|Reviewed by: Mike Stretch
I have to admit I was a bit sceptical. 50 miles and beyond was a trial, but no longer.I bought the saddle for a 5 day 350 mile charity ride with the longest day being 83 miles and I had no bottom issues at all. My only criticism is that the build quality could be a tad better, but still great value and a fantastic edition to any bike.
Reviewed by: Mike – Northants
Reviewed by: Chris Gutowski
“Good feedback about the saddle!”
“Hello! Recently we had small in trip , in Piha! We can give already somes good feedback about the saddle!
“I posted on social media and had positive responses from all over the world.”
“Hi, Just a quick email to say that I’ve been riding mainly indoors this winter using Zwift and a couple of months ago I had a raised PSA test. I’ve had all the tests and go back in August and have been told not to ride my bike for 2 weeks before the blood test as my results may be affected.
I posted on social media and had positive responses from all over the world and as a result bought a Rido 2 for the turbo bike, Cannondale 6 Carbon. I’ve got on with the saddle but wanted a sportier look so I bought a R-Lt which I fitted this morning. Without any changes to the settings I tested the saddle on the Zwift Central Park loop course and knocked 8 minutes off my best time. As nothing else has changed it can only be the saddle.
|“It’s been fantastic”
“I wanted to give a little followup. Last year I purchased both an R2 and Lt saddle to try on my touring bike. I ended up using the R2 first and it’s been fantastic… went over the Rocky Mountains on it.
Following your advice I mounted the Lt on my Warbird and fitted it “nose horizontal” to the ground and the difference is drastic. I only pedaled it around the street briefly without cycling shorts but I can feel a difference here that I was truly hoping for. A world of difference compared to the Enduro saddle. It’ll take some further tweaking, but this is a much better saddle for road rides. There’s no long re-adjustments when I stand up in the pedals and sit back down. The pressure is just on the sit bones. Initial trial is ‘I like it’. I’ll find the perfect angle as I go, but yeah, this is SO much better. It’ll make the summer a lot faster.
I also took the opportunity to tweak the R2 on my touring bike. I had it set up wrong, as I leveled it from front to back and not JUST the nose. Oops. So now it’s properly leveled. It’s a lot more comfortable now, and it’ll be fun to ride it over the summer on my weekender tours.
“Just writing to say that your saddle is great. I would recommend to anyone in a similar situation”
“Just writing to say that your saddle is great! I had my prostate whipped out by a robot and was nervous about cycling again as my consultant said it was the last thing to do after the operation. I waited three months and have recently started riding my Brompton with your saddle.
I found it much more comfortable than I had expected. The only pressure is on the right places and I have no pain whatsoever. I rather like the way it looks too. I would recommend (it) to anyone in a similar situation. I probably won’t be doing any huge rides until later in the year but I am sure I will get many comfortable years riding out of it.”
“Good afternoon, Thank you for the response (regarding delivery). I actually received the saddle yesterday afternoon, in time for a training ride today. It helped me ride longer and farther! Great product!
“I now have two Brompton’s, each equipped with an excellent Rido R2.”
I was hoping that you might be able to post a replacement yellow badge to me. As you can see from the attached photo, my older bike has lost its badge.
“Hello Steve,There’s a couple of replacement badges going in the post to you tomorrow.”
“Using them for more than 6 or 7 years now, I am still very happy with them!”
“You will find some photos showing a part of my fleet happily equipped with Rido R2 saddles 🙂 Using them for more than 6 or 7 years now, I am still very happy with them! Please, feel free, to use the photos.
After my R2 has already accompanied me to Cuba twice, South East Asia also, now I am recently planning a trip from Austria (maybe with some transfers to save time) to Iran and further on to the Pamir Highway.
“I am very happy with the saddle, it does what it was developed for.”
“Hi, I have not answered to say I received saddle. I am sorry it took so long, it has given me time to use it. I am very happy with the saddle, it does what it was developed for.
“Someone loves their new RIDO saddle!”