It has been a little while since we’ve taken at the artier (that’s probably not a word) side of BMX. The other day we were bouncing around to see what brands had available for products and we started thinking about all the unique, interesting and crazy BMX seat options that are available. There’s a little bit of everything from funny to clean and simple, multiple colors, screen printed and embroidered designs, embossing and debossing and more. We decided to go around and collect some of the more standout seats and compile them all in one place for you to take a look. Let’s get this started!
Bone Deth Leopard Print
Bone Deth Lizard Print
The Bone Deth crew are no strangers to whacky, weird and unique. Their take on the world is a pretty interesting one filled with leather, green ooze, babes and usually a heavy slam or seven. That translates into their designs and the Leopard print and Lizard print versions of their Vibrator seat lead to two unique BMX seats. Who remembers that fuzzy one they had a while ago?
BSD – Safari Seat
The Reed Stark signature Safari seat from BSD goes well with his series of signature products like his Giraffic bars and the whole Safari series of videos he has been producing. The screen printing giraffe print turned out rad for this one.
Cult – AK Seat
The crew over at Cult aren’t too notorious for excessively colorful or crazy designs, but they have dabbled with some unique colors and designs in the past year or two. The Alex Kennedy signature seat is unique with the sparkle colors and debossed logo. This one might not be super flashy, but there’s some clean design work behind it.
Demolition Parts – Hucker Seat
The Mike “Hucker” Clark signature seat from Demolition Parts is designed with the floral pattern that goes well with Mike’s personality that’s pretty laid back and all about fun. Dude rocks a Hawaiian shirt well. We’ve seen a number of printed designs popping up on seats and it has lead to some interesting designs that we’ll see more of below.
Demolition Parts – Paradise Seat
The Tyler Fernengel signature Paradise seat from Demolition Parts uses a similar printed design, except it features palm trees for this one and a sewn on patch for a little extra touch.
Eclat – Bios Seat
Eclat‘s new Bios seat follows a similar theme with the Hawaii / Beach style theme. This seat features a Pineapples though. It’s pretty interesting what they can come up with for screen printing designs on seats.
Federal Bikes – Mid Royale Seat
The Federal Bikes Mid Royale seat mixes a few different features. The side features a printed camouflage canvas material with a synthetic leather top with an embossed Federal logo that really pops. A good mix of features to make a unique seat.
Fiend – Ty Morrow Seat
The Ty Morrow signautre seat from Fiend utilizes a different fabric that we haven’t seen much of in BMX, corduroy. The seat is pretty clean and straight forward with the 2-panel cover that comes in a few different colors.
Fit Bike Co. – Cafe Seat
The new Cafe Tripod seat seat from Fit Bike Co. features a synthetic leather cover with stitching to give it the look of a Cafe Racer motorcycle seat. We have seen a number of seats that have a motorcycle themed design the past two or so years from Tom Dugan’s signature seat from Odyssey to the Matt Cordova seat from Demolition. We also like the metal badge that comes on the back of the Cafe seat. Nice touch, for sure.
Gt Bicycles – Junk Food Seat
We’ve been really stoked to see some life come back into GT Bicycles since Ben Ward came on board. Their Junk Food seat was originally designed for their 2017 Performer complete, but it was so popular that they decided to release it as just a seat as well. Food seems to have been a theme in BMX seats lately… More on that below.
Kink – Smut Seat
Like we mentioned above, it’s pretty crazy what you can get printed on canvas these days. The “Smut Seat” from Kink is a collage of Pin Up style girls that makes for an interesting seat you gotta take a closer look at to really see all of the detail. This one might not be appropriate for all ages, but it’s pretty damn rad in our book.
Leh Cycling X Tree Bicycle – Custom Crocodile Skin Seat
While looking for different seats to feature in here, our good friend Google popped this custom Tree Bicycle Co. Ergonomic seat that had a custom crocodile leather seat cover made for it by Leh Cycling. Although this seat is a custom “one off”, it’s pretty rad to see. There’s another brand that makes a similar looking seat, but we’re blanking on the name and we believe it’s synthetic leather that looks like crocodile leather. Either way, it’s an interesting seat.
Colony – Nathan Sykes Seat
The latest Nathan Sykes signature seat from Colony mixes a few different features from the diamond stitching pattern to the vinyl edges and then the brown synthetic leather and small Colony tag. Clean, classic style. This is also available in black if the Tan isn’t for you.
Odyssey – Dugan Feather Seat
This seat has been out for a while and we have a feeling will be joining Odyssey‘s list of retired designs, but it was a good candidate for this. The Tom Dugan signature “Feather” seat, which has the screen printed feather design. Tom also has a newer signature seat that uses a design similar to his personal motorcycle’s seat.
Odyssey – Galaxy Seat
Remember about two years ago when the Oil Slick rage turned to the “Galaxy” and “Celestial” rage when Madera released their Celestial colorway for their Hubs, Cranks and Sprockets? Shortly after those dropped, Odyssey released these Galaxy seats to help complete the setup. It’s a little out there (pun intended), but it looks rad.
Photo: Powers Bike Shop
Profile Racing X Native Bikes Seats
Profile Racing teamed up with James Covington from Native Bikes on some hand made leather seats. These seats might not always look as clean and dialed as some of the seats we saw above made from synthetic leather and machines, but these seats are on a different level. Custom and handmade, making sure no two seats are exactly the same. James has done a TON of custom seats and worked with other brands like Cult in the past as well. If you want a custom seat, we highly suggest you hit him up.
The Shadow Conspiracy – Trey Jones Penumbra Seat
The Penumbra seat series from The Shadow Conspiracy has been a long running line of signature seats for different pro team members. These designs are all unique and influenced by the rider. Above is the Trey Jones signature seat that features a weird cemetery scene with his dog Jesco in the mix. This one might be weird, but it definitely stands out. We’re just surprised it didn’t come in a railed version… Trey made a custom railed version with this cover for his personal setup.
Custom Simpsons Seat
While searching the old Google, we came across this custom seat that features the characters from The Simpsons that turned out rad. We can’t imagine the cost to get rights to making one of these seats and actually sell them, but it wouldn’t be cheap. The custom one off version probably only cost time, haha. Either way, pretty awesome what people come up with. If you have designed your own let us know!
Stolen BMX – Sean Moor STS V2
When it comes to seats that are more Art than seat, this design for Sean Morr‘s signature STS V2 seat would definitely qualify. Black and white, clean and unique design. Could make for a nice wallpaper, too.
Stranger – Augie Simoncini Seat
Another floral seat that stood out is the Augie Simoncini seat from Stranger. This seat uses a similar screen printed design like the ones we saw above, but it still looks unique and stands out.
Stranger – Tie Dye Further Seat
Not to be confused with Sean Ricany’s brand, Further, the Further seat from Stranger comes with this Tie Die canvas cover that turned out pretty psychedelic. Tie dye is one of those interesting color options that we see come and go in BMX fairly frequently time and time again.
Subrosa – Easy Rider Seat
The Hoang Tran signature Easy Rider seat from Subrosa is another example of a motorcycle themed seat. Hoang is a big motorcycle guy, so this one makes complete sense. The clean black synthetic leather paired with a unique stitching pattern and some sparkles makes for a rad design.
Subrosa – Pizza Seat
The Subrosa Pizza seat is Nick Bullen‘s signature seat and a tribute to his love for pizza. This goes well with the Junk Food seat from GT we saw above. The guys at Macneil also gave a similar design a go, but instead of a cartoon version, they just used an actual piece of pizza and screen printed it on. Not sure which one looks tastier… Is it lunch time yet?
Sunday Bikes – Erik Elstran Lazer Shark Seat
Anyone who has crossed paths with Erik Elstran knows that he has a very creative and imaginative mind that produces some amazing things. That translated well when it came to designing a signature seat for Sunday Bikes, because this Dr. Evil inspired Lazer Shark designed mixed with a floral pattern turned out real good.
Sunday Bikes – Water Color Seat
This is another example of a seat that ended up getting a lot of love and ended up becoming an aftermarket part. The Water Color seat from Sunday Bikes originally came on one of their complete bikes, but ended up being sold individually as well. Similar to the tie dye seat we spotted above, it’s a colorful and unique design.
Total BMX – British Flag Seat
There’s no doubt this one will stand out to you if you have ever watched a Mark Webb video. Mark has been running his British Flag seat from Total BMX for a number of years in different variations. We’ve seen a few custom flag covered seats in the past as well, which is always pretty interesting to see.
United – Slim Signature Seat
This seat from United mixes a number of features we have seen in other seats above. It uses an ergonomic design like Tree Bicycle Co.’s seat, a little Corduroy like Ty Morrow’s fiend seat and brown fabric to wrap things up with a debossed logo. Also available in black.
Volume Bikes – Nautical Seat
The Broc Raiford signature Nautical seat from Volume Bikes mixes a tie-die style / acid wash design with a stitched embossed Anchor logo that goes with the rest of Broc’s signature line of products. Definitely a unique look.
Volume – Warhorse Seat
The Demarcus Paul signature Warhorse seat from Volume Bikes is another seat that stands out. It uses a camouflage canvas cover with blacks canvas on the sides, a stitched on logo on the back and a patch up top with the warhorse logo. We haven’t seen as much camo these days, but it’s another one of those color options that have made multiple appearances in BMX over the years.
Wethepeople – Team Seat
Let’s wrap this up with a clean and simple design that we’re sure some of you minimalists love. The Team seat from Wethepeople uses a clean and simple synthetic leather cover with a debossed Wethepeople logo and a stitched on tag of the side. Clean, simple and looks rad. This one also comes in black if you prefer.
So, that wraps it up! We looked at a bunch of different BMX seats here, but we’re sure we missed a few. Let us know in the comments if you have a seat we missed that stands out! We did try to stay on the “currently available” side of things for this one, but we’re open to adding some classics to the list if you have them. Let us know!