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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-15-2012, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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Make your butt happy...

Was reading a discussion on seat pads at the FJR forum about the Airhawk pad. Someone posted that they found an alternative that they use under their Alaska sheepskin pad.

Airhawks go for around $100... This is alot cheaper:

http://www.campmor.com/therm-a-rest-lite-seat.shtml

They sell them at other camping outfitter type stores like REI. They come in diffrent colors too. You can deflate it and carry it in a pocket, and if your butt starts to bother you on a ride you can just pull it out and it self inflates.

The company - Thermo Rest - makes other sized pads too, but this one seemed a good size for a bike seat.

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Hey KM, good objective, looking out for your happy butt right on!

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OK... Here's the one in the post....couldn't find it before:
http://m.rei.com/mt/www.rei.com/prod...e-core-sit-pad

This one had a rounder profile that might work better..

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Thermarest makes the best affordable self-inflating sleep pads out there. My small one that I use for backpacking and camping off the bike sprung a leak my last trip. Still kept me fairly comfortable even without air.

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I found something even better (I'm pretty sure) www.beadrider.com Check it out. It even made my 250 Rebel comfortable for several hour rides, AFTER I moved the footpegs forward 4". Without that mod I simply did not fit on the Rebel. But even then the seat was still uncomfortable. I have tried all kinds of pads on different bikes over the years and hundreds of thousands of miles. This thing has them all beat.

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