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Old 08-10-10, 12:09 PM   #1
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Serfas "Dual Density" "Tailbones" saddle. Any good?

I was getting ready to replace the seat on my road bike, and somebody gave me this saddle which they've had in storage for years.

It's a Serfas "Dual Density Tailbones saddle". I couldn't find anything meaningful on it on-line, and I don't think it's a current production item.

It doesn't have the midline cut-out that I've seen on male-directed saddles.

Anybody have any experience with this saddle?
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Old 08-11-10, 07:36 AM   #2
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They're a cheap, heavily-padded, lycra-covered comfort saddle that best suits a recreational mountain bike or cruiser. Riding one is like sitting on a bag of Jello. The lycra cover tends to tear and soak up water too, so don't leave it out or expect to ride it in the rain.
I wouldn't use it on a road bike. Too wide to properly straddle over, and too heavy.
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At least it was cheap. Saddles are highly individual and what works for one doesn't
carry through to another so inquiries are a conversation with yourself. The type
of riding you do will have a bearing, saddles that are fine for 20-40 miles may be
obnoxious by 60-80 miles. Also type of shorts has a bearing as well, not as much
as saddle but some. I don't recall any problems with Cinelli saddles when I was
in my 30s out to 100+ miles but a ride 3 years ago was intolerable after 20 miles
with the same saddle. I tossed out 6-7 saddles left over from the '70s and '80s.
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is this a mechanics question?

agree that this very likely ain't the saddle for road riding, but depends on how you use your road bike (and how you sit on it)
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