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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 03-08-14, 08:45 AM   #1
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Maintain bike saddle

Meant to put mountain bike saddle. Apple I guess though maintain fit better.

I just recently bought my bike. The bike I test drove was a trek 3500. I ended up buying a trek 3700 due to the double walled rims and more suspension travel. Well the seat was also one of the upgrades and it's not very comfortable. Any suggestions for a comfortable bike saddle? I'm was looking at this

http://bikeline.com/product/bontrage...e-178836-1.htm

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I just recently bought my bike. The bike I test drove was a trek 3500. I ended up buying a trek 3700 due to the double walled rims and more suspension travel. Well the seat was also one of the upgrades and it's not very comfortable. Any suggestions for a comfortable bike saddle? I'm was looking at this

http://bikeline.com/product/bontrage...e-178836-1.htm
100 mile rides will let your butt know.
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Meant to put mountain bike saddle. Apple I guess though maintain fit better.

I just recently bought my bike. The bike I test drove was a trek 3500. I ended up buying a trek 3700 due to the double walled rims and more suspension travel. Well the seat was also one of the upgrades and it's not very comfortable. Any suggestions for a comfortable bike saddle? I'm was looking at this

http://bikeline.com/product/bontrage...e-178836-1.htm
I'm going to go out on a limb and say NO FREAKING WAY on that saddle. Big puffy gel saddles are great to sit on in the store or to ride 2 blocks, and that's it.

Stock saddles are usually pretty lame but make sure it's adjusted correctly. I also recommend a decent set of bike shorts and give your kiester time to acclimate to it. If you still don't like it after say, 100 miles of riding then ask your shop if you can demo some alternates.

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100 mile rides will let your butt know.
Yeah, go look at that saddle and tell me you could even think about 100 miles on it. Not that many people ride 100 miles on a mountain bike but... unless you didn't mean all at once.
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Old 03-08-14, 02:15 PM   #4
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It came with a bontrager evoke saddle. That wasn't comfortable at all. I'm a little big to be wearing bike shorts.
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Your Trek Dealer will have other saddles , if you just got the bike ,

and the saddle is undamaged, you might find a different one , there ,

get some trade in value, and try something else.
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It came with a bontrager evoke saddle. That wasn't comfortable at all. I'm a little big to be wearing bike shorts.
a) who cares. Cyclists look like idiots all dressed up. We know it, everybody else knows it, don't let it get to you. Baggy clothes are no fun to ride in.

b) if it REALLY kills you (and again, I'm saying who cares) you can buy liners for regular shorts, so you'll get the benefits but you can hide the shorts under some gym shorts or something. Another alternative would be mountain bike shorts.
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Traded my old seat in and got this one

http://www.mtbr.com/cat/controls/sad...54_140crx.aspx

way better
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