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Old 05-19-09, 19:52   #1
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Default picture comparison - stock vs. gel vs. low gel seat

Title is pretty self explanatory. Aesthetically I prefer the gel seat as the low gel seat has more squared off edges. I also noticed the quality of the low gel does not seem to be quite as good as the gel, by this I mean the underside where the cover is attached around the edges. This is being very picky so don't get me wrong the low gel is still good quality. The height difference is noticeable as well and seems to have comparable comfort, need to get the low gel broken in a little now. The low gel also seems to latch to the bike a little tighter.

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Old 05-19-09, 20:44   #2
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thx dude was wondering about this cause I have regular Gel right now was wondering what the low gel looked like Thx again Im 5' 5''
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If any thread needed to be sticky this is it. Great pics mb66l79.
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Wow I would have tried harder if I had known this would become a sticky.
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Thanks for the comparison. I've been thinking about a gel seat but don't know which to look for. I am 6'1 so no height difficulties. How tall and how much do you weigh? Would you say that the low gel is for a short rider worried about comfort and seat height or for the all around rider?
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Thanks for the comparison. I've been thinking about a gel seat but don't know which to look for. I am 6'1 so no height difficulties. How tall and how much do you weigh? Would you say that the low gel is for a short rider worried about comfort and seat height or for the all around rider?
I'm about 6' and 175-180. I didn't have any issues with the height of the normal gel seat, I got the low one to improve the riding position, lower the cg, and have better control with my feet on the ground. Plus it didn't cost much after selling my gel seat. The differences are small but I like it so far.
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GREAT JOB, I am looking to buy one now.
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great post, like everyone else i've been curious about the differences. there definitely is a noticeable height difference between the regular gel and the low. from the picture the stock and the low gel look very similiar in terms of height. would you say they are the same or is one lower? thanks again dude.
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I just got my first 675 last week. I love it, the only problem I'm having is that my ass gets sore when riding for more than two hours. I have looking into the gel seat and wondering if it makes a difference in long ride comfort. Can anyone elaborate on this for me? Thanks.
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great post, like everyone else i've been curious about the differences. there definitely is a noticeable height difference between the regular gel and the low. from the picture the stock and the low gel look very similiar in terms of height. would you say they are the same or is one lower? thanks again dude.
I'll take a closer look later and post up what I find out.

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I just got my first 675 last week. I love it, the only problem I'm having is that my ass gets sore when riding for more than two hours. I have looking into the gel seat and wondering if it makes a difference in long ride comfort. Can anyone elaborate on this for me? Thanks.
It definitely is an improvement in long ride comfort, and short rides too for that matter. There are other options (Corbin, Sargent, or custom) that have been discussed if you do a search.
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