As trainer season approaches I’d like to address the saddle-of-pain issue that, for me, only occurs indoors. After reading all the complex work being done on rocker plates it made me wonder if one of the many suspension seat posts might be a cheaper, simpler, and potentially more effective option. In addition, I also have a height constraint in my basement setup which makes a rocker plate tough to implement.
Instead of rocking the whole bike and trainer, why not just the saddle/seatpost instead? Normally one would not want side to side movement on a saddle, but seems like maybe we need more play on our saddle instead. It’s not clear to me what is the important dimension of movement needed - fore/aft? side-to-side? up-and-down? All of the above? By way of reference, my old MTB has a dropper seatpost which has developed some play in it, but it doesn’t bother me at all on the trail.
Curious if anyone has played around with this or has any experience here.