|“I am very happy with the Rido. It definitely lifts the prostate region up and off of the saddle.”
J.Q, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
“Get some more colours in, they will certainly sell. Many thanks.”
“Dad is really pleased with the saddle I ordered for him for Christmas. He’s 73, rides daily and thinks it’s the best thing since sliced bread! I’ve now ordered one for myself!”
UPDATE: “Regularly use mine, averaging 100 leisure miles per week, and find it very comfortable! Will be riding from Lands End to Northampton (350 miles-ish) in a month’s time doing 50 per day, and have no rear end worries at all! Get some more colours in, they will certainly sell. Many thanks.”
P.T, Northampton, Northamptonshire, UK
“No discomfort at all! The original saddle became uncomfortable after about 40 mins.”
“I initially purchased the first Rido saddle for my Marin San Anselmo hybrid. I ride for pleasure/fitness/turbo and try to do 3 or 4 sessions a week of between 10 and 25 miles.
The saddle has been perfect. No discomfort at all! The original saddle became uncomfortable after about 40 mins.
I have just bought a Trek 1400 road bike and immediately replaced the saddle with one of yours. I would recommend them to anybody and have done so through the Cycling Plus forums. Thank you.”
P.H, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK
“Unquestionably, this is the most comfortable saddle I have ever used on my road bicycle”
“Received my first Rido several weeks ago and all I can say is, ‘Thank you!’
Unquestionably, this is the most comfortable saddle I have ever used on my road bicycle. The very reasonable price only adds to the enjoyment. I immediately ordered a second Rido which now sits atop another bike.
A wonderful, innovative product…. I believe you’ll sell a million of them!”
A.F, Jackson, New Jersey, USA
“I have totally eliminated the numbness (in my private area!) that I have experienced for years. It’s gone!!!”
“I want to tell you how much I appreciate the RIDO saddle on several levels. I just had a total hip replacement on 8/9/05 (7 weeks ago) and was concerned about how my old saddle would accommodate my rear end. I started cycling again about one week before receiving my RIDO saddle and I am extremely excited about the difference. In addition to feeling great I have totally eliminated the numbness (in my private area!) that I have experienced for years. It’s gone!!!
I am also glad to report that I acclimated to the RIDO saddle on my very first ride. In fact I was almost giddy about riding with the RIDO and wish to help you spread the gospel. If you wish to include my unsolicited endorsement in any of your promotional materials I would be honored.
Again, thanks for everything (including the speedy delivery).”
M.L, Tamarac, Florida, USA
“… went back to my old saddle and then boy did I realise just how much better your saddles were!”
“I cycle to work (approx 8 miles each way) and was suffering with the usual sore bottom syndrome. My colleague Sam lent me her “glow in the dark” saddle which I tried for a week. I was not sure how much of a difference it was making until I went back to my old saddle and then boy did I realise just how much better your saddles were!
I have since recommended your site to my cycling friends and told them of my experiences: in fact since using my black Rido saddle I have not suffered with my troubles at all. I have told them that if there is ever any doubt about your saddles, they just need to resort back to their old one and they will fully appreciate the ergonomics of your design.
Keep up the good work!!!!”
Ms L.N, Addlestone, Surrey, UK
“100 miles on the Rido felt more comfortable than 10 miles on any other saddle I’ve ever tried.”
“I’ve been using a Rido saddle on my touring bike for the past six months and I absolutely love it. I recommend it to every cyclist I see.
About a month ago I purchased my dream bike: an Airborne Zeppelin. The first thing I did after taking it out for a spin was order another Rido. Last week I completed my first century ride: 100 miles on the Rido felt more comfortable than 10 miles on any other saddle I’ve ever tried.
Keep up the good work. A very satisfied customer!”
S.C, Braintree, Essex, UK
“… the pros and mechanics all snickered and said that I’d have a sore butt because it was so hard! In fact, I don’t feel the hardness at all!”
“Got the Rido just before the NYC Century ride, a leisurely, guided, sponsored ride through the 5 boroughs of NYC, enjoyed for the past 15 years by 5-7,000 riders. I’m a leisure fitness cyclist planning on doing some day touring as well.
I’ve found it (Rido) very comfortable and quickly gotten used to. When I brought it to my cycle shop, the pros and mechanics all snickered and said that I’d have a sore butt because it was so hard! In fact, I don’t feel the hardness at all!”
J.O, New York City, USA
“I definitely felt more comfortable at the end; no rubbing, less sweat build-up and no soreness.”
“My Rido saddle is fitted onto my Dahon folding bike, replacing a more expensive gel saddle. While knowing that correct adjustment of a saddle and the right clothing makes a very big difference to rider comfort, getting the right saddle can also be tricky. At little over a “tenner” I decided it was worth the trouble and if the reports of better perineal health were correct then definitely good insurance too!
The folding bike has a lightweight aluminium frame, an upright position and 20″ wheels, so you do feel the road a bit more than on other bikes. The lack of any padding (on the Rido) did seem a bit strange, but I’ve realised that firmer saddles are definitely better on longer rides.
My first ride with the new (Rido) saddle was a 22 mile round trip into Newcastle along the C2C track and roads. I definitely felt more comfortable at the end; no rubbing, less sweat build-up and no soreness.
Great product at a great price. I will certainly recommend others to try!”
D.B, Rowlands Gill, Tyne & Wear, UK
“After initial trial, have now equipped my fleet of 3 bikes. Can now do 70k rides without going numb,…. well done!”
A.S, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, UK
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|“… thanks for bringing me back to cycling!”
“Thanks for the miracle! I can now enjoy riding longer distances again thanks to the Rido.
I have always equated comfort with softness, so bought a saddle as wide as a battleship , double springed, with a foam cover to give it that lounge chair feel. It was comfortable enough, but after a longer ride would still feel sore in the crotch area. I put the Rido on last night, but when I looked at it, wondered how something so firm could be comfortable. There was absolutely no cushioning, so started out full of trepidation…. And then the miracle!
My crotch comes nowhere near the nose, it feels like I am riding high. I could even put a finger between the space. Absolutely no pain at all. Another thing, I was pleasantly surprised when riding uphill. Because of the position, I could shoot up much easier than before. I definitely noticed improvement in ease of pedaling.
Once again, thanks for bringing me back to cycling!”
UPDATE: “Just to let you know that the saddle is still going great. I bought a new Dahon folding bike and was worried that the upright position might not suit the Rido – but, it is even better, if that’s possible! I just finished a 60 kms ride and felt no unease at all. I do not have any suspension and, to be honest, all those people who want seat suspension or any other form of suspension should save the money and buy a Rido. I can even dispense with those uncomfortable padded bike shorts… the Rido is enough.
I am not a young, seasoned cyclist. I am 50 years old and need comfort to keep me riding. Thanks again for such a wonderful product!”
Dr W.C, Kani-shi, Gifu-ken, Japan
“Saddle is working great – helps with my prostatitis! Thank you!”
A.K, South West London, UK
“I will enjoy using my bike from now on instead of dreading it.”
“I received my Rido saddle on Friday afternoon as promised and I thought I would give it a go straight away. I rode 25 hard miles (hills too) on it and the Rido saddle does exactly what it says!! I still had a sore a*** but I wasn’t sore anywhere else and that’s all that matters. My love life will not suffer because of this clever idea! I don’t cycle all the time because I like to swim and jog too, but I will enjoy using my bike from now on instead of dreading it. Thank You!”
C.M, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
“Not only is the saddle comfortable, but it has almost magically cured my backache on the bike.”
“The saddle I just bought was the second one – I now have them on both my bikes.
I have been cycling for nearly 3 years and had have had problems in finding a saddle that was comfortable on long distance rides. Last year I tore a disc in my lower back and no saddle could prevent searing backache inside of 30 miles. Earlier this year, I saw the review and award of the Rido saddle on the Road Cycling Newsletter.
I knew it was great within the first mile, and have done over 3000 miles on it this year including a weekend of climbs in the Pyrenees and the Etape. I’ve also done hours of turbo training with no numbness at all! Not only is
the saddle comfortable, but it has almost magically cured my backache on the bike – (except for very long mountain climbs – where everyone suffers!)
This is a great product and all my cycling friends now own at least one! I am totally converted and will use nothing else!”
M.H, Dorking, Surrey, UK
“Seriously impressed, ordered Monday – delivered Wednesday, fitted the seat – short ride that day – then did 100km on Sunday with no problems whatsoever.
Just come back from holiday and can’t wait to get back in the saddle !!”
S.D.S, Atherton, Manchester, UK
“One of the best buys that I have ever made.”
“I can only answer for one of the saddles, because the other one is being used by my daughter, and she doesn’t do too many miles. It took me a long time to convince her that a mattress saddle was not the way to comfort, so I am pleased with a little progress.
From my own point of view, suffice to say that I am absolutely delighted! I am returning to cycling after a lay off that has been far too long, and in order to ease myself back in, I am riding an MTB and using the local cycle-ways and canal tow-paths. This at least avoids the hills and allows me to ‘hawk my pork’ over a distance of about 16 to 18 miles about 5 days a week. The Rido saddle has proven to be most comfortable and I would guess one of the best buys that I have ever made.”
P.W, Wirral, Cheshire, UK
“I have a box full of other saddles that I have tried and discarded.”
“I purchased two Rido saddles and have found them to be excellent. I have been promoting them to other riders in my group and several have asked for your web link to order saddles for themselves.
So far I have found the saddle to be extremely comfortable (I have a box full of other saddles that I have tried and now discarded) and I am looking forward to the longer rides that our group participates in (400 to 500km in 24 hours). Our normal training rides are three nights per week (30 to 40 km / night). (I found your product test in RBR rider, an email book that I receive weekly from the USA).”
D.F, Horsham, Victoria, Australia
“I use my saddle for road cycling – serious training / club run standard. I am pleased with it as it has removed the numbness I experienced with my old saddle. +4 hour rides are not a problem with this saddle. A great design that seems to work well.”
S.H, Dronfield, Derbyshire, UK
“I’m amazed. It exceeds expectations. It gives superb support whilst making you feel you’re hovering above it. It seems like magic!”
P.T, West End, London, UK
“I’ve been very impressed with my new saddle. I’ve had a few rides of up to about three hours at a time (leisure fitness) and have been pleased that I’ve been very comfortable. All the best.”
A.v.G, Reading, Berkshire, UK
“I find the Rido saddle very comfortable and easily adjusted. I can position myself on my sit bones much more easily and the scoop in the nose makes riding much more comfortable…… no numbness!!
I am currently a member of the San Diego Bicycle Club and typically ride 3-4 times a week on the trainer, 1 to 1-1/2 hours each session, and 50-125 miles on the roads at weekends. I am considering the RIDO as my primary saddle for my road bike, but the weight is just a pinch high (although I think weight is a little overrated).”
A.G, San Diego, California, USA
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