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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 04-20-09, 07:30 PM   #1
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Clyde saddle question

I'm 6'4" and 275 lbs right now. I ride 15 to 20 miles two to three times a week and little longer on the weekends when I can. In the last 3 years I have ridden a century and around 3 metric centuries. I've been riding on a Specialized Alias saddle for the last two years and have found it "fairly" comfortable. But I have broken it. I have had a couple of people recommend the Selle Anatomica Titanico for clydesdales and wondered if anyone could either give me some comments on that saddle or recommend a clyde friendly saddle. I am fully aware that a saddle that is good for one person may not be good for the next - but I have found great info from people on this site.

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Old 04-20-09, 07:43 PM   #2
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I am hopelessly in love with the SA Titanico saddle. The difference for the first 20-30 miles is minor but pleasant, but then it just keeps getting better. I find that with the most comfortable saddle I found before (Selle San Marco Era Luxe), I start to hurt and need to stand occasionally around 30-40 miles. With the SA, I hit that point around 65-70 miles. I have two. That being said, they have a well-earned reputation for stretching out to the point you have to warranty return them. Fortunately they're pretty good to work with (so far, one is with them, they were easygoing about taking it back. We'll see about the turn around time).

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Old 04-20-09, 07:46 PM   #3
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I love my Selle Anatomica saddle. If you do a search for threads you'll find plenty of reviews from me.
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I know saddles are a personal thing, but I have the Specialized Avatar Gel and it has been one of the most comfortable that I have been on and I am 290 at present and started using when I was 320.
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I've got an Alias which I love... I say if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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Call me old-fashioned (or just old) but I'm riding a Brooks B66 which I absolutely love. Not quite broken in yet but still quite nice. Before that I rode an old broken-in B17 which was wonderful. On a Specialized Gel I would still get "April Ass" in July and August on a 22 mile round trip commute. On the broken-in B17 (my son's) no problem from the moment I put it on.
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Call me old-fashioned (or just old) but I'm riding a Brooks B66 which I absolutely love. Not quite broken in yet but still quite nice. Before that I rode an old broken-in B17 which was wonderful. On a Specialized Gel I would still get "April Ass" in July and August on a 22 mile round trip commute. On the broken-in B17 (my son's) no problem from the moment I put it on.
"April ass"? in July?
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"April ass"? in July?
He's old. Give him a break.
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