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Old 01-19-20, 10:14 PM
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Same saddle on all your bikes?

Do you put the same saddle on all your bikes even if they're different bikes like road and MTB?

I found a saddle that works on my gravel/road bike and I might add a hard tail MTB. Obviously the riding style will be different but should I expect the same saddle to feel comfortable for both bikes?
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Old 01-19-20, 10:59 PM
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I have the same saddle on 3 of my bikes. But 2 roadies (different material) and a tandem. All road machines so all are comfy for the cause.

I do have an MTB but I still have the stock saddle on it. Nice cushion gel saddle. Never had issues with it so it's still there. No need to change it. Also a bit different as it's used quite differently, more standing etc.
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Old 01-19-20, 11:00 PM
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Not quite but I generally have put the same (or close to the same) saddle on many of my bikes.

Of my main bikes that are more composed (a lot of projects going on)
Co-Motion Cascadia- Brooks C17 Carved S (which may get an all weather at some point)
Foundry Chilkoot-Brooks C13 158mm Carved
Single Speed/Fixed Gear Randocross FunTime Machine - Brooks C17 Carved
Specialized Langster Rio - Brooks C17 Carved All Weather
Phil Wood Apple Velo XS - Brooks C17 Carved All Weather (though that may get swapped with the one on the Cascadia)
New Albion Privateer - Generic Giant hybrid saddle (because the bike is a parts bike that I might lock up some where I want something I don't care about but for longer rides I can swap out for a C17)
1985 Trek 520 - Avocet Touring II ( not sure if it was a stock saddle but came on the bike from a friend though probably not keeping bike but if I did and wanted to ride it a bunch C17 no question )
Salsa Timberjack Ti - Ergon SMR3-L Pro Saddle Large (I wanted to try something different on the MTB, haven't built it up all the way)

The Sequoia Pro Module is going to have a Brooks C17 Carved All Weather on it but that is still in a box.

I have tried various WTB saddles, a Pro Griffon Ti Saddle, Specialized Toupť, Selle Italia Super Turbo (which I have brought back a little with occasional coats of Desert Essence Body Lotion), Soma Ta-Bo saddle and some other saddles I cannot recall at this time. However I didn't care for most of them enough to really want to keep them on a bike. I think I have found a saddle that my sit bones and butt really like and I don't really want to change it. Though I do wish for a ti-railed version and some other colors and maybe Brooks will abide at some point but until then I am happy with what I have.
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Old 01-19-20, 11:26 PM
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Of 15 drop bar roadies, only the 2 Selle Anatomica are duplicate saddles.
Most of my rides are less than 50 miles. and I rotate thru nearly every bike.
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Old 01-20-20, 01:20 AM
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I have Terry Flys on 4 of my 5 bikes and a plastic covered Specialized on my winter/rain/city fix gear. (The plastic covered seat is immune to the bike being locked up in the rain. The rest have leather covers. Fit-wise they are very similar.)

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Wilderness Trail Bikes saddles on my bikes. My first 2 bikes by the third ride I was in immense pain and could not ride a fourth time so I bought WTB saddles and they cured the problem right away.
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Old 01-20-20, 08:19 AM
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Yes, all riders have the same saddle with the exception of the cruiser, which has a Cloud 9 on it. Display bikes have the appropriate saddle for the vintage of the machine.
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Old 01-20-20, 08:46 AM
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None of my 10-ish bikes have the same saddle model.
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Old 01-20-20, 11:00 AM
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Mostly Brooks.
3 newish B17s (my favorites).
2 Pros, one newish, one maybe from the early '60s.
1 new C17, had it a few months on a modernish Roubaix, so far so good.
1 Prologo Evo, 6 years old, and the top layer cover is peeling off, may go for another C17 soon.
1 Ergon SR3-L ($23 at Nashbar, surprisingly good) replacement for cracked Specialized.

Two of my favorites, early '60s Brooks Professional, and a newish B17 replacement.
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Old 01-20-20, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Gconan
Wilderness Trail Bikes saddles on my bikes. My first 2 bikes by the third ride I was in immense pain and could not ride a fourth time so I bought WTB saddles and they cured the problem right away.
Ditto. Speed and Rocket versions on both of my bikes.

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Not intentional, but road and gravel are different.

Obviously the TT bike is different. Gotta have the open slot for the taint.
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Old 01-20-20, 12:10 PM
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I found a saddle I really like. Nothing fancy but works for my needs and is comfortable. Once I decided I liked this saddle, I have them on all 6 or so of my bikes. I decided that if each bike rides a bit differently, I wanted my behind to have the same comfort level on each different bike.

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Old 01-20-20, 12:13 PM
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Old 01-20-20, 12:13 PM
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On bikes where my body position is essentially the same (road, touring, etc) I have the same saddle. The saddle I feel most comfortable with on an MTB is different because my body position is slightly different. MTB rides are shorter in duration and I also tend to spend more time off the saddle when riding MTB, so my tolerance and comfort is a little more forgiving. Touring demands a comfortable saddle, so what works there also works for general road riding.

I would suggest if you have a particular style of saddle that works for you in one configuration, you might want to consider a variation of that same style as a starting point for other applications.


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Old 01-20-20, 12:41 PM
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I found a particular model Specialized Toupe that I really like but it's been discontinued. They still make the Toupe but not the same style. I went on Ebay and bought several of them. They should last me the rest of my cycling life.
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Old 01-20-20, 12:50 PM
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Besides the same saddle, I have same pedals across most of my bikes as well. Now with GPS, I have the same computer on all of my bikes, hahaha
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Old 01-20-20, 02:18 PM
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Nope. When it is time to get a new saddle I try something different to test it out. I would like to try one of those IDM Adamo saddles.
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I found a particular model Specialized Toupe that I really like but it's been discontinued. They still make the Toupe but not the same style. I went on Ebay and bought several of them. They should last me the rest of my cycling life.
I also..have five older model Toupes; one on a hybrid, one on a road bike, and 3 on MTBs. Then I have 2 other Body Geometry saddles. My butt seems to like them
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
I have Terry Flys on 4 of my 5 bikes and a plastic covered Specialized on my winter/rain/city fix gear. (The plastic covered seat is immune to the bike being locked up in the rain. The rest have leather covers. Fit-wise they are very similar.)

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Terry fly on the road bike and fatbike (my only mtb that I rode the full length of the GDMBR in 43 days....nearly never use chamois cream or Okale stuff except early season long rides. before the Terry and good fitting bibs...OMG it was obligatory and still experienced some sores but a few years ago I read a bikepacking blog that listed the equipment for over two dozen TDR racers and at least 3 mentioned the Terry fly.).

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Old 01-20-20, 06:39 PM
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Have same post & seat used/transferred over to each bicycle.
i should have bought a few extras but i didn't think that far a head.
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Old 01-20-20, 08:31 PM
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Iíve got three bikes. A vintage 1993Trek 930 MTB, a vintage 1981 Nishiki International and a 2016 Specialized Roubaix Comp. Saddles are similar in design, but not the same. MTB has the SpecializedPhenom that came stock on the Roubaix. Nishiki currently had the Specialized Romin that I got to replace the Phenom on the Roubaix. And the Roubaix has a power saddle knock-off, a 2019 EC-90 model that is the best saddle Iíve ever owned. The Phenom and Romin are ok, but if I put the miles on the other bikes that I currently do on the Roubaix, Iíd replace their saddles with the same EC-90.
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No. I'm usually happy with the original saddle on any new bike I get. Sometimes I'll buy a new saddle for a project bike, but I'm a cheapskate so it has to be on discount... or found at a swap meet for cheap. I doubt I've ever paid more than $40 for one, and usually less. I'm pretty easy to please when it comes to saddles.
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I have a Bontrager Paradigm RXXXL on my Emonda SLR and a Paradigm RL on my Cannondale SuperX.
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