Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    A tiny member bikeguyinvenice's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Venice, Florida, U.S.A.
    My Bikes
    late 90's Trek 720 Muti-Track
    Posts
    172
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Difference between saddles

    I was just looking for a saddle to replace the awful one that came with my bike, it's one of those "comfort" saddle, sorry there isn't much comfort there for me. I was just wondering if there is any real difference between a road bike saddle and a MTB saddle.

  2. #2
    You gonna eat that? Doohickie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas Church of Hopeful Uncertainty
    My Bikes
    1966 Raleigh DL-1 Tourist, 1973 Schwinn Varsity, 1983 Raleigh Marathon, 1994 Nishiki Sport XRS
    Posts
    13,969
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The answer to a saddle question is always Brooks.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

  3. #3
    Galveston County Texas 10 Wheels's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    In The Wind
    Posts
    25,535
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What you need is a saddle to match your butt. Road or Mountain, which ever has the best fit.

    Brooks ain't all that.

    I tried one for 400 miles. Yuk on it.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

  4. #4
    Senior Member Retro Grouch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    St Peters, Missouri
    My Bikes
    Rans Enduro Sport, Hase Kettweisel Tandem, Merin Bear Valley beater bike
    Posts
    23,821
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    1. Check out the saddles of everybody you see who rides bikes. The more they ride, the less likely you'll find a real wide or a heavily padded saddle.
    2. Saddle adjustment makes a LOT of difference. Don't be afraid to fiddle around with yours. Up and down, front to back and especially tilt are all factors. I've even heard folks who say they like their saddle a little off line with the rest of the bike.
    3. Keeping those two factors in mind, everybody has their favorite brand. If I was still riding DF bikes, I'd be riding on a Brooks but even Brooks aren't for everybody.

Posting Permissions

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