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    What new saddle/seat?

    The Serfas Lycra Dual Density Saddle is the most comfortable saddle I have ever used but it is large and heavy.



    I like the idea of a Brooks on my road bike but I want to go textile on my hybrid. I don't "train" on my bikes, rather I spend 12 hours out and about just enjoying the sun on my face so I'm on and off the bikes all day. We've talked the Brooks and we've talked the one model Serfas. What else is out there that you like?
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    The saddles I use are:

    Specialized Romin SL (great)



    Selle San Marco SKN (great)



    Fizik Antares Braided Carbon (perfect)


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    These all look like performance seats? I have no meat on my butt and am hoping to find something for comfort and endurance. I save the performance seats for my roadie.
    Is there something I'm not seeing? I'm sure I could look at all these seats today if I want to.
    Road Bike: Trek 2.1 Apex
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    Hybrid/Commuter: Giant Escape 1
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    Serfas Lycra Dual Density Saddle
    Eleven81 BMX Pedals
    Kool Stop brake pads
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    Quote Originally Posted by Igo View Post
    These all look like performance seats? I have no meat on my butt and am hoping to find something for comfort and endurance. I save the performance seats for my roadie.
    Is there something I'm not seeing? I'm sure I could look at all these seats today if I want to.
    You asked "What else is out there that you like?"
    I like / love these.

    It all depends on your saddle bones vs your saddle. Your saddle angle, and saddle placement on your post also are factors you must concider.
    I have no meat on my arse either and I can easily ride for hours with no discomfort on all three of these saddles.

    If you can look at these saddle, why don't you? The Fiziks come in a variety sizes, as do the specialized Romins.
    Last edited by giantcfr1; 03-24-12 at 09:28 AM.

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    A lesser seat = less pain. Its about stiffness...
    the rider makes the bike - steel club member 198

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    I,ve used a lot of saddles now and i,m really liking these retro SanMarco Turbo saddles. I wish could have one on all my bikes now, so comfy.

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    Thanks everybody. I ended up using the same saddle again. The Serfas Lycra Dual Density Saddle. It looks much better on a hybrid than it looked on a roadie used as a commuter. I'm about to buy another roadie; that with padded bike shorts will stay fully a roadie and won't have fat aftermarket saddles. I'm going to post pictures of the hybrid later this morning and the new saddle will be on it.
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    Hybrid/Commuter: Giant Escape 1
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    Serfas Lycra Dual Density Saddle
    Eleven81 BMX Pedals
    Kool Stop brake pads
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    i put a serfas dual density on my kaitai and i love it. it looks good and more importantly is super comfortable. i can ride all day with this saddle and stay comfy. i'll take the extra ounces for that any day of the week.



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    I know it's a worn out observation, but I love Brooks B- 17.
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    What about the Serfas Performance RX Bicycle Saddle.
    https://www.serfas.com/products/view...les|rx-saddles

    Just order myself one. Waiting to receive it. I've read very good reviews on it.

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    I too dont do really long rides, have a bony butt and upgraded the stocker on my hybrid to one of these:

    http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Bike-A-...2811575&sr=8-5

    I feel it is a awesome seat, but as mentioned, saddle angle and saddle placement play a big part in ultimate comfort.

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    I have to agree. That is what I ended up going with.



    Quote Originally Posted by idiotekniQues View Post
    i put a serfas dual density on my kaitai and i love it. it looks good and more importantly is super comfortable. i can ride all day with this saddle and stay comfy. i'll take the extra ounces for that any day of the week.


    Road Bike: Trek 2.1 Apex
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    Kool Stop brake pads

    Hybrid/Commuter: Giant Escape 1
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    Serfas Lycra Dual Density Saddle
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    The Brooks is mentioned in the original post. I know it's a winner but not for my bouncing bike. I may put one on my next road bike.
    Quote Originally Posted by baker8948 View Post
    I know it's a worn out observation, but I love Brooks B- 17.
    Last edited by Igo; 03-26-12 at 09:14 PM.
    Road Bike: Trek 2.1 Apex
    SPD Pedals
    Continental Gatorskin tires
    Kool Stop brake pads

    Hybrid/Commuter: Giant Escape 1
    Panaracer 28c T-Serv tires
    Ergon GP2-L Grips
    Serfas Lycra Dual Density Saddle
    Eleven81 BMX Pedals
    Kool Stop brake pads
    Planet Bike Blaze 2W front light
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    Topeak Explorer MTX Rack
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    Igo
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    I don't know. REI and Sports Chalet both have the Serfas line. Most models seem pretty popular. I'm looking forward to hearing your review.
    Quote Originally Posted by ChowChow View Post
    What about the Serfas Performance RX Bicycle Saddle.
    https://www.serfas.com/products/view...les|rx-saddles

    Just order myself one. Waiting to receive it. I've read very good reviews on it.
    Road Bike: Trek 2.1 Apex
    SPD Pedals
    Continental Gatorskin tires
    Kool Stop brake pads

    Hybrid/Commuter: Giant Escape 1
    Panaracer 28c T-Serv tires
    Ergon GP2-L Grips
    Serfas Lycra Dual Density Saddle
    Eleven81 BMX Pedals
    Kool Stop brake pads
    Planet Bike Blaze 2W front light
    Planet Bike Superflash Stealth rear light
    Topeak Explorer MTX Rack
    Topeak MTX Trunk Bag EX
    Topeak MTX TrunkBag DXP with Expandable Side Panniers
    Topeak Aero Expanding Wedge - Medium
    Garmin GPSMap 60CSx

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    Wow. That has been rated really high for such a reasonable price. I'm going to have to investigate that one further as well.
    I ride a pretty good amount of miles but I aqumilate my miles by being out all day, not by crushing miles in shorter time frames. Maybe that's why these seats work so well for me.
    Quote Originally Posted by musick View Post
    I too dont do really long rides, have a bony butt and upgraded the stocker on my hybrid to one of these:

    http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Bike-A-...2811575&sr=8-5

    I feel it is a awesome seat, but as mentioned, saddle angle and saddle placement play a big part in ultimate comfort.
    Road Bike: Trek 2.1 Apex
    SPD Pedals
    Continental Gatorskin tires
    Kool Stop brake pads

    Hybrid/Commuter: Giant Escape 1
    Panaracer 28c T-Serv tires
    Ergon GP2-L Grips
    Serfas Lycra Dual Density Saddle
    Eleven81 BMX Pedals
    Kool Stop brake pads
    Planet Bike Blaze 2W front light
    Planet Bike Superflash Stealth rear light
    Topeak Explorer MTX Rack
    Topeak MTX Trunk Bag EX
    Topeak MTX TrunkBag DXP with Expandable Side Panniers
    Topeak Aero Expanding Wedge - Medium
    Garmin GPSMap 60CSx

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    just an fyi, i am a dude - 5'10" 185lb and i ordered the women's serfas dual density back in april 2010 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details

    i've ridden this since then and it is super comfy. doesn't look wide like a woman's saddle which is why i bought it, but it works great. i've ridden 40 miles in a day - which is nothing crazy, but a decent amount for a casual rider like me, and my bum never felt uncomfortable. for 38 bucks i am very happy. read a lot of reviews before i ordered it, and it paid off.

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    I think these Serfas are coming up through the ran ks. A lot of people have a lot of good things to say about then.
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