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Old 02-21-08, 07:49 PM   #1
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what do you guys think about this saddle?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Dorcus-MTB-Racin...QcmdZViewItem#

looks good to me....and cheap idk
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Old 02-21-08, 07:53 PM   #2
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If it's comfortable for you, that's really all that matters.
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Old 02-21-08, 09:28 PM   #3
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Too much padding; It's made for mountain bikes.
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Old 02-21-08, 09:48 PM   #5
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who names their company dorcus?
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Old 02-21-08, 09:48 PM   #6
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It's white and it says Dorcus on it! How perfect is THAT?
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Old 02-21-08, 09:49 PM   #7
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Too much padding; It's made for mountain bikes.
wouldnt it be comfy cuz of that?
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Old 02-21-08, 10:10 PM   #8
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wouldnt it be comfy cuz of that?
That's subjective, but I don't think so. I believe thick padding inhibits blood circulation. The Brooks B17 is the only saddle which prevents me from going numb. I'd recommend it to just about anyone. If you ride out of the saddle often (around town, or MTB), pretty much anything with reasonable padding should be okay.
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Old 02-21-08, 10:17 PM   #9
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That's subjective, but I don't think so. I believe thick padding inhibits blood circulation. The Brooks B17 is the only saddle which prevents me from going numb. I'd recommend it to just about anyone. If you ride out of the saddle often (around town, or MTB), pretty much anything with reasonable padding should be okay.
thats way expensive than this saddle....
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Old 02-21-08, 10:25 PM   #10
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wouldnt it be comfy cuz of that?
In my experience, more padding = more chafing = raw balls. Remember you're buying a bicycle saddle here, not a chair.

Of course, that doesn't mean that less padding = more comfortable, necessarily. There are other factors at play.

For fixed gear riding, where you inevitably will find yourself spinning FAST, you might want to look into saddles that have deeper cutaways along the sides, leaving your thighs with more room to move without rubbing against the saddle.

Also, if you spend good money on a good saddle that's comfortable, it's unlikely you will ever regret it.
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Old 02-21-08, 10:33 PM   #11
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well then...

can anyone suggest any other white cheap saddle thats "just fine"
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Old 02-21-08, 10:57 PM   #12
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In my experience, more padding = more chafing = raw balls. Remember you're buying a bicycle saddle here, not a chair.

Of course, that doesn't mean that less padding = more comfortable, necessarily. There are other factors at play.

For fixed gear riding, where you inevitably will find yourself spinning FAST, you might want to look into saddles that have deeper cutaways along the sides, leaving your thighs with more room to move without rubbing against the saddle.
Very well said. I hated to use those wide and plushy saddles - comfortable only if you are not planning on pedalling.
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Yeah the name, we used to throw that around as an insult. Dorcus malorcus, to be precise.
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I was going to buy this saddle until I read the shipping page. Under International shipping, it listed shipping to the U.S. is $25 but under the countries they ship to , the U.S. is not one of them. ??? $25 shipping for a $25 saddle, I don't think so.

http://stores.ebay.com/i-Show-All-Yo...e.html#country
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is white ENTIRELY necessary? I mean, I understand that it might be preferable, but it seems like maybe it seriously limits your choices. I rode a specialized mtn bike saddle for a while, it wasnt bad, in fact comfy for around town use, quick trips and the like, but as I ride more and for longer stints at a time I find myself more efficient and less hurting since I switched to a selle san marco.
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More padding, more problems.

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It's white and it says Dorcus on it! How perfect is THAT?

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wouldnt it be comfy cuz of that?
No, the best saddles are those that fit you and have little to no padding.
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A lot of shops have a box of saddles that were pulled of of new bikes. I would start there.

Once you pay shipping on that, I would think you could find something nicer for the price.
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well then...

can anyone suggest any other white cheap saddle thats "just fine"
Not sure what you consider "cheap" but Selle Italia's Flite and SLK are available in white. Something that I'm going to be sitting on for several thousand miles is not something I'm going to want to be of poor quality.



Also the Fizik Arione


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SOOOO Hoooottt.

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who names their company dorcus?
Dorcus means "graceful". Go to Kenya sometime, there are like 10 million women there with that name.
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Did anyone point out the Soma saddles, yet? They're wayyyyy overpriced for a steel-railed saddle, but since the OP is putting a premium on white rather than on value, he should look into these.
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