Re: Throne suggestions?
For years I had a middle of the road throne. Sometimes I would use the backrest, sometimes I wouldn't. I was never entirely happy with it. Then my wife said "You spend a lot of time on it so go buy yourself a good one". I bought a Tama Ergorider (midway between traditional round and bike seat style) because I've always had good luck with Tama hardware. I've been using it for several years and love it. No back rest, either.
Never skimp on a throne.
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