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Need comfortable Saddle !!!!!!!!!! HELP!!!!!!!!

Old 03-29-16, 09:56 AM
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ISM all the way here. I would be on a bent still if it wasn't for my Attack saddle.
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Old 03-29-16, 10:03 AM
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Oh Look another saddle thread started by someone who couldn't be bothered to read any of the other past saddle threads .

Go Sit On More Saddles !
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Old 03-29-16, 10:12 AM
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The most comfortable I've found: https://www.serfas.com/products/inde...les/rx-saddles
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Old 03-29-16, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Oh Look another saddle thread started by someone who couldn't be bothered to read any of the other past saddle threads .

Go Sit On More Saddles !
This website is not just to "gather information". It is also to connect with eachother. Go have another drink, Bob.
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Old 03-29-16, 10:17 AM
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Another vote for B17 - have around 5-7 of them on different bikes (mtb, fat, cross, road and townie). At rare times when I have spare cash I always try to buy another one - ideal situation is when I would have B17 on all my bikes :-)
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Old 03-29-16, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Drew Eckhardt View Post
One time after I broke a saddle I bought a squishy replacement. because that's what the shop had. It put my butt to sleep within minutes.

Yesterday I rode one of these 209 miles and felt great:


You will sink into your saddle until your ischial tuberosities (the bony protuberances at the bottom of your pelvis) are resting on something firm enough to support your body weight.



You'll need to compress soft or thick padding a lot for that to happen, which will also squish your soft tissues in the process. That's not comfortable, and can cause permanent damage to your pudendal nerve.

To avoid that, you need a firm saddle shaped and sized to fit your anatomy - if the top is too narrow and curved, you'll be supporting all your weight on the sides of your ischial tuberoisities which is also not comfortable. Conversely, if it's too wide it'll rub on your thighs causing discomfort. Figuring out the right one takes some experimentation.

You'll also need some time to get used to riding a bicycle.
Which version of the Toupe is it? They have a lot of versions of the Toupe. I'm interested.
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Old 03-29-16, 02:58 PM
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my 2 cents - Brooks B-17
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Old 03-29-16, 03:35 PM
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Saddles are very personal; you're going to have to explore to find the size and shape that suits you. Many bike stores have trial saddles you can test ride to get an idea.

My personal experience has been that bigger and softer are NOT helpful. You want the "right" size and firmness, not necessarily the biggest or softest.

Are you wearing cycling shorts? No saddle is going to be comfortable very long if you're trying to ride in gym shorts or some other such.
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Old 03-30-16, 07:01 AM
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Not a problem is you ride a recumbent.
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Old 03-30-16, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by rm -rf View Post
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Okay, I'll show what I like. (for what little it's worth to you.)

A Fizik Aliante came with my new bike last year. Hated it. Oww. The backs of my thighs were very sore.

I'd always thought I needed very flat and very narrow saddles, but this one is really curved with no cutout, and fairly wide. But after a couple of rides, I started tolerating it. After a few more, it was "just right", and good for all-day riding. That really surprised me.

don't waste your time. while the aliante is reasonably comforatble initially, it bounces far too much.

that, and the fact that theyr'e prone to breaking, as the saddle in my pic (thanks for the credit) did.
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Old 03-30-16, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by jimmy87903 View Post
Please help,I have recently bought a TREK 7.2 fitness bike,want to do some small to medium rides maybe 8 to 15 miles,but the seat is very uncomfortable.I replaced the stock seat a bontrager ssr with a bontrager comfort gel and still it will kill ure underside.Any opinions or recommendations would be appreciated.THX
I used to encounter seat discomfort too. Then I discovered the miracle of saddles with springs. Now, all my bikes have saddles with springs. Steel springs. No more problems. That's it that's all done deal.
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Old 03-30-16, 11:38 AM
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MY LBS has Takeoffs. New Bikes in Boxes have a saddle included . people buy the bike and want another saddle so the Take Offs

Are Cheaper, though New .. and you can try one bring it back and swap it to try another .

It really I between Your Arse and the saddle not subject to outside opinions ,
though many do the.. I Got a this one .. thing here

I Can do that too

Selle san Marco Concor Max . and their Rolls ..

Selle Italia Turbo and the Avocet ones SI made for the Brand .. race (Turbo shape) & tour .

Brooks Professional(2) 35 and 20+ years old,

Fizik Vitesse CP3, and the ones Fizik Made for Brompton with the same shell Different rail bend..



Selle Royale of Italy owns Fizik And now Brooks as well.
They Under their own Name , make a Lot of saddles for daily transportation bike sold in Europe.

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