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Saddlemen Step-Up seat review!

Old 09-23-2016, 07:24 PM
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Background - I love the look of my bike with a solo seat, but I also knew that upgrading to a 2-up was best for the long run. I LOVE Le Pera seats and tried several of them before pulling the trigger on my new Saddlemen. I also tried the Lucky Dave's in person and 1) couldn't get over the giant logos on the sides and 2) felt that it moved me up and forward too much.

My buddy ordered one of the first new Saddlemen Step-Up seats, so when I told him about my seating search woes, he was like "BRO just get the Saddlemen! You will not regret it!" (He's French and very aggressive). So, I gave the guys at Saddlemen a call, stalked their Instagram pics for about three days, and finally pulled the trigger.

For those of you considering LD's or a BMC seat, take a look at the Saddlemen Step-Up. It's got a more understated look than the competition, but still maintains that trendy, distinctive "wall" of back support.

Verdict - This seat kicks @ss while aggressively cradling mine. The gel seems like it may take a bit of getting used to, but I think it's probably going to make the best sense in the long-run as it breaks in and as I take longer trips on the Medusa. Under hard acceleration, I feel locked into the bike and don't feel that uncomfortable pull on my wrists anymore. The quality is obvious and dealing with Russel & Alex at Saddlemen direct was a top-notch experience.

It's still a little on the 'poofy' side, but not so much that I won't get used to the look. By that I mean - this is not a 'low-profile' seat, it's a purpose-built seat. I will happily sacrifice the bare bones look for the performance and comfort a seat like this offers. Seating position wise, I'd say it moves you forward maybe 1/2inch from stock.

I got the black on black tuck and roll (on the standard TR), but they have tons of stitching and customization options. Again, the dudes at Saddlemen couldn't be more pleasant to work with, so give them a call!

Ok enough are the pics. 10/10 would recommend!

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Old 09-23-2016, 08:27 PM
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Thanks for the write up. I'm heavily leaning towards this seat as well.
Old 09-24-2016, 01:43 PM
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Very nice seat!! How much lower back support does it provide? I am looking for a new seat and need something I can lean back into.
Old 10-13-2016, 05:39 PM
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So if both seats moved you more forward and much more did the LD move you over the 1/2" the Sadddlemen does? does the SM not sit you higher but LD's did?
Old 10-13-2016, 05:48 PM
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Nice review... and a super cool bike. I'm a sucker for metalflake, so I love the paint! and the pipe... And the seat goes well with everything.
Old 01-25-2017, 03:32 PM
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Great review, glad you are enjoying your seat! Bike looks great!
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Old 01-25-2017, 05:56 PM
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Yeah that seat rocks ! Cool paint, don't see many that color.
Old 01-26-2017, 07:51 PM
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Nice seat! Can we get a review on that pipe of yours as well?
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Did you sell?
Old 02-23-2017, 11:01 AM
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Hey nightsterept still have the seat ? My offer is $290 paypal right now.

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