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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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    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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    wtb rocket is pretty standard cross bike stuff, i like mine.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by pungee View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by shapelike View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryScientist View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by CCrew View Post
    +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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