Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-04-07, 07:50 PM   #1
umatillarider
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
umatillarider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: eastern oregon
Bikes: giant ocr2 carbon, raleigh 4.0
Posts: 63
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
selle italia slk

this will be my third saddle, trying to get away from that certain numbness down there. the first was a stock saddle on the giant ocr2, no groove, and after a 25 mile ride, i was numb for almost 3 weeks. egads. then went to a mtb with a pretty good groove, numbness only for a couple of days. well, i do not like any numbness. so i understand the selle italia slk will do the job. any remarks on this?

thanks

cole
umatillarider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-07, 07:55 PM   #2
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
 
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,120
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by umatillarider
this will be my third saddle, trying to get away from that certain numbness down there. the first was a stock saddle on the giant ocr2, no groove, and after a 25 mile ride, i was numb for almost 3 weeks. egads. then went to a mtb with a pretty good groove, numbness only for a couple of days. well, i do not like any numbness. so i understand the selle italia slk will do the job. any remarks on this?

thanks

cole
Have you measured out the sit bones to get the proper width saddle? Reason I ask is if the saddle width is correct for the width of your Ischium, then there is no pressure on the pirineum, and no circulatory restriction of the Perineal (Penile) artery. The numbness is generally caused by compression of that artery and reduced blood flow to your "junk". Proper saddle width and angle prevent this very nicely.
__________________
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Tom Stormcrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-07, 07:57 PM   #3
Luke1511
Senior Member
 
Luke1511's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: San Diego Ca
Bikes: '05 Felt F70
Posts: 58
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I don't know about the Selle, but I am a Specialized believer. I posted this yesterday......"Specialized has a series of body geometry saddles that comes in different widths. If you go to a Specialized dealer they will be able to "fit" you for one. An instrument they call the A$$-o-Meter (I couldn't make this up) will measure your sit bones. You'll have to ask them about it as I am sure it not one of their more glamorous duties. That being said....I tried 3 different saddles, stock Felt, Terry liberator, and some other torture device before the Specialized Alias. It is by far the most comfortable saddle I have used with absolutely no "break-in" period. It costs a little more but my can is worth the extra change."
Luke1511 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-07, 08:03 PM   #4
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
 
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,120
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Luke1511
I don't know about the Selle, but I am a Specialized believer. I posted this yesterday......"Specialized has a series of body geometry saddles that comes in different widths. If you go to a Specialized dealer they will be able to "fit" you for one. An instrument they call the A$$-o-Meter (I couldn't make this up) will measure your sit bones. You'll have to ask them about it as I am sure it not one of their more glamorous duties. That being said....I tried 3 different saddles, stock Felt, Terry liberator, and some other torture device before the Specialized Alias. It is by far the most comfortable saddle I have used with absolutely no "break-in" period. It costs a little more but my can is worth the extra change."
That's how I measured my butt! He ain't kiddin' on the name folks!

I ride a sprung leather clone of a Brooks Conquest, more or less. It's a decent leather saddle though and once I got the angle dialed in, it turned out to be the most comfortable saddle I've ever ridden on!



__________________
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Tom Stormcrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-07, 01:07 PM   #5
Green Jager
Senior Member
 
Green Jager's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: South Carolina
Bikes: Giant OCR C1 ,Giant Yukon
Posts: 97
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I just ordered an SMP Pro Plus and it should be the correct width. I used a Terry and it was better then the WTB that came with my orginal bike. Transfered it to my new carbon bike and have not been able to get it to work correctly. No matter what I do it just does not fit. I hope it work as it is an expensive mistake if it does not.
Green Jager is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-07, 02:20 PM   #6
STewmeister
a van down by the river
 
STewmeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Decatur GA
Bikes: Lemond Reno, Trek 6500
Posts: 52
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm a huge fan of the Serfas Rx series.
STewmeister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-07, 03:15 PM   #7
Retem
Paste Taster
 
Retem's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sacramento, CA
Bikes: , Jury Bike, Moto Outcast 29, Spicer standard track frame and spicer custom steel sprint frame.
Posts: 4,392
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
let me just start of with a couple things I hate those saddles with the taint groove hole whatever
I have large quads and when I pedal I actually cause the saddle to pinch my stuff, putting the pressure on you sitbones is where its at as tom said already
the saddle that I really find to be cush are
selle italia slr the ti rails take up soe shock and the saddle itself is rather flexy
selle san marco lazer (no longer in production) has a similar shape to the concor/ regal type with the wide flanged rear vernice and comfy and a good platform to push from the tush if need be
elina super pro this is for lack of a better word and old saddle that is the product of a bmx company trying to make road saddles it is by in large know to be most uncomfortable to anyone but myself

I hope this helps out with your selection alot of people like the brooks and fizik lines however I hav no personall experience with them therefore I can't lend much advice
Retem is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:51 AM.