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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.

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Old 04-23-07, 09:31 PM   #51
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Toupe, it doesn't look like it should feel good but it does.
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Old 04-27-07, 08:25 AM   #52
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5'10" 265lbs. I am looking for a better butt experience than the stock one on my trek 7100 offers. MY Butt is killing me!
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Old 04-27-07, 08:51 AM   #53
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Please be aware that a cut-out saddle is not neccessarily better than a non-cutout... At the SICI Symposium a guy (Sorry, I don't remember his name. I believe he's a PhD type that works for OSHA...)that did a bunch of research with bicycle cops showed some pressure diagrams that were disturbing. Basically, depending on your anatomy and the design of the saddle, the cutout can inflict _more_ pressure where you don't want it because of the way it allows the penis to fill the cutout. Remember, the nerves and arteries/veins run along either side of the penis (yes, sadly, there is as much underneath as hanging out...). He had the bike cops use 'no nose' saddles to cure this, which may be the way to go for a very upright position, but I don't know that it's the way to go on a road bike...
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Old 04-27-07, 11:43 AM   #54
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Brooks B-17. It's.. heaven. Going to get another one for the MTB.
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Old 04-27-07, 01:59 PM   #55
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You may wanna add the Serfas Cosmos to you list of saddles to look at. I use it on my roadie, and have a specialized indie on my mountain bike. Ive exchanged them, and the serfas is, without question, the better of the two for me.
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Gotta LOVE those Copper Rivets! Some nice saddles you're showing off!
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Old 04-27-07, 06:18 PM   #58
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5'10" 265lbs. I am looking for a better butt experience than the stock one on my trek 7100 offers. MY Butt is killing me!
Try some padded shorts
www.aerotechdesigns.com

The chamois has helped with some real heinie hatchet saddles.
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Old 04-27-07, 07:18 PM   #59
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5'11" 260: Sprung Champion Flyer on all around road bike, B17 on commuter bike, B17 on single speed, B67 on MTB that has been streetified with upright Albatross bars from Rivendell.

Synthetics don't breath like solid leather and leather saddles last longer. They break in and get better with age. Leather saddles wear in rather than wear out........meaning they get progressivly better as they age rather than worse. My vote is for Either a Brooks or a Selle An Atomica but without the slot available from Rivendell. The model and width depend on your bar position and hip bones but A B17 is right for about 98% of riders. Some super skinny guys need the B17 narrow or Team pro model and as others have stated buy steel, its stronger and lasts longer. Weight weenie thinking is only for real racers that are getting paid to suffer and win at all costs. For the rest of us we need comfort and longevity of parts and bicycles in general since we don't get a sponsor to buy us a new one or several each season.
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I have to disagree on one point. I love my B17s, but for my road bike I have a Team Pro with Ti rails. The width is perfect for my riding style on that bike, it's comfy enough for double centuries and I have no issues with the ti rails at 235lbs. The decreased weight of the ti rails isn't a weight weenie thing, though there is nothing wrong with shaving weight where you can on a road bike to compensate for some of the heavier things us clydes need - like a good strong wheelset. The major reason why I chose the lighter saddle was balance of the bike - the heavier saddle made it just slightly heavier in the rear...with my current set up the bike feels perfectly balanced with a standard load in the banana bag. I'm not a rich guy and I don't have sponsors, but I don't let cost dictate the equipment on my bikes. Also, Ti rails get a bad rap....I have seen PLENTY of steel rails fail.

FYI - the distance between your sit bones has nothing to do with being fat or skinny.
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I have to disagree on one point. I love my B17s, but for my road bike I have a Team Pro with Ti rails. The width is perfect for my riding style on that bike, it's comfy enough for double centuries and I have no issues with the ti rails at 235lbs. The decreased weight of the ti rails isn't a weight weenie thing, though there is nothing wrong with shaving weight where you can on a road bike to compensate for some of the heavier things us clydes need - like a good strong wheelset. The major reason why I chose the lighter saddle was balance of the bike - the heavier saddle made it just slightly heavier in the rear...with my current set up the bike feels perfectly balanced with a standard load in the banana bag. I'm not a rich guy and I don't have sponsors, but I don't let cost dictate the equipment on my bikes. Also, Ti rails get a bad rap....I have seen PLENTY of steel rails fail.

FYI - the distance between your sit bones has nothing to do with being fat or skinny.
I'll agree about skinny guys and narrow saddles........maybe I should have said narrrow pelvic boned people! All I know is, on some TI (bike frames) the weight limits are lower than for the same bike made in steel. And yes, steel can and does fail too but I think steel is generally tougher. I guess I am overreacting with the weight weenie thing....its just that its a personally annoying thing to me. A light bike is a grand thing but not at the expense of reliability and I think that durability is a feature that is often overlooked by bicycle makers and riders.
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Old 04-27-07, 11:17 PM   #62
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Vetta SP. Started riding it 15 yrs ago and haven't stopped. Ride the same on four bikes. Some Vanadium rails some Ti. Buy them whenever I can find them.

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Old 04-28-07, 08:06 AM   #63
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My brother, who is 6'1" 275#, loves his Specialized Alias. I weigh 50# less and love my Fizik Aliante Gamma. I have never had problems with titanium rails.
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