Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 64
  1. #1
    ya'll can't mush me vomitron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    san diego, ca
    Posts
    839
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hi.

    I was wondering what saddles ya'll use. My last ride had a koobi pursuit (which was okay, but ugly), but I want something nice for my new ride. So, what do you guys ride? I generally gravitate towards saddles with the groove in the middle (I'm very protective of my twig and berries). Any thoughts on that? Maybe brooks?

  2. #2
    cxmagazine dot com pitboss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    WI
    My Bikes
    Titus road, Fort CX
    Posts
    8,270
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have two kids...I want something to sterilize me without pain. I ride a Selle Italia Turbo
    Deathlap - cyclocross, training, beer,...escape hatch

  3. #3
    idée fixée iamjberube's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    back of the house
    Posts
    629
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    selle italia flite- bananna yellow.

  4. #4
    Frankly, Mr. Shankly absntr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    3,482
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Flite as well. I recently picked up a Selle Italia SLR. Light as all heck but very very thin - didn't want to break that in over a long ride so went back to the Flite.

  5. #5
    hang up your boots ostro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    San Francisco
    My Bikes
    84 Pinarello, Trek Liquid 30, Torker CX 24, Gromada Track
    Posts
    1,574
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by iamjberube
    selle italia flite- bananna yellow.
    same here, cept mines a TI and black

  6. #6
    Retrogrouch in Training bostontrevor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Knee-deep in the day-to-day
    Posts
    5,484
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My favorite saddle was my white perforated Turbo. It's still on my mountain bike despite not being a mtb saddle. Frankly it's probably only the second most comfortable, after my Selle Italia Expedia on my street-track despite being a mtb saddle. It's a close tie, I really like them both and I only put the Turbo into second spot because it's in pretty rough shape. Far and away the least comfortable is my rain bike saddle, a Selle San Marco Concor Supercorsa. It's so freakin hard, but it's old skool panache, so whatcha gonna do?

  7. #7
    Frankly, Mr. Shankly absntr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    3,482
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm just waiting for the Brooks crowd to chime in here...

  8. #8
    無くなった HereNT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Sci-Fi Wasabi
    My Bikes
    I built the Bianchi track bike back up today.
    Posts
    5,073
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sella Itallia SLR - thin, but it's getting more flex the more I use it...

  9. #9
    Retrogrouch in Training bostontrevor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Knee-deep in the day-to-day
    Posts
    5,484
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by absntr
    I'm just waiting for the Brooks crowd to chime in here...
    Yeah, I've entertained having a Brooks, but I'm not sure I'm up to the responsibility. It's like having a pet or a child.

  10. #10
    All Things Go s2sxiii's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    dayton, oh
    My Bikes
    01 bianchi pista, custom. 04 felt f-15, full record.
    Posts
    1,053
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bostontrevor
    Yeah, I've entertained having a Brooks, but I'm not sure I'm up to the responsibility. It's like having a pet or a child.
    It is indeed. Always have to have a wal-mart saddle cover to keep it out of the rain. Worry about leaning it up against things because it'll scratch; every wreck adds more character. The saddle is pretty comfortable, it's my bike that sucks.
    NO! It is the FARGATE! It is not some other kind of gate from a movie or TV show that I've never seen! Notice that it has a wheelchair and a pink mohawk? We're not getting sued!

  11. #11
    Senior Member chrisgraham81's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Baltimore mentality
    My Bikes
    many
    Posts
    390
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Fizik poggio-Alot more than what i wanted to spend on a saddle but it feels good on my butt and its super candy...creme, gold, red plastic and ti rods; four things the world needs more of...

  12. #12
    physics teacher
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    My Bikes
    IRO mark v
    Posts
    69
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Selle San Marco Regal. black, perforated, copper plated rails and rivets. a poor man's brooks, perhaps. i haven't come to a complete judgement on it, but it is MUCH better than the san marco pilot racing that was on my bike before. it has very little padding over a nice and compliant nylon shell.

  13. #13
    Guest
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    3,242
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ssorg
    Selle San Marco Regal. black, perforated, copper plated rails and rivets. a poor man's brooks, perhaps. i haven't come to a complete judgement on it, but it is MUCH better than the san marco pilot racing that was on my bike before. it has very little padding over a nice and compliant nylon shell.

    That is the seat ..The Regal!

    S/F,
    CEYA!

  14. #14
    Gone, but not forgotten Shiznaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    spicer fixie, Haro BMX, cyclops track, Soma Double Cross, KHS Flite 100
    Posts
    4,509
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have one of these on my main ride:

    and something very similar to this is on my beater:

    neither are extremely comfortable, but they are light, stylish and a cheaper alternative to a vasectomy.
    I'm biking across North America on the Internet!
    http://thedoublecross.blogspot.com/

  15. #15
    Beausage is Beautiful Fugazi Dave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    My Bikes
    2006 Langster, which I actually like.
    Posts
    5,456
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Currently a Fizik Pave, but with luck I'll be changing that to a Selle Italia SLR or a Fizik Arione within a few months.

  16. #16
    ya'll can't mush me vomitron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    san diego, ca
    Posts
    839
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by chrisgraham81
    Fizik poggio-Alot more than what i wanted to spend on a saddle but it feels good on my butt and its super candy...creme, gold, red plastic and ti rods; four things the world needs more of...
    I hear the Fizik Arione is like, the most comfortable thing ever. I like the shape, and the fact that my relatively tiny ass (I'm not only white, but 6'2", 150lbs) will have a lot of place to move around.

    The Selle Italia Flite is basically the standard. The Brooks saddles sound like WAAAAY too much work.

    I'm trading a Coppi K12 (the OG one with crazy custom-drawn tubing) for a bunch of stuff at my LBS, so I'm tempted to say money is no object.

  17. #17
    hello roadfix's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Los Angeles
    My Bikes
    thank you for asking
    Posts
    18,502
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by absntr
    I'm just waiting for the Brooks crowd to chime in here...
    But I must admit, I still love my original Flite.
    .cinelli.olympic.surly.long.haul.trucker.kona.ku.surly.steamroller.
    .litespeed.classic.litespeed.firenze.bianchi.pista.dean.colonel.plus.more.

  18. #18
    Senior Member chrisgraham81's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Baltimore mentality
    My Bikes
    many
    Posts
    390
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    vomitron,
    i, like yourself, have no ass, at all. Not even a hint of an ass. My girlfriend says it looks like im carrying a cookie sheet in the back of my pants. and the poggio is perfect for the butt-disadvantaged.

  19. #19
    Fly sillygirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    San Francisco
    My Bikes
    1980 Trek 660 fixed-conversion, IRO Mark V, Trek 6700 MTB, Univega Converted-Beater
    Posts
    359
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I like it cheap, thin and comfy - stole it from my mtb and will never take it off.

    And nothing beats the gel pad up front with the "love channel" down the back........

    The Speed She
    "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function." F Scott Fitzgerald

    Check out my new food blog!!

  20. #20
    Work hard, Play hard forum*rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    San Diego, California
    My Bikes
    Cannondale super V 500, Bianchi Piaggio(hopefully getting a new road bike when I get some money)
    Posts
    2,596
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I use a Fizik Arione and it's the best saddle i have used so far. I think it's the "wing flex" that makes it so comfy. The seat kinds of bends with the motion of your butt as you pedal

  21. #21
    Senior Member 55/Rad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Portland, OR
    My Bikes
    Seven Axiom
    Posts
    11,687
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Forte Pro SLX from Performance. Weighs almost nothing and rivals a lot of top saddles at 1/3 the cost. Far more comfy (for me) than it looks.

    55/Rad

  22. #22
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
    My Bikes
    84 Trek 660 Suntour Superbe; 87 Giant Rincon Shimano XT; 07 Mercian Vincitore Campy Veloce
    Posts
    4,766
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Saddles are a very personal thing. I tried 13 saddles over a 15 year period in an attempt to find one that would be comfortable over 60 miles to no avail until I splurged and got the Brooks Swift. I have rode on that saddle for up to 153 miles in one day with out the discomfort of the others, (of course my butt was killing me after 153 miles but that was over twice as far as the previous ones). Also the Brooks breaks into your butt so your "twigs and berrys" are more comfortable. A lot like a pair of leather shoes that break into your feet, the Brooks saddle does the same thing. I doubt if you would want to walk around in hard plastic or carbon fiber shoes because they won't break in.

    The Brooks works for me and had I discovered that years ago I could have saved somewhere around $1000 in saddles!!!!! But just because the Brooks or whatever brand works for me or someone else does not mean it will work for you. Interesting note though; most people that tour ride on Brooks either the B17 or the Professional; so there must be some truth to leather saddles being more comfortable in general.

    Be warned, if your a weight winnie, the Brooks will be probably your heaviest saddle at 350grms for the Swift and up from there.

  23. #23
    Senior Member giorgios's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    chicago
    My Bikes
    Rock Lobster, Serotta Coeur d'Acier, Schwinn Varsity, Schwinn Speedster, Schwinn Highplains, Raligh Marathon
    Posts
    152
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by iamjberube
    selle italia flite- bananna yellow.
    I have the exact same saddle...thousands of comfortable miles, including many centuries. But what they say is true no two butts are alike, it's the distance of your sit bones.

  24. #24
    ya'll can't mush me vomitron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    san diego, ca
    Posts
    839
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    actually, for $25 at nashbar, I'm considering this saddle in yellow. Anyone had any experiences with the Selle San Marco Concor?

    If only I could get my hands on this, though. It would be PERFECT!

  25. #25
    Studs Terkel Johnny_Monkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Maputo, Mozambique
    My Bikes
    2005 Pinarello Paris; Avanti Blade Comp; Tommasini X-Fire
    Posts
    8,724
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've got one of these and it's bloody uncomfortable!

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •