specialized CR-G suspension seat pin

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shobo
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specialized CR-G suspension seat pin

Postby shobo » 11 Aug 2019, 9:52am

Hi
I recently had a medical emergency where I couldn't pass water - long story. I'm nearing the end of my recovery. Anyway, lessons learned, I've fitted a prostate friendly saddle and a specialised CR-G suspension seatpin. Not used them yet - waiting for my recovery to complete. Anyway, the specialized CR-G seatpin has great reviews and one negative point - the saddle clamps force the saddle too far forward. I knew about this criticism, but bought one anyway, thinking it must be getaraoundable. But sure enough - the saddle can only sit way much more forward than I am used to. It almost feels like a design flaw. Anyone with experience of this seatpin ? Thankyou.

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Re: specialized CR-G suspension seat pin

Postby reohn2 » 11 Aug 2019, 10:14am

Looking at it on the web it seems to have a lot of layback,what's the problem?
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Re: specialized CR-G suspension seat pin

Postby shobo » 11 Aug 2019, 11:09am

oops ….. ! .. put it in the wrong way round …..I think ... :shock:

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Re: specialized CR-G suspension seat pin

Postby shobo » 11 Aug 2019, 12:07pm

wouldn't surprise me 531colin. I seem to be getting everything back to front this weekend. Mirrorland.

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Cugel
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Re: specialized CR-G suspension seat pin

Postby Cugel » 11 Aug 2019, 12:21pm

Here's one in.

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Cobble Gobbler


Plenty of setback there.

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Re: specialized CR-G suspension seat pin

Postby shobo » 11 Aug 2019, 12:47pm

tx cugel.
You've gone and fitted that the right way round.
I couldn't go to a brooks as I now need a generous cut out.
so whats your experience of the cg-r / cr-g / thingy. Positive ?
I've also fitted a redshift shockstop. Not tried either yet. Waiting for my watery bits to recover from a catheter.

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Re: specialized CR-G suspension seat pin

Postby shobo » 11 Aug 2019, 12:48pm

or is it a redshock shiftstop

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Re: specialized CR-G suspension seat pin

Postby Cugel » 11 Aug 2019, 5:42pm

shobo wrote:tx cugel.
You've gone and fitted that the right way round.
I couldn't go to a brooks as I now need a generous cut out.
so whats your experience of the cg-r / cr-g / thingy. Positive ?
I've also fitted a redshift shockstop. Not tried either yet. Waiting for my watery bits to recover from a catheter.


As I am a softlad with a large sensitivity to pain, discomfort or even a pea under two memory foam mattresses, I like to be sprung a bit when out cycling - especially these days when the roads are going C18th with the politics. (Mind, Wales has some very nice roads - nearly all of them, as it's 1950 here).

Wider tyres were a start, Then came seatposts that were flexy, beginning with a carbon fibre one that stuck out a lot. These worked to cosset the bumble. Huzzah! I will have more.

Like central heating, bumble (and mit) cosseters are addictive. I required more spring i' the contact bits so acquired both a cobble gobbler seatpost and a redshift boinger stem. The ladywife also has a boinger and enjoys the lack of palm-smack as she thrust over a pothole or other road scab. The bikes I have still bereft of a boinger are noticeably harder on my hands, despite the double bar tape.

So ... they do make a significant difference, these items - especially on longer rides, when I no longer get the numbum or the tingle-hand. But is it just these items that provide the comfort? The fat tyres and leather saddle (or Fizik Kurve Bull saddle - another flexy item) also make a difference. It becomes less clear which items are providing the most protection to the contact points.

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Once I could tolerate an erse-kicking nose-to-the-front-wheel racing bike and associated position. No longer. The years add up; the bits get worn and less juicy. It comes to us all.

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Re: specialized CR-G suspension seat pin

Postby shobo » 11 Aug 2019, 7:26pm

'Redshift boinger' - like it
'Cobble gobbler' - like it. Where did that come from ?
Im looking forward to my boinger and gobbler once my balls think they are no longer being kicked.
Theres a lot of anti boingers and anti gobblers around. I ignore them.
Increasing the pressure in my 32mm tyres

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Re: specialized CR-G suspension seat pin

Postby Cugel » 11 Aug 2019, 10:11pm

shobo wrote:'Redshift boinger' - like it
'Cobble gobbler' - like it. Where did that come from ?
Im looking forward to my boinger and gobbler once my balls think they are no longer being kicked.
Theres a lot of anti boingers and anti gobblers around. I ignore them.
Increasing the pressure in my 32mm tyres


I believe that the CG-R was in fact a shortened form of Cobble Gobble-R. A marketing thing via Roubaix cobble-taming adverts.

Those who prefer to suffer on a bike are all mad - although I do enjoy a bit of suffering myself albeit only of the kind that's about trying too hard, not being racked on a bike frame. Anti-boingers perhaps recall previous items that didn't work too well. The redshift stem has no bad habits that I've found so far.

There are other advantages to the squishy this & that.

For example, a fat tyre with less pressure and a larger contact patch tend to grip the road better than a hard skinny thing. The hard skinny tyres also bounce off the road when it's rough, which is a waste of energy and also an invitation to a fall, should the bounce be on a fast bend.

The other "suspension" effects of gobblers, boingers and similar are also to stop the bouncing and momentary departures from the road. The bike does stick better on the rough surfaces. This is good as flying bikes are known to be prone to awarding you gravel rash or worse.

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