Poll

What seat are you riding: Rail or Pivotal

Rail
8 (33.3%)
Pivotal
16 (66.7%)

Total Members Voted: 23

Voting closed: April 21, 2014, 09:01:48 PM

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Offline Alex Worden

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What seat are you riding: Rail or Pivotal
« on: April 14, 2014, 09:01:48 PM »
I am looking for a quick poll. Also interested if you have both types of seat posts available.

-Alex

Offline wolverines

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Re: What seat are you riding: Rail or Pivotal
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2014, 09:10:55 PM »
Both. ..khe rail with odyssey convertible. Pivotal post.

It's working for now , yet rather have a ares seat for a quick replacement. 

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Re: What seat are you riding: Rail or Pivotal
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2014, 09:24:14 PM »
Khe watanabe, with khe post, so much more adjustment than pivotal, just bought replacements as spares. , can't see me changing soon

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Re: What seat are you riding: Rail or Pivotal
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2014, 12:14:51 AM »
Piv. Khe Watanabe gave me bum grapes.
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Re: What seat are you riding: Rail or Pivotal
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2014, 03:05:04 AM »
KHE seat seat and Thompson post. Light and durable.
Padded seats are comfy but rip to shreds in no time. Hard plastic takes more of a beating.
Pivotal is a great idea but all the seats are the same with different logos and covers. 
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Re: What seat are you riding: Rail or Pivotal
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2014, 07:47:03 AM »
I have a Kink Pivota Post w/ Alienation Slider seat. It's great for flatland 'cause you have the adjustability of a railed seat with the lighter weight of a pivotal. Dan's Comp has these seats in black or white for only $8.99 & $9.99!

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Re: What seat are you riding: Rail or Pivotal
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2014, 09:32:50 AM »
Odyssey 99er.

I even have two spares.

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Re: What seat are you riding: Rail or Pivotal
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2014, 11:50:33 AM »
I have a Kink Pivota Post w/ Alienation Slider seat. It's great for flatland 'cause you have the adjustability of a railed seat with the lighter weight of a pivotal. Dan's Comp has these seats in black or white for only $8.99 & $9.99!
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Offline neophyte16

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Re: What seat are you riding: Rail or Pivotal
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2014, 01:35:42 PM »
I use pivotal mid-fat seat.

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Re: What seat are you riding: Rail or Pivotal
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2014, 07:26:15 PM »
Run both systems- a railed seat ( gt shows, padded and semi padded version) with pivotal gutz to pivotal post for bikes with 71 deg seat post angle; pivotal seat cum post for 73 deg+ seat tube angle frames.
the alienation slider is more for street or dirt riders as the adjustment is more towards putting the seat over the rear tire. Modding it for a few clicks forwards is possible but the compression bolt is at an awkward angle and has a tendency to creak during moderate use.

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Re: What seat are you riding: Rail or Pivotal
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2014, 07:39:53 PM »
Primo Rod Post   -  Primo Steriod Seat  . I'm not opposed to pivotal just don't like padded seats.. if they made a small hard plastic seat I would switch..

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Re: What seat are you riding: Rail or Pivotal
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2014, 10:40:44 PM »
Primo Rod Post   -  Primo Steriod Seat  . I'm not opposed to pivotal just don't like padded seats.. if they made a small hard plastic seat I would switch..

Khe wantanabe.

Also buy a new seat post holy sh*t.

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Re: What seat are you riding: Rail or Pivotal
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2014, 01:20:22 AM »
Just to round out the options I guess... I've been running an SDG Skylite I-Beam seat/post setup for 3 years now with no problems. Chose it mostly for the horizontal adjustability; the seat isn't hard plastic, but the material is pretty tough. I don't really bash my seat much on the ground too often anymore though, so I couldn't say how well it'd hold up for someone linking a lot of upside down backwheel stuff.
I think I used an old Primo Rod as a breaker bar to free up a seized bolt somewhere on my car a few years back... lol.

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Re: What seat are you riding: Rail or Pivotal
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2014, 08:30:43 AM »


Khe wantanabe.

Also buy a new seat post holy sh*t.

That seat post is just as dated as your seat ;)
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Re: What seat are you riding: Rail or Pivotal
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2014, 06:48:27 AM »
When someone makes a seat for people with large hands I'll buy it otherwise I'm sticking with this. Everything else sucks hard.