|“It is without doubt the most comfortable bike saddle available”
“I ordered the RIDO R2 earlier this year and have been using it ever since, recommending it to anyone I meet whether they ride a bike or not. I rode it through the bone-shaking minefield that is Ireland and through the hills and dales of Wales for (usually) about six hours per day. Prior to this I had used the much-lauded Brookes saddle but the Rido is a better buy in every single respect. It is without doubt the most comfortable bike saddle available and I cannot sing its praises highly enough.”
“I love the saddle to bits. From day one it was an instant success in the comfort department. I use the saddle on my commuting bike week in week out. It still looks brand new with all the use it is getting.
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“Quite, quite remarkable!”
(i) “I have never really managed to locate the perfect saddle. I persisted with my Brooks and because of the heavy duty price I tried to convince myself (and others) it was the definitive seat for my beautiful Ridgeback Grand Voyage. And yet it plagued me on long distance rides. Moving on onto a gel saddle helped marginally, but not a lot more. They are either to wide for my backside or too narrow… Lots of research later led me to your web site. Read through al the material and took the plunge and not a very expensive one either. The space-age looking Rido R2 arrived and I was still really quite sceptical about whether it would ease the pain of riding. To be frank, it is far from a soft sofa-like experience but it does really work! The pressure focuses on two neat areas of by backside and ignores my perineum completely. Quite, quite remarkable! I am wrestling with the physics bit to work out how it exactly works but I am quite convinced it does. Now have to purchase another for my Brompton. Thanks a lot.”
(ii) “I purchased it through SJS Cycles who were very quick indeed. I am quite amazed it (RIDO) is not available more widely. There must be considerable scope to sell through more outlets? I looked in vain for quite a few weeks for the ideal saddle and regrettably have wasted a good few pounds en route this last year on saddles that have provided very little (read ‘no’) relief around the perineum. The final straw was a midnight ride from Alexandra Palace in north London to Brighton several weeks ago which was agonizing on my Brooks. I now need to purchase another saddle as I am quit convinced by the one on my Brompton.”
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Gerry 03/07/2011 at 12:18 pm #
|“Your saddle is a REMARKABLE product”
“Your saddle is a REMARKABLE product. I suffer from chronic prostatitis, which doesn’t mesh well with avid cycling. But I no longer suffer on the bike thanks to my R2. Thank you!”
“By far the most comfortable saddle I’ve ever had”
“Sitting in a soft chair produces quite a lot of discomfort but I actually get relief on the bike!”
“I have two of the original saddles and one light, but to be honest I haven’t used the light yet because I can’t fault the original. Without it, I would have given up riding or worse still, shifted to a recumbent. I injured my pudendal nerve in a race almost two years ago and it hasn’t fully recovered. Sitting in a soft chair produces quite a lot of discomfort but I actually get relief on the bike! It is the best thing I’ve ever bought for my bike ( a carbon Scott dually with XTR). I normally commute to work on it, but commuting for me in Canberra means single track and dirt fire trails for about 35 mins each way over quite a big climb (as commutes go, about 300m up)….not a bad way to start and finish the day.
Just to reinforce the benefits of the saddle, I just got back from Malaysia where I hired a tandem to ride with my wife (not altogether successful from a tempo and bike work ethic point of view) and I was in pretty bad perineal pain after just 10 minutes. I’d forgotten how terrible an ordinary saddle was for my condition.
I spent ages getting a diagnosis of my condition. My doctor had no idea, and it was a Google search … discomfort wearing trousers in that they always felt too tight even when they weren’t, unable to sit on a soft chair, relief lying down and standing up and sitting on a toilet seat … that opened up the possibility of pudendal nerve damage. I took this suggestion to a different doctor, a cyclist, and he referred to a little known “triathletes tip” condition, which is nerve damage in the perineum. Now I sit on a rolled up towel at home and in cars (that mimics the R2 loadings) and the condition is very manageable. But it was the saddle that made the big breakthrough and showed me how to handle the perineum (if you’ll pardon the expression) elsewhere.
“I am a middle aged woman, overweight and very poor cycle rider. But this saddle overcame all of that and lets me have an enjoyable ride. I recommend it to anyone who says (they) can’t find a comfortable saddle.”
“I started cycling again (after a layoff of some 30 years) a few months ago. I’d bought a new bike but found that after a few days I suffered from coccygeal pain. As a result, I had to lay off cycling for about two weeks, during which time I bought the Rido saddle.
The RIDO has stopped the saddle soreness completely and it was hard on the buttocks at first but my muscles seemed to adjust to that so it no longer hurts, although I have only pootled around town a couple of times.
“I cannot believe the immediate difference that the (R2) saddle has made”
“An emphatic YES, the saddle did the trick! I am back to enjoying my cycling again. I cannot believe the immediate difference that the saddle has made. At 64 you are beginning to think that enjoyable riding days are over. Not any more! Thanks!
“The R2 is a fantastic, comfortable saddle. It has enabled me to get back to riding/racing after perineal problems. Comfiest saddle I’ve ever used in over 20 years of riding/racing, and I’ve tried very many over time.”
“I have had two saddles from you over the years and they are fantastic.”
“I bought an R2 from you just before Christmas (2011).
“Hi been suffering with cronic pelvic pain from long distance rides. The saddle seems to be really helping along with physio. Thanks, P.”
“1st ride today – no pain! Very exciting.”