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I've seen a few threads about saddlemen seats, but I have not read about the difference in feel between foam vs. foam with gel inserts. I have read some negatives concerning aftermarket gel pads, things like they get boiling hot when left in the sun and ice cold in bad weather. Are there similar issues with the gel inside the seat? Is there significant difference to make getting the gel worth it? I'm looking for a little help BEFORE I spend a boatload of money. Thanks!!



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If you only make short trips around the house, then you don't need a gel seat. If you like to make some 3-500 mile days, your butt will be glad you got a gel seat.

Just depends on what kind of riding you do, in my opinion.

I have a gel Saddleman, and I can go quite a ways without my tush in pain. Much different from the stock seat.
 

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I'd go for gel, can always do it latter, but why not first.

Course my butt needs all the padding I can give it
 

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Had a roadSofa on my 89. It did have the gel inserts, and it got hot on hot sunny days and cold on cooler days or nights. The folks at Saddleman will tell you if you are over a certain weight you will want the gel if you are under you wont find it a necessity. I could ride for hours on mine without discomfort. You can always cover the seat with something to keep the sun from heating the gel, not much you can do about the cold.
 

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Go for the gel.
 

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I have a Saddleman without gel but it is not the Road Sofa. I also have a sheepskin on it. I think it is very comfortable. When I went to DC, about 600 or so miles, my butt never hurt. I weigh 230 lbs.
 

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I have a roadsofa on mine but i am not sure if there is gel or not. i have gone 200 miles without a break and not butt pain. My wife loves the seat for the passenger comfort. I did put in the trunk relocator as we are both a little rounder then normal.
 

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I've never ridden anyone else's bike with an aftermarket seat, but have staddled a few with some seats that were as hard as a two by. I'd think that would get terribly uncomfortable real quick. I think I'd like a gel seat, but sure would like to make a trip on one before sinking that much money into one. Anyway, I have a need to stop every hour or two for other purposes :D.
 

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I have the travelcade road-sofa which is the same company as saddleman with the gel.Me and the wife love it,and have never stopped because our butts hurt.
 
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