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    Ever bend a seat rail? Need new saddle suggestions!

    I did today. I Only actually noticed it as I was looking in the rear view on my drive home. Tried to straighten it back out when I got home but it wasn't giving.

    Anyway, looks like its time for a new saddle. About time really, in addition to the new bent rail, its got a rip or two and a chunk of foam missing from the nose. Who's got some good saddle suggestions?
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    WTB Pure-V

    came stock on my bike. works fine for me.
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    did that in a fall once, totally smashed the rail into like a 30* angle, actually that was a wtb pure v, but i do like wtbs seat for the money I really wanna get a silverado but the pure v is good. there are also some really nice expensive seat out there but I havn't ridden many of them myself (and don't remember names of what i did ride) imo not worth the extra cash over a wtb for most of us, w/e

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    I've bent a LOT Of rails. I've had pretty good luck with Specialized saddles. At least they break instead of bending. That means they're under warranty.

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    I didn't really take any big drops today either...kinda weird.

    Anyway, I'm Ebaying it right now to see what I can get. There's a relatively cheap WTB laser V I'm trying for now...if that doesn't work out maybe I'll try the devo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BearSquirrel View Post
    I've bent a LOT Of rails. I've had pretty good luck with Specialized saddles. At least they break instead of bending. That means they're under warranty.
    I'd much rather bend my rails then break them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BearSquirrel View Post
    I've bent a LOT Of rails. I've had pretty good luck with Specialized saddles. At least they break instead of bending. That means they're under warranty.
    +1, I like the specialized body geometry saddles. Even the OEM stuff is pretty good.
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    Senior Member Yotsko's Avatar
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    I'm actually swapping out my road saddle for a toupe. We'll see how I like the specialized stuff.
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    Another vote for the Pure V, it came stock on my bike aswell and it ended up being the most comfortable saddle I have used.
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    Finding the perfect saddle is so much like the Holy Grail. I have the Terry Ti-Fly on my three main bikes and I can only yawn about them.

    Interestingly, the WTB Pure V is the most-oft mentioned in the comfort area, at least as far as my readings here and elsewhere have shown.
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    I'm quite happy with my Specialized Phenom.... (EDIT: yeah, it's on a touring bike, but it's a MTB saddle)
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