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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 12-31-13, 05:56 PM   #51
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Ditched the fizik arione r3. Got a specialized romin expert 155. Night and day difference.
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Old 12-31-13, 07:48 PM   #52
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The difficult thing is if it takes 1500 miles which saddle do you start with.
Start with a saddle that's comfortable now! If it becomes uncomfortable in the future, replace it with a different one...
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Old 12-31-13, 08:07 PM   #53
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I can only say about what my backside tolerates .. for the really leave home and go touring trips
have a Brooks Pro I got 30 years ago .

in the wet, parked outside I have a different choice..
Vitesse, by Fizik.. on a thudbuster seatpost. living under a Plastic Bag..
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Old 02-25-14, 08:57 PM   #54
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Ok I'll chime in on this one because I just bought a new saddle Friday. Being 5'11" and 260 I'm no lycra loving billy goat and want to tour. So I found a shop that had a Brooks B 17 and was 20% off. That sealed the deal and I bought it with their way over priced cream. I put it on the bike and said "wow!" I hope it doesn't break in too much because I rode 1.5 hours the first day and another hour the second day. Made the normall adjustments but it felt right from the first go. I really feel a saddle is a "go"or "no go" just like shoes. Yes a little break in but the first feel should give a good idea of what's to come.


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Old 02-25-14, 09:17 PM   #55
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I really feel a saddle is a "go"or "no go" just like shoes.
Well, that depends - I can tolerate a lot of saddles for less than 30 miles but 80+ is a whole different story.
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Old 02-25-14, 09:40 PM   #56
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Well, that depends - I can tolerate a lot of saddles for less than 30 miles but 80+ is a whole different story.
Yes this is true to a degree. I have it with my Rt1200 saddle feels great for the first 2 hours then downhill. So I know I will need to have it rebuilt. But why would a person buy something like a saddle/shoes if it didn't feel good at first? For me that seems to be a good way to learn it never felt good and it never got better. That sounds like my first marriage. Lol

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Old 02-26-14, 11:39 PM   #57
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Sure is! Check out RANS.
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I love this saddle

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IMHO, no saddle can be comfortable if a rider have weak legs. Most of the body support comes from legs. When my legs gets tired, I "sit" on the saddle instead of "riding" it. Sitting on a saddle creates too much pressure and is never comfortable.
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I say "yes" with a caveat. I found one for me. So there is such a thing...for ME.

Mine is the Fizik Vesta.
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IMHO, no saddle can be comfortable if a rider have weak legs. Most of the body support comes from legs. When my legs gets tired, I "sit" on the saddle instead of "riding" it. Sitting on a saddle creates too much pressure and is never comfortable.
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Not one mention of core strength or flexibility and learning how to sit on a bike and not sitting on a saddle?

It's not a bar stool.

Shame.
I can understand where this kind of thinking comes from but I do not agree with it based on my experience. At my weight and average speed/cadence paired with the distances I have comfortably ridden it is my sit bones that carries the vast majority of my weight. If your legs are holding your weight up IMHO you are either riding at near peak watts or overly mashing.

I have found that a Specialized Riva works for me and does not break the bank. Works for me for 201 miles in a day and everything short of that. One of the guys at my LBS agrees that it is one saddle that he is going to start recommending people try first as it just seems to work. What this means to you is maybe nothing and maybe everything. Saddle comfort is a very personal thing.
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I can understand where this kind of thinking comes from but I do not agree with it based on my experience. At my weight and average speed/cadence paired with the distances I have comfortably ridden it is my sit bones that carries the vast majority of my weight. If your legs are holding your weight up IMHO you are either riding at near peak watts or overly mashing.

I have found that a Specialized Riva works for me and does not break the bank. Works for me for 201 miles in a day and everything short of that. One of the guys at my LBS agrees that it is one saddle that he is going to start recommending people try first as it just seems to work. What this means to you is maybe nothing and maybe everything. Saddle comfort is a very personal thing.
I am not disregarding the saddle part of the comfort equation, but just pointing out legs plays a very big role. You don't need to be riding very fast or smashing. There are bikes that make you sit up like hybrids, but I tend to ride longer distances on average ~8 miles and will never choose hybrids anyway. but then, i have weak legs...

I have Spec Riva on two bikes and they definitely work. But nothing more.
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