RideOut Technologies’ Testimonials and Customer Videos
I took the plunge and picked up a Storm Quest from you (via Amazon). It arrived today and I took it out for a test drive this evening. The ride was not very long, 8-9 miles or so, but I did ride rather aggressively. Though the true test of the saddle will have to wait until longer 20-25 mile rides, my first impression of the saddle is quite positive.
The saddle shape minimizes stress at the back of my thighs at my buttocks. I could really feel the difference. The horn is very short and unobtrusive when compared to the Respiro model I had been using, yet it is long enough to provide riding control.
Despite the lack of a perium “hole” in the middle of the saddle as is orthodox in current saddle design, the Storm Quest put less pressure on my perineum than the Respiro. (The Respiro has an annoying hard plastic ring in the saddle hole that I can feel on rides of most any length, and it gets progressively more uncomfortable as I put miles on in my rides.) The Storm Quest did an extremely good job of supporting my weight at my sit bones.
I found the design features in the Rideout product to be unique, but not gimmicky, and every detail seems to have been motivated by sensible and careful consideration of anatomy and function.This may be a bit of a “honeymoon” review, but longer rides are on tap for later in the week, weather and time permitting. I’ll give you an update as soon as I feel I’ve pushed this product adequately.
Under any circumstances, you’ve clearly put your heart and soul into the product, and it is an intelligent design. It is a quality product and I wish you well with it.
I’ve been riding your Carbon Comfort saddle for three seasons (that’s over 9000 miles) and so far, it’s by far the most comfortable saddle I’ve ridden.
While I was riding across Oregon and California two years ago, I entered a small sporting shop in Reedsport to get dehydrated meals for my nights camping. When I said that my bum was aching, he told me about a Reedsport citizen who invented a fabulous seat. He phoned his wife home to give me some coordinates. I got the name Rideout. It was enough to order and appreciate.
You did some hard research to push out such a saddle. The results speak.
My behind thanks you very much Miss Rutherford.
I admit it, I was a disbeliever. “No way”, I thought. My husband had been encouraging me to ride our bikes with him, but I was always so uncomfortable after five or six miles couldn’t do it. I read about the Carbon Comfort bike saddle and we passing thru Boise on our way to a family reunion on the coast. So we stopped at the RideOut office and bought a seat, even installed it right there onto the bike. Again as a disbeliever I thought the seat looked too small, until I took some test runs. It was really comfortable. The next day we on the coast, we rode up Hwy 101 to the neighboring town for lunch and I was shocked. The seat disappeared under me. Not only did I keep up with my husband, I beat him home! Now I actually enjoy riding. Before my bike seat was making me so miserable I couldn’t think of anything else, now I’m having fun. Thank you for a truly comfortable bike seat.
I purchased this seat 2 weeks ago and I can hardly describe the relief. People probably though I was nuts riding and laughing at the same time. It is virtually painless because my weight is on my sit bones and not other places. I had to adjust the saddle angle a few times to get it correct. Also I like the way it absorbs the bumps in the road. I think it is worth taking a look at. I am 6’6″, 220 lbs, tall and slender with no fat in the butt. I have tried 6 saddles in the past by either purchasing them or through a demo program. I guess that since this is lucky #7 it worked. I could not go wrong with their 30 day comfort guarantee, so I thought I would try it. Luck for me it worked.
Just a quick note from a Carbon Comfort seat “convert” over here in Spokane! I’m in my second season of riding with the Storm Quest seat and I guess you can call me a true believer — I have adapted fully to the unique design and features of the product and don’t see any reason to go back to any other kind of seat (and I’ve tried several). I’m a recreational distance rider — mostly due to work and time constraints — but there’s no doubt your seat design lets me spend more time comfortably in the saddle.
“Today was the big test of the new seat: a 5 hour ride. It works! No pain at all. The old penile neuropathy didn’t show. I used to be not be able to go for much more than a half-hour without having to stop.”
“Hello, I got my RideOut seat and it is awesome. My backside used to kill me after long rides and now that is a distant memory. It is the most comfortable seat I have ever been on. I plan to buy two more for my other bikes. Keep up the great work.”
“I care about losing weight and getting fit. My doctor recommended biking and now after a decade of not riding, I am enjoying it again, your seat is THAT GOOD.”
“…my latest saddle, which is a Carbon Comfort saddle which I LOVE. I’ve had none of the chronic pain, chaffing, and friction sores on this tour yet that were the hallmark of previous tours. The rear profile is very similar to Joe’s Spiderflex seat that he loves for the same reason, but I didn’t like the Spiderflex and the CC seat is definitely better for me.”
RideOut Technologies sells the world’s most comfortable bicycle seats.
- Thirty day comfort guarantee
- No numbness or chafing
- Pain free riding
- Absorbs road bumps and chatter
- Seat flexes to the rider’s shape
- Increased blood flow and ventilation
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“The Carbon Comfort seat arrived promptly and sat on the shelf for a few weeks while winter did its thing. Installed the seat on Sunday morning. Took just a few minutes, anyone can do it. Hopped on at 11:30 AM thinking a short 2 mile ride would do. Returned home at 4:30 PM having spent most of the day on the bike! Lower legs were very sore. I could barely walk. And guess what else was sore? Nothing! I am sure I don’t have to burden you with the full description of the special places where a 230 pound man can get sore after that many hours on a road bike. No chafing. No soreness. Oh, did I mention it was my first ride of the year? Everyone who rides a bike should try this bike seat.”
“I’m 67 years old, a lifetime biker. Mother nature has taken away my natural padding, but the Carbon Comfort Saddle makes my daily workout painless once more. I don’t know how it works, but it does. I’ll be buying more for my other bikes.”
“The Carbon Comfort seat does exactly what it claims to do.”
“The first time I rode on a Carbon Comfort saddle, I was reminded of an expensive ergonomic office chair — great balance right on the sit-bones, and tilted slightly to take pressure off my back. I realized that my rigid old bicycle seat was forcing me into a static position…no wonder biking always caused low back pain! The problem wasn’t me or my bike, it was my seat… and I’m now riding farther and more frequently than I have in years. My padded bike shorts can stay in the back of my closet! This saddle is really comfy!”
RideOut Technologies’ Testimonials and Customer Videos:
Bicycle Seats-Independent Reviews:
Geared UP, March 2012
By Mike Deme, Editor, Adventure Cyclist firstname.lastname@example.org
Throughout the entire existence of the bicycle, inventors have been trying to devise a comfortable platform on which to sit when operating one of the many varieties of the upright machines. It seems a central focus has been the elimination of the nose of the saddle.
It doesn’t take much imagination to realize that a saddle without a nose might crack the comfort code but there’s a problem – the nose isn’t as useless as to be cast aside cavalierly. Quite the contrary, the nose provides a steering and stabilizing device that can be quite useful to the skilled rider. Some might argue differently, but I’ll defend the saddle nose as something to hang on to.
In the interest of our readers, I’ve tried many alternative saddles since 1994. The verdict on each one has varied from acceptable to downright laughable. The RideOut Carbon Comfort approaches the problem of discomfort differently, and, finally I’m sold on a non-standard saddle. Much of the reason is because the Carbon Comfort actually has a nose. It may be reduced in size and less prominent than on a standard saddle, but it’s there. Significantly, though, the reduced size does eliminate much of the numbness caused by standard-length saddle noses. But’s that not the only reason the Carbon Comfort is so effective. Equally important are the dimensions of the saddle. At 6.75 inches long and 8.75 inches wide, the platform provides excellent area on which your weight can be spread, alleviating pressure on the perineal nerve, which is often the cause of discomfort and numbness (and some say sexual dysfunction) when riding. In addition each side of the Carbon Comfort is raised allowing even less pressure on the perineal nerve while allowing air flow, which also adds a degree of comfort on long rides.
Admittedly, it took a bit of getting used to, but after a week or so of using the Carbon Comfort, I’ve decided to leave it on my touring bike.
At 13.4 ounces (380 grams), and with the Kevlar reinforced cover, the Carbon Comfort offers an excellent option for those who might like to try something a bit different to sit on when riding a
standard upright bike.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
I received a saddle from Ride Out Technologies back in July for review and installed it on my Raleigh Sports for a test ride that turned out to be a test Summer.
The saddle is claimed as being the most comfortable bike seat in the world. Some of you have commented on the contrary about that and some of you have agreed. I’ll give you my honest opinion about the seat that stayed on my Raleigh bike for the entire Summer by answering a few obvious questions and share my riding experience.
July 14, 2011
RideOut Technologies Carbon Comfort Saddle – Women’s Adventure Magazine
Maybe you’ve tried every bike saddle out there without finding the right, pain-free one. Don’t give up your bike yet! It might be time for something completely different in saddle design.
The Carbon Comfort saddle by RideOut maximizes contact in the sit-bone area and minimizes contact everywhere else with a shortened and narrowed saddle nose, virtually eliminating any possible chaffing or irritation in your inner thigh area.
Each “wing” you sit on has a flex to it (I really liked this feature in Terry’s FLX saddle, too) that allows your hips to dip independently. The design is intended to facilitate blood flow, something that’s normally curtailed in the seat area on longer rides. There’s a bit of fiddling and adjustment necessary to get the saddle set up just right but RideOut provides detailed instructions on where to start off positioning the saddle and how to change the adjustment until you find the sweet spot.
I got to test the Carbon Comfort, both on my touring bike and on my hybrid. Because the Carbon Comfort requires you to lower your seat post significantly, I wasn’t ever able to get it positioned just right on the touring bike (I ran out of seat post height due to my fairly short legs), but it’s a winner on the hybrid and the saddle seems to work better when the rider is in a more upright position. I’m used to being able to do some steering using the saddle nose on my touring bike and this wasn’t really possible with the Carbon Comfort’s shortened nose. But for hybrid and comfort bike riding, the Carbon Comfort is just what the doctor ordered. Take advantage of RideOut’s 30 day satisfaction guarantee and try one.
RideOut Carbon Comfort Saddle Msrp: $90 www.rideouttech.com
Riding the Carbon Comfort Saddle with the Urban Touring Bag while filming the Boise Foothills Story for Idaho Public Television.
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The Boise Foothills
Interbike Vendor Spotlight: RideOut Tech
October 14th, 2010 by Ron Callahan
Rideout Technologies , the makers of the Carbon Comfort seat, were one of our first stops last year, and they were early on our schedule in 2010 as well. When we got a chance to review their innovative new saddle last year, we found it to be impressive despite some finicky setup issues—
Other publications that have carried stories about the amazing Carbon Comfort Saddle:
The Mercury News
The Columbia Tribune
Oregon Mail Tribune
The Pittsburg Tribune
Be Healthy Springfield