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Old 04-16-19, 05:01 PM
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any suggestions on a saddle for long distances that is reasonably priced?

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Old 04-16-19, 05:09 PM
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Sadly this isn't a one answer question. Many people have different saddles they prefer .
My first suggestion would be to get your sit bones measured. You definitely don't want to do a long ride on too narrow of a saddle. Most bike shops should be able to measure for you. From there, many shops also have loaner saddles that you can try out for a bit.
I currently ride a cheap EC90 saddle that I found on eBay for $20. It's 155mm wide and seems to replicate a Specialized Power saddle. For $20 it was worth trying out before committing to a proper $130 saddle.
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Once you find a seat you like don't ever get rid of it with the bike. The seat I have now I've had for quite a few years on several different bikes. When the covering gives up the ghost, I recover it with new material. Done that twice now. Some seats you can't reupholster, but this one you can. Good luck.
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How long, how reasonable?
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Old 04-16-19, 05:36 PM
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Has anyone ever inquired about an unreasonably priced saddle for short distances?
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Old 04-16-19, 06:02 PM
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I think Selle SMP used to have a BMX seat in their lineup
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Old 04-16-19, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by rains15 View Post
any suggestions on a saddle for long distances that is reasonably priced?

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adamo saddles are awesome best ive ever had
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Old 04-16-19, 06:51 PM
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I second Adamo.
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Originally Posted by The_Joe View Post
My first suggestion would be to get your sit bones measured.
I second this suggestions. Saddles are not one size fits all.
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Old 04-16-19, 08:43 PM
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[QUOTE=The_Joe;20887782]Sadly this isn't a one answer question. Many people have different saddles they prefer .
My first suggestion would be to get your sit bones measured. You definitely don't want to do a long ride on too narrow of a saddle. Most bike shops should be able to measure for you. From there, many shops also have loaner saddles that you can try out for a bit.
I currently ride a cheap EC90 saddle that I found on eBay for $20. It's 155mm wide and seems to replicate a Specialized Power saddle. For $20 it was worth trying out before committing to a proper $130

Thank you for the information and suggestions!
I had my sit bones measured but poorly. Gonna have then rechecked soon. Loaner saddle is a great idea!
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Old 04-16-19, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Bigbus View Post
Once you find a seat you like don't ever get rid of it with the bike. The seat I have now I've had for quite a few years on several different bikes. When the covering gives up the ghost, I recover it with new material. Done that twice now. Some seats you can't reupholster, but this one you can. Good luck.
Great Suggestion, thanks!
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Old 04-16-19, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
How long, how reasonable?
I'll be riding between 60-92 miles per day. Looking for a price range of $100 or less if possible. Thanks
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Old 04-16-19, 09:04 PM
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Fabric Scoop Race

https://www.backcountry.com/fabric-scoop-race-saddle

Fabric Scoop Elite if you want to save a few dollars.


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Old 04-16-19, 09:20 PM
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Now I realize that everyone has a different budget. I've been down to my last burrito more than a few times myself.

If that is your present situation, I'd suggest to adjust, then readjust, over and over until you hit the magic spot. I do believe that many (not all) saddles can be pretty good with enough work. Maybe not great, but probably OK for what you need it to do.

If you've got a better budget, don't go shopping with price in mind, go shopping for comfort. At mile 80 or 120 or whatever, you're not going to be concerned if you are comfortable on a $150 seat. Chances are though, that within $100, you'll find something.

I would suggest looking at the Specialized line. I didn't think much of them but I'm trying one now out of necessity. It seems rather comfortable and has a 90 day butt guarantee. I've heard great things about Fabric but mine had a MFR defect and I lost faith in the brand with that.
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Old 04-16-19, 09:50 PM
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wtb series, i have found to be for long ride comfort. they only cost 30 bucks. i have been using wtb sport v model.
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I'll be riding between 60-92 miles per day. Looking for a price range of $100 or less if possible. Thanks
There are a couple of Brooks B17 leather saddles on sale for under $100 at the moment. I just picked one up. It'll be my 2nd Brooks, but my other Brooks only has 100 miles on it. I got them now to break in for when I have more time to ride in 4-5 years from now when I retire and may put in numbers like yours. There are lots of loyal Brooks owners that rave about the comfort of their saddles. I can't vouch for them yet, but it's a saddle you may want to consider. There are plenty of positive reviews on the B17 and B17 Imperial saddles out there, but they are definitely heavy! Real heavy!
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Has anyone ever inquired about an unreasonably priced saddle for short distances?
can you recommend an unreasonably priced saddle for 2 minute max rides?
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Old 04-17-19, 06:23 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Fabric Scoop Race

https://www.backcountry.com/fabric-scoop-race-saddle

Fabric Scoop Elite if you want to save a few dollars.


-Tim-
I've just bought a Fabric Line Elite as I'd heard good things about them. I do tend to suffer from numbness, hence the Line rather than Scoop. Just been and fitted it in my lunch break so I'll see how it does on my ride home. The bike came with a San Marco Monza saddle which was too hard. I had a Specialized Avatar lying around so I tried that but, surprisingly, found it too soft. I hope the Fabric works out as I can't afford to keep swapping around.
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I've not ridden a lot of the more expensive saddles, Selle Anatomica, Brooks, etc, but I have ridden lots of saddles. The one I've found most comfortable so far, and would not hesitate to buy again, and is cheap in comparison to many, is Serfas' Dorado: https://www.serfas.com/shop/products...rado-chromoly/ Now, I'm not heavy (around 155 lbs.) and don't like narrow, skinny saddles. I do like support and this one provides it, without being a brick. BTW-Serfas states they have a 90 day comfort guarantee-it's on their site.
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Last year I bought a cheap saddle from Nashbar, I'm pretty sure it was called CF1 Sport or something like that. I went with that saddle because one it was cheap and two it came in the size I wanted (155mm). I had absolutely zero problems with that saddle and I rode many 60+ miles days, including a couple centuries. I went to get the same saddle, to put on another bike, but Nashbar no longer carried that particular saddle. I've since learned that the saddle is actually a Velo-3225 branded for Nashbar. One would think the Velo-3225 would be sold in the USA, but no, I haven't been able to find it at any USA retailers. It's sold overseas though, but it's not cheap and with shipping kinda makes the cheap part of my equation moot.
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can you recommend an unreasonably priced saddle for 2 minute max rides?
Brooks Cambium?
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can you recommend an unreasonably priced saddle for 2 minute max rides?
https://www.horseloverz.com/english-...hoCre8QAvD_BwE
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Old 04-17-19, 10:51 AM
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Hope the answer is Selle Anatomica. Decided to go back to a leather saddle and ordered one. Won't be home till June tho to try it out. Guess I miss the Its raining! Panic.
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Old 04-17-19, 10:54 AM
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Brooks Cambium?
Ha, had that with the All Weather plastic one. Cloth and rubber one is ok. But yep high priced.
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can you recommend an unreasonably priced saddle for 2 minute max rides?
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/real-man.html

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