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Old 03-03-10, 02:17 PM   #1
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Saddle selection: Track vs Road

It took me two years and at least a dozen models to find the perfect saddle for my ride bike. I was having trouble with the usual suspects, saddle sores and numbness, but found the solution in the Specialized Romin. I'm just getting into track racing and am wondering if I should use the same saddle, or go with something else considering the different bike fit, positioning and length of ride time. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-03-10, 05:40 PM   #2
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I would think that if the Specialized Romin is working for you on your road bike it work equally well on a track bike. I run the same saddle on my track & road bike and my butt is happy.
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Old 03-03-10, 05:43 PM   #3
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I use a Specialized Toupe on my road and track bikes. You will spend more time riding on the "rivet" (nose) on the track bike than your road bike.
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There is no difference. If anything, you will have less saddle issues in general as most races only last between 5-15 minutes or so.

Stick with what you know works...until you start using aerobars in time trials. Then you have to start all over again
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I use the same saddles on my road and track bikes as well: fizik ariones.
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