Corner Coach Adjustable Seat Bump
Company: Corner Coach
- Easy to install.
- Adjustable and removable.
- Can help improve body positioning and form new habits.
- Doesn't look quite as clean as a traditional seat bump.
What it is
- Adjustable, removable seat bump.
The Corner Coach is a game-changing product new to the industry. While seat bumps have been around for a while and often have a place on many factory race bikes around the world, they are more permanent and harder for the everyman to get a feel for. That’s where the Corner Coach comes into play. It is the” industry's only adjustable and removable seat bump” and it is made to serve as a body positioning training tool. The Corner Coach is designed to go over the top of a seat and seat cover and can tighten around the seat anywhere the rider desires, giving it a lot of personalisation for the rider on board. It is available in Mini (smaller bump for 50cc-85cc) and Pro (bigger bump for 125cc+) sizes and retails for just $39.99.
How it works
- Installs in under one minute.
- Easy to adjust and find the sweet spot across multiple bikes.
- Makes a difference in training proper body positioning.
To start, we’re going straight to the installation and quite frankly makes this product what it is. Installation couldn’t be easier – simply remove the seat, slide the bump on, re-install the seat and you’re done. Taking your time, it may take just north of a minute to complete the whole process. Contrarily, installing a regular seat bump could take hours and you’d better hope you have it in the exact spot you desire, not to mention the new seat cover you’d likely have to purchase for install as well.
Although it installs easily, does it actually work? The answer is yes. As promised, we found it gave us all of the benefits of a regular seat bump but without the hassle of installing a regular one. Depending on the terrain or the task at hand, we could strategically place the bump on the seat to help achieve the results we were looking for. On the motocross track, we’d slide it way up on the seat to practice getting in the habit of proper positioning through corners and ruts. In a more off-road setting, we’d typically slide it back just a tad to be a little more neutral on the bike, but still put emphasis on weighting the front end. We liked it so much that we even raced a few near two hour GP’s with the Corner Coach in place and we felt it did help our riding. Oh yeah, starts also improved by helping hold our bodies over the front of the bike and driving forward rather than falling back and into a wheelie.
The Corner Coach has become somewhat of a staple on our bikes while spinning laps, training, etc. in most instances. For trail riding, unless we’re riding in muddy or wet conditions, we didn’t see much of a benefit - that is of course if we didn’t want to put any emphasis on making new habits or practicing techniques. Also, we found sand riding and especially rough sand tracks didn’t really let the CC shine. Sitting more neutral or further back on the seat in these conditions meant there wasn’t much of a need for it. Plus, shorter riders would feel it hitting their bottoms when the bike would kick up through whoops.
One positive we felt, literally, with the Corner Coach is that unlike most seat bumps, it doesn’t really hurt or feel all that awkward to sit on. Of course, seat bumps could be made in almost any shape, but the stock shape of the Corner Coach is very rounded so as it doesn’t hurt or annoy you to occasionally sit on top of it but still is profound enough to hold riders in place.
A few tips and tricks we’ve learned while using the Corner Coach is to sit on or compress the seat when you are tightening the adjustable bump. If you don’t do this, it has a greater chance of moving around since the foam compresses when you sit, thus giving the seat bump a looser fit. When we used this method, it’d stay much tighter and move around a lot less throughout a day of riding. Also, with most of our time spent using this being on a Yamaha four-stroke, we found the sweet spot to be right in line with the seat hooks. Of course, placing this depends on what you’re looking for, but we felt this put us in a good position on the seat while cornering and also kept the bump from sliding backwards if it did loosen up. The seat hooks would hold the bump forward and in the right position all day long.
The Corner Coach is a winner in our books. It’s inexpensive, easy to use, and makes a difference you can feel. We often say the best modification you can make to your bike is to put a better rider on it and The Corner Coach will make you a better rider.