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Old 12-25-20, 10:37 PM
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Looking for flat saddle

Any saddles that are flat from back to front? I've been trying a few saddles and have issues where you have a dip near the back middle of the saddle and it comes back up somwhwre near the nose.

Any saddles completely flat? I've usually have issue where it starts coming back up. The best I've found so far is the fizik antares.
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Old 12-26-20, 01:05 AM
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Old 12-26-20, 06:06 AM
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Sella Italia Turbo. They reissued the Turbo saddle a few years ago and I scooped up two of them. Been using this model on two of my bikes since 1985. Flat and frim. Works perfectly for me. Specialized also has a flat saddle as does Fiziks and Prologo. I forget the name of the Prologo model, but the one that came on the Caad10 was a good choice for a flat saddle.
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Old 12-26-20, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by TiHabanero View Post
Sella Italia Turbo. They reissued the Turbo saddle a few years ago and I scooped up two of them. Been using this model on two of my bikes since 1985. Flat and frim. Works perfectly for me. Specialized also has a flat saddle as does Fiziks and Prologo. I forget the name of the Prologo model, but the one that came on the Caad10 was a good choice for a flat saddle.
I also have been using the Turbo since early 80s. In fact I replace a Brooks B17 with the Turbo on my touring bike when I rode across the US.
I pickup a reissued Turbo woven saddle for about $25 at start of 2020 with about 5k miles on it now.
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Old 12-26-20, 11:33 PM
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The Specialized Toupe is their flat model.

Toupe:

Romin (not flat):
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Old 12-27-20, 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by TiHabanero View Post
I forget the name of the Prologo model, but the one that came on the Caad10 was a good choice for a flat saddle.
The 2012 Cannondale CAAD 10 had the relatively flat Prologo Kappa Eva model. The present version of that saddle is shown in the picture below:



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Old 12-27-20, 07:43 AM
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fizik arione
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Lots of flat saddles available.

A good bike shop will have a wide selection and often a very generous exchange policy. They know what a personal choice saddles are.
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Originally Posted by Drew Eckhardt View Post
The Specialized Toupe is their flat model.

Toupe:

Romin (not flat):
The weird thing is I tried the toupe and it still bothers me. It does have a small dip, can't tell from the pic
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Old 12-27-20, 07:14 PM
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Sella Italia Flite
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Old 12-27-20, 10:04 PM
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Most Selle Italia racing saddles are fairly flat. They differ slightly in the rigidity or flexibility of the plastic/carbon fiber shell, padding thickness, and rails. But generally I like the Selle Italia and Selle San Marco racing saddles for road bikes.
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Old 12-30-20, 09:51 PM
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Flat Saddle Possible Choice

You may want to check out: “FIZIK Antares Versus Evo 00 ADAPTIVE Saddle” ; pictured. It seems to be one of the most comfortable, light weight saddles that I have ever used; No butts about it, (sorry). Pictured is one for my trainer bike, to be installed tomorrow. Flatter than most. Note: Very pricey $$$.


FIZIK ANTARES EVO 00 ADAPTIVE SADDLE
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Old 12-30-20, 09:59 PM
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I need flat end to end and side to side. so its pretty limited.

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Old 12-31-20, 12:00 AM
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Originally Posted by WheelsDoHeal View Post
You may want to check out: “FIZIK Antares Versus Evo 00 ADAPTIVE Saddle” ; pictured. It seems to be one of the most comfortable, light weight saddles that I have ever used; No butts about it, (sorry). Pictured is one for my trainer bike, to be installed tomorrow. Flatter than most. Note: Very pricey $$$.


FIZIK ANTARES EVO 00 ADAPTIVE SADDLE
That looks interesting. Have you tired the regular antares? It's been good for me, just having some issues on longer riders. Over 100km. That should be the same shape but the widths look different. I think mine is 143 but not sure
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Old 12-31-20, 07:43 AM
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Brooks C17 or C17-Carved. The carved version is the more comfortable of the two..to me at least.

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That looks interesting. Have you tired the regular antares? It's been good for me, just having some issues on longer riders. Over 100km. That should be the same shape but the widths look different. I think mine is 143 but not sure
I selected this lightweight saddle (146 cm size), as the honeycomb construction allows for ventilation, comfort and support where wanted And was in a light color, so it would likely be less prone to performance changes, when exposed to direct sunlight. These days, I consider my ride time duration as important as the total distance travelled.
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Old 12-31-20, 12:22 PM
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Have you tried the Fizik Arione? I personally prefer the Specialized Toupe and Fizik Vento Argo.
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