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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 12-29-07, 07:27 PM   #1
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Best Saddle for Little Bro

My little 248 pound brother is having problems starting a thread but has obtained a classic Trek 530 and would like to get some ideas on the best saddle. My thanks to all.
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Well, best I can say is to first, get the sit bones measured. Having the right width saddle is critical. Too narrow hurts and so does too wide. If there's a Specialized dealer around, they have a tool called the Ass-O-Meter (Not kidding on the name). It's essentially a slow recovery memory foam pad that holds the indentations of the sit bones long enough to measure them. After that, look at Brooks. Wallingford Bikes has a deal with a 6 months, no questions asked return policy on Brooks.
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