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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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    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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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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    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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    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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    Actually I did think of that, but it seems pertinent to the topic to at least discuss it.

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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.
    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by miami#1 View Post
    this heres how i roll!




    wouldnt sit on any thing else

    and its only around $25
    Nice. What's it called?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirkduck View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by boyvirgil View Post
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron_F
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by dirkduck View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by boyvirgil View Post
    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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