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Fikey

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Recently purchased Aventon Aventure 2 bikes. All of our riding is on gravel roads. Time to upgrade the set and/or set posts (66 year old behind gets sore). Merely for cruising, should we upgrade both and which brands?
 
Recently purchased Aventon Aventure 2 bikes. All of our riding is on gravel roads. Time to upgrade the set and/or set posts (66 year old behind gets sore). Merely for cruising, should we upgrade both and which brands?
 

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I am about your age (EDIT: I was replying to the original post by Fikey, not to you Pappi - sorry for the confusion) 65 and half, but personally I still think that a padded but narrow saddle, like mine Selle Italia SLR (I actually recycled an older model from my previous acoustic bike), now pretty old and worn out, remains the best solution.

But of course it depends on what kind of use one makes of the bike, health conditions, etc.

Instead, I was surprised by the usefulness of the mobile seatpost. I found it standard on the bike I bought thinking it was a gadget useful only in very difficult conditions or for "sporty", young people. Instead I found that it is incredibly important, especially on steep descents. I move it up and down all the time...
 
I just ordered this seat. 63 here and need a comfortable seat. I hope it works great
I am about your age, 65 and half, but personally I still think that a padded but narrow saddle, like mine Selle Italia SLR (I actually recycled an older model from my previous acoustic bike), now pretty old and worn out, remains the best solution.

But of course it depends on what kind of use one makes of the bike, health conditions, etc.

Instead, I was surprised by the usefulness of the mobile seatpost. I found it standard on the bike I bought thinking it was a gadget useful only in very difficult conditions or for "sporty", young people. Instead I found that it is incredibly important, especially on steep descents. I move it up and down all the time...
Thx
 
I have the same bike, the Aventon Aventure 2. I had the same issue with seat. I added a gel cover, but still a pain in butt. I'm 55 and about 240, so a lot of weight on it. I ordered the Sunlite Cloud-9, below. It's better, but on a long ride, over an hour, I need to get off it for a little bit. I kept the factory post. But maybe a springed post would do better. But all and all, I pretty happy with the Cloud-9.

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I have the same bike, the Aventon Aventure 2. I had the same issue with seat. I added a gel cover, but still a pain in butt. I'm 55 and about 240, so a lot of weight on it. I ordered the Sunlite Cloud-9, below. It's better, but on a long ride, over an hour, I need to get off it for a little bit. I kept the factory post. But maybe a springed post would do better. But all and all, I pretty happy with the Cloud-9.

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77 years old here and changed out the stock seat on my Hemingway cruiser right away. Got a slightly larger one off of Amazon and it was better. But the real change came when I bought a suspension seat post again off of Amazon. That really takes all the jar jars and jolts out of the ride.
 
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