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    sleeper class tink20seven's Avatar
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    As I am considering buying a new seat, your oppinions would be greatly appreciated.
    I've done the search, read the results, and now would like to pose a question..

    I was wondering what you ride and your thoughts.


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    take a look at this Selle Italia Nitrox. Do any of you have experience with this (or this type, ie. BMX) saddle?

    cheers!
    - tink

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    Quote Originally Posted by tink20seven
    As I am considering buying a new seat, your oppinions would be greatly appreciated.
    I've done the search, read the results, and now would like to pose a question..

    I was wondering what you ride and your thoughts.


    also
    take a look at this Selle Italia Nitrox. Do any of you have experience with this (or this type, ie. BMX) saddle?

    cheers!
    - tink
    Got it on my track bike. It's good for that. ANything longer than 40 minutes, well, I have no experience there on this saddle.
    Taras - :noun. 1. Typically an overweight has-been that can sometimes be seen pootling around a velodrome on an old Look KG 233.

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    I have the Arione. It's still early in the game and a good amount of adjustment still needs to be done, but I like it. I have little experince with other pro level saddles though.

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    yeah it seems to me that an all plastic shell would lose its novelty reaaaly soon

    currently i have a San Marco ASPide that i love
    but im looking for a secondary to switch in and out

    http://www.sellesanmarco.com/index.asp?language=2

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    I ride my Brooks B17...But I've also ridden the Selle Italia Flite in the past which I really like...

    Honestly though...findind a seat that is for YOU is a crap shoot. Because what's good for me isn't always whats good for you (except for the Brooks saddles I've found, since they mold to your butt...just takes time).

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    I had a Nitrox on my DB and used it for 1 1/2 years, including many long rides. The saddle is great. Well-shaped, decent padding and priced right (meaning cheap). It's also relatively durable, but for the price vs. other saddles, who cares - just buy another when it wears out.

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    Different people with of course have very different results with saddles. Compounding the observations will be that a saddle suitable for one particular type of bike or setup will suck on another.

    But here's my input, from a middle aged 220 lb rider who's more a masher than a spinner, doesn't ride the drops, typically goes 30 - 40 miles daily, wears the shorts for most of the time:

    I have variety of old Selle Italia Turbos, six if I'm counting correctly, populating both geared and fixed rides, including my 1x1 and track. Classic shape, very comfortable.

    I also have a B17 on my fixed Cross-Check. Very, very comfortable. I also have a B17 Narrow that I found uncomfortable on my X-Check but works very well on the Competition conversion.

    I just got a Champion Flyer (sprung B17) for the Bridgestone XO-3. Limited ride time so far but positive. Bit more of a bounce.
    This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.

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    The last comfy saddle I had was an Avocet O2. Left it on a road bike I sold, and now I wish I hadn't. I tried a few saddles after that: a Terry, a couple Selle Italias, a couple Selle San Marcos, a Specialized, and some other generic saddle. Didn't like any of them. Finally tried a Brooks, and after a couple days riding to break it in, it feels fantastic. It's wide in the back, to accomodate my seemingly wider-than-normal sitbones. Narrow in the front to make room for my massive muscaly thighs. It's kind of heavy though, so I think I'm going to splurge on the Swift with Ti rails.

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