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Funn Launch Pad Saddle

4/5 (4 Reviews)

Product Description

- Added length increases steering and control as a result of the added rider contact and the possible of increases "saddle-time".
- Increased overlapping on the side panels add inner-leg contact area.
- Drop-tail / Drop-nose combination facilitates rapid fore/aft movement.
- Oversize 8mm rails increases rigidity for extreme landings.
- Lengthy rail design provides ample "cockpit" adjustment.
- Side-grooves on the nose offer a secure inner-leg contact point even if you are positioned out of the saddle.
- Ripple grooves positioned in the body of the saddle offer that extra grip.
- A-version: (A-LPF) - Low-friction T10 body with full Kevlar® trimmings extended throughout the base contour of the saddle as well as around the nose. Powder coated oversize chromoloy rails, heat embossed graphics.
- B-version: (B-LPF) - Full T10 body , oversize satin-finish rails, heat embossed graphics.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by thomas sinclair a Weekend Warrior from Sault Ste Marie

Date Reviewed: November 4, 2004

Strengths:    looks rad... umm... it has cool colors... and ahh... it's easy to bend back in place when it gets wrecked...

Weaknesses:    rails are bent, seat is bent, everythings bent. don't land on this saddle if you are over 200 lbs.

Bottom Line:   
I wouldn't buy this saddle again. I don't like worrying if I'm going to land on a broken or a bent saddle. landing on a saddle that is bent sideways hurts extremely bad... It's not too good for my future children either... I have more bruises between my legs than anywhere else on my body. I would go back to an Azonic or a BMX seat. I give it a 3 overall because I am big and the saddle took a beating for two months before it broke for good... I ride about 6 hours a day...

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Favorite Trail:   downtown soo'er midnight run

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $12345.00

Purchased At:   came with bike

Similar Products Used:   specialized freeride saddle, azonic love seat

Bike Setup:   banshee scratch. set up for dirt jumps and urban.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jeremy a Weekend Warrior from Victoria, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: February 25, 2003

Strengths:    strong
anti-sacking device

Weaknesses:    heavy
too big
gets a bit uncomfortable after a while if you sit down

Bottom Line:   
This is a very good seat. The chief virtue of the LPF is that it is so big that sacking yourself on the top-tube or tire is very improbable. It also reduces sackage on the seat (as compared to my previous oryx/velo xc seat, which I bent very badly in a failed no-footer). It is also very hard to bend the 8mm rails. However, it also weighs a lot, and is actually a bit too big in my opinion. My thighs rub against the seat when I pedal. Also, the fabric certainly isn't as good as kevlar for preventing tears, but it holds its own. It works all right for XC because it's so stiff but sitting on it gets a bit uncomfortable after a while. I would only recommend it for its intended use - freeride and dh. If my next bike came with one I wouldn't switch it out, but currently I'm looking at a norco 4by and thus will probably be keeping the axiom shovel DJ seat that it comes with.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   pm bikes

Similar Products Used:   Oryx/Velo XC seat

Bike Setup:   oryx dd66: z1 wedge / easton bars / mobster, high roller / fsa parts / funn LPF seat / intense lock-ons etc.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by d3R3k . a Weekend Warrior from somewhere in ontario

Date Reviewed: November 6, 2002

Strengths:    huge thing. tiz like ridin in the comfort of ur livin room. i havent done any significant drops on it yet cuz i just got it so idunno if it gets in da way when ur in the air¿ but i dont care if it duz, it just looks so kool

Weaknesses:    nothin

Bottom Line:   
if u can afford it, buy it. its worth the $. but if u dont only do dh and freeridin then this thing is just 2 big! otherwise this thingz wicked. buy it. actually, im a just get a few of these things and put em in my livin room. just like a lay-z-boy

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Favorite Trail:   jumpin offa garages

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   cyclepath (whick kicks a$$)

Similar Products Used:   a lay-z-boy

Bike Setup:   2002 kona stuff funn pedals & seat

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tony a Downhiller from London

Date Reviewed: March 4, 2002

Strengths:    Very very strong, very comfortable, and helps with control, soft when landing on.

Weaknesses:    none found, but may be too big for some

Bottom Line:   
Peoples first reaction is "S**t, look at the size of that", then every one wants to try it, as it is a downhill specific saddle it may be to big for some riders, but I have found it helps a lot with controlling the bike especially when standing and peddalling and it is one very very soft saddle, so no sore ar*e at the end of the day. Definatly worth the buy if you want some thing no one else has.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Tioga, planet X, various others

Bike Setup:   Typical DH

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