Having a sore butt takes the enjoyment out of any sort of
all day riding. My butt has arthritis problems that cause me a lot of pain on
extended rides. I've tried custom seats, beads, sheepskins, gel-pads and voodoo
None of these worked.
I had heard good things about air-cushion support, and
have actually been using it for years on my computer chair at home (Thermorest
canoe seat pad) with great success.
I'd seen reviews for the AirHawk product line - which
generally were positive. At the Black Diamond Beemers rally there was an AirHawk
cushion for sale for a reasonable price, so I grabbed it.
It solved the sore butt problem wonderfully - but with the
shape of the RS seat - it caused a new problem.. scrunched private parts.
A bit of time in Google turned up an alternative - the
FreedomAir cushion.. which apparently was designed by someone who rode. It is
shaped so the forward edge has a relief area for the genital region.
Great help for sore butt - I can now ride pretty much all
day without any butt pain.