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Originally Posted by CenturionIM
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.
Originally Posted by Bronze Potato
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.
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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