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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 09-09-09, 05:30 PM   #1
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Need a recommendation for cross saddle.

Anyone have a good saddle recommedation for someone that will do some cross/trail riding as well as some road. I typically defer to Brooks, but my concern is dirt and it getting wet. Any suggestions?
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Old 09-09-09, 06:49 PM   #2
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If you like Brooks, use a Brooks. Just make an effort to keep the leather "fed" with a leather food containing beeswax. Boots made of leather cope with much worse. It's tough stuff as long as you take care of it.
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Old 09-09-09, 06:59 PM   #3
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wtb rocket is pretty standard cross bike stuff, i like mine.
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Old 09-10-09, 12:16 PM   #5
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anything with a fairly flat top to it to avoid snagging it on remounts
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Arione is a good choice for that reason.
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Just purchased a specialized phenom. I absolutely love it.
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Just purchased a specialized phenom. I absolutely love it.
nice saddle. burlier than the toupe, and very comfy once setup properly.
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Arione is a good choice for that reason.
Counterpoint: Arione is bad choice because it's so long in the back.
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Counterpoint: Arione is bad choice because it's so long in the back.
I dont think that is much of a detriment. In fact it allows you to get a good pinch on the saddle in technical situations, and allows you to stay seated and still deliver the power. I could see going to a longer saddle being troublesome if you are used to a significantly less tailed saddle, but if you are not I would not see it being a problem.
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WTB Silverado is what I use: http://www.wtb.com/products/saddles/racing/silverado/
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wtb rocket is pretty standard cross bike stuff, i like mine.
+1. Tried the WTB Vigo, found it too pointy and too wide. Went back to the trusted WTB Rocket V Pro and am done worrying about saddles!
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I use a cheap sette lynx saddle on my ss cx bike and a 2007 model leather titec pluto on my geared cx bike- and they're essentially the exact same saddle. The rails/shell are used by a few different companies and when I bought it it was like a $20 saddle compared to the titec which was $40 on clearance. I love it, actually, and it's super cheap.
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+1. Tried the WTB Vigo, found it too pointy and too wide. Went back to the trusted WTB Rocket V Pro and am done worrying about saddles!
+1 Rocket saddle
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I always had luck with Regals back when I raced. In fact, I still ride them exclusively.
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I ride a Prologo Nago Evo on both road and cross bikes
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Fizik makes great saddles.
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