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Old 11-14-10, 02:24 AM   #1
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New Saddle

I just got a new motobecane track 2010 (first track bike) I've had it for 2 days so far and have put 13 miles on it. The only problem is the saddle is really uncomfortable! What would you guys recommend?
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Old 11-14-10, 02:30 AM   #2
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this is like the billionth thread asking this question, here's one

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...recomendations

it really comes down to you're anatomy/preference. ride some of your friends bikes to get an idea of the size and shape that works for you.
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Haha my bad. I was at my lbs they had some nice saddles but not a wide variety. My friends dont ride bikes so I cant really test other seats!
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It's hard to say what your body prefers as stillanimal have said.

You might have to spend a lot of money to find that perfect saddle, or you might find it at the very first one.

Charge (Bucket, Spoon), Selle Italia (Turbo, Flite, SLR), Selle San Marco (Aspide, Regal, Rolls, Concor), Fizik (Arione, Anatares, Alinate, Gobi), Specialized Toupe (143, 130, 155), Selle SMP (Glider, Evolution, Pro) are some of the most popular saddles around. Of course, I only named the more race-oriented ones, which is what I usually prefers. That said, saddles are extremely personal and you really have to go with your guts to see which one might suit you the most.
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race saddles do tend to look more appropriate on road bikes, though.

I have a Fizik Arione, not great with my anatomy, many people swear by it.
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yup, used.
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i'm surprised brooks isn't part of ur list, vixtor
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i'm surprised brooks isn't part of ur list, vixtor
+1. Brooks.
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What kind of build is your body?

In addition to the Selle Italia saddles Vixtor listed, I would like to add the SLK. The cutout is clutch, and the women's version is wider (if you need wider).

I used to ride an SLR, but it was too narrow for my anatomy. I've also ridden a Toupe (i forget which width), which I found to be very comfy as well.
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I have a Fizik Arione, not great with my anatomy, many people swear by it.
brilliant.
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