4 (RLt)

“Pressure mapping: very clearly the screen grab shows that my weight is carried on the sit bones and no load was being carried in the perineal area.”

“Hello guys,
The best part of 2 years ago i inflamed the pudendal nerve bundle as a result of too many kilometers on an ill fitting saddle. The result was an awful burning sensation where a guy really does not want it. I parked the bike up and for the best part of a year and a half i did not ride as i was dealing with the nerve inflammation and burning sensation.

“To anyone that has not experienced this issue it can’t be explained how awful you feel, how much discomfort you are in and how much it impacts your day to day life. The burning was always there 24 hours a day, 7 days per week……all because of a bike saddle. I cannot explain how important it is to have a saddle that does not put pressure in the perineal area and does not squash your pudendal nerve bundle. Genuinely, this is not something to be ignored nor something to be put up with. During this time off the bike i spent a lot of time investigating different bike saddles looking for the right one to make a return to cycling on. It was during this time reading I came across the Rido saddle.

“I initially took a punt and picked up the original Rido saddle and while I really liked the way it felt, it simply looked ugly on my Kuota. It is now on a mountain bike that i ride about the streets with my kids and i still love the feel of it. I did like the original and I had no doubt my perineal area was taking no load, so, i went ahead and ordered myself the RLt.

“Since then i have not looked back. I have been riding again for a few months and feeling real good about it. As part of my return to the bike i went off and got a bike fit that included “pressure mapping.” The pressure mapping focused on the contact points (pedals, handle bars and saddle) to show where my load was carried when i was on my bike. For me the “pressure mapping” was significant as i really needed to know that i was not loading up the wrong areas again when i started to get out and ride again. Attached please find a snap-shot/screen grab of my pressure mapping. Very clearly the screen grab shows that my weight is carried on the sit bones and no load was being carried in the perineal area. (The yellow on the right shows most load on the down stroke on that side. The colours changed from side to side as my pedalling motion shifted.) This bike fit was done with me having the RLt on my Kuota.

“The guys that did my pressure mapping bike fit are one of the big bike brands who have in recent years put a lot of effort into its saddle design and bike fit process. I was pleasantly surprised to hear that the bike fit guy was real impressed by the performance of the RLt and how it clearly made me carry my weight on my sit bones and little pressure carried elsewhere. He had never seen a RLt prior and was unaware of the Rido brand. I mentioned to the guy that i had a number of other bikes at home in the shed and asked what saddle of the big brand he would recommend for me to look at. The guy looked at me and said “I can’t recommend any of the (big bike brand) saddles and say that they are better than what you are already riding. If I was you I’d fit all my bikes out with the one you have already got”. This was a wonderful piece of feedback and i really could not have been happier to have the RLt on my Kuota. The mental comfort that i now have after the pressure mapping exercise can’t be put into words.

“Initially the saddle did feel odd as it really focuses your body weight onto your site bones, but after a few rides i am very comfortable with it and would now not be without it. I am just so pleased i came across Rido and want to thank you guys for the wonderful work you have done in developing the Rido saddle. I have got quite a few comments on my saddle and i am very happy to recommend Rido to anyone who will listen. It feels great to ride and i have the proof to show that your saddle really does do what it claims. Thanks again, you have a great product and i could not be more happier to ride it. Thanks so much.
M.R, Newcastle, Australia

“In town the R2 worked like a charm ! Off road it made you wonder why RIDO dont make handlebars grips to match the comfort your rear is experiencing!”
LBS — in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

“A religious experience ? Well, yes- I am converted ! Feels like a lively place to be on the bike..away from the hard spots and leveraging your effort via the seat bones and leg motion. My first proper test was a 50 mile hard paced club run, I got home with not one complaint coming from the saddle region. Two thumbs up for the Company RIDO and their fine work.”
LBS — in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

“The Lt model- (Road/Race) A gel-like under surface provides a comfortable position to perch, and by perch I mean that. you sit-bones are allowed to wonder as you throw your legs up and down.”
LBS — in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

“RIDO- Right out the box Bum Candy- I mean Eye Candy ! Very nice, very professional. But(t) that’s not why we are here..it’s all in the ride… “
LBS — in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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“Pain free all day”

“I am a big fan of Rido saddles. I bought a touring one (the R2) because I didn’t have time to wear in a Brooks. It was comfortable as soon as I got on, and stayed that way.
More recently I bought their new “racing” model (the LT) which is more minimalist, and have been running it on my mountain bike.
Essentially they have elevated sections at the back of the seat for your “sit bones”, which relieves pressure at the front of the seat – especially good for men.
The LT has much less padding then the R2, and therefore is probably more efficient – and while it feels hard when you first get on, it keeps me pain-free all day. I may even go with the LT on my next tour.”
Movinonnow, http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa?threadID=2221221&start=15

“The RLt is something else”

“I got on ok with the R2 but some how never seemed to get it just right.
But the RLt is something else, Ive swopped it from road bike to mountain to to old hack trying to find somewhere it wont be so good at. I failed miserably, its great comfy on short & long rides, rough & smooth rides I love it & hope to order another soon thanks Gary”
G.B, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, UK

The boys in Singapore have done a fantastic job with the UK Moultons and the White/Black Rido LT was their first choice saddle!
My Bike Shop, Singapore

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