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Old 10th March 2020
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Default Saddlemen Step Up or Drag Specialties Predator III Seat?

I can't find any feedback from anyone that has tried both. Usually, I'd just pick the one that's made in the USA, but both the Step Up and Predator III are made here.
Mostly, I'll be using the seat for 50 to 100 mile trips, with the occasional short hop of 20 miles or so.

I'm leaning more towards the Saddlemen right now. I'm only considering the Predator III because of the higher backrest (4.75" vs 6") and a slightly wider seat (10" vs 11"), which could make it a little more comfortable.

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anyone? im gonna change mine on my 99 sportster

but here in france saddlement are more around 500/540 dollars

and predator arround 430 dollars but didn't heard that mutch about it
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anyone? im gonna change mine on my 99 sportster

but here in france saddlement are more around 500/540 dollars

and predator arround 430 dollars but didn't heard that mutch about it
I ended up going with the Saddlemen Step-Up because the reviews that I could find concerning both made the Step-Up seem like the better choice. I'd also owned a Drag Specialties seat before & wasn't really all that impressed.

I put about 8,000 highly pleasurable miles on that seat before I traded in my Sporty for a 103" TC Dyna in Oct 2020. The 1st thing I replaced was the seat with another Step-Up. I put 10,000 on that Step-Up (again, highly pleasurable) before trading my Dyna in on 9/30/21 for a Road King 107" Milwaukee8. I'm sure you can guess what my 1st purchase was for my Road King. I've put 2000 miles on the Road King with the Step-Up & I'm pleased as punch. Of course, I went with the full lattice stich on all of my Step-Ups because it's the classiest looking of all the patterns

I did try other seats on friend's & family member's bikes but nothing beat that Step-Up as far as comfort. The foam & gel combo just works for me I guess. I also haven't wished for anymore lower back support than the Step-Up offers, it seems just right. I hope this helps.
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I love my Saddlemen Step-up but to each their own.






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Ok that was fast anwser

summer sales incoming they might drope a bit here in france so it will be around normal price i mean US price ^^
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