Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Texas Hill Country (1hr NW of San Antonio)
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I weigh 255lbs (115kg) and find the stock seat feels fine at first, but within 45 minutes, I'm 'aware' of it. After an hour, its getting uncomfortable. Not horrible, but a distraction. I got the Saddlemen GP-V1 and I liked the riding position and feel of it better than the stock seat, but the foam was too soft, so it only bought me about 15 to 20 more minutes compared to the stock seat. But I liked the 'ergonomics' of it better than the stock seat.
So I ordered a Corbin and it had too much forward 'slope', which slid me into the gas tank, over and over again. Totally unacceptable. One ride and I was on the phone to them. They are going to try a re-work it to fix the problem. 4 to 5 weeks of wait and I have to pay to ship it back. Not cheap. But at least the 'first' adjustment is 'no cost' (other than shipping it back.) What's irritating is at least two other people on this forum have gotten Corbin seats and didn't have the same problem, so did someone at the Corbin factory not follow the build instructions right? I have no idea. We'll see how it goes with the 're-work'.
The Corbin has the best foam (closed cell foam) and the best cover (leather.) The Saddleman had the best 'ergonomics', but needed better foam. The stock seat (for me) feels good at first, then the foam collapses and it gets uncomfortable. If I was a lighter guy, I think it would be fine as it seems to be working for Mike D and several others.