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Looking for economical,but decent-quality saddles, with some seat bone padding.....

Old 05-06-19, 07:09 AM
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Looking for economical,but decent-quality saddles, with some seat bone padding.....

Apologies for what I'm sure is a more-or-less common question, but I'm hunting a saddle (or two) that provides some decent padding for the seat bone area (they're killing me this year), that don't cost a mint, yet aren't complete junk (you'd think that wouldn't be asking a lot, but I realize it is.)
I'm not looking for a big,wide geriatric beach cruiser seat, just something that's got a bit more to it than the thin, hard slivers of granite that most modern seats seem to be.
Any recommendations or points in the right direction are much appreciated........
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This one works for me--supportive, but not a brick, and not super skinny. I'm using it on my drop bar road bike. Price isn't bad either: https://www.serfas.com/shop/products...rado-chromoly/
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Call around to some of your local shops and ask about "take off" saddles. Those are the stock saddles buyers replace at the time of purchase in favor of their saddle of choice. A stock saddle is never anything fancy, but they're usually padded a bit thicker than premium grade saddles and can be had for next to nothing. Durability may be an issue, but if you can buy them cheap enough...


Edited to add: WTB, SQ Labs, Specialized, and Ergon all offer a quality built slightly thicker padded saddle.

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