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I have Trance 1 and the stock seat(saddle) gets uncomfortable after 40 minutes. Can someone recommend a nice seat that looks good and doesnt weigh too much along with a tire that works well offroad and onroad. any advice? :D

BTW I mostly ride pavement but want a tire that will work decent offroads when I do decide to hit the trails.
 

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Charge Spoon saddle, I've never heard of anyone who thought it was uncomfortable, it's also pretty light and only £20 with aluminium rails and seem to get a lot of good reviews, including my one below but you may have trouble getting hold of them cos they're so popular and not sold in the US etc. I can't believe some people can actually perch on those Devo saddles they're awful, I've also got SDG Bel-Air on 3 other bikes, they're even more comfortable but not as light and doesn't fit me as perfectly as the Spoon. I'll be swapping the Spoon onto my future bikes.:thumbsup:

https://egf-blog.blogspot.com/2008/04/charge-spoon-saddle-do-i-like-it.html

As for the tires, I'm running Michelin Dry2 2.0 tires, they'll be brilliant on pavement and grip and speed off road is also very good but you may have to watch them on really loose terrain because they've a tendency to drift but on everything else they stick like Velcro and seem to be lasting well.




 

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Are those the michelin XCR tires? I was at the store today and they have them in stock. LBS only carries Top Peak saddles not sure if those are good but the one they have are around $120.
 

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is there a huge difference between the XCR and stock Kenda tires on pavement? The stock Kenda tires on pavement are quite loud I think those huge knobs are slowing me down.
 

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Yeah, the Nevegals are much slower, the Michelin's are actually racing tires, on pavement the Michelin's are faster, much quieter and a lot smoother, oddly smooth actually, so much so you don't notice how fast your going, Nevagal's will always be better downhill and cornering off road but I'd choose the Michelins every time, I've done about 175 miles on them so far and that pics was taken about an hour ago.:thumbsup:
 

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I end up getting the Fizik Gobi saddle and Michelin dry2.0 XCR tires :)

The Fizik saddle has a much better padding but when I sat on it the comfort was the same I couldnt really tell the difference between the two...maybe ill notice the difference after some more seat time.

Giantchadster thats a sweet looking bike ;)
 

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Oh the Gobi, some saddles take a while to break in or to get use to, but the profile was always to rounded which tended to cut in for me but lots off people seem to be able to ride them fine...
 

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I just rode the bike the other day on paved road for an hour and the paint on my arse started to kick in real good. Even when the seats are broken in I dont see how much more comfortable it will be. Do you guys wear shorts with padding? I think thats the main reason why my I cant last more than one hour. I have ordered some shorts with padding hope it makes a huge difference
 

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I try not to wear padded shorts any when but in winter because they're so hot, and the Gobi is easily my least favourite saddle, it's too rounded so it cuts in, padded shorts will help but it wouldn't be enough for me to ride that saddle.
 

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Yep, I've been riding Bel-Air's for about 6 years, they are easily the most comfortable saddle for me and the only reason I don't have one now is that the Charge Spoon is less comfortable but a better fit for me so they work out equal for me.:thumbsup:
 
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