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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-07-2014, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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Danny Gray vs Corbin (Need help deciding)

Help! I currently have a C&C solo seat. (I also have a 2up Mustang touring seat). It's very stylish and comfortable. However, after about 200 miles, the comfort factor starts to go away. I was going to send the seat back to C&C for a gel insert (Mean City doesn't work on C&C seats). But the cost of a gel insert is $120 + $30 return shipping + the cost of shipping to them. That starts getting pricey...

So I am considering my options for a solo seat. Many on here swear by their Danny Gray butt crack seats. They are very reasonably priced and look good. My question to the Danny Gray owners is: are the comfortable for 200-300 miles, or are they more designed for shorter hops?

My other option is to buy a used Corbin solo (new ones are priced higher then I'd like to spend as the solo is not my primary seat). I already know that Corbin people SWEAR by their seats and not at them. Most reviews are very favorable for long hauls.

The question is, do I buy a new Danny Gray butt crack solo seat, or for about the same price, do I buy a good, used Corbin solo seat?

Your opinions PLEASE!!!!

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-07-2014, 08:15 PM
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Danny gray on Amazon.com Good prices and have been trying to make the same decision .
looking at the big seat .
Good luck deciding!!
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All 4 of our bikes have Corbin seats. We wouldn't run anything but Corbin. We do big miles and never an issue with butt hurt.

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Another vote for Corbin on long days in the saddle. I've never had an issue with comfort. In fairness though I have never tried a Danny Gray seat to be able to compare.

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x3 for Corbin

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Have a butt crack on the dyna my wife rides. Gone 400 miles in a day without any complaints.

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i have had 2 danny gray seats. the bigseat solo, and the speed cradle. the speed cradle would make my d*ck fall asleep, so that was a no go. and the bigseat was so uncomfortable that i was begging for a stop after 50 miles.

i don't care for the look of the new style corbin classic solo when compared to the older ones, but my wife loves the comfort factor on her bike. the classic solo is not as sleek and low as they used to be, so i would either have to go with the hollywood solo, or stick with the cvo solo seat. me being as cheap as i am, will stick with the cvo for a bit. its pretty comfortable for a long ride as well.

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Just put 1k on my new Corbin, I love it.

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I run a C&C right now, but I used to run a Corbin Classic Solo, and it was way more comfortable on long hauls. Its weird because the Corbin was certainly harder than my C&C, but damn it was comfortable.

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I have had multiple Corbins on multiple bikes but went with the Danny Grey Air hawk seat almost 2 years ago and there is absolutely no comparison when it comes to looks and comfort IMHO. About 250 miles was "the end of the envelope" for me with my Corbins where with my DG I can (and do) go over 400 before I get there. The DG Air Hawk seats do cost more though but if you are a all day guy it will be the best money you will ever spend.
With all that being said, I have no experience with the Butt Crack seat though

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