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Old 05-29-19, 07:26 PM
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Ended up Specialized.

Ended up trying a Specialized Seat and liked it a lot. After about 10 miles it really started to hurt the sit bones but the shape was very good for my man parts and thighs.
Did a little more web searching and found another be them that had the next level of padding but almost the exact shape and the store made an even swap. Got it home and mounted it up but the seat adjustment piece on the bike and the rods on the seat would not match up to creat a level seat. Set it up close and rode it and realized the seat would be better if the seat was nose down just a bit. Got some copper sheet scraps I have left over from my birdhouse roof building and folded two layers and slid the shims under the back of the seat rods. Perfect angle. Now tomorrow I will try to put some serious miles, for me, on the bike as I found the seat felt better as I rode it the little bit I did today. Hope I have found a seat to ride for a good long time.
Be safe all, Frank.

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I have used Spec. Avatars (Comp Gel version) since 2010; nothing else.

Once you find a saddle that works, stick with it. I have one on each bike, and two new spares 'in the box'. They'll probably see me out.
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Originally Posted by badger1 View Post
I have used Spec. Avatars (Comp Gel version) since 2010; nothing else.

Once you find a saddle that works, stick with it. I have one on each bike, and two new spares 'in the box'. They'll probably see me out.
I too, have had good luck with them. Currently I have in service:
2 Ti, 1 crabon, and 1 cromo Toupes
1 Ti Oura
1 Ti Avatar

Parts bin:
1 Ti Toupe

I need to get like five more. The Oura is very nice, even though its a "woman's" saddle

Long and low bikes use 139mm and more upright bikes use 143mm

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I have an older Specialized Body Geometry saddle. I'm unsure of the specific model, but it has suited me well so far. Specialized seem to engineer pretty good saddles as a whole. I ought to try a newer one!
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I like my Specialized saddle that came on my Crosstrail so much I bought the same one to put on my Trek Crossrip.

So far no one has noticed or cared that I have a Specialized saddle on a Trek bike. It's the perfect crime....
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Nice!

I love my stock saddle that came on my Trek Dual Sport 2 so much I returned my aftermarket one back to the LBS
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