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    Search for the perfect saddle

    Greetings,
    I am 57 years old, have been riding a road bike for also 30 years and still have not found a saddle that is comfortable. Gel pads are a waste of time and I have even tried the Moon saddle without success. Any suggestions? My barn is littered with saddles that I have discarded. Please give me hope.
    Robin

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    What saddle is on your bike right now?

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    Search for the perfect saddle

    I am riding a Bontrager Sportlux. It's one of those saddles with the center groove designed to eliminate numbness. The dealer I bought it from had one of the Bontrager seat measuring pads that determines the distance between your sit bones. Initially it feels confortable but after about ten miles I start feeling a dull ache.

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    That looks way to soft to me.
    Have you tried a racing saddle.
    I have 10 years on you and 12,565 miles this year.
    I like the hard saddles.

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    Have you tried any saddles from Terry Cycling?
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO carbon

    I thought of that while riding my bicycle -- Albert Einstein

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    I like the infamous Brooks B-17 the best; but, also think very highly of Specialized Body Geometry saddles.

    Be prepared to put in significant miles, before the Brooks, and you, meld.

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    Check out the "Who rides what saddle? A popularity contest." thread for some ideas.
    Who rides what saddle? A popularity contest.
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