|“I would recommend the saddle to any cyclist!”
“I love the R2 saddle. I’ve had it for several months now and haven’t had a problem with it so far. I would recommend the saddle to any cyclist!”
RIDO ‘R2’ on a Brompton PHOTO: flickr.com/photos/karlosofsyston/4910422646/
“This is my second RIDO saddle. After trying one I am very impressed. I have six bikes in all, so may purchase more yet.”
“I have to say it (RIDO R2) is a pretty good saddle.
“I gave my glow in the dark to my daughter, and she said it is far and away the best ever. I was surprised, as i thought the RIDO was mainly for the benefit of men?”
“I fitted the R2 and it is superb! As you know, I have bought three now, two being the original and one glow in the dark.
“My mid section has never felt better after a ride”
“Hey – I just wanted to give you all some kudos.
“I would like to let You know that I am very satisfied with Your R2 saddle!!
“It is definitely the most comfortable seat there is”
“Hi, I have been using my RIDO R2 for a few months now, for about an hour a day, and it is definitely the most comfortable seat there is.
“I got your saddle on Monday and have been out a couple of times since. First impressions are it is as you represent it. It certainly works for me and I will be giving it a good work out this weekend riding in comfort for the first time in ten years.
“I put it on the bike and went for a 60 mile ride last Saturday. I have not ridden that far since the early 1980’s”
“The saddle arrived last week. I put it on the bike and went for a 60 mile ride last Saturday. I have not ridden that far since the early 1980’s. Not only was there no perineal pain, there was little to no butt cheek pain. I was very pleasantly surprised. I will be fitting the seat to my wife’s bike so she can test ride it. There may be another purchase!
addle arrived today. Fantastic service. It’s on the bike and has been used already. What a fantastic piece of kit! Does what it claims. It is an excellent product. Many thanks.”
|“The front chap parts weren’t squidged, castrato style, which was very refreshing”
“I put the R2 on my trusty 13 year old Cannondale, a hardtail with impossible to beat Headshox front suspension, and blew the tyres up to 90psi to replicate the unforgiving nature of a roadbike. I’ve now been for three two hour road rides on it. This alone may be judged a success?
“Initially I set the saddle with a horizontal straight edge through the pads and across the nose, following the instructions. Felt about three stone heavier through the arms and wrists. After half an hour or so, I remembered your tip about sticking the nose up a bit, which looks as if it should be awful. It was not. Balance came back, and shoved my bones onto the more padded parts, which as you say, can be moved around, finding different parts to sit on. The front chap parts weren’t squidged, castrato style, which was very refreshing.
“A thing I really noticed is that due to the way you have designed the top of the saddle, it is a little like having rear suspension. It ‘gives’ in a progressive manner to gentle bumps, it’s designed hysteresis mechanisms damping excessive jarring in a very effective way. The saddle looks fab, and physically feels as if it will last forever, which would do you out of planned obsolescence business. It has just the right mixture of grippy and slippy to give support and allow the possibility of movement.
“After doing a lot of in the saddle lengthy climbs, on purpose, I found it really did give something to push against. What I’m not so sure about is that the front corner, leading edge of the ‘Y’ shape really pushes in the inside lower portion of one’s butt muscle after a while. This bit is almost completely unpadded and could perhaps do with a tadge more of a radius on it? No lasting discomfort, but noticeable.
“To test the difference, I got back and stuck old faithful on, a Selle Royal more gel than a kids party thing, which has been pretty good in fairness. It didn’t feel so comfy then. I also really noticed a feeling of sliding off the back when replicating the going up a steep hill sitting down thing, so the support to push against idea you discuss is a goody.
“I’ll stick the other R2 on my road bike when it comes back, feel how I get on. I am massively impressed by your ideas, and remain a fan.
“Without it, I would no longer be cycling”
“By way of feedback for the RIDO R2 bicycle saddle I can only state that without it, I would no longer be cycling. Even on short rides of about 5 miles / 20 minutes I was experiencing extreme discomfort from my previous gel saddle. Now, with the RIDO R2 saddle I can ride for an hour and beyond without any of the previous discomfort.I cycle for leisure fitness almost exclusively on roads. I haven’t used it off-road in a forest … yet! Many thanks for a great product.”
“My feedback on the RIDO R2 bike saddle: I began using the saddle in late May 2010 and loved it. Just finished a week-long tour in southern Utah and was in the saddle a lot on some long rides. Loved the saddle even more. My buns felt great. There’s no question in my mind: the RIDO R2 is the most comfortable saddle I’ve ever had. Sure glad I checked out your website from your ad in Adventure Cycling magazine and decided to order one. A very satisfied customer.”
“So far I am quite happy with the saddle. I have taken long safe-contained tours across America the last 3 years and have had prostate irritation problems.
“(I) do not think I’d be able to ride a traditional saddle again”
“My experience of the Rido so far has been mostly positive, with the change in positioning resulting in me now experiencing zero numbness compared to the trouble I was having previously. It has taken some getting used to, but I recently tried riding a normal saddle again after a couple of months on the Rido and do not think I’d be able to ride a traditional saddle again.
“My own impression of the Rido R2 is that it is not particularly comfortable at first, but it never gets worse, even after many miles.
“I / we are still in the evaluation phase. As we are somewhat new to cycling (and the issues I was having was from the saddle or just my “break in period”) I moved your saddle to my wife’s bike to see if it helped her and returned to the seat / saddle that originally came with the bicycle. First impressions are that the seat / saddle did improve the situation for both myself and my wife. If you are interested we should know by the end of the season. We typically only do (currently) 20-30 mile rides a couple of times a week. The proof will be when we work up to the 40 to 50 mile mark.”
“I haven’t replied to your email before now, because I wanted to test it on my solo end to end trip, and you’ll be glad to know that I had no problems at all. A fantastic trip from John O’Groats to Lands End covering 965 miles, completed in 12 days.
“I’ve been using the Rido for the last 3 months. It’s not a saddle you get on and think ‘wow thats comfortable’, but it is the only saddle that seems to have the same level of perceived comfort at the end of the long ride as it had at the start. The rails have started creaking on mine (which I find a little irritating) but it has reduced my saddle sore issues massively. It’s good for road bikes but I would not TT wih it due to the ‘shelf’ it has between the nose an the sit bone area.
“The seat we ordered was delivered promptly and the ordering process was quite painless.