Think! Technology Lite Seat

With Base, En aning Foam And Lite Cover $599. 99

Think! Seat Base

If you’re a techy geek like me who likes to take a look at weight numbers and is into eccentric trick parts, then look no further than the Think! seat base, foam, plus seat cover. The super-trick carbon-fiber seat base and closed-cell technology foam was tested on two bikes (the 2013 Suzuki RM-Z450 and 2013 Honda CRF450R) to find out if this lightweight seat was “worth its weight” in gold. On picking it up I was astonished from how light this complete seat is. The Think! seat will be close to 1 . 5 pounds lighter than the stock RM-Z seat and just more than a pound lighter than the CRF piece. The kit comes with the carbon-fiber seat base, closed-cell seat foam, seat cover, and two titanium seat bolts to get that weight straight down just a little bit more.

As soon as out on the track the most visible difference was how surprisingly hard the foam is, yet it feels like it has more cushioning than other seat foams. It is almost like manufacturer suspension for your butt and back again. Usually with stock seats, when attacking flat corners and seated on the edge of the seat to get maximum traction, it’s easy to actually feel the seat base through the foam. Not so with the Think! foam, which seems to have its stiff and cushioning properties throughout the whole seat, even to the edges. When seat-bouncing jumps from corners, the Think! foam actually absorbs a lot more of the load than the usual stock seat’s foam can. Seat-bouncing also shows how much the carbon-fiber seat base’s stiffness helps. The base gives the seat a more precise feel by eliminating the flex that a share plastic base can have. Yes, it’s noticeable.

 

What isn’t noticeable could be the weight loss, but this would still be a great product for any overall bike diet plan and a relatively cheap one, per pound, compared to many other products like titanium bolt kits. Over the years I have had several seats gain weight and have their foam break down quickly from water getting in and soaking into the foam. The Think! ’s closed-cell foam never got waterlogged, even with several washes (and spraying it longer than usual just to test this). Although not tested in rain or stream crossings, this “no soak” quality would also be a great feature for off-road races where it is muddy and wet.

 

The biggest negative aspect of this product is the ridiculously high price tag. Nothing trick is cheap, so the Think! seat might not be for everybody, but if you’re a technical amounts guy, need more comfort for the gluteus maximus and your back, or can appreciate the more-precise feel from the stiff base, then this product might be worth the price tag. —Kris Keefer

 

Rated 87

Installation…. 19/20

Function… … … 48/50

Durability… … 8/10

Design… … … …. 9/10

Price… … … … …. 3/10

 

Contact

thinktechnology. us

(949) 444-4916

 

 


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