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 07-17-08, 01:54 PM   #1
RhythmRider
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
RhythmRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Queens, NY
Bikes: '14 Giant Escape RX '08 GIANT Cypress
Posts: 127
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
looking for a new saddle...

I have a Giant Cypress and I'm looking to replace the saddle which looks like I will need to replace the seat post. Any ideas?
RhythmRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-08, 02:17 PM   #2
jyossarian
SERENITY NOW!!!
 
jyossarian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: In the 212
Bikes: Haro Vector, IRO Rob Roy, Bianchi Veloce
Posts: 8,756
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Why would you need to replace the seatpost? BTW, lots of people will recommend a Brooks B17. Some people won't. I recommend a B17.
__________________
HHCMF - Take pride in your ability to amaze lesser mortals! - MikeR



We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!
jyossarian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-08, 02:34 PM   #3
jomconra
Fatman on a little bike
 
jomconra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Chicago, IL
Bikes:
Posts: 78
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
2nd the B17
jomconra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-08, 02:37 PM   #4
avmanansala
Senior Member
 
avmanansala's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Sacramento, CA
Bikes: Cannondale Road Warrior
Posts: 401
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have tried two and I like both...Brooks B17 (I have the Narrow version) and the Terry Fly Titanium.
avmanansala is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-08, 02:44 PM   #5
CliftonGK1
Senior Member
 
CliftonGK1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Columbus, OH
Bikes: '08 Surly Cross-Check, 2011 Redline Conquest Pro, 2012 Spesh FSR Comp EVO, 2015 Trek Domane 6.2 disc
Posts: 11,380
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I won't suggest any saddles. I recommend going to an LBS which can measure your sit bone width, then start trying out different saddles which have been determined to be the correct width.
CliftonGK1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-08, 02:54 PM   #6
RhythmRider
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
RhythmRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Queens, NY
Bikes: '14 Giant Escape RX '08 GIANT Cypress
Posts: 127
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

the seat post has a"suspension" system... sorry I wasn't clear on that. I just want a straight pole.
RhythmRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-08, 08:03 PM   #7
BikEthan
JRA.
 
BikEthan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Boston, MA
Bikes: '07 IRO Mark V, '01 Cannondale Jekyll 3000, '07 Rivendell Atlantis
Posts: 505
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ditto on the B 17. Although CliftonGK1 gives good advice as well getting measured can be helpful especially if you're bigger than average (which if you're on this list you probably are). If you don't want suspension but want a little spring you could looking into a B17 flyer (it's got springs in the back). I hear rumors that they're super comfortable, I'm considering getting one for my touring bike. Brooks is doing some product testing with BF members on a new saddle with a cut out called the B17 Imperial.

Link to thread with reviews of the B17 Imperial
Brooks Imperial Saddle Reviews

Some people like them a lot some people hate them. I'm one of the people that likes them. Rumor has it that it will be out in October.
__________________
2009 Bike Friday Season Tikit (commuting folder)
2007 Rivendell Atlantis (touring, general riding, errand runner, stuff hauler)
2007 IRO Mark V (SS)
2006 Rockhopper Comp Disc (Icebike)
BikEthan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-08, 08:42 PM   #8
-Devil-
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: West Monroe, LA
Bikes: Raleigh Mojave 8.0, Soul Cycles Dillinger 29er (project, to be a SS rigid), Kona Dew Plus
Posts: 266
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i will be the odd ball .. so far i really like my WTB Pure V ... with a titec el norte offset seatpost ...

once i build a commuter up tho, i will likely give the brooks a go .. mostly for the longer time in the saddle (the wtb is on my mountain bike)
-Devil- is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-08, 11:13 PM   #9
v1k1ng1001
Gorntastic!
 
v1k1ng1001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: United States of Mexico
Bikes:
Posts: 3,424
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've had success with the Specialized body geometry line, although you have to give your butt a couple weeks to toughen up.
__________________
v1k1ng1001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-08, 04:36 AM   #10
wlhutch
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I just replaced the suspension post and saddle on my bike. This is the Brooks B67, which is great for an upright riding position and is wider than the B17. It's surprising that a single piece of leather can be more comfortable than my old seat.


Last edited by wlhutch; 07-18-08 at 04:50 AM.
wlhutch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-08, 08:47 PM   #11
wrk101
DRF aka Thrifty Bill
 
wrk101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
Posts: 19,976
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Smartest thing I did on my Cypress is dump the suspension seat post. I picked up a good alloy post on ebay.

I hate suspension seat posts!

As far as saddle recommendations, its really a personal thing. If I told you what works for me, it would not mean that it would work for you.

I do know that I do not like the cushiony seats. I changed the one on the Giant pretty quick. I have since sold the Cypress, although my wife still has hers (I am down to about ten bikes right now...)
wrk101 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 06:08 AM.