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Offline slomogadgie

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Airhawk Seats
on: April 30, 2013, 11:36:18 PM
I've been toying with the idea of getting a Airhawk seat. I've found out there are two types...Airhawk original, and Airhawk2. Has anyone out there tried these products? Is one really better than the other etc? The original comes in at about 165GBP, and the 2 is around 90GBP. I know the are made of different material, but I'm just trying to gauge the worthiness of getting one.
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Re: Airhawk Seats
Reply #1 on: May 01, 2013, 01:45:01 AM
I have used one of the cheaper Airhawks for several hundred thousand kms on GS's, and find the lighter models wear very well. I don't reckon you need the heavier model.

I have seen one where the metal valve has rubbed through the outer material, but a bit of rubber bicycle inner tube wrapped around the valve will prevent this.

They should be inflated very lightly, so they are enlarging the area of contact only, not holding you up off the seat.

They add at least 200kms to what my backside can stand in a day  :169:

Haven't tried it on my new CT yet,

Phil

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Re: Airhawk Seats
Reply #2 on: May 01, 2013, 02:07:35 AM
Top Gadgie Phil. Good info, thanks.
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Re: Airhawk Seats
Reply #3 on: May 01, 2013, 05:23:53 AM
I don't know how tall you are, but don't forget that if you use one of these Airhawks seats, you are sitting a few cm's higher, which can be a problem for some of us.

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Re: Airhawk Seats
Reply #4 on: May 01, 2013, 05:59:12 AM
Hmmmm! good point. It's not for everyday use, so might manage to cope for the odd longer run etc.
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Re: Airhawk Seats
Reply #5 on: May 01, 2013, 11:28:12 AM
I find the seat too low so a bit extra height could be quite good. I'll google these to see if they look OK.

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Re: Airhawk Seats
Reply #6 on: May 01, 2013, 06:32:26 PM
Slomogadgie, I just bought an Airhawk this winter - the more expensive one it think. It looks and feels just great but the real try out will start tomorrow when i go on my first long journey this year. Yes, you should inflate them only lightly as Ikyphl said so it would not add too much on seat height.
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Re: Airhawk Seats
Reply #7 on: May 01, 2013, 06:36:34 PM
Thanks Ojo, and good luck on your trip:)
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