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    Nashbar FR1 saddle

    Has anyone tried this saddle? Did it work well for you?

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    Well, does anyone know of anyone that has used this saddle?

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    Had a friend of a friend of a friend that wore saddle shoes. Does that help?

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    hard to compare saddles sat on by someone else's butt.
    unless they were your Identical-Twin, even then .. Opinions differ.

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    I was looking at a picture of the saddle and was thinking that it might have some good features. But like you guys have said unless you sit on it you just don't know.

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    sit on it, return it if it doesn't work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timtruro View Post
    sit on it, return it if it doesn't work.
    no way of telling what your body will think of it other than a nice long ride on it. I did have a saddle with a cutout similar to that and I found it rather uncomfortable. If I positioned my "self" just perfectly so the hole lined up right it was nice but if I slid forward or backwards the slightest bit I would get pinched in the hole, OUCH!
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    About two years ago, I tried a Nashbar saddle that was similar to the FR-1 and returned it. It didn't work for me, but then one person's ass-hatchet is another person's comfort zone.
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    I have been riding Nashbar FR-1 seats on my road bikes for almost 2 years.

    They work great for me. I wanted to try a cutout saddle but I wasn't going to spend $100+ for one. The price can't be beat when its "on sale" for ~$30, though Nashbar's shipping usually adds $8-10 dollars.

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    I had a BG fitting over the winter, and the fitter said he normally doesn't recommend Brooks saddles (I have a B-17), but that mine seemed to be pretty well suited to me, and saw no reason to change it.

    While it was just Ok last season (I started riding it in April and did my last ride in September), I can't believe how good it feels now. I went on a 30-miler as my second ride of the season, and hardly knew I was on a saddle at all.

    My point is that (as others have said above) there is probably no more personal choice than the correct saddle, and something that works for me may not for you.

    My LBS has a 30-day exchange policy on new saddles.

    Also, I'm pretty sure that there isn't a whole lot of difference comfort-wise between an expensive saddle and a cheap one. The amount you spend probably has no impact on how well it fits your anatomy.

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    Soon to be 64, 5' 8", 135/140lbs, ride 2X/week 3 when lucky, distance/ride 50 miles to 90+ info simply for physical comparison

    Have used the FR1 for years. Tried a $200 John Cobb and a Sella had to send both back. Plenty of time on aero bars without issue.

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    I can see, bent over on aero bars that hole in the middle may make you happier. where sitting up more it would be less crucial (IMO)

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