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View Poll Results: What Brand of Saddle do you use? Poll #2
Brooks 45 36.00%
Terry 19 15.20%
Specialized 27 21.60%
Fizik 20 16.00%
Koobi 8 6.40%
WTB 9 7.20%
Selle 19 15.20%
Bontrager / Trek 14 11.20%
Other brand - original stock saddle 11 8.80%
Other brand - replacement saddle 21 16.80%
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Old 03-05-07, 04:45 PM   #1
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What Brand of Saddle do you use II ?

WHOOPS!

I meant to allow people to vote for more than one.

*** So in this poll, you may vote for as many choices as apply to you ***

Please ignore the other saddle poll.

Sorry.

Also to note again, I've left recumbent bikes out of the list. There was no room to add more choices like RANS, Bacchetta, etc., to this list. Best left to recumbent-specific poll as there is little crossover in the brands between road/mtb/hybrids to recumbents on saddles.

And please note that I asked about which saddle(s) you *USE* not own.
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Old 03-05-07, 04:57 PM   #2
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My butt is not a "saddle snob" and is not sensitive to different brands. Pretty much anything sticking up there with some sort of place to put your bottom works for me. Therefore, I always just use whatever came on the bike, which ranges frome a Selle to a Specialized to a "I don't have a clue."
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Once again, the rules change!!!
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My butt is not a "saddle snob" and is not sensitive to different brands. Pretty much anything sticking up there with some sort of place to put your bottom works for me. Therefore, I always just use whatever came on the bike, which ranges frome a Selle to a Specialized to a "I don't have a clue."
+1 I still have the Avocet Touring 1 saddle that came with my bke 23 years ago. The color has morphed from black to almost white in spots.
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Old 03-05-07, 05:53 PM   #5
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Whichever hurts the least! More seriously, I could never get Brooks to work for me. I've used San Marco Regals for years....I have one that is so delapidated that the plastic shell shows through in a few spots. I've found that, as my butt has changed shape or resiliency with advancing years, I now find S.I. Max Flite with cutout to be more comfy. Thanks to jppe for steering me towards that one.
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Old 03-05-07, 06:09 PM   #6
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There is BROOKS......and all others!
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Once again, the rules change!!!
And you have cleverly (as usual) stated the purpose of rules!
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Old 03-05-07, 08:23 PM   #8
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I have Brooks B-17's on four of my bikes. Two bikes are sporting 250g no-name Italian TFI brand saddles.
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Old 03-05-07, 08:28 PM   #9
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There is BROOKS......and all others!
Yup, but I didn't have the heart to weigh down the Bianchi with one, so it has a Serfas ARC.
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You omitted Velo and Selle Bassano which have some good saddles.
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Old 03-05-07, 09:29 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by DnvrFox
My butt is not a "saddle snob" and is not sensitive to different brands. Pretty much anything sticking up there with some sort of place to put your bottom works for me. Therefore, I always just use whatever came on the bike, which ranges frome a Selle to a Specialized to a "I don't have a clue."

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+1 I still have the Avocet Touring 1 saddle that came with my bke 23 years ago. The color has morphed from black to almost white in spots.
Well, I almost agree. For me, the Brooks B17 stands above anything else I have ridden. Beyond that, I have been fairly comfortable on saddles of many brands, including the Avocet that was OEM on my Bridgestone. It still finds its way onto a project bike now and then.

But while there are decent saddles from many different brands, most of those same brands make ass hatchets as well. Any saddle with a lot of soft padding will cause me to live in a world of hurt after 15 miles or so.
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The Brooks afficinados are coming out of the woodwork. 21 of 49 poll respondents have stated that they use a Brooks saddle.

I bet the percentages would be different in a 'under 25' road biking forum.
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I still use the original that came with my F900 Cannodale. If I don't ride regularly, it hurts me - but if I do, it is just fine.

One thing that probably helps is that I have a shock post under it!
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I still use the original that came with my F900 Cannodale. If I don't ride regularly, it hurts me - but if I do, it is just fine.

One thing that probably helps is that I have a shock post under it!
Man you are hard. The Coda saddle that comes as standard on a "Dale" must be the worst saddle I have ever tried.
On reflection- I have found one other saddle that was worse and that used to be loaned out to people that moaned about their saddles. It used to come back very quick- but I loaned it to someone who said it was good so I gave it to him. That was a stock Bontrager saddle.
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Sella San Marco Rolls Titanios on all my bikes. They work for me, so no experimenting unless and until I can no longer find them. There is a reason why so many pros used them in the '80's and early '90's, and it wasn't just sponsorship.
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stapfam - you all now know the secret to my speed - the only way to keep from being hurt by my seat was to ride fast! If you are really pushing the pedals, it raises you a bit off the seat.

You think the roadies would like this tip?!
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How did you know where we were hiding?
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I'd like to try an SMP, but they want an awful lot of $$$$.
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how do I vote for 2 WTB saddles? and, of course, a Rans Comfy Chair.
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As I said in the first post, recumbents are kinda left out. This despite me being a bent rider. There were too many brands for DF bikes, no way to include several more for bents.
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Old 03-07-07, 08:28 AM   #22
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Brooks work for me (B17, Pro, B72) but Koski, Avocet racing & touring models, Selle Royal, Rolls, Gipiemme Team Pro & the Turbo saddles are all comfortable enough for long rides. Don
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85 respondents now.

Two clear favorites are Brooks and Specialized, hanging around 40% and 30% respectively.

Then there comes Terry, Fizik, and Selle all close to 15%.

And over 50% for other options.

As expected, a lot of variety in the responses.

For the all of the support I hear for Brooks, I don't remember reading many posts from women who like them. In this or other saddle threads.
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My Trek520 came with a Bontrager saddle and I've yet to feel any pressing need to change it. Guess I've got a generic bottom

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I'd be curious to know how many have tried and then rejected the Fizik Arione. I can't believe that I'm among such a small minority that finds this saddle incredibly comfortable even though it is relatively narrow.

Anyhow, that's what I ride, and it works really well for me.

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