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Old 09-21-09, 02:21 AM   #1
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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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Old 09-21-09, 02:36 AM   #2
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Only after we get a review of the new NOVA!
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Old 09-21-09, 07:20 AM   #3
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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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Old 09-21-09, 07:24 AM   #4
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I think you can also get a crane Creek trudbuster suspension seatpost which get good reviews in the downtube diametre.
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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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