Honda Grom banner

1 - 14 of 14 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
300 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Is anyone riding a seat by Seat Concepts ? I’m just not willing to shell out $400.00 bucks for the Corbin. $190.00 delivered seems much more reasonable. If your riding one, hows the comfort and how was the install ?

Thanks
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
611 Posts
I have seat concepts. The install was quick, maybe 20 minutes or so. As for comfort, it's night and day difference from the stock seat. At first I thought it was going to be a bit stiff, but once I started riding it was amazing. It's hard to explain but I kind of feel like I'm not even sitting in a seat. I no longer feel my boney ass pushing down on anything and the bikes vibrations are pretty much non-existent with the seat concepts.

I was going to go with Corbin for a while but the seat concepts choice turned out better then I thought it would. I also went with the grippy top and carbon sides, another choice I'm happy with.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
28 Posts
I also have the Seat Concepts and still believe it is one of my best mods to date. The install is simple and made even easier when using a pneumatic stapler.

I don't have first hand experience with the Corbin, but those that have them, swear by them.

Good Luck on which ever you choose.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
159 Posts
I have a custom seat. It cost 150, they removed the stock cover, added more foam and recovered it with custom material. Something to consider.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
63 Posts
I have a Seat concepts seat as well. I went went with non-gripper on the top as I wanted to be able to move around on the seat and never really liked the look of gripper material. At low speeds I tend to slide forward and initially regretted not getting the gripper but at higher speeds (above 30) I love having the smooth top. The foam isnt super soft or anything but it is comfortable and you aren't confined to one cramped seating position which is what makes it comfortable for me. I did notice that it made my body catch more wind which is about the only downside. The install for me took longer than it should have because I am a little bit of a perfectionist. I ended up making the folds of fabric on the back of the seat look better than the factory cover and it turned out extremely nice.
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
611 Posts
I went went with non-gripper on the top as I wanted to be able to move around on the seat and never really liked the look of gripper material.
Once I made the decision to go with Seat Concepts the hard decision was choosing the top material. They say that the cf (smooth) top is the way to go if you ride wearing jeans. Well I ride with only jeans and I decided to break all the rules and go with the gripper top. I couldn't be happier with the choice I made.

You're right about catching more wind, as I have the same feeling. I didn't measure but the seat itself is only about maybe a 1/4" taller than the stock seat. I've got a 30" inseam and it did not affect me at all.

Definitely a top 5 mod that I've done to my bike. No scratch that, top mod I've done to my bike as I feel like the only MAJOR downfall to the Grom is the damn stock seat. It has to go.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,052 Posts
I also have a seat concepts (SF).

Best 200 bux I have spent on this Grom.

FWIW the Corbin is to wide at the contact point of the posterior. Much prefer the SC.
 
  • Like
Reactions: kc4sox

·
Registered
Joined
·
18 Posts
I bit the bullet and got the Corbin, super expensive but I'm really happy with it. It's so comfortable you really don't want to get off, the stock seat had my back hurting in no time. It completely changes the feel and ride, and absorbs tons of road shock the stock seat directly passes along to your posterior. I haven't tried the seat concepts or others, but you will be happy to ditch the new style seat whatever option you choose!
Grom Corbin.JPG
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
178 Posts
Is it just me or does the Corbin fill in the cowl/seat gap when using the stock seat? If so, that might be an insta-buy. The gap between the seat and the rear cowl is like like an inch on my Grom.

Edit: I'll find out soon enough. Bit the bullet on a Corbin seat: black leather, carbon fiber vinyl sides, black embroidered logo.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
115 Posts
I have a Seat Concepts on my 2018 SF. It was a bit stiff for my liking, so I had them make a new one rated for my 118 lbs wife. It is much better, but not too soft, even for me at 180 lbs. It is a bit tall and feels like a flat board that is soft. I am not liking it, but my wife does. I'm looking at getting a custom seat done by a private party.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11 Posts
Seems I'm leaning more towards the Corbin now. 6'3 200 and need comfort with cost not in mind. This will be my first mod
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
127 Posts
everyone has a different opinion... I have the comfort seat on my WR supermoto. Obviously it's a night and day difference, and for $190 it's not that bad. Went with the gripper top, and black carbon fiber sides. Now, would I get it on the grom? Nah. Not worth $200, I have many other parts to buy so I just bought a custom seat cover lol. To be honest, I'm not riding the grom for more than 30 minutes at one time, so I don't need it. Might be different for you.
 
1 - 14 of 14 Posts
Top