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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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    If it's comfortable for you, that's really all that matters.

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    worth it for the name alone

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    Too much padding; It's made for mountain bikes.

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    who names their company dorcus?
    "The only reasons anyone should ever ride in the rain is because a) youíve had your license to operate a motor vehicle suspended by the state. b) youíre in a bike race in which case youíre not allowed to use fenders anyway. c) youíre from Portland- in which case my main problem is with your neck beard- not your bicycle...If you need to train when itís pissing rain- buy a trainer or one of those cheap charter flights to Mallorca."

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeyteeth View Post
    Too much padding; It's made for mountain bikes.
    wouldnt it be comfy cuz of that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaeFixie View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeyteeth View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by RaeFixie View Post
    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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    well then...

    can anyone suggest any other white cheap saddle thats "just fine"

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadforkinglast View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by RaeFixie View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by mattface View Post
    It's white and it says Dorcus on it! How perfect is THAT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaeFixie View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by RaeFixie View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by freeskihp View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by doofo View Post
    the main cause of fit problems is riding your bike

    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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