Four different BMX seats and saddle types
There are four types of BMX bike seats: The Pivotal, The Tripod, The Combo and Rail BMX seat.
Pivotal is a BMX seat that is mounted on the top. The top mounting makes it possible to adjust the angle of the BMX bicycle seat.
The Tripod BMX bike seat is mounted at the bottom, making it fixed so you cannot change the angle of the BMX seat. The advantage of this BMX bicycle seat is that you don’t have to adjust it again and again. You just mount it, and then you are ready to go.
As the name implies, Combo is a BMX bicycle seat combined with a seat post. The two parts are mounted permanently together and can’t be separated.
The Rail BMX bike saddle comes with a seat post and is mounted on rails. Usually, it is the angle of a BMX seat that can be adjusted, but with this type of BMX bike seat, it is possible to move the seat a bit back and forth. You can use the Rail BMX bike saddle for both Race and Freestyle bikes, though the seats are mainly used for Race BMX bikes.
Light, tight and sturdy BMX seats
Compared to a sport like Road Bicycle Racing, BMX riders spend very little time in the BMX saddle. This is also why most BMX seats are stripped of all comfort to keep them as light and small as possible, so the BMX bike seat doesn't get in the way when you’re doing tricks.
BMX bicycle seats are made to be very durable, so they can withstand the bashings from when you’re riding in the street, skate park or flatland. Most BMX bike saddles have bumpers made of plastic or kevlar to protect its nose and sides against impacts.