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Old 09-07-07, 11:13 AM   #1
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Saddles

Hey everyone. The other day I read this article on bike saddles and decided I really need a new one (part cause my current one is _really_ old, and part from paranoia from the article!). I'm primarily a XC mountain biker, but I've been getting into a lot of road riding/climbing lately (on my MTB). As I understand it "nose-less" wouldn't been good for MTBing, so would the best (healthiest) bet be to go with a gel saddle? Or something else? Thanks
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Old 09-07-07, 12:10 PM   #2
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I'm not a fan of the gel saddle. Your best bet is to find a saddle that fits you. This will help keep unwanted pressure off of the sensitive parts. The problem is that saddle fit varies from person to person, so, much like fitting a bike, checking out a few saddles is likely your best bet. As far as myself, I use the stock WTB on my mountain bike and recently replaced the stock Cannondale seat on my road bike with a Fizik Arione Carbon.
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Old 09-07-07, 12:36 PM   #3
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Yeah, that sounds right...seems like everyone has a different preference. Ever heard of a Rido saddle?

http://www.rido-cyclesaddles.com/home-page-c100000.html

Seems kinda neat, but I'm not sure if any shops around here would carry it (or even if it's sold in shops in the US...).
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Old 09-07-07, 12:42 PM   #4
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Do they still make saddles with the center part cut out? I've been wanting to replace mine but havent gone shopping for one yet
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Old 09-07-07, 12:57 PM   #5
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Yeah, seems like there's a lot of them around...but according to the article they may not help at all (or make things worse even!) for some.
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maybe the articles wrong. ever think of that? thats just one persons opinion
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Old 09-07-07, 01:12 PM   #7
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Actually I did think of that, but it seems pertinent to the topic to at least discuss it.
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Old 09-07-07, 02:28 PM   #8
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Everything I have read indicates that you want support underneath your sit bones. Therefore, you want a saddle that fits your ass in such a manner that you are sitting on your sit bones. This is my understanding of a properly fitting saddle.

Others who have more information on this topic can certainly provide some additional guidance.
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It seems like the cut out would at least take some pressure off of the prostate. Thats gotta be better than my GT light that makes my beans go numb
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this heres how i roll!




wouldnt sit on any thing else

and its only around $25
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wouldnt sit on any thing else

and its only around $25
Nice. What's it called?
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Nice. What's it called?
it's a specialized body geometry something or other.
i recommend the specialized BG2 Sport!

http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/Saddle/product_125729.shtml
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I've often wondered how much damage is done by the seat, and how much by those ridiculously tight lyrca shorts.
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it's a specialized body geometry something or other.
i recommend the specialized BG2 Sport!

http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/Saddle/product_125729.shtml
Looks slick, I'll see if I can find this at a store to check out.

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I've often wondered how much damage is done by the seat, and how much by those ridiculously tight lyrca shorts.
Yeah, best to stay away from them !
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I went and bought the Specialized BG2 Sport today and went for a ride. So far so good! It's gonna take some getting used to though compared to my (very) old stock seat.
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I went and bought the Specialized BG2 Sport today and went for a ride. So far so good! It's gonna take some getting used to though compared to my (very) old stock seat.
yesss!!

now i need to do the same +]
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yesss!!

now i need to do the same +]

Yeah! I've been on a couple of rides since then and it's getting better and better!
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