Hi James -- thanks, it was a little scary ordering it sight-unseen, as my LBS only had the black ones in stock. I wasn't sure if it would be a tomato red or a more Ferrari red. But it all worked out in the end; I like the color and don't mind the high visibility factor -- every little bit helpsThat's a great color Overtoom. It's almost like Ferrari red!!
Hey, thanks, I'm digging the bike, but I do know what you mean about the seat. It's not as bad as the Coda race seat on my old Cannondale R1000, but after 30 minutes it starts to be a pain. What did you replace yours with? Maybe other riders could chime in here as well if they've replaced the seat?
Ergon's design is terrific. I have GP-1 grips and they are the most comfortable ever. My next saddle would be SM3 and PC2 pedals (pedals look goofy but they are super efficient).I don't mind the stock seat but it needed to be a little wider for my sit bones. I went with an Ergon SM3 seat and never looked back.
Of course this advice is meaningless since everyone is different. I personally hated every soft/gel/cutout seat I tried. I like my saddles wide and as hard as a rock, but flex. The only one that ever felt great and I could ride for over 100 miles at a time was the Brooks B17. Unfortunately I could not stomach the look of this saddle on a black Stromer, so Ergon it is.
I've put 2000 painless miles on my Stromer with this Serfas gel seat.. A bit oversized but since I was traveling at 24 mph over some rough pavement on a hardtail, figured it was worth it.. Highly recommend.Speaking of seats, I'm thinking of getting a new one (because yes the stock one sucks!) what seats should I be looking at??
I use Ergon GS-2 grips and agree that Ergon does grips the best. No surprise the ST2 uses Ergon grips.
I have the gp3 waiting to be installed, about to purchase the pedals too! still haven't shopped for my "perfect" seat though and good chance a Float may be in will be the near future. I get the float when i sell a car I have (and they are available)
The Avinir classic series is a great seat. It's comfortable and has some suspension to it as well. It also looks great!Speaking of seats, I'm thinking of getting a new one (because yes the stock one sucks!) what seats should I be looking at??