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Old 08-02-13, 01:11 PM   #1
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Need a good seat

I just got a bianchi campione and I need a new seat that won't cut the blood from my legs can anyone tell me what is a good seat to buy I will b riding more them 20+ mile at a time thank u
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Old 08-02-13, 01:43 PM   #2
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others will answer
this saddle or that saddle
is better for you

only you can know
what saddle lets the blood flow
some shops do try-outs
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Old 08-02-13, 01:55 PM   #3
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And if you didn't notice it is a saddle not a seat.
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Old 08-02-13, 02:01 PM   #4
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I'm ride downhill and mountain trials so I'm not on the seat that much I ride about 20 miles on my mountain bike but it is not good for the road my tires r way to big that why I got the road bike my first ride was only 10 miles because I couldn't feel my feet anymore
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Old 08-02-13, 02:09 PM   #5
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No it is not a saddle seat
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L Campione 2300 9sp Compact
COLOR Black
SIZES 46-49-51-53-55-57-59-61
FRAME Bianchi Cr-Mo double butted, tig welded, forged dropouts
FORK Bianchi Cr-Mo straight blade, 1 1/8"
HEADSET 1 1/8" threadless
SHIFTERS Shimano 2300 9sp downtube mounted
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano 2300
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano 2300
CRANKSET FSA Tempo Compact 50/34
CHAIN KMC-HG50
CASSETTE Shimano HG50 8sp 12/25
BRAKES Reparto Corse
WHEELS Bianchi double wall
TIRE 700 x 23 Gumwall sides
STEM Bianchi alloy
HANDLEBAR Bianchi alloy
BAR TAPE / GRIPS Bianchi Cloth, black
SEATPOST Bianchi alloy
SADDLE Selle San Marco
PEDALS Alloy road with clips and leather straps
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No it is not a saddle seat
saddle is the right
word for the seat on a bike
unless you get this
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Old 08-02-13, 02:32 PM   #8
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Yea but the person I got it from change the seat
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normal bike seats are
usually called saddles
with few exceptions
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Old 08-02-13, 03:12 PM   #10
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Ok just find a better seat it feel much better thanks
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Old 08-02-13, 05:09 PM   #11
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congrats on your new saddle
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Old 08-02-13, 07:39 PM   #12
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IMHO, how the saddle feels is connected to bike fit. The stock sella San Marco saddle (seat) isn't a bad saddle. Try moving saddle forward or gackward, adjust saddle height, handlebar & stem, tilt saddle up or down slightly. Ride with a wrench, make small adjustments, go ride again. Get your fit good, then you will ride well and comfortably.
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I can only say what saddle works for Me. in the San Marco line, [ they make a number of different products ],

on one of my bikes it's their 'Rolls' .. Selle Italia's Turbo , is pretty close.. similar.

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Old 08-02-13, 11:35 PM   #14
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Then what's a banana seat?
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Saddle

a : a ridge connecting two higher elevations
b : a pass in a mountain range

seat = flat

bicycles use both styles

If its flat its not a saddle
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You could try a Brooks B17, or B17 narrow saddle. Those are very popular among cyclists. Brooks also makes racing saddles. They even have a B17 Imperial, with cutout. Wallbike.com offers an unconditional 6 month refund policy. I have had very good customer service from them.
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all i know is that if you start an argument with a guy who only talks in haiku - you're going to lose.
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all i know is that if you start an argument with a guy who only talks in haiku - you're going to lose.
I've been on I-95 all day, and just stopped for the night, and begun impairing myself, but I did notice Wilfred's efforts. I would try, but I cite previously mentioned impairment. Kudos to you both.


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Yes. A kudo is someone that knows the difference between a saddle and a seat.
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Good one!

The standard, 'diamond-frame' style bike has a saddle; recumbents have seats -- BECAUSE:

"You sit on a seat, and straddle a saddle."
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I'm ride downhill and mountain trials .....
Ask the folks in the mountain biking forum.

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..... I got the road bike my first ride was only 10 miles because I couldn't feel my feet anymore
Sounds like the saddle is too high on the road bike. Lower it slightly and see how it feels.
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I use a fizik antarres. for my "butt rest" (call it whatever you like im in w/the "saddle" crowd but who cares)

many people swear by brooks but I am not a fan.

saddles come in different widths to accomodate differently sized rear ends. also each model is designed for specific shapes.

unfortunately no one can tell you which one is perfect for you.

Many lbs's have a device that can approximate your size but its not infailable. because of this these shops often have a saddle exchange program, or a bin full of loaners to try out first.

it took me about 4 or 5 attempts until I found my fit.

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Fun fact: Selle is Italian for saddle.
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Fun fact: Selle is Italian for saddle.
and selle italia
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