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Old 01-29-11, 04:24 PM   #1
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New saddle recomendations


Okay I had this exact saddle and thoroughly enjoyed it. But I just sold it attached to my previous bike. Has anyone ridden and loved this saddle? If so, have you found anything similar? Unfortunately I don't have a wealth of options locally so I'm looking to purchase something online but want to keep the returns to a minimum. I like that it's relatively flat and doesn't jab into the boys, but also that I don't feel like I'm sliding off if the nose is pointed to far down. Also, I'd like to stay under or around 100$. I know that my preferences in saddle choice are different from someone elses, but I'd like some feedback from someone that enjoys this type of saddle, so I can start my search on the right foot. Thanks.
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Why don't you get that saddle again?

http://www.ediscountbike.com/Selle-S...-p8538119.html
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Always a possibility, but want to explore my options. If I don't get any significant feedback, I'll bite the bullet. But I don't want to skip a saddle I might really enjoy.
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that ponza saddle you had sucks, that's what i have right now i got for super cheap and it is killing me
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Old 01-29-11, 06:00 PM   #5
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that ponza saddle you had sucks, that's what i have right now i got for super cheap and it is killing me
Saddles are subjective, as the OP already knows. Though you (and most others) might think the Ponza sucks, it does work for some people.

I prefer a wider saddle, so I ride a Selle Italia SLK (Lady version - it's wider). I used to ride an SLR, but I found that it was too narrow and I needed a cutout. I want to try out an SLC if I can find one for cheap.

Other popular saddles include the Arione, Flite, Turbo, various Brooks.

To be honest, you will be lucky if you can find your perfect saddle on your first try. Your best bet would be a saddle demo program through an LBS (some online stores do it as well). Another option would be to look for good deals on used saddles on eBay or something and keep buying/flipping until you find one you like.
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Old 01-29-11, 06:01 PM   #6
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Also: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...-my-butt-hurts
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A lot of bike shops have saddles around that you can test ride before you buy.
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hahaha. germane.

OP, try before you buy at an LBS.
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Wow, what a pain in the ass!
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Fizik Antares? I love it
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I would LOVE if my LBS had a selection of different saddles to try. But, the majority of the saddles here are origin 8, in multiple colors. So rather than chance it, I was looking for anyone who might have had this prob. Again thanks for the replies.
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if you like the ponza, get another for a fiver.
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Threads like this happen regularly and never go anywhere. Everyone's ass is different.
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If you like the Ponza but want something slightly less bulky try the Fizik Arione. I have ridden both and like both, but the Arione wins by a bit on style and comfort.
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