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Old 07-10-21, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by RH Clark View Post
I would just go to Walmart and get the biggest they have for $20. Seriously, if you really need one that big to ride you are way too heavy, which you already know. I know too because I was 360lbs when I started riding. I now weigh 180lbs. You don't want to try to make everything fit your over large body as much as try to get your over large body to fit a normal seat. I changed seats about every 3-4 months as my rear changed size. In such a case cheap seats make more sense.
There are two different issues.

1. What seat will do the job? I don't know how big the largest seat in Walmart is. But you may be right.

2. What is the most comfortable seat you can get? A very large seat would probably be even more comfortable than a seat that will do the job. I have larger bones than average. So this applies more to me than those with small bones.
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Might as well get this.


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Old 07-10-21, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
Might as well get this.


For the big-boned.
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Originally Posted by RH Clark View Post
I would just go to Walmart and get the biggest they have for $20. Seriously, if you really need one that big to ride you are way too heavy, which you already know. I know too because I was 360lbs when I started riding. I now weigh 180lbs. You don't want to try to make everything fit your over large body as much as try to get your over large body to fit a normal seat. I changed seats about every 3-4 months as my rear changed size. In such a case cheap seats make more sense.

Formerly fat guy here as well ( I only lost 140 pounds, I bow to you). I did ride wider seats when I was big, but nothing remotely close to that shape. That's basically a bench in the rear and, as I said above, I don't think it's designed for a bike that needs to be pedaled. Fat butt or not, that's got to impair your thigh motion.

We should compare notes some time, we're now biking at about the same weight. I don't get to meet a lot of other people who can compare riding at 300+ to 180.
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Just in case someone stumbles across this and thinks yeah this is real I need that...DON'T. Saddle should be based on sit bones and should not be very wide unless you go more upright however keep in mind you still have to pedal. A motorcycle is not something you need to pedal hence you can have a very wide saddle, same thing with scooters but too wide of a saddle on a bike and you will have issues pedaling.

Measure your sit bones (ischial tuberosity) and look for saddles that closely match that and have a position that works for your body and riding position. Also keep in mind soft padded saddles DO NOT help with pain, they actually cause more pain as they don't give your sit bones support and that is what they need. Having padding is not bad at all but soft gels and covers and things like that don't actually help and can make things quite worse. Also keep in mind saddle pain might not be the saddle but your fit on the bike. If that saddle is not in the right position in terms of set back and height of your seatpost and where your bars are at and your hands sit, it could all cause pain that you may blame on your saddle.

You might try a bunch of different saddles in the search for the right one but you might also see your local fitter and have them give you some recommendations based on what they saw when doing your fit and their expertise of the body and cycling.

One final note: True E-bikes do require pedaling, those with throttles are really just poor mopeds but in that case if I want a throttle I want a motorcycle or a scooter or an actual moped but I would rather have a bicycle with pedal assist or not.
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My wife thought she wanted something like this when we started riding the tandem.


I told her that she would not like that saddle. I thought I heard something muttered about know it all engineers, so I got her one like that from Wally's. We rode less than a mile before she decided that we needed to go back and put the narrow Sella Italia Diva saddle back on.

There were two problems. Firstly, as was pointed out, a wide saddle like that interfere with normal pedaling motion. Secondly, we could not find a tilt position for the big saddle that didn't make her slide off, either in front or off the back.

But saddles can be a very personal choice, The "Chain Reaction Cycles" web site has some wider saddles, including several from Brooks. I have Brooks B17 on my winter bikes because they don't get brittle in sub zero weather, and they are comfortable to me. YMMV.
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
Just in case someone stumbles across this and thinks yeah this is real…
+1.

It is not real.
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One final note: True E-bikes do require pedaling, those with throttles are really just poor mopeds but in that case if I want a throttle I want a motorcycle or a scooter or an actual moped but I would rather have a bicycle with pedal assist or not.
True, I think the ad for this seat is misleading in that regard. This is obviously for throttle control bikes.
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Old 07-11-21, 06:56 AM
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My wife has a Cloud 9 seat on her bike.


I have one that is slightly lighter.
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One thing I do know is, the larger the seat the more comfortable it is. That is for me. Not everyone is the same. The seat I am using at present is one of the largest ordinary seats commonly available. It is actually not a lot smaller than the one in the picture.



I have not bought one of these. But if I find the delivery price is significantly cheaper in the future, I might buy one or two. If I do, I will see what I think of it.

It is also possible I might find a different very large seat.

We have to wait to see what happens in the future.
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I had a Cloud 9 on my Trek Pure my dad gave me and that seat is horrible. The cushion and springs are, well, too soft and "springy" and hurt my back. Replaced it with a Brooks B67 and after a test ride around the neighborhood I can tell it's much better already.

The Cloud 9 might be okay for a Buick LeSabre but certainly not for a bicycle.

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I have one that is slightly lighter.
We should stop caring about bike weight.
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True Story

I had a heavy set co-worker ask about my daily bike commute. We got to talking about bike seats. He asked, "where could I find a seat for me?"

I paused... "how about the Smithsonian?" was my reply.
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One thing I do know is, the larger the seat the more comfortable it is. That is for me. Not everyone is the same. The seat I am using at present is one of the largest ordinary seats commonly available. It is actually not a lot smaller than the one in the picture.



I have not bought one of these. But if I find the delivery price is significantly cheaper in the future, I might buy one or two. If I do, I will see what I think of it.

It is also possible I might find a different very large seat.

We have to wait to see what happens in the future.
Yes, the larger the seat the more comfortable it is....
but people that actually ride a bike will use a saddle, which is different from your wide seat... which is made for a wide, overweight person, to sit down on.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
We should stop caring about bike weight.
The weight is not why I chose it... it is VERY comfortable, even on long rides.
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One thing I do know is, the larger the seat the more comfortable it is. That is for me. Not everyone is the same. The seat I am using at present is one of the largest ordinary seats commonly available. It is actually not a lot smaller than the one in the picture.



I have not bought one of these. But if I find the delivery price is significantly cheaper in the future, I might buy one or two. If I do, I will see what I think of it.

It is also possible I might find a different very large seat.

We have to wait to see what happens in the future.
I suspect that in order to pedal using one of those, the thighs would have to be splayed out at 45 degrees or more and then in order for the feet to hit the pedals, the knees would have to counter that splaying torquing the knees uncomfortably inward.

But anatomically, we are all slightly different or, perhaps, GREATLY different.
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The weight is not why I chose it... it is VERY comfortable, even on long rides.
Likely story. We all know you are obsessed with bike weight, contrary to what the OP believes we should be.
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