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    Its a Mountain not a Hill Big Lug's Avatar
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    I need a seat that isnt super expensive.

    I recieved my parts for free from kona yesterday to fix my seat post (rock on Kona!!) but now i need a new seat because after the failure it bent the rails.I went to the LBS and seats are stupid expensive!!! Anyone have any reccommendatinos? I dont want a couch, but i dont want plastic either. I dont mind factory style i just need something!
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    Hit up Ebay, you can find good deals there at times. Fizik Aliante Spot usually are about $40.00 on ebay, I personally didn't like it but they seem to get good reviews from others.

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    Go to your LBS and see what they've got in the take-off bin. One near me regularly has some decent saddles for just a few bucks.

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    I have the Forte Pro SLX from Performance, around $40, very light and it has lasted/ still going strong 3 yrs. Sadle fit is very important, if your old saddle was a good fit you will want to note the dimensions/ sit bone distance and try to get something that is similar.

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    Its a Mountain not a Hill Big Lug's Avatar
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    Awesome! Thanks i didnt think about that (take offs)! I will give that a shot! My old broken seat is gone already! I didnt think about that? O well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gac1982 View Post
    I have the Forte Pro SLX from Performance, around $40, very light and it has lasted/ still going strong 3 yrs. Sadle fit is very important, if your old saddle was a good fit you will want to note the dimensions/ sit bone distance and try to get something that is similar.
    +1 I bought 1 of these & realy like it, & the low price is jsut a bonus. it's no couch, but in my experience (many years) the cushy saddles cause more problems than they solve. the hard 1s are better once you get used to them, assuming the right shape.

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    I'm currently trying a Serfas RX seat to see if the now-so-popular pernieal cutaway feature makes any difference for me. $40 at a local sporting goods megastore, with a 90-day unconditional satisfaction return policy. I'd describe it as a medium-firm seat; not a road-going sofa, but definitely more 'cushion for the pushin' than many other seats.

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    Its a Mountain not a Hill Big Lug's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by gw360 View Post
    I'm currently trying a Serfas RX seat to see if the now-so-popular pernieal cutaway feature makes any difference for me. $40 at a local sporting goods megastore, with a 90-day unconditional satisfaction return policy. I'd describe it as a medium-firm seat; not a road-going sofa, but definitely more 'cushion for the pushin' than many other seats.
    How are you liking that one so far?
    Which major store did you pick it up from?
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    I love my Specialized Avatar BG saddle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Lug View Post
    How are you liking that one so far?
    Which major store did you pick it up from?
    I got it from Sports Chalet, but I think Serfas is also sold at REI and many other shops.

    It's a little to early to tell, with less than 100 miles on the seat. My initial impressions are that it is giving me some pressure relief where I need it, but the cutaway is relatively narrow compared to other designs, so correct alignment of my pelvis to the saddle is important. It's helped me become aware that my pelvis is slightly turned when I ride and I am making some corrections as a result. Overall, for $40 I can't complain so far, but only time will tell.

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    specialized has some decent prices the factory seat for mine is about 35 bucks and so far i have liked it.
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    Specialized Avatar Gel, $45 and a very nice feel, even on long rides.
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    Saddles are pretty personal. I'm a brooks guy, but have a couple that are lying around taht are OK (just not as nice as me for the brooks). If you're broke go for the takeoffs if you have some bucks then try a few different ones. Heck craigslist (around here) abounds with saddles at times. I will note that the one you get taht fits & works for you is golden regardless of price.

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    If you are cheap like me, the best choices are:

    1. Thrift store or garage sale. I have picked up many seats in the last year, for the $1 to $2 price (or less). Its kind of funny that most thrift store bikes have bad (torn seats), but they routinely have good seats sitting on the shelves in the store. Weird.

    2. Dealer take-offs. Talk to your favorite dealer, they likely have several take-offs they will make a deal on.

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    Its a Mountain not a Hill Big Lug's Avatar
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    Thanks guys. I talked to my dealer and found a Bontrager BIG EARL in a take off bin and liked it. It has some big ole 8mm rails. I picked it up for $20. First impressions are good so i will let yall know.

    Anyone have anyexperience with it?
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