|“I can now ride daily rather than only 1 to 2 times per week”
“After going thru three other bye seats, the R2 has made all the difference. I can now ride daily rather than only 1 to 2 times per week, after recovering from the abrasive effects of previous seats. I use the R2 on a GT Trance 3.0 for leisure/exercise riding. Currently ride about 12-15 miles per trip and 3-5 times per week. Liked the seat so much I bought one as a present for my brother-in-law and he raves about the seats comfort too.”
“The saddle has enabled me to ride every weekend”
“I’ve suffered with prostate issues for the last 5 years and wanted to start some leisure riding with friends at weekends, 60/40 off road tracks/road.
“Wow, what a difference!”
“Just to say I have safely received the R2 I ordered and now have it on the bike – wow, what a difference!
“… would not have been possible without your help”
“Hi John & Team,
“Somewhere you say, it feels different to ride a Rido. Man, what an understatement! It’s not different, its an experience.
Thank you for all the information on your website. I’m from South Africa and enjoyed every bit I’ve read here.
On the page of cross training (it was the only reference in all the hours of reading) it was mentioned that as men get older (and I’m old already!) we lose muscle. Now that is common knowledge. The article continued to say that a bit of weight training can reverse this so I will definitely make that part of my routine.
My reason for writing, however, is your page on preventing saddle soreness. I will include your tips on cream.
However, right under your noses there is a manufacturer of the best bicycle saddles in the world. Please visit http://www.rido-cyclesaddles.com. I’ve imported mine recently and used it for my first ride after a 3 year period off my bicycle due to injury. My intention was a 10 mile ride and I ended with doing 30. If it had not been for time constraint it would have been longer.
What a serious surprise: no numbness, no soreness. I climbed on the bike the next day expecting the normal sting. I ended up doubling my intended distance again, still no bottom pain.
After testing the Rido saddle I’m confident you will be adding it as saddle of choice. Just be cautious though: the GB cycling team might be upset that they weren’t already issued previously with it!
🙂 No I’m not an advertising agent for Rido, neither getting commission or getting discount prices. I bought two and, as explained above, I had derived huge benefits from the saddle. I think it is also worth mentioning that the 2nd saddle was bought for my son-in-law who, due to a serious motorcycle accident, lost his right arm and also has various other challenges including serious damage to his coccyx bone. For him pain has been a part of cycling, until now, after doing MTB riding, he climbed off the bike after 40miles without the usual pain.
Hope my lengthy writing didn’t irritate you, but get the saddle, test it and surely you will be as amazed as we are.
Enjoy a great happy cycling day.”
“Excellent – (R2) totally eliminated the acute coccyx pain that I suffered with my previous saddle.
|“Tried many different saddles, by far yours is the best”
“Thank you so much for contacting me in regards to the shipment I appreciate anything you can do to help with lessening the cost of shipping.
“Thrilled with the comfort”
“I previously ordered a saddle (R2) for me and am thrilled with the comfort.
“My tail bone was absolutely fine the whole time”
“Hello, I love the saddle!!!
I bought it in July I believe. From January of this year, I developed very painful coccyx pain, probably from my office work. Occupational therapy recommended a special tailbone cushion for me, so when I started to feel the pain when cycling, I thought there must be another kind of saddle I can get. Yours is the only kind I could find, especially which was for leisure and commuting (rather than racing or ‘performance’) and that was just as suitable to women as to men.
On my old saddle, which was very old, riding had become very painful….I commuted about 8 miles each way to work about two or three days a week and towards the end on my way back, after a day at the office, it was very painful when I shifted position or got off.
The Rido has taken all that pain away. The first time I used it, it felt rather strange and I thought it was painful on my sit bones… but after I found a good position, it wasn’t at all. When using it, there is no pressure on my tailbone because there is nothing there under it. The pads under the sit bones are firm and keep me in a good position, and i’m very comfortable on it.
Soon after I got the saddle I rode, over three days, from Brighton to Oxford, by myself (which I’m very proud of). It’s my most epic cycle adventure so far and my tail bone was absolutely fine the whole time. I have been on other long day rides since then, mostly on road, and it’s been great.
I am very protective now over the saddle, and always tie a plastic bag over it, both to protect it from the elements and from the dreaded theft (!), as I have no indoor storage for my bike.
So, yeah, I’m very happy with it. It has been worth it and I’m glad I took the plunge. I’m on a pretty small budget so I wasn’t sure, but it has been worth it so that I’m not cringing in pain when doing something I love.
So, well done on a good product. Thanks,”
“I’ve been putting in about 80 miles a week on the Rido saddle since I got it. Have made two slight position adjustments since the purchase to get it just right. The ride is as painfree now as it was out of the box. I actually had forgotten that a had seat pain in the past til you reminded me…..
“Now, I can drive [sic] for hours with the Rido without any problem”
“I love my Rido! After years of riding with a regular saddle, I developed Prostatitis and would not go near a bike for years. I began using a noseless saddle a few years ago, which was okay, but it felt awkward I could not even drive [sic] one handed. No fun.
Now, I can drive [sic] for hours with the Rido without any problem, and it feels like a regular saddle!
I’ll try out the Rlt too, I just can’t decide for a color. The only improvement I can think of is the option for a completely white and a brown Rlt, a (faux) leather version of the R2 and Rlt would be nice too.
“I would have had to give up riding had it not been for your seat”
(1) “It (RIDO R2 saddle) has saved me as far as riding a bike is concerned…. I would have had to give up riding had it not been for your seat.
(2) “I would like to thank the folks at RIDO for the great customer service I recently experienced with them…after having a problem with my current R2 seat…and a couple e-mail exchanges and one photo….we came to an agreement on a replacement saddle…I can’t say enough for their immediate response to my problem..the R2 was a savior as far as me continuing biking…I am a 66 year old retiree and just last year took up biking after a long period of time…having just completed the GAP (Great Allegheny Passage) part of that trail…and thanks to the R2 I hope to next spring complete the Tow Path part of that trail all the way to Washington DC…thanks again!!!”
“Seat heaven” …. to be continued!
“Like many other cyclists, I have been experimenting with saddles over the years, sometimes with more success than others, but settling on none, for eventually discomfort brings another hoped-for solution to a sore conclusion.
Yesterday while riding with some friends I saw that our leader had a new saddle, a brand which I had never heard of. He said another of our regulars had tried one and found seat heaven. Upon inquiring he was told that this marvel was a Rido from England. So he ordered an R2 in the new brown shade and said not only did it solve his seat discomfort but looked good on his green Waterford frame. So when I got home I found your website, read your claims and testimonials, and decided I would try one out.
“It would be such a thrill to find that finally my seat problems were about to become a thing of the past, but I have to await delivery before I can determine this. Thank you for your efforts.”
“It’s keeping me on the road so that’s all I could ask for”
“Yes, the saddle performs well. The original one I bought developed an annoying squeak on the left rear corner but I got a replacement which seems to be going well so far. I swap the seat and post back and forth between a road bike and mountain bike (pictures attached). Because the MB is more upright position it seems to be the best in terms of perineal comfort versus the more forward leaning road bike riding position.
“I no longer suffer from numbness”
“I have two Rido saddles now. I no longer suffer from numbness in the nether regions but have to acknowledge that getting the adjustment just right to avoid the sliding forward movement is a delicate business and only achieved through trial and error. At my age and with some arthritis in the neck vertebrae my preferred mounts are recumbents but I still find a use for uprights as runabouts on short trips and for riding in the woods where the terrain is unsuitable for recumbents.”