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A saddle question that's probably been asked before, but here goes...

Old 03-07-12, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by nymtber View Post
So far I love my Specialized Saddles. I have an Alias 155 on the Mountain bike (yes, I know, its a road saddle...) that I will probably change since my mountain bike is going back to "mountain" and put on the SS which is getting bike path duty. I have the stock BG saddle on my Sirrus, and, lets say I would buy another one, it gets along nicely with my butt!
I've tried the Toupe, Avatar, and Alias and hated them all. The Toupe is, quite literally, the worst saddle I've ever ridden. I still have a Phenom on my Specialized mountain bike, but that's only because I don't ride the bike too often and rarely sit when I do ride. Love the ISM Adamo Road saddle that I recently installed on my primary bike. Also like Selle SMP and some WTB saddles.

It just goes to show: everyone is different...
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Ride what works for you. Wide soft saddles are not great for really long rides for in-shape folks, but if that is what gets you on the path to fitness, all is good. As you lose weight and get stronger, maybe get a narrower saddle. With less gut you lean farther forward, and the harder you press on the pedals, the less weight is on the tucas.

When I started commuting regularly, it was on a wide soft thing with springs. After losing 50+ lbs, a brooks it is for me.
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Weighed in this morning at 288. I'm slowly chipping away at the pounds and strengthening my legs. I rode 45 miles today, 20 yesterday and 35 on Sunday. My butt feels ok, despite the fact that I haven't ridden that much since last summer. There is some overall body soreness, but my tucas is ok. My neck is killing me which is a bit of a new problem for me but i've been riding a lot more in the drops due to wind and I think i'm just not used to my neck being at that angle for extended periods.
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