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Old 11-24-07, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by freeranger View Post
Went LBS shopping for a saddle yesterday. Guess I'll end up ordering online and hope I like what I order. Very disappointed at the lack of selection. Guess not enough bike business around to justify carrying any inventory in this area. Visited one shop that carried Specialized saddles, and they only had one good road saddle and only had it in the 143mm width! (forget which one it was, but it is one that is available in multiple widths). Also, when I told the salesperson that I wasn't sure exactly what width would be best for me, he pointed to the pad Specialized uses to determine fit, didn't offer to check it or anything after I tried to use it. Guess they have more business than they can handle (or he didn't feel like ordering a saddle if the 143mm in stock didn't fit).
Why not go back to the Specialized dealer and measure it yourself? Maybe you are suited for the 143 (I am), and if not you'll know what you are suited for! Then you can order from them on a trial basis or buy from Ebay, and just re-sell if it doesn't work.

The butt pad has good instructions written on the bottom, if I recall. Just read the back and do what it says. Then you can decide if you want to get the recommended saddle or not. If not, you will have learned something useful.

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