Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The Bluegrass State
Personally, I heavily dislike HDRs. My old trainer made me ride in one for shows, and it never fit me. It always put me in a chairseat, and hurt me every time I rode in it. It just felt weird to sit in, on top of everything else. But then again, saddles are kind of specified - one person could hate a brand, but the next person could swear by it. I would never buy a saddle before sitting in it, or at least one of the same brand, first.
But other than my personal dislikes - my trainer loved hers. And they did keep up very well. One actually fell off of a saddlestand and hit gravel. After a good cleaning, you'd have to look *very* hard to find the marks, and they were only on the seat. So there are lots of pros :) Best of luck!!
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