just another gosling
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Everett, WA
Bikes: CoMo Speedster 2003, Trek 5200, CAAD 9, Fred 2004
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Performance Bike also has an unlimited return policy. I buy them 3 at a time to help close in on what works faster. I wash them and replace in the original packaging with new zip ties and return in the original box. You can't really tell if a saddle will work for you until after the 3rd hour on the bike, so make the test rides substantial. The last time I had to do a saddle hunt, I rode a century on the candidates, but that's not possible for everyone.
When you go to your LBS, sit on their Ass-O-Meter to get your sitbone width so at least you'll have a starting point. Besides that, there's no way to do it other than trial and error.