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    Team Katana 古強者死神's Avatar
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    Your personal saddle recommendations

    Tall guy 6'0" 165lbs, skinny as can be so my butt bones just dig into the seat, and I think I maybe have bad posture too leaning forward instead of keeping my back straight (working on it)

    Ride street with kids in tow on the trailer, or XC type trails with LOTS of roots and bumps in most areas.

    I have an 06 or 07 Piranha (yeah I forget lol) and the saddle is a stock Bontrager.

    It seems nice to the touch with my hand, soft but not too soft, good form factor. But every ride without fail I come back with two things hurting, my butt and my hands.

    Even just road riding with no bumps. Im trying to ride more to make sure I am accustomed to it before spending the $$$ for a new one and I think the last 2 rides have been better, but I am at the point now in thinking this saddle just maybe is not compatible with me.

    In the past I was looking for one of these when I used to be an active rider (just started again) and was looking at the WTB ones like the Rocket V.

    So getting back into things here again, I want to ask those who know what saddle you use or recommend that I can take a look at.

    I did just break down and got myself a fathers day gift, I got a Thudbuster LT seatpost that should be here soon that I think will help a lot own its own. I will ride with that for a few rides and if I am still hurting its time for a new saddle.

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    Senior Member TimJ's Avatar
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    I like the rocket v a lot and the speed v pretty well too. I'm similarly sized/weight and have had trouble finding saddles before, but the wtbs are ptetty good.
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    Team Katana 古強者死神's Avatar
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    I think rocket v is what I will get, just hard to justify like $50+ for a saddle, but money well spent if I am getting sore.

    There seems to be multiple versions of the rocket v, the race, the pro, and maybe others. Witch one should I be looking for?

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    Pure V from jenson.

    20 bucks
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    I love the rocket V. you can find em for $40 sometimes.

    $50 is relatively cheap, in the world of aftermarket saddles

    -rob

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    SDG Ti-Fly C. Most comfortable saddle I've ever used.

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    Are you wearing padded shorts when you ride?
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    Yeah I have a pair of canondale baggies with the padded insert.

    They didnt help me the first 3 or 4 rides as I had to get used to the extra pressure where the pad was, but I can definitly tell it helps a lot now.

    I squeezed in a fast ride this morning when I got off work, didnt have enough time for off road so ran to the local paved trail about 10 min away from me and did 9 miles and only had slight discomfort, nothing bad.

    So between the padded shorts and me ridding more I am definitly doing much better now. The shock absorption from the thudbuster will probably be enough to solve my off road riding.

    But yeah I guess $50 is not too much when you think about it, heck the shorts were like $50 lol. I also just got a used camelbak this morning for $30 (mule), it just adds up so fast.

    That stock saddle is a bit rusted, I'll have to replace it at some point anyways.

    So any difference in the stock/race/pro versions of the rocket V? they look pretty different but cost about the same.

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