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RE: [RC] ultra stirrup (trail tech/easy rider) - Cunningham, Marci

Kelly,
 
I have used Trail Tech stirrups for several years and swear by them for my knees.  However, in saving the knees they put more stress on your ankles which is what you felt and if you have small feet the tops may rub your shin because of the bulk at the top of the stirrup.  What type of stirrup leathers does your saddle have?  Thinner biothane or synthetic leathers cause less bulk which helps prevent shin rubbing.  With all that said I still won't ride endurance in any other type of stirrup and have used them on Ortho-Flex Traditional and Sharon Saare saddles with no problems.  Currently I used the Trail Tech/Easy Rider combination sold by Running Bear and love them.  Out of 9,000 miles of endurance I probably have used some form of the Trail Tech for over 5,000 of those miles.
 
Marci Cunningham