hello.i need to buy a saddle.
im working full time as a messenger, roughly 50hours a week on the road.
i currently have a brooks b-17 but its starting to take its toll on me.it just becomes sore after constant riding.
anyone got any reccommendations?
I used a B-17 for 1,000 miles, but was still uncomfortable. Switched back to my serfas cosmos and my butt is happy again. I have two of these saddles and have ridden them 14,000+ miles. They are only around $50 and the perfect fit for me.
Presto NJS build, Specialized Allez Pro w/ full Dura Ace and Ksyrium SLs, 1990something Specialized Sirrus
I have a B17 that I like, but it gives me too much perennial pressure if I ride for long distances. I don't like it too much for being in an aggressive position. For cruising around in an upright position or touring, I think the B17 is a great saddle though.
I recently bought a Selle Italia SLK Gel Flow and I like it. A LOT. The gel feels really good, and it has independent movement for your left and right cheeks which is good for tight maneuvering on city streets. Check it out. It's a racing saddle, but it's comfy
Last saddle I will talk about is the San Marco Rolls. That is one of the most comfy saddles I have ever rideen. Less perennial pressure than B17 and more cush than the SLK.
Here's the thing: spending 50 hours a week on ANY saddle is going to cause soreness. you're not gonna find one that is completely comfortable for that much time. You're just not.