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    Saddle for my Downtube Nova

    After a seven mile haul on my new Downtube Nova my saddle I think needs replacing.

    I had some minor surgery on my lower back and pressure to the area has in the past caused a reoccurrence of my condition.

    I have read in some past threads that gel is not good because of how weight is handled, but it's more so about suspension? Opinions?

    Will I have a problem getting ANY saddle on a foldable?

    I also don't want a leather saddle!

    So if anyone could throw me some models I could research into, that would be swell!

    Thanks

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    Only after we get a review of the new NOVA!
    Dual drive Mezzo (GOLD), Dual Drive Mezzo with bullbars (black), White Brompton thingy with Dahon Androes stem and bull bars. Birdie (old sytle) 7 speed. Downtube NS8. Birdie red.

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    Any saddle will fit your Nova. I strongly recommend the Specialized line called "Body Geometry"

    http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...uipSaddlesRoad

    Or any Selle de Itália.

    http://www.selleitalia.com/

    Make sure the saddle meets your riding style and ischial tuberosity width.

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    Senior Member bhkyte's Avatar
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    I think you can also get a crane Creek trudbuster suspension seatpost which get good reviews in the downtube diametre.
    Dual drive Mezzo (GOLD), Dual Drive Mezzo with bullbars (black), White Brompton thingy with Dahon Androes stem and bull bars. Birdie (old sytle) 7 speed. Downtube NS8. Birdie red.

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    Terry makes some nice men saddles. http://www.terrybicycles.com/saddles...cromoly-saddle
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    Sportourer have some nice models.

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    Cloud 9 gel seat w/ rubber "springs"

    i have heard might help if u adjust angle up.. front up one notch.. someone suggested that trick once..
    I LIKE my Cloud 9 gel seat w/ rubber "springs" ("tricolor") .. kinda wide, definitely comfy. a little wide b/wn the legs, but ok i think. i like the rubber springs. $20, plus 5 shipping on amazon. good luck! f

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