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    OK. any of you dawgs ride the kashimax five gold saddle? i was up at www.yojimbosgarage a day or two ago and saw one... it matches my rims perfectly. my rims are pink.


    how (un)comfortable are these? I'm looking for a new sexxxy saddle, so this really caught my eye. I know there is no padding, but the shape doesn't look too bad.

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    I don't know if it's the same one, but Jason at Montano Velo described his ride on a kashimax njs saddle as something akin to torture...I can't remember the exact words he used but it didnt sound comfortable. Cute saddle though.

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    I rode one for about 15ft. and immediately turned around and put another saddle on. Quite possibly the most uncomfortable saddle my azz has ever graced. Japanese butts must have a different shape. It's the only reason for those things being on the market as long as they have.
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    I really like the Kashimax Aero, but I've never tried the Five Gold, good thing the Aero is NJS

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    here's another thing. I have a big, beautiful butt. It's not huge, but it's got a bit of extra padding. just a little something for the ladies to grab on to, ya know?

    but anyway, I don't know if that would make a difference on this saddle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teadoggg
    here's another thing. I have a big, beautiful butt. It's not huge, but it's got a bit of extra padding. just a little something for the ladies to grab on to, ya know?

    but anyway, I don't know if that would make a difference on this saddle.
    most like not, since you don't sit on your butt on a bicycle saddle (you essentially sit on your perineum)

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    dolface droppin the knowledge!

    fwiw... the most comfortable saddle i've rode is still the $9 special Selle San Marco Regal Saddle!

    but who cares if it's comfy... if it matches your pink rims (especially your pink rims)... rock that isht!

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    Hey! I know those rims! I saw you in my hood last week (bridgeport). Nice bike! You make me want to cover my schwinn world sport with chrome and paint. Somehow I don't think that it would get it any more respect...

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    thanks =) bike just got cooler - i'm now rockin' some pink Champ grips on the drops. way hot. pics to follow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teadoggg
    thanks =) bike just got cooler - i'm now rockin' some pink Champ grips on the drops. way hot. pics to follow.
    pink is good. get the saddle, if you hate it you can always trade/sell it, but we get dibs, right? .

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    So - you want a Kashimax Five Gold? Well, here are some friendly instruction on how to prepare yourself for adventures on new saddle!!!

    1. Strap a 2x6, upright, to your friend's foot. Make sure it is in place.
    2. Every step forward you take, make sure you get kicked hard, straight in the crotch.
    3. Repeat for as long as you can take it.

    Those saddles are like wedges of crotchular death. I have one that I reserve for people I never want to ask me if they can ride my bikes again. It is evil, NJS evil at that.
    So yes, the devil knows keirin.
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    Skidmaster teadoggg's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by baxtefer
    asshatchet
    eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baxtefer
    asshatchet
    Quote Originally Posted by teadogg
    eh?
    As in, to cut one's arse.

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    I've got one as well, never used it though. I also have a cinelli unicantor, another unpadded leather over plastic saddle. The cinelli's not so bad, the plastic flexes a little. The kashimax on the other hand, is VERY hard, no flex whatsoever. And very narrow as well, can't see it being very comfortable at all.

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    While we're talking about terrible saddles, the Selle San Marco Concor Supercorsa is also delightfully cruel. Good shape, no padding. Ouch. I had mine on my rain bike for a while but it was just too painful, even with padded shorts. I know they were popular for track events and I think the smooth surface would be much more suitable for beast.

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    Don't mean to turn this thread into an uncomfortable saddle rant, but the Selle San Marco Aspide is like riding on an anvil, just a lot lighter.

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    Does anyone have experience with the Selle Italia Flite Gel saddle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12XU
    Does anyone have experience with the Selle Italia Flite Gel saddle?
    i'm pretty sure that's what's on my ride currently. one of the more comfortable saddles I've ridden. I like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12XU
    Does anyone have experience with the Selle Italia Flite Gel saddle?
    Go with the Flite over the Gel - that Gel sucks.

    Teadoggg - you have an old school one.

    The Flite is not for me - I got one and even after almost two years, I could never get into it. When I switched to the SLR, it was night and day.

    The differences between the two are that the SLR is a flatter saddle and you feel more like you're sitting. The Flite, to me, feels like a rod between my arse cheeks. I guess that's what riding a broomstick would feel like - maybe the witches are into that. Asshatchet indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judah
    I really like the Kashimax Aero, but I've never tried the Five Gold, good thing the Aero is NJS
    you sure? i thought the aero was a plastic bmx saddle. (which is probably still more comfy than the five gold)

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    offtopic: teadogg, what kind of stem is that?

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    I sold my Five Gold after a brief ride. It was brutally uncomfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jitensha_de_go!
    offtopic: teadogg, what kind of stem is that?
    not sure. it's kinda ugly but I love the removeable faceplate. makes bar swaps a million times easier.

    so untill I find myself a cinelli alter stem, that one stays.

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    Those seats are meant to be very uncomfortable - the idea is to get done with the race and off it ASAP! If you get all comfy-like on your keiren bike you may not be focusing on winning. Go fast, and get the pain over with fast!

    Honestly, they're designed for serious track racing. The narrow (very narrow) shape is to cut down on any thigh rub - When you've got thighs the size of telephone poles they're gonna rub. "Rubbing is Racing" only counts in Nascar - in track racing it's speed-robbing friction. The Kashimax's are also available with the rails only 30mm apart to facilitate this - normal saddles have the rails at 43mm.

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