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Oversized bike seat

How to improve exercise bike efficiencyThe exercise bike I've been riding had one major flaw. The seat was old with very little padding.

I was pleasantly surprised by this Schwinn over sized seat for 20 dollars.

A proper seat makes it easier for me to get past that 20 minute mark and eliminates the numbness that sometimes lingered a few minutes after some rigorous riding.

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i have that exact same seat! its great for long distance riding!
Comment by Irma Sun Dec 9 15:12:12 2012
i have that exact same seat! its great for long distance riding!
Comment by Irma Sun Dec 9 15:13:17 2012
To put it delicately, my husband has encountered the same numbness after riding on a stiff seat. It doesn't always go away after just a few minutes, so it's good that you went for the upgrade.
Comment by jen g Mon Dec 10 12:39:58 2012

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