MadRhino wrote:Common saddles don't hurt everyone. Some will be better, some might be worse. A saddle is so personnal, like pedals, most high end bicycles come without any included. Let the client try and make a decision for himself.
There is significant research that suggests otherwise, and it's backed by my personal experience. I've probably tried 50 different saddles and these Adamo ones blow them all away in comfort. Sure, I rode a lot of miles on
those other saddles and my wang still works but I'm not taking chances. The post ride tingly, warm, pulsing feeling was my junk telling me it just got smashed for a while. That's a thing of the past now.
About clients making decisions for themselves....generally, people are too ignorant and vain to make intelligent decisions for themselves. We as inventors need to design things that are fun, useful, safe, reliable, sustainable, and with ergonomics in mind. Once the people see other open minded folks having fun and getting good value, maybe they'll open up their minds and try it out. I hate it when marketing fools do a survey of a bunch of ignorant folks, then tell you your
product won't sell because of the numbers. Over the years, I've found that most people actually have NO IDEA what they want. They might think they know what they want, but usually, when they get it, they re disappointed......or could have bought something way more appropriate for what they wanted to do.
I tried to get the word out there and convince consumers that they should make a statement with the way they spend their money and through various exchanges, I've come to the conclusion that consumers are too distracted to even think about what I said. My request for sanity used to be my in signature but even though it was totally positive and well intentioned, it seemed to offend more people than it helped. So now I guess I'm calling out to the designers and manufacturers of the world. Please quit designing and selling CRAP.....like saddles that cut off blood flow, underpowered, unsafe e-bikes, low quality batteries.......we only have so many resources and in the end, consumers will buy what they're sold.
My customers are going to have to at least be open minded, otherwise, they can go buy something that's most likely lower quality from someone else.
Have you ever heard of those restaurants where the chef cooks what he wants to cook and there's no menu at all??? Usually, it takes months to get a reservation at a place like that and the meal is really expensive. However, it's usually a phenomenal meal and an experience to remember. You wouldn't dare asking the chef to substitute ingredients in that situation because it would be an insult to his craft. This is what I'd like to model my e-bike business from.
The current consumer industry is more like a McDonalds though. You can go in, get whatever you think you want, even though it has no nutritional value and is probably killing you, and once you're done horfing it down, you have a nice big pile of garbage to deal with. You can get anything made the exact way you want it...if you're lucky....and it's still gross.......yet billions and billions are served. The fact that McDonalds is still in business even though it's widely known that it's HORRIBLE, says something about consumers and the state of our world. I'm not taking their input in my designs or parts choices. If they want to swap seats and cause themselves permanent injuries, fine, but my bikes will come with safe, comfortable saddles.......