The Nexride Saddle is the first noseless bike saddle designed specifically for the sport cyclist. Unlike other noseless saddles, the lightweight Nexride Saddle contains patent-pending technology that allows it to flex with your natural motion, providing unparalleled performance, protection, and comfort. The Nexride saddle is a padded "bench" that supports cyclists under their sit bones (ischia tuberosities, if you must), rather than their very sensitive perineal areas. The sit bones were engineered by nature to support your body weight. Your perineum, to put it delicately, was not.
Strengths: This seat works because it moves with your movement. The measurements of the bench, the width, the thickness of the cushion, the material in the cushion, and the material on the cushion are all spot on. A nose saddle is narrow to keep you from experiencing blocks to your movement as things get more technical. But eventually your inner thigh will latch into the nose on very technical terrain while hip twist with this saddle and no nose unfreezes the static embrace of the nose saddle and lets the rider fire more flexors and extenders, like you are riding the bike and forgetting the seat
Weaknesses: The cover for the hardware is something to replace off the bat. I have been using old flexible cold cup holders and cutting them down and tie them on. I want a buffeting smooth surface rather than a landing surface
As far as the stress to your wrists, this is compensated by a lower seat. Also the new ones are sans springs making them twist as needed. Good change!
a Cross Country Rider
from London, Ontario, Canada
Date Reviewed: October 20, 2011
Strengths:  Most people look for these for numbness issues, I tried it to avoid soreness on long rides. Judging subjectively, I believe it does deliver on both aspects.
 If you want to try a noseless, probably try this one. It has this swivel motion to prevent hamstring strike (unlike TheSeat noseless I tried).
 Nose doesn't interfere with backpack standing at a light :).
Weaknesses:  Pressure on wrists. If your positioning is aggressive you will be putting more strain on wrists and it will get uncomfortable.
 It's quite difficult to sit back down without several minor adjustments. Maybe this comes with time. With a saddle that has a nose I seem to be able to sit back down properly each time, not here.
 Since it's noseless you loose control: this is OK on asphalt but not so much on loose gravel/wet downhill sections.
 It seems complex. The swivel mechanism gives me little confidence, especially since the 'bounce back' feature (spring?) broke on me two months in.
If you do have numbness issues or worries about such issues--or even if you just want to try a noseless--this is better than the other noseless saddles (TheSeat).
I'm back to a nosed saddle and looking through MTBR's list to find what others like to prevent thigh/bum soreness.
For good cornering, you want to separate your body from bike. You know, lean the bike, not the body. This is one reason the gravity dropper posts are getting more and more popular. For me, it is really just the last inch of the saddle nose that hangs up on my leg (even with outside foot down). Movin ... Read More »
anyone here ride noseless saddles?
i'm interested in them. pros? cons?
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