My XC saddle plans
I rode my XC a little over 1200 miles last weekend. The first two legs of the trip - each about 400 miles on day 1 and 3 - were very comfortable. I didn't even think about my saddle (stock) - which is the way it should be. That last 400 miles on day 4 of the trip was excruciating though! I could not find a comfortable position no matter where I moved or how far backwards or forwards I tried to slide. I let the "bike" rest for 4 days after I got home!
I'm in California and have been looking into saddle options and there are plenty of them. This forum will serve as a great resource once I'm ready to execute my plan which is:
I purchased another stock XC saddle and am awaiting the used rear fender that I just bought. I'm planning on taking the fender into a sheet metal shop and having them "fill-in" the area of the fender that is missing due to the extended passenger portion of the seat. I'll send it out to get painted and then convert my second saddle to a cushy solo. It will take a little engineering, but since I've got duplicate parts I won't have to be without my bike during the process.
Anyone else done something like this (other than those radically re-engineered bikes)? Any tips or suggestions?
2013 Cross Country Suede Nuclear Sunset