I thought this would have been covered already, but I searched and couldn't find any threads.
Any opinions on one vs the other?
Any opinions on one vs the other?
I didn't say there wasn't it was Ape that said he couldn't find other threads. I have read a number of the others and would be curious to try a sargent but love my Corbin close .There are a ton of seat related threads Caleb, check again. The quick summary is that most people seem to like the Sargent best but there are a number of fans of the Corbin seat as well. Really comes down to personal choice. Find the threads and they will give you a breakdown on the differences.
Regular. I can send you a pic if you wish, just let me know..Thanks, guys. Not sure why I didn't find those threads. I tried the Search pulldown in the grey bar this time, and it worked. Oh well.
Caleb, what are your dimensions, if you don't mind me asking.
Will, is your Corbin the close or the regular?
Have to agree here. I've had versions and now have settled on the Canyon Close by Corbin. I found the stock seat (2004+) pretty decent, but the Canyon Close is by far the best choice if you're taking a passenger. The extra room, the raised lip that prevents sliding forward and the optional backrest are design features you don't want to give up once you've tried them.I had a Sargent on my Concours and it was fine but I have the Canyon Close Corbin on my ST2 and love it! I would highly recommend it. I purchased the regular seat by Corbin and it came in and moved the driver seating position back 4 inches or so and made the seating position very uncomfortable. I contacted them about a refund or something (I couldn't ride with it on for more then 30 min without major shoulder and back pain). They ended up exchanging the seat and sent me the close version which puts the seating position in almost the exact same place as stock but with a firmer seat and more support. I love it and would highly recommend the seat and them as a company.
My experience with Corbin customer service has been some of the best of any company I have every dealt with. I had a seat I didn't like (the regular) for 2k miles and they allowed me to do an even exchange for a brand new seat (close) for free. It still all comes down to preference. I'm not sure where your located but perhaps the best idea is to find a couple ST guys near you who have both and sit on their bike or borrow their seats for a ride and see for yourself which you prefer.I think as you can see, like many things, it depends on the rider - or in this case his/her ass. I've never tried a Sargeant seat but I've had a Corbin seat on a couple of bikes - a Honda ST1100 and currently my ST3. In both cases I had the original seat which I preferred over the Corbins. I could never get comfortable with the Corbin seat on the ST1100 and stopped using it. On my ST3 I have the DP seat which I use when riding solo, but use the Corbin when riding two up, only because it has a backrest which my wife prefers. The Corbin is also very heavy.
I've also heard that Corbin customer service leaves a lot to be desired, and Sergeant is easier to work with. I did contact Corbin once about the ST1100 seat not being comfortable for me and they just told me to just use it, that's the way the seat is. I didn't purchase the seat from them, it came with the bike.
And that's my for what it's worth.