Being a slow-moving transportation bicyclist means that I look for comfort and convenience in my bicycle accessories. For example, the saddle: CT readers will recall that I bought a Hobson back in 2008 and never looked back. I’ve moved my old one to my recreation bicycle and upgraded my transportation bicycle to the Easyseat II version.
This model is a little cushier than the original, but I’m not detecting much difference in the comfort of my ride. This model, however, does look a lot better.
During the Pedaler’s Jamboree in May I rode a modest (by recreational and sport standards) 30 miles each day on the KATY Trail. Much of the advice you’ll read swears you’ll need a heavily-padded seat otherwise you may lose your entire bum to excruciating pain. I got along just fine with the original Hobson. It was the daypack I carried that nearly did me in. Next year: panniers
In any case, I consider the Easyseat II an improvement for the bicycle I ride most.