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Old 09-11-10, 07:30 PM   #1
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Saddle Recommendation

I use Specialized Toupe saddle for my road bikes but am not happy with it on my cross bike. I find that if I don't clear the saddle cleanly the end of the saddle is sharp and tends to dig into your thigh and bibs. I think a saddle that is a little more rounded at the back rather than a thin sharp end like the toupe would be preferred. Any suggestions (other than the obvious do it right in the first place)?
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Just grab something out of the junk bin at your LBS. Cross races are tough on seats and short enough that comfort shouldn't matter much.
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Plastic Cinelli Unicantor. new versions are FS now..

no cover to cut up on falls and no foam to take on water.
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WTB Pure V with Thomson seatpost...really solid landing zone.
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i used the stock crappy seat that came on my bike. it's some low profile, uncomfortable thing, works great for cross
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If you like the Toupe then you could try the Phenom also by Specialized. Same shape and design but with more padding and rounded corners. I run Toupe on my road bikes and love the Phenom for my cross bike.
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