Which Seat Concepts?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Hesaid, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. nwvic

    nwvic Adventurer

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    Carbon/Gripper for me but if I had to do it again I would probably go Carbon/Carbon, the gripper really grips. However, after a little riding I'm pretty much used to the gripper now.
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  2. Stobie

    Stobie Mr. Motivated

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    I got the all carbon on my 530 EXC and have the same experience. With my Klim mesh pants, I'm sliding all over the place; very fatiguing in the woods, fighting to stay put. With my Carhartt double-front canvas briar-busters, I don't slide around. I think I might order a gripper cover, but the suede is tempting.
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  3. yzmaico

    yzmaico Slacker

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    I went with standard vinyl, I like a gripper on a 450 motocrosser but like the ease of moving around on the DR with the vinyl.
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  4. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    I don't remember, but I am sure there is a Seat Concepts thread in VENDORS, so look there.
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  5. mxbundy

    mxbundy Long timer

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  6. rsteiger

    rsteiger Bob

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    Have a SC kit on my WRR and went with the all carbon.

    Also have SC kits on my Beta 520 RR and KTM 450 EXC but with the gripper top and carbon sides.

    IMHO the gripper top and carbon sides are the way to go. I have had my nuts jammed against the WRR gas tank too many times from either aggressive braking or rocks that I did not see early enough.
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  7. Hesaid

    Hesaid Long timer

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    Well, it has been hundreds, if not thousands of miles now on my carbon/gripper seat. And it's... ok. I think it's better than the factory seat, but not by the margin that I guess I was expecting from reading other's praises. I do think it's a bit on the firm side. I thought maybe it would break in a bit, but I haven't noticed it doing so. I'm glad I went with the carbon/gripper, it keeps me in place without making it difficult to move when I want to, so that part works out just fine. I still think it was worth the price, but I'm not sure if I'd pay more. I had been thinking that compared to everyone else's $300-$400 seat that this was a steal, now I'm wondering what the others feel like.

    MV
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  8. rpet

    rpet Awesometown

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    I could take a softer foam in mine; I'm lighter than the average guy. My seat has 6500 mi with not much noticeable break in.
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  9. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    I hear ya, the SC are priced right but a little firm for my tastes. They still have a ways to go to match an XPC or Renaczo but for about 1/2 the price it's a good deal.
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  10. shil

    shil deus ex machina

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    Standard vinyl.
    I ride a KLR.
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  11. rc64597

    rc64597 n00b

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    Which foam density would you guys recommend for a 6'3, 225 man?

    Riding is 75% road and 25% off road.

    Will have a passenger with me at times.

    I am thinking STANDARD foam which will feel SOFT with my big arse on it.
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  12. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    I found the gripper to be like sitting on sandpaper for long dualsport rides,works great for dirt riding though.
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  13. Hesaid

    Hesaid Long timer

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    You sound pretty similar to me, though a bit taller. Which I can only assume means you're a bit skinnier. Not quite sure if that equates to a bonier butt or not. I still feel that the standard foam is a bit firm. It has been thousands of miles now, with no noticeable "break in", or softening. Though I did sit on a stock DR at the dealer today, and was quickly reminded of why I made the switch...

    On your 75%/25%, how aggressive is the 25%? I don't really do anything aggressive, more fireroads than anything, and I've no complaints about being able to move/slide/stand or what have you. How long of rides to you go on?

    I can't comment on the passenger thing, never ridden two up.

    Overall, I might choose a softer foam if I were to do it over again. Long rides do still take their toll. To be honest though, dual sports aren't really made for touring, so maybe I'm more the problem.

    MV
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