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    My pants used to fit me Wendell F's Avatar
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    Moving to Seattle -- Leather vs. Vegan Saddle

    Leaving my fair Queens for Seattle in a month or two. I'm getting ready to buy a Turbo saddle, but don't know if I should get the leather or artificial top model (seen both on eBay). I plan on commuting daily and will likely lock the bike up outta doors.

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    i had a leather turbo on my winter bike here in iowa for about 3 years, it got wet all the time, never noticed any warping or damage.
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    I ride a brooks, just use a plastic bag when parking.

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    depends on how large your gauges are
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    The leather ones are much more comfortable than the vinyl ones.
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    My pants used to fit me Wendell F's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    The leather ones are much more comfortable than the vinyl ones.
    Thats a no brainer. Vinyl gets slippery and doesn't absorb that summertime swamp ass. Just didnt wanna kill a saddle. Looks like leather's the move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdgesus View Post
    depends on how large your gauges are
    *swish*
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    I thought maybe you were worried the Seattle Vegans wouldn;t like you.

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    Definitely vegan saddle if you plan on visiting Portland.
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    Do you plan on eating the saddle?

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    My pants used to fit me Wendell F's Avatar
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    Not sure why I said vegan instead of artificial. I guess I've just had vegan-fear on the brain since I decided to move out there. Blecchhh!

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    they are a rabid breed here. get the synthetic just because you won't have to worry as much about rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    they are a rabid breed here.
    Dammit. I'm a cook and every day somebody comes in and insists on a custom vegan plate. You're paying $150 for dinner at a 3star restaurant and you're gonna get a plate of sauteed rabbit food? Go get a falafel and meet your friends after dinner.

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    oh don't worry they don't do that. there are plenty of rich omnivores filling that type of restaurant. the vegans i know take the falafel route on their way back from the bouldering gyms.

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    **** it seattle, all the vegans i know wear leather shoes or eat veggie burgers with baconaise
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdgesus View Post
    all the vegans i know wear leather shoes or eat veggie burgers with baconaise
    lulz, funny cause true

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    LOL, the word turbo prominently displayed on a bicycle seat from all angles ? Seriously ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuji86 View Post
    LOL, the word turbo prominently displayed on a bicycle seat from all angles ? Seriously ?
    Serious false advertising. At least cars, as evil as they are, have technology to backup their "turbo" logos ..fartvroom

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    I cant speak for the Turbo, but I recently joined the 21st century in the saddle department. I picked up a Thomson Elite and a Specialized Romin for my Big Block and I couldnt be happier. Feels great. Its got a carbon fiber reinforced nylon shell that feels solid and forgiving at the same time. All of my weight is on my sit bones and the center channel alleviates almost all of the pressure on the nether regions and provides ventilation.

    It's just a great product. From now on, any questions about saddles and tires are going straight to the roadie forum. Too much form over function and pack mentality 'round these parts.

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    Buy an SLR.
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    So to sum it up:

    Leather's more comfy but vinyl would be more suited to seattle weather, vegans suck in seattle and in NYC (just different), the Turbo's got a stupid name, I should actually buy a different saddle altogether and I should get a Kilo TT.


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    If you're gonna ride the saddle everyday go for the plastic for sure. I have 2 leather saddles and a handful of plastic covered saddles. Thinking of reupholstering one of my leather covered ones with some fake leather. Having two dry-day-only saddles is too constricting on my daily bicycle choice.

    I used to ride an Ideale (basically a French Brooks) when I lived in Portland. It often grew mold. So nazzty.
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    man youre lucky, there are going to be so many nice places to ride up there. Im from oregon and would love to move back just so that i could ride around eugene again.

    I used to ride my mtb on the bike path next to the willamette river from eugene to springfield when i was a kid. SOOO MUCH FUN
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    MTB trails in the PHX city limits = 1,000,000 times better than those in the Seattle, Portland or Eugene city limits.
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