|“…. the saddle gives you a lot of freedom to shift about and perch on your sit bones allowing surrounding tissues to breathe and not go numb”
“I cycled the 190 miles coast to coast in mid August this year with a friend. We are two ladies in our late fifties and wanted to do something for charity and experience a real challenge. We haven’t really done any long distance cycling before – other than use our bikes very occasionally for a short bike ride or for going to the shops!
Late on in training I realised that I needed to upgrade my saddle. In fact I already had tried two saddles – both were gel types. One was generously proportioned and came with the bike which I have owned for 5 years. I felt that once seated I seemed to sit “in” the gel saddle rather than on it. This restricted movement greatly and led to numbness within a few minutes of riding. So despite looking comfortable and although the numbness hid the pain … as soon as you dismounted it was a painful experience as the numbness started to immediately wear off. I had a similar experience with gel saddle number two … one borrowed off a friend’s Raleigh bike which she didn’t use anymore.
There was a slight improvement – my derrière went numb after a longer distance – but only about 2 miles up the road! Still a painful experience! So I decided I needed something completely different … certainly not a gel saddle.
I would be riding between 25 to 30 miles a day on the coast to coast which I was doing with a friend for our own personal charities. We got up to 40 miles a day in training but I had not tried to do two consecutive days because I needed to “recover” each time because of saddle soreness! So I was quite worried how I would fair on the charity ride itself. Day after day on the bike – not a prospect I was looking forward to I must say. I had resigned myself to tough it out and grit my teeth – all for a good cause.
Research on the Internet led me to your product and I was impressed by the reviews. I acquired one a few weeks before the event and tried it out in training. At first it felt different and a bit awkward. But when I realised that I could shift my weight in the saddle whenever I wanted to. It made a huge difference in the training and on the rode itself. It gave me a sense of freedom and control.
With regards to the event itself -climbing the Cumbrian hills the first day was a big culture shock , we were wiped out and exhausted and although I had a bit of a tender backside after day one I didn’t dread getting on the bike the next day. The ride and my saddle experience got better and better over the next six days and I ended the journey with no saddle soreness! I think this is because the saddle gives you a lot of freedom to shift about and perch on your sit bones allowing surrounding tissues to breathe and not go numb. I particularly liked the “cut out” near the coccyx area as this meant I had no pressure there and I have had problems with this area in the past. I damaged it a few years ago when I cycled off a kerbstone and forgot to rise up in the saddle and it took such a long time to repair itself that I am very cautious about damaging it again.
So all in all a great experience from my RIDO saddle. Thank you very much!”
“23 miles on the first outing and no sign of discomfort”
“Hi, I have been finding it difficult ( and for the last couple of years almost impossible ) to ride my bike as a result of seating discomfort related to coccyx pain and prostatitis. I was beginning to think that my cycling days were finished. However, after trying a variety of saddles and further in depth research, I came across your product. I decided it was worth one more attempt and ordered my Special Edition R2 without a great deal of hope.
“The R2 saddle arrived two weeks ago. I have been making minor adjustments to it and it is gradually getting settled in. You were correct in advising that the saddle would need to be lowered, this certainly makes a difference. It does take the pressure of the sensitive bits.
“I would certainly recommend the saddle for men of all ages”
“The saddle has been great. It took a little time to get used to it, but now it does really take some of the pains out of cycling. During and afterwards. It looks a bit different and gets some comments but benefits outweigh occasional odd look.
“I’ve had a Rido saddle for for 6 months – GREAT SADDLE – I had loads of prob and ops and the saddle lets me ride 100 mil / day touring. Recommended it to my daughter.”
“We’re big fans, having used your saddles for a year riding the length of the Americas in 2010!”
|I am really enjoying my cycling again”
“Dear Rido, My new saddle is wonderful! As a person without too much natural padding I had found other saddles very uncomfortable and had got to the point where I was seriously considering putting my cycle up for sale.
“I completely felt so relaxed on all my rides”
“Hi, After getting the correct adjustment of the saddle that suits my cycling style…”Wow” I can not ask for more, I completely felt so relaxed on all my rides, no more perenial numbness.
“Wow what a difference”
“I rode with a group of 18, most of us were from Australia, for charity (guysgoride on Facebook) from Lands End to John o’Groats in June 2015 and used the supplied saddle for the first day then changed to my Rido R2 for comparison.
“I love the R2. It has been great for my road bike and has helped me get back on the bike.”
“Far, far less discomfort than before”
“Getting there I think, took a bit more getting used to than I thought it would.
“The saddle has been a life saver”
“The saddle has been a life saver. I am still adjusting to the new riding position to find what is best for my lower back but your saddle does exactly what it says it does and I couldn’t be happier with it. Thank you!”
“Huge thank you to the amazing people at @RIDOcycling for the answer to all my problems #whatcoccyxpain”
“….. pain free in my coccyx area”
“Good afternoon lovely RIDO people!
“Good morning. Great news l found the sweet spot, Could I now please purchace a rido saddle, and could you tell me the procedure for returning the test saddle, purchasing the new etc.”
“Finally, a saddle that does what it says it will do”
“Finally, a saddle that does what it says it will do. Thank you. I have been spreading the word on what a wonderful saddle you make.”
“I have purchased 2 Rido saddles, one for my road bike and mtb. Best thing I ever did. Went from pain threshold 9 out of 10, to 2 out of 10. Look forward to going out biking where as before I did not.”