Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Senior Member umatillarider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    eastern oregon
    My Bikes
    giant ocr2 carbon, raleigh 4.0
    Posts
    63
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(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
    Cole Cordray

    2006 Giant OCR2 Carbon
    2007 Raleigh Venture 4.0

    Cycle Oregon

  2. #2
    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    South Florida
    My Bikes
    Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
    Posts
    16,015
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(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.
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . “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

  3. #3
    Senior Member Luke1511's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    San Diego Ca
    My Bikes
    '05 Felt F70
    Posts
    58
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(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."
    Birth. Chargers Football. Bike. Death.

  4. #4
    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    South Florida
    My Bikes
    Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
    Posts
    16,015
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(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!



    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . “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

  5. #5
    Senior Member Green Jager's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    South Carolina
    My Bikes
    Giant OCR C1 ,Giant Yukon
    Posts
    97
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(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.

  6. #6
    a van down by the river STewmeister's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Decatur GA
    My Bikes
    Lemond Reno, Trek 6500
    Posts
    53
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm a huge fan of the Serfas Rx series.
    **************************************
    "Well. come see a fat old man sometime"

    John Wayne, True Grit

    **************************************

  7. #7
    Paste Taster Retem's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Denver, Co
    My Bikes
    1970's kobe, Jury Bike, Dahon Boardwalk S1, Moto Outcast 29, Scrambler v3
    Posts
    4,390
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(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
    I am dyslexic so bear with my posts.... [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •