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Anyone running a modern cutting edge saddle on their vintage ride?

Old 07-24-12, 09:13 PM
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Fizik Aliante (4 bikes), long ride comfort.
Regal (3 bikes), up to 60 miles or so.
Brooks Swift/Pro Ti (3 bikes), all day comfort.
Avocet 40R (1), a little narrow for long rides.
Concor (2 bikes), similar comfort to a Regal for me.

I wouldn't mind trying a SMP Pro and have been meaning to try some of the Specialized 143s or 155s from a dealer with the test program.
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Old 07-24-12, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by ciocc_cat View Post
I recently went in the other direction and switched from a Selle SMP to a Gyes GS-06H (Brooks Swallow copy) pictured below:

Edit: Note cut-out to relieve perineum numbness. (It works!)
I'm thinking of giving one of those a try for my next saddle.
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Originally Posted by Italuminium View Post
I had the experience the other way around. I used to rock a Pro saddle (Shimano house brand) on the Principia, with foam padding and a cutout in the middle. That was rock hard and beat me up quite a lot, so I transferred it to my MTB, swapping it out for a Tune Speedneedle (100 gram weight weenie, carbon). That still hurts quite a bit above 75 km, but I don't do much of those rides, so that might come down to training. My most comfy saddle now is a bare bones Unicanitor from the sixties - I even consider finding one for my modern rig!

P1070002 by ctjr, on Flickr
As soon as a couple more parts arrive in the mail, I'll be finding out about the plastic Unicanitor myself. The Masi Special came with one, complete with about 20 factory-drilled holes and two small indentations from the PO's sit-bones

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