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Corbin seat.....Worth it?

To anyone that has tried the Corbin saddle, is it any more comfortable than the brick of a standard seat? Not sure I can afford an $800+ Russel Day Long, but I need something other than the stock seat...especially if I want my wife to ride with me.

Pros/Cons of the Corbin??
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Corbin is definitely an improvement over stock. It just takes a few miles in it to break it in. You can also ask them when you order to use a softer foam than standard.

Another option I've had great luck with in the past is Mean City Cycles. You have the send them your stock seat, and they work magic with reshaping and different types of foam. Much cheaper than a full replacement -- worth a look and a call.

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Thanks. I will check them out.
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I was standing at 75k's (say 45 minutes) on the stock seat/ I mean it really hurt. Got it modified and made it livable. Got the Corbin and it was way way better BUT it is a very subjective thing.

If you are short on cash look at getting it modified. IE they take off the cover, grind out some foam so you sit into the seat more then on it and alleviate the pressure points with luck. Made a huge difference to me and made long rides possible.

For me though only the corbin stopped me needing to slip my bum onto the back seat
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I never liked my corbin seat. I had my stock seat done over with memory foam and gel ran me $600 but its the way I wanted it and has a much better skin now too.
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I just picked up a Corbin. We haven't been able to get on the bike and try it out yet, but will let you know this Friday after we give it a whirl. Good thing it came with the passenger backrest as I could not install with the factory backrest in place. It definitely seems more comfortable sitting in the garage!!
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I have a corbin gunfighter and it took about 400 miles to break it in. Seems like it is getting better with each ride so far. At first it was very hard though and I thought I had maybe wasted my money on it. But now it's so much better. I could only ride the stock seat for about 20 minutes til I could start feeling pain. With the corbin I can go a couple hours. Probably more, but haven't ridden that much yet.
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What Swagfu said. My first thought going down the road was "omg this is hard.... mistake".


Still hard but not granite and I can ride a long way now so pretty happy with it.
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I'm currently using an airhawk, which increases the comfortable riding time several hours. I'm going to call Mean City Cycles because I have a few 1,000 miles trips coming up.

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Three days ago II contacted Russel Day Long via email. They sent a response the next day and said if I set it up today I would be put on the list for a mid April build. That is crazy!
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