Seats | All information about seats
A seat is the cushion that you sit on while riding a bicycle. You have many options when selecting a seat but compatibility will really determine what you can install on your bike. They come in 4 different styles which are combo, railed, tripod or pivotal. Each one has its benefits and it will make or break what you choose.
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Combo seats are a seat that has the seat pan on a seat post, it is inexpensive, and does not angle up and down. The downside is that you can not change the pitch of the seat, they are not as heavy duty as other styles, and they come in very minimal seat post sizes. Frames comes with different seat post tube sizes and you will have to get the correct seat post size for your frame limiting your selection. Most of the combos seats fit 25.4mm which is a standard bmx frame or bike. If you are looking for a seat at minimal cost this would be the style I suggest you to select.
Railed seats have rails underneath the seat pan and are semi heavy. These are usually the softest seats and depending on the seat post can be angled the most out of all the styles. They have a medium amount of style selections and you can customize almost any bike with them. These come on most of the 29" bikes on the streets. The drawback is that they do get bent up pretty easy and most 20" bikes do not have this style so you would have to invest into a railed seat post. If you are looking for the softest seat or a certain seat in a railed design we suggest you get this style and a post if need be.
The Tripod seat is the most heavy duty seat you can get your hands on. It can take many hits but come in super limited sizes. It does not angle in small increments or tilt a lot. Most seatpost only come in 25.4mm sizing. If you ride hard and are tired of breaking your seat we suggest you get this style and the correct size seat post.
The Pivotal Seat is the most universal seat with the most options. These are moderately heavy duty and come in tons of different styles. Most of these seats come on 20" bmx bikes but you can get larger diameter post for 29ers. The drawbacks are that they are not very soft, the angle is kind of hard to adjust due to the hidden hex bolt on the top of the seat. You have to invest into a seat post if you ride a 29" bike or a stock 20" bike. If you need a heavy duty seat and like a specific design that only comes in this style we suggest bolting this seat on your bike.
Seat post specs to fit Seats:
Railed size: 22.2mm old bmx bikes, old school beach cruisers - 25.4mm new school bmx, new school beach cruisers, 29" Core bmx bikes - 27.2mm most 29" bike, most mountain bikes, most fixed bikes, most ebikes
Combo size: 25.4mm new school bmx, new school beach cruisers, 29" core bmx bikes - 27.2mm most mountain bikes, most fixed bikes, most ebikes
Pivotal size: 22.2mm old school bmx - 25.4mm new school bmx, new school beach cruisers, 29" Core bmx bikes -
27.2mm most 29" bike, most mountain bikes, most fixed bikes, most ebikes