I currently use a generic “Tillett” style seat, which I had purchased used without knowing the stiffness, since mine had cracked a day before a race and I could not get my hands on a new one.
Unfortunately, this seat has cracked again, and this time I thought that it would better to get a decent seat. I have sat in some ‘modular’ type seats, and while I haven’t actually driven any laps in them, they didn’t feel as natural/comfortable as the Tillett style shape.
Since the actual Tillett seats are rather expensive, I was wondering if they perform better, handling and comfort wise, than the generic ones you can get for half the price, such as this seat.
If I do get the Tillett seat, I was planning on getting the Tillett T11t, based on my research and Tillett’s own description. Does this seem like a good option? For reference, I am 180cm tall, 160lbs, and drive an X30 Senior with a 32mm CRG Road Rebel (which I find quite stiff for an X30 and as such would like to free up the rear if possible). If it makes any difference, I would be getting silver carbon model, as I cannot find any images of the black carbon installed.
I would really appreciate any advice on the difference between the actual Tillett seats and the generic ones. Thanks in advance!