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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 02-25-2016, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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Default Best aftermarket seat for XC?

Can i get some opinions from people who purchased an aftermarket seat for their cross country? My ass can't take the stock seat for more than an hour or so. I'd really appreciate people who are roughly 6'3" and 220lbs replying. Thanks for your help. Ride safe!
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post #2 of 41 (permalink) Old 02-25-2016, 05:45 PM
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First off, I have the Ultimate on my 2015 XCT. It was previously on my 2010 XC. And I'm about 5'9", 185 lbs. Will I tell you to BUY an Ultimate, NO!!! Don't get me wrong, I like my Ultimate and won't trade it for anything else. But we all have different shapes, weights and such, that makes a seat comfortable to us. I say try as many as you can and try to make the decision that fits your a--!!!!!! I just don't think there is a definitive answer for you that can be given . Sorry I couldn't give something more..

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I agree with rdeerx. The stock XCT seat has been the best seat I have ever had -- FOR ME. For you, the OP, it is apparently not good. Seats are a very personal preference. You will need to find a way to try some different seats. Maybe someone near you, or at a rally or gathering, has a seat that you can try out.

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I agree with others that it is a very personal choice based on a number of factors.

I put a Russell Day Long seat on as I ride a lot of long distance. It is the most comfortable seat I have ever owned. It's not cheap, but worth it. You may want to consider adding a backrest, I find it helps me on long days. I recommend that you try to sit on as many different seats as you can before you decide.

Good luck with whatever your choose.
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post #6 of 41 (permalink) Old 02-25-2016, 09:03 PM
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I think you can ask this question 100 times and get a hundred different answers. Everybody's butt and legs and what not feel different and fit differently and different people have different opinions. I personally have an ultimate seat and I can ride for hours and so can my wife. My wife could not ride for a long time on the stock seed so that alone made it worth it to me. Other people are going to have different results that's just the way it's going to be. At Americade, they have a bunch of seats sitting out that look like they might be on a bike and it gives you the opportunity to try them for your bike. Other people had excellent results with a Russell day long or Mustang, or Corbin, etc.

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I'm 6'-1", 215 lbs. The Ultimate seat is perfect for me, I can ride all day with no problems.

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Last year after having some custom work done on the stock seat and still not being comfortable on longer rides I broke down and purchased a Drag Specialties Low Profile Touring seat....This seat is amazing for me, its all day comfortable and supportive. I looked at the Ultimate but its a "soft" seat, I prefer a firm seat so after long hours I don't feel sunk-in or down to the seat pan. The DS seat delivers, there's just enough give that its comfortable, but its firm enough that the comfort never goes away. As it broke in the seat kept getting better. I went with a "Mid-stitch" but these DS seats come in Full, Flame and Pillow-top. Can also be ordered with a back rest. My wife loves the pillion seat, says its the most comfort she's ever had on a bike and I have to agree.
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I am 6'0" - 190lbs. I have a 2013 XCT and put a Russell Day Long Saddle on my bike shortly after purchase. I take a lot of long distance trips. Most recently from Ohio to Northen California, all the way done the coast to San Deigo and then back to Ohio. I ride 2 up and my wife and I both agree the seat is the best we have ever had!
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