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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 04-17-09, 09:43 PM   #1
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Any saddles with strong springs?

I weigh 280 lbs and the saddles I have tried lose their suspension after a few hundred miles. Are there any saddles that have stronger than average springs? What sprung saddles do my fellow Clydes use?

I would try the Brooks, but I am unemployed and can't afford them.
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Old 04-17-09, 10:10 PM   #2
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I ride a cheap brand my LBS sells since I was 371 pounds and do fine on them ! The brand is Cloud 9 like I sAID CHEAP BUT WORKS FOR MY ARSE ! I bought a Brooks and never have liked it but I keep trying it . got a few thousand miles on the 2 I have and ZERO problems . YMMV
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Old 04-17-09, 10:55 PM   #3
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I weigh 280 lbs and the saddles I have tried lose their suspension after a few hundred miles. Are there any saddles that have stronger than average springs? What sprung saddles do my fellow Clydes use?

I would try the Brooks, but I am unemployed and can't afford them.
Send me a PM maybe we can work something out, I have a extra Brooks Flyer I can let you have for a real good price. It's like new only about one hundred miles on it. I know what its like being unemployed I was off since January also, but landed a job last week so hang in there. I also go about 280 and have no problems with it.I have one on my touring bike now and this one is off one of my other bikes that I just sold last week.
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Old 04-19-09, 10:12 AM   #4
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Thanks for the kind offer, lubers, but I think that I will try the "Cloud 9" saddle that pipes recommended.

Some of the reviewers on Amazon.com also said that it has strong springs.

http://www.amazon.com/Sunlite-Cloud-.../dp/B000H87PUI
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