View Full Version : BMX seat on a FS Freeride bike....

10-27-2004, 10:17 PM
Good idea, Bad Idea? Pros? Cons?

Biking Fiend
10-27-2004, 10:21 PM

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10-27-2004, 10:37 PM
I can see why some would like it...But I'd never do it.

I like MTB seats. They feel comfy, they have a longer nose that allows you to control the bike with your inner thigh, and they look like they belong.

For a dirt jumper type rider, it makes sense. For a downhiller, they are the wrong tool for the trade.

10-27-2004, 10:37 PM
i have one on my banshee and its great for the downhill part...but man does it suck for climbing

10-28-2004, 12:17 AM
I use one on my Bullit. Works great, never bends, is never in the way, and looks infinitely better than over sized DH seats. Pedals better than a dh seat and worse than a xc seat...

Oh yeah, IMO :)

10-28-2004, 12:26 AM
I rock a bmx seat on my Drop, in my opinion they are way superior to mtb seats in every way, except when the trail goes up or for long distance, but for hits and being able to pinch them, way better. Also a lot stronger, most mtb seats are pinner, not to mention overpriced(IMO).

just ride
10-28-2004, 12:34 AM
Its awesomeness :cool:



10-28-2004, 12:40 AM
i usually ride with just the seat post, so meh.

ReCkLeSs RiDeR
10-28-2004, 12:54 AM

I don't really like it for pedaling fast once I start racing more
- hopefully next season... It will kick the bucket

10-28-2004, 06:05 AM
I run a bmx seat on my dh bike. Comfortable, and good for pinching when jumping.

10-28-2004, 06:11 AM
personaly i luv it..way easier to pinch, but i dont ride a seat for comfort, so i dont know how they would be for pedaling up hill


10-28-2004, 06:44 AM
its quite good.


Mountain Dewd
10-28-2004, 06:53 AM
i run one on my demo, it is a great bike for it, you ride it from the middle all the time anyway, and imo the only downside to a bmx seat is getting behind it can be a little harder, but you will get used to it.

10-28-2004, 08:34 AM
deffinatly. i ride the velo. $20. BEEFY rails. super comfy, small. and i just kept breaking my mtb seats. i never really use my seat that much anyways. oh and way better for pinching. my old mtb seat i couldnt even pinch. this one is super easy.