10 Great Value SkiBike Essentials - # 9 BullSkate SkiBike Saddle

Posted: Sunday, 22 April 2012 by Mark Kinnon in Labels: , ,

I want to pay tribute to 10 excellent items that I have used whilst skibiking, they didn't cost much and have all delivered fantastic value for money.
All of them cost under £60, to stay in budget, some had to be bought from secondhand from eBay, usually in nearly new condition having seen a weeks use or less. SkiBike related bargains are out there to be had, providing you buy at the end of the winter season right through to late September.

Item: BullSkate SkiBike Saddle

Price Paid: Sponsored, but should be around £50

What was so good about this item then?

I was kindly donated this item by BullSkate skibikes to help me utilise the scary T-bar lift infrastructure in Sorenberg, Switzerland. Previously I had a basic, slimline saddle, such as you would expect to see on any regular mountain bike.
Regular saddles don't interface with drag lifts, you really need something fat-ass like the BullSkate's to give a suitably large and yielding surface for the T-bar's handle to interface with.
Of course having such a well padded seat, with additional springing, adds that extra level of shock absorption and is likely to keep you on the slopes longer and away from the doctor's surgery.

Any gripes or whinges about this item?

The mounting rail design raises the saddle height a couple of inches, on my skibike this makes it a tad too high even on the lowest seat post setting.

BullSkate fat ass saddle - perfect for drag lifts


  1. One other item that no one dares to talk about, except in private. Is that your ski pants are not truly waterproof unless you pay the big $$bucks$$. So the usage of adult depends (or pampers ) during the 1-month and last month of the season are warmly received. With the padding, insulation & water absorbents you need not worry about a cold wet bum ever. I have since paid the big bucks and need not worry anymore, however I do miss the extra padding & insulation.