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Re: My Strida SD (Sport Duo)

Postby Hydra on Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:23 am

ImageThe best saddle I have tried for the strida in terms of comfort and ergonomycs is the Velo Newport S4. Impressive! Absolutly fantastic.

If you try it you will never come back to the original. I own two stridas, one with the original Velo, and the other one with the Velo Newport S4. When I must ride the original Velo, I hate to ride. When I ride the Newport, I am in the heaven.
The Newport S4 must be an option from the factory.

Best regards.

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Re: My Strida SD (Sport Duo)

Postby Hydra on Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:41 am

mtths wrote:But original saddle of Strida is ... Velo.
See the bottom of saddle. Not easy to see but there is Velo brand. I have Strida 5.2. Maybe for other older types or other production lots other subvendors were choosen.
Sliding to front is rather being unskilled to ride. I had exactly the same problem for few first weeks of riding. Now I sit properly most of riding time.


Yes, I knew the original one is Velo brand too. But the original Velo does not fit properly to the human requirements in a Strida. I have bought a new Sport Duo (my third Strida) and this saddle will be the first improvement I will do. (May be, I will try first the Velo Newport S2W, a little bit less bulky)

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Re: My Strida SD (Sport Duo)

Postby mtths on Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:51 pm

Hydra wrote:Yes, I knew the original one is Velo brand too. But the original Velo does not fit properly to the human requirements in a Strida. I have bought a new Sport Duo (my third Strida) and this saddle will be the first improvement I will do. (May be, I will try first the Velo Newport S2W, a little bit less bulky)

On the first days I also thought that Strida standard saddle is not very comfortable. And I started to look for other but I couldn't decide (all saddles with good opinions were expensive) after more than 1 month I get accustomed to standard saddle.
Maybe is not the best but anyway better than saddles types designed for mountain bicycles.
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Re: More comfy saddle

Postby arstein on Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:54 am

Just purchased Comfy and Cheap $14 includes shipping

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Re: More comfy saddle

Postby AlastairB on Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:38 pm

When I got my Strida, I emailed Mark Sanders about replacing the seat, and he answered "we've never had complaints about the seat"... (But then, this is the guy who says "you don't need gears...", and "We gave up bothering trying to make the seat fold..."...)

In the UK, I went to my local Halfords, and tried fitting various seats, and cycling round the store to get a feel (!?) for comfort.
In hindsight, the flat lino floor of the shop is not a good test of behaviour vs. potholes!!
I settled on a gel-filled one from Bikehut.

But after reading the reports here, I'm thinking of going back and trying some sprung saddles. Gel is good at distributing the load evenly, no question. And has at least some elastic impact dampening.
Springs (as well) to take the kick out of potholes sounds like a good plan....

p.s.: The creme version with the Brooks saddle and bag? That is too steampunk-awesome to even exist. Really lovely!
(My Strida 3 is a visual assault, with green mudguards, and yellow reflecto-tape plastered everywhere..
Not that that seems to prevent "London white-van man and Joe-lorry-driver pretending they can't see me, and trying to crush me.." My other favourite topic for "Strida Mods" is some kind of anti-lorry gun...)
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Re: More comfy saddle

Postby Elliott on Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:30 pm

I recently added a Brooks Flyer Special to my Strida 5.0 LT. Love it! More comfortable than stock and the springs seem to really soak up many of the bumps. Along with it I added the bended bars which for me, whose 6'2" tall, was a big improvement in fit and general feeling of stability.

I choose the aged leather seat to avoid having to oil the seat and because my seat will rarely see long term sun exposure or inclement weather (here in California).

I had a bit of a struggle getting the seats mounting rails to snap onto the plastic Strida seat bracket. I had to push and wiggle for 20 minutes before it finally slipped on. Once in place the seat frame fit well without any clearance issues.

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Re: More comfy saddle

Postby danny777 on Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:03 pm

I am about to purchase a flyer aged myself, looks very nice on your strida! When you say "Brooks Flyer Special" Do you mean a Brooks Flyer S? S being a shorter (ladies) version. I ask because I was thinking if I should get the S or not, perhaps the normal one would be a bit too large on a Strida?
I think the S comes in at about 245mm V's 275mm for the standard.

Elliott wrote:I recently added a Brooks Flyer Special to my Strida 5.0 LT. Love it! More comfortable than stock and the springs seem to really soak up many of the bumps. Along with it I added the bended bars which for me, whose 6'2" tall, was a big improvement in fit and general feeling of stability.

I choose the aged leather seat to avoid having to oil the seat and because my seat will rarely see long term sun exposure or inclement weather (here in California).
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Re: More comfy saddle

Postby danny777 on Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:27 pm

My confusion was the OP mentioned it was a special. It is not, it is just a Brooks Flyer Aged. The Brooks Flyer S Aged has less holes where the laces go through.
Well I've just ordered a (non S) Brooks Flyer Aged, after a measure up, and looking at the picture above it looks a great fit for the strida. Thanks for your help.
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Re: More comfy saddle

Postby MPires on Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:22 pm

Hi,

I have a SX Strida for almost a year and the 1st thing I have done was to put in a more confortable saddle (a selle royal). The saddle is good but the position is not entirely horizontal so I keep looking for the ideal saddle. My thougts are with the Brooks 67 and now the strida ST-SDL-003. Can anyone give informations about these sadlles (comfort and horizontality)? Thanks.
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Re: More comfy saddle

Postby Blackstridaaustria on Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:40 pm

Hello MPires,

partially were your questions already discussed

Replacing your seat?

Looking for a Shhortcut to a Great SX

Re: Compact front & rear lights



"The crucial factor whether a saddle fits on the molding or not is the distance of the saddle rails to the the lower edge of the saddle nose, as you can see below."

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The Strida "EVO red 18 inch and leather" - that's the Canadian custom edition - 8)
is originally equipped with the ST-SDL-003 leather saddle.
http://stridacanada.ca/?product=strida-evo-red-18-inch-and-leather

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Looks like the Strida saddle would fit, no?
(At least with the QRS system.)

Perhaps could Bill tell us more?
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Re: More comfy saddle

Postby Bill Wilby on Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:15 pm

When I first saw this post I began to think how I can help, Blackstridaaustria is just too fast. I will take some photos today with the Strida leather saddle mounted on a bike with a level across the top of the saddle. I have been using the Strida leather saddle this summer and have been enjoying the ride. I have never ridden a Brooks so I can't compare. I like the springs in the back of the saddle as it takes the edge off of the bumps on rough pavement. The Strida leather saddle is also wider at the back than the other Strida saddles and as I am sitting more upright on the Strida than other bikes the wider seat at the back of the saddle gives me more support. I have several customers using this saddle including women with no complaints. I have put about 500 km on the saddle myself which have included rides up to one and a half hours and 35 km. I am out of stock until my next order comes late this month, or I could send anyone a Strida leather saddle complete with a bike as I have those in stock!


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Re: More comfy saddle

Postby Blackstridaaustria on Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:45 pm

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Re: More comfy saddle

Postby ttakata73 on Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:14 pm

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All this talk of the Brooks Flyer but I think the B67 is better and costs the same.
I say get the widest saddle possible since you are sitting almost vertical on this bike.

I got a Brooks B67 Select, it is awesome.
Length: 260mm
Width: 205mm
Height:73mm
Weight: 850g (Select is 870g)

Flyer is not as wide, so less comfy.
Length: 275mm
Width: 175mm
Height: 87mm
Weight: 890g

The Strida springer looks good too, since it is more like a B67.
Anyone know how wide it is?
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Re: More comfy saddle

Postby Bill Wilby on Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:52 pm

The Strida leather saddle is 210 mm wide, Bill
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