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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-13-2019, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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Only a minor adjustment, but I added a LaRosa seat to my bike this weekend.

The seat looks great and is very low-profile.

What I wasn't ready for (and I should've been), was just how much my riding position would change. Being a new rider, this took me by surprise, as I now lean more forward and my arms are less relaxed. I feel more of the bumps (obviously) and the bottom of my back ached after my first hour riding it.

I've ridden it into work this morning, and it didn't seem as bad. I need to spend more time with it, to see if I want to keep it on or not. Currently, I'm 50/50.

Here's some pics I took down in Laguna that night; what a great evening.

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Pics look awesome mate....Bikes looking good , The seat while looking good more form over function I would say .
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That seat will never be super comfortable, but give yourself a few weeks of riding to adjust to the new position before changing anything. That said, some risers will add to the handlebar height and give you some relief, and are easy to add.
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Looks super cool!
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Looking great H,

Bike's coming along beautifully.

Cheerio,

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Better to look good than to feel good.

Give it time, you will get adjusted and just think, after riding with that seat, you’ll be able to ride anything.

I’ve got the same and clip ons, so I fully understand
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Looking at it, not all that surprising about the comfort (or lack of) and seating position issues. But, it sure looks great! I agree that before making any decisions about its future, ride it more and see how much you get used to it (the bumps won’t smooth out, though). Overall, the bike looks awesome and the seat contributes to that.
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Thanks for all the replies, I appreciate it.

Going to give it a couple of weeks and then decide on what to do with it.
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I'd say get a comfortable for the long rides and keep this one for the bike nights. Then you have the best of both worlds
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May not be comfortable, but looks killer!
Great pics as well.
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