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    The multi saddle thread

    While NOS88 is working on his survey of single saddle types, I thought it might also be interesting to see how many different saddle types you ride regularly. I ride 4 types as follows:

    Lynskey- Specialized Romin
    Tarmac and Tricross- Specialized Toupe
    Roubaix- Brooks Swallow Ti
    Bianchi- Brooks Team Pro

    A lot of people think you should find one saddle type that fits and stick with it. I prefer to alter the point of contacts with a variety of saddles. You?

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    Davidson - Selle Italia
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    MTB-Road and Tandem require different seating positions so one saddle will not fit my butt on the 3 types of bike.
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    Three of my bikes have vintage Sella Italia "Turbo" saddles. Another has an almost identical Avocet Racing III saddle, one has a Brooks Team Professional, and my commuter has a Brooks B-66.

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    My Roubaix has a Specialized Avatar Comp (OEM)
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    My tandem has a Brooks B17 for the captain and a Brooks Flyer for the stoker.
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    Specialized Roubaix - Fizik Arione
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    4:
    Schwinn Mattress Saddle on my Varsity grocery getter
    Brooks B72 on my Raleigh Tourist
    Wrights W3.N (similar to a B17N) on my single speed, and
    B17 on my commuter hybrid. I just picked up another B17 for my 1983 road bike; it should be here this week.
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    Brooks B17 steel -- touring bike
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    On my upright bikes: Redline R530, Raleigh Superbe, Raleigh 20 and Raleigh DL-1 Tourist I use Brooks B-66/67 I may swap the one on the DL-1 for a B-33. On my tour bikes which are less upright I use the Brooks Flyer, except one bike has a Wrights 5N on it which is very similar to the Brooks B-17. That saddle is close to the end of it's usable life. On my Raleigh Sports I still have a Brooks...just happens to be the OEM vinyl mattress saddle I left that one on there because the bike only gets ridden a couple of miles at a time and is left out in the weather when parked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    4:
    Schwinn Mattress Saddle on my Varsity grocery getter
    Brooks B72 on my Raleigh Tourist
    Wrights W3.N (similar to a B17N) on my single speed, and
    B17 on my commuter hybrid. I just picked up another B17 for my 1983 road bike; it should be here this week.
    From front to back,

    Wrights W3.N, Brooks B17, Brooks B72, and the Schwinn with the mattress saddle.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsJustAHill View Post
    Specialized Roubaix - Fizik Arione
    Ridley Excalibur - Fizik Arione
    Specialized Stumpjumper - unknown OEM saddle
    Soma Double Cross - Fizik Tundra (to be replaced with a Crank Bros. Iodine)
    Specialized Langster - Fizik Tundra
    Kona Sutra - Fizik Nisene
    I've had Ariones on my road bikes, but when I moved part time to northern NM, I bought a 'cross bike that had a Tundra saddle. I've recently swapped it out for a Selle SMP Glide (massive cut-out and droopy nose). The Arione is great for multiple positions, but if you ride a lot in the same position, the SMP is a fine saddle. I'd like to try the new line of Fiziks that have more lateral flex, though.
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    I have 2 bikes, and three saddles:

    1) Road bike, this is the saddle that came on the MTB, it's easily the most comfortable in the fleet, although I have no idea what it is...
    2) Mountain bike, this is a fancy saddle we bought for the missus, she hated it, I now use it, I hope to retire it this winter, I don't remember what it is though...
    3) This saddle came with the road bike, it's easily the most uncomfortable saddle I have ever been on, the only reason I keep it, is if I sell a bike, I am not wasting a good saddle.

    I plan on getting a Brooks B17, for the road bike, then putting the old MTB saddle back on the MTB, putting the MTB saddle into storage, and tossing the one that is currently in storage.

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    Fizik Aliante
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    On Surly LHT, Brooks Flyer.
    On MTB, Brooks B17.
    On vintage Schwinn Suburban, Brooks leather grips and Brooks B66.
    (seeing a trend here?)

    Lastly, on the old department store 10-speed, the WTB saddle that came with the LHT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
    Three of my bikes have vintage Sella Italia "Turbo" saddles. Another has an almost identical Avocet Racing III saddle, one has a Brooks Team Professional, and my commuter has a Brooks B-66.
    Wow... I rode SI Turbos on my road bikes exclusively for over 25 years, up until this summer in fact. And before them I had a brief fling with a Brooks Team Pro.

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    '08 Fuji Roubaix RC has a E3 Form Ti (Performance Bike Store brand)
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    Forte Mens "Softail" on the tandem
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