|“So thanks for a great product and will await with interest your new carbon design!”
“I am 44yr old very average cyclist and this weekend completed my first “century” 160km around Lake Taupo, (New Zealands largest recreational cyclist event, approx. 11000 participants in various events). I suspect I may have been the only person doing it on a Rido saddle as I haven’t seen any others here yet.
I ordered in August. It took about two weeks to find its way down here, but arrived safely. I am very happy with the product. It certainly does what it claims to do which is take all the pressure off the perineum and put it on your sit bones. I also like the extra flex through the centre of the addle which helps ease the bumps. I am still struggling a bit to find the right angle of the saddle and relative positioning thats best for my sit bones as I do still get some discomfort, but its miles ahead of anything else I’ve ridden on. I would have really struggled this weekend on any other saddle I have.
“… surviving both a cross-US tour and a horrendous bicycle-meets-car wreck”
“Just wanted to drop a couple lines telling you guys how pleased I am with my original RIDO saddle. I purchased it back in March, and about 4500 miles later it is still serving me well, surviving both a cross-US tour and a horrendous bicycle-meets-car wreck that separated one of the rails from the seat (a bit of manhandling fixed that). In the future when I need a new saddle you’ll have a repeat customer in me. Any plans in the future for a US based distributor?”
“I have had my R2 for about 4 months now and am very pleased with it. It’s “normal” saddle design, i.e. the horn, allows for good control while the engineering relieves nerve pressure and distributes weight onto the bones rather than soft tissue. Good job!”
!I am putting them at the top of the list…”
“I have purchased to date two of these seats. I think the company is based in England and they give me good dependable service. The seat is completely different than any other I have tried but seems to work well. It is not a soft comfy type seat – it just seems to be designed in such a way as to prevent pain but no real cushy type comfort. I like them and would or will buy more from them. I am putting them at the top of the list because this seat seems to me to work well and does what the inventor says it will do. It is low cost light weight well designed item.”
“This (Rido), for me, has proved unbelievably good. http://www.rido-cyclesaddles.com/sensational-new-r2-c100064.html
“I just want to say thanks for making a great product. I picked one up last summer and have been happily using it since. It’s the saddle I plan to ride on for the Tour du Rouge, and I expect to stay comfortable all the way along the ride!”
“I was impressed with my first saddle (original Rido model) and doubly impressed with my new one. At the moment I use my bike for commuting to work.
“Love the new seat and use it for daily commuting 30km round trip.”
“I’m very pleased with the Rido saddle. I had a problem with the stamina after last summer’s 540km long Trondheim-Oslo ride here in Norway.
“You were correct when you said you thought it would help”
“The Rido saddle was an excellent choice. I received it yesterday November 27tth , and I had an opportunity to try it out today November 28th. The saddle performed very well. If you remember I was looking for a saddle that would help with prostate issues and this one performs very well. You were correct when you said you thought it would help.
“Many happy hours comfortable cycling later I will not sit on anything else, … at least on my bike.”
“Never had the erectile problem but I have suffered numb nuts and following a lot of pain and a raised PSA, which is a sign of testicular cancer, I bought a Rido saddle.
|“25 miles later I romped home completely converted.”
“I have recently purchased a second R2, for my hybrid, which I use for hauling a trailer full of training equipment around the North Norfolk coastline, as I am a full time fitness trainer and coach. This followed on from my purchase, last year, of my first R2 for my road bike. As a 90kg triathlete, who actually prefers strength and conditioning to the obvious disciplines, my self inflicted imposing bulk, apart from being less than aerodynamic, made rides of over an hour a guarantee for numbness. I have tried an expensive list of saddles over the last ten years, with every conceivable type of cut-out and padding, all to no avail. Finally a quick web search brought me to the world of RIDO and the R2. Despite the previous amount I had laid out for much more pricey saddles, I thought I would risk the add on cost of another saddle, by way of a much more affordable R2.”
“The first ride out was due to be a quick 10 miles just to check the position and comfort. 25 miles later I romped home completely converted. I am not one to pound the roads for over three hours and do not profess to be a great rider, but the pain free time on the bike now is a joy. Previously I would dread an hour of dutiful training, but now a couple of hours out can actually be challenging training and enjoyable scenery, rather than just an anticipation of discomfort. I also couldn’t ride on a turbo trainer at all, as numbness would creep in even earlier. Now I have just purchased a set of rollers to improve my pedalling and balance, as I no longer dread getting on the bike.
I recommend the R2 to all my clients who ride and will continue to do so. A brilliant design that is easy to adapt to using and as I tell all my athletes, why not be comfortable and generate power, rather than placing an un-aerodynamic pelvis on a razor blade!”
D.G, Fitness Specialist (Dip FTST Dip IIHHT), Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk, UK (aipt.co.uk/)
“Pain free touring”
“After starting the year off with a promise to put many miles on my road bike, I succeeded in simply pounding myself to a point of combined pain and numbness. I had ordered one of your seats even prior to an annual prostate exam but my PSA levels came back 3.35 which is low, but high for someone at 54 in good shape. Even my urologist agreed that inflammation was most likely and will test again in 6 weeks.
“I recently completed John O’Groats to Lands End in 8 days using your Rido saddle.”
Follow up note:
“I bought a Rido saddle from you last week and it’s absolutely fantastic.
“This saddle is simply fantastic! I have never been able to ride two days in a row before, despite trying numerous other saddles. Long rides were just impossible for me.
“I have to admit I was a bit sceptical.
“All the weight is on one’s cheeks”
“I have fitted my Rido saddle to my Strida DS. (See above picture of a STRIDA.) This bicycle is a folding masterpiece designed by Mark Sanders in the UK.