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Old 09-05-06, 12:16 PM   #1
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Saddles and Pedals Please.....

Can I have some recommendations for saddles and pedals for my medium-to-high spec cyclocross/commuter bike build... Thanks.
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Old 09-05-06, 02:42 PM   #2
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It's a very personal question especially for the saddle. Personally I like Brooks all leather saddles. On my cross bike I have a plastic/pleather saddle because I wouldn't want to ruin a nice Brooks racing. Pedels I use SPD. Lots like the Eggbeaters. For commuting I'd be tempted to just use clips and strap type pedals so you can wear any shoe you want. Otherwise the two I previously mensioned are good as you can wear a mountain type shoe so that you can easily walk around in them.
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Old 09-05-06, 03:06 PM   #3
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I've got Crank Bros Candys on both my bikes (Redline Conquest and Fisher Marlin HT, which i've both used for commuting), i love them and they do alright for pedaling around in normal shoes/Chacos too

Saddle wise, i've got a Speed V on my mtn bike which i love, and im debating putting a lighter/smaller WTB seat on my Conquest (currently the stock seat is on there) - the "Love Channel" as its called is wonderful for the personal areas
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I have a Fizik Arione that came off my road bike, because I have it and might as well use it. The good is that it's a fairly flat saddle, which I like a whole lot more than the cambered Fizik Pave that I used to have.

For pedals, I use Time ATAC. I'll get candies when I trash the bearings, but they work for now.
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Specialized BG comp saddle. Fits perfectly. Standard Shimano SPDs, I think 747 or some such. One of them once released a little slow after running in 10" deep mud with a layer of bark mulch over it. Otherwise perfect.

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Sella Italia Flite saddle and Eggbeaters...works for me.
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crank brothers egg beaters or candy pedals are what i've been using for a few years. both seem to work just fine.
as others have already said the saddle is a very personal choice. i've used a bunch of them on my cx'er including the arione, gobi, flites and a wtb road saddle. all have done the job but i prefer the flatter models for cx... not really sure why though.
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