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Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk, United Kingdom, 2010/02/20 - "A brilliant design that is easy to adapt to" says Dave Green, former army officer and close protection expert and now fitness and wellness trainer, triathlete and nordic walking instructor.
"I have recently purchased a second R2, for my hybrid, which I use for hauling a trailer full of training equipment around the North Norfolk coastline, as I am a full time fitness trainer and coach.
"This followed on from my purchase, last year, of my first R2 for my road bike. As a 90kg triathlete, who actually prefers strength and conditioning to the obvious disciplines, my self inflicted imposing bulk, apart from being less than aerodynamic, made rides of over an hour a guarantee for numbness.
"I have tried an expensive list of saddles over the last ten years, with every conceivable type of cut-out and padding, all to no avail. Finally a quick web search brought me to the world of RIDO and the R2. Despite the previous amount I had laid out for much more pricey saddles, I thought I would risk the add on cost of another saddle, by way of a much more affordable R2.
"The first ride out was due to be a quick 10 miles just to check the position and comfort. 25 miles later I romped home completely converted. I am not one to pound the roads for over three hours and do not profess to be a great rider, but the pain free time on the bike now is a joy.
"Previously I would dread an hour of dutiful training, but now a couple of hours out can actually be challenging training and enjoyable scenery, rather than just an anticipation of discomfort. I also couldn't ride on a turbo trainer at all, as numbness would creep in even earlier. Now I have just purchased a set of rollers to improve my pedalling and balance, as I no longer dread getting on the bike.
"I recommend the R2 to all my clients who ride and will continue to do so. A brilliant design that is easy to adapt to using and as I tell all my athletes, why not be comfortable and generate power, rather than placing an un-aerodynamic pelvis on a razor blade!"
Dave Green (DipFTST Dip IIHHT), North Norfolk Fitness Specialist, Sports Massage Therapist, Member of the Register of Exercise Professionals and qualified Nordic Walking Instructor. aipt.co.uk/.