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Old 07-23-2009, 09:44 AM   #31
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made my decision...

So I had ordered the Sargent based on a persistent endorsement of a buudy but the seat went back in the box a few days after I got it. Not a badly constructed seat, just definitely the wrong saddle for the bike. The seat is much more suited for a cruiser and someone substantially shorter legged than I. It dictated only one seating position and hindered any moving around. I just received the High breathable from Touratech and it is a great seat. The comfort level is very good and there are no hotspots on the thighs. The breathable fabric is a little rough compared to typical fabric/ leather I have seen but there is no sliding around and it is a huge benefit the for Arizona heat. I am not slipping forward anymore which make me very , very happy. The seat was pricey but well worth it.
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Old 07-28-2009, 09:04 PM   #32
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Old 07-28-2009, 09:36 PM   #33
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So Gromm, have you done any long stretches/long days with it yet?

I'm seriously considering either the touring high or the breathable high like yours.

The black breathable would look better on my yellow bike, but I am under the impression that the touring is more comfy for long days. Any thoughts??
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:02 PM   #34
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I've done a few stretches of around 3 hours and it is a far improvement over stock and the breathable material makes a HUGE difference. I am finding that the faom may be a little soft for my liking but I am going to give it a little more time to break in before I go and modify it. My only complaint is that it feels like a little pressure against the areas between the sit bones after a while, so I am considering pulling up the cover and cutting a little groove out like you find on cycling saddles. Other than that I love it. I did talk with the guys at TT and it is the same foam in both seats, the only diff is the cover. I've heard a couple people say they think the touring cover helps with the support factor...dunno myself...Call up there and talk with them, they were a huge help in making the decision. Good luck.
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Old 07-29-2009, 06:10 AM   #35
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Anyone with a STD height TT seat? How does it compare to the height of the BMW stock seeat.

I'm considering this or a renazco... Price? Height?
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Old 07-29-2009, 08:37 AM   #36
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TT standard height

From talking with the guys at TT the standard is basically the same as the stock. The High version is 2cm taller. There was a post earlier from a guy with a TT standard touring version...see what he may say.
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Old 08-10-2009, 02:55 PM   #37
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Old 08-10-2009, 04:26 PM   #38
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New rubber and new saddle!! Nice work man. It's gonna be a new bike!
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Old 08-10-2009, 04:50 PM   #39
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Old 08-10-2009, 04:59 PM   #40
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Oh snap!! Even better. Those are next on my list. For the rear, do you do Ohlins or Race Tech....hmmmmmm.
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Old 08-10-2009, 05:11 PM   #41
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Oh snap!! Even better. Those are next on my list. For the rear, do you do Ohlins or Race Tech....hmmmmmm.

.......... or maybe Hyper Pro. Still trying to decide.
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Old 08-13-2009, 03:06 PM   #42
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Just put in two long days on the new TT seat. 15 hours one day and 16 hours two days later to return. Seat was great. I was fine.
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Old 08-13-2009, 03:19 PM   #43
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Just put in two long days on the new TT seat. 15 hours one day and 16 hours two days later to return. Seat was great. I was fine.
Nice. That's what I want to hear. I'm hoping to have the same luck with mine.
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Old 08-13-2009, 05:34 PM   #44
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First off, props to whoever just said "oh snap"

Secondly I hate to sound like a fashion whore but when on all 5 color schemes of the 650/800 the dominant color is black, why in the world wouldn't they make the aftermarket seat black instead of some weak grey color.... either way I'll probably order one as it looks the best and seems to have good reviews. The Sargent owners all say its good with some problems... the TT owners just say its good...
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Old 08-22-2009, 07:49 PM   #45
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TT Breathable

Well, I can't ride any longer than an hour with the stock seat. I did some research and was looking at the Sargent but did not quite like the lines of that seat.

I was planning on riding from Toronto to Montreal and then on to the Quebec Vermont border where I am planning on building a house.

I picked up a TT breathable in Montreal. By the time I reached my property about 90 minutes later, I was in agony and so was my wife. I found the TT breathable to be equal or worse than stock. We had a great lunch at a cafe but I was dreading the ride home on this seat. My poor wife would get numbness in her legs.

Luckily, passing through Montreal the next day, the TT distributor took the seat back.

Admittedly, this seat probably needs a solid three month break in but there is now way I would have made it that long with an overpriced 2X6 up my butt. For me anyway, this seat was a big thumbs down unfortunately.

I am 5'11" 195 lbs with a 36 inch waist.
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