I've tried gel, sheepskin, foam and now the beads. The beads win hands down. After a day of riding (620 miles) and 10 miles from home I was thinking I could go another 100 but it was getting dark so I didn't. Now to get those fancy led lights.
I usually stand up to give the butt a break but I don't remember having to on either 600+ mile days.
I took it off when Minnesota turned cold thinking I didn't need the cooling any more, and noticed the difference right away and put it back on. Much more comfortable.
I wish I could find a bead seat with string and beads, I my truck the plastic will only last 3-4 years but I use it all winter. I figure the bead seat will last 10 years if I take it in out of the cold. (Posted on 11/21/14)
I ordered the BeadRider seat cover to combat the "Monkey Butt" I get when riding long distances in hot weather. The fit on my NT700V is excellent as is the comfort while riding. So far I haven't ridden a long distance over several hot days but I can feel the airflow under my tush so I know it will help. Looking forward to an extended test! (Posted on 7/16/14)
Very nice product! From the first time I sat on it, to the several hundred-plus mile trips, this BeadRider has been very comfortable. You can especially notice the air flow when the temps drop down a bit, so you know it's working.
Also, if it rains, the water doesn't pool.
Ultra easy installation and removal. If you can remove your seat, you can install this easily.
Overall, very pleased with the BeadRider and will be using it for a long time. (Posted on 7/15/14)
The BeadRider seat was a pleasant surprise. It allowed air flow where needed to prevent 'monkey butt'. A cheap solution for a long distance rider. I just returned from my 3,800 mile trip to the BMW International rally in Salem, OR, arriving quite refreshed. (Posted on 7/30/13)
Just got back from a tour of Colorado, and the BeadRider seat made a massive difference. NO Monkey Butt! I pretty much forgot about my derriere, which was far from the case without it (BMW R1100R.) Highly recommended. (Posted on 10/10/11)