Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Hybrid Bicycles
Reload this Page >

Seat replacement

Notices
Hybrid Bicycles Where else would you go to discuss these fun, versatile bikes?

Seat replacement

Old 08-23-21, 04:09 PM
  #1  
whydoibike93
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
whydoibike93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: longview,washington
Posts: 47

Bikes: 19 pitch,05 7300fx

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Liked 8 Times in 6 Posts
Seat replacement

hi there i'm looking for a new seat for my hybrid bike whats a good brand.
whydoibike93 is offline  
Old 08-26-21, 01:05 PM
  #2  
AU Tiger
Senior Member
 
AU Tiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: central Pennsylvania
Posts: 489

Bikes: 2018 Fuji Jari 1.5, 2017 Kona Fire Mountain

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 103 Post(s)
Liked 53 Times in 35 Posts
Saddles are a very personal thing. What one person likes another may hate. It really depends on what's comfortable to you. Unfortunately, there's not always a practical way to try one out without buying it first. So to a large degree you're dependent on other people's reviews, even though you may end up with a very different experience than them.

I have over 7,000 miles on my Fizik Argo Temp R5, and it suits me perfectly. Not too long and a nice wide cutout - both of which help reduce rubbing sensitive parts.
AU Tiger is offline  
Old 09-25-21, 08:28 AM
  #3  
eatontkd
Full Member
 
eatontkd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Central PA
Posts: 356

Bikes: 1984 Cannondale road w/ MANY upgrades, 2017 Trek Fx7.5 Hybrid, 1953 Rudge "work-in-progress", a 1956 Hercules "Royal Prince", and an unknown year, unknown frame lot's a fun single-speed!

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 74 Post(s)
Liked 131 Times in 56 Posts
Originally Posted by AU Tiger View Post
Saddles are a very personal thing. What one person likes another may hate. It really depends on what's comfortable to you. Unfortunately, there's not always a practical way to try one out without buying it first. So to a large degree you're dependent on other people's reviews, even though you may end up with a very different experience than them.
As AU said, I've found saddles to be a very personal experience. Having grown up with horses, this question gets HUGE debate in that arena but it holds true to our velocipedes as well. It's a long, sometimes expensive process that may change as you age, or change riding style. As a younger guy I was into road riding/racing. Now, age 61, I just enjoy the ride. For me and my butt, I go with a Brooks. Yes, it's heavier for the race-shave-the-weight minded, but it's broken in to my pelvis and I can go for hours, even without padded bike shorts.
eatontkd is offline  
Old 11-05-21, 10:54 PM
  #4  
Ryan_M
Full Member
 
Ryan_M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Courtice, Ont.
Posts: 223

Bikes: 2020 Giant Roam 1... at least it was

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 105 Post(s)
Liked 74 Times in 38 Posts
Lots of good advice.

Fizik is one of the top brands (and generally I like their products) but that doesn't mean a saddle from another manufacturer won't work better for you. Going with a known manufacturer you can typically be assured of build quality but nothing says they'll fit your rump. Just gotta try them, and try a lot.

What I got into was trying used saddles. Usually they've only been used a short time because if the owner likes it they'll keep it until it wears out, if it's on the market they probably used it a ride or two then it had to go. Buy one used, try it out, if it's not good then sell it for what you bought it for.

Last edited by Ryan_M; 11-05-21 at 11:01 PM.
Ryan_M is offline  
Old 11-06-21, 07:51 PM
  #5  
bmwpowere36m3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 74
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Best find a LBS that either has loaner saddles and/or is willing to exchange if find the seat uncomfortable after a while. Specialized has a 30 day guarantee on theirs for fit... the issue will be finding a LBS with actual inventory.
bmwpowere36m3 is offline  
Likes For bmwpowere36m3:
Old 11-11-21, 05:24 PM
  #6  
whydoibike93
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
whydoibike93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: longview,washington
Posts: 47

Bikes: 19 pitch,05 7300fx

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Liked 8 Times in 6 Posts
my lbs didn't have any good seats going to look online and see if i can find any that i like. thanks for the recommendations.
whydoibike93 is offline  
Likes For whydoibike93:
Old 12-10-21, 06:29 PM
  #7  
markmdavis
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2021
Location: NE Connecticut
Posts: 43

Bikes: 1988 Bianchi, 2006 Fuji Absolute 3.0, 1973 Raleigh Sport, 1972 Bottecchia Professional

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Liked 30 Times in 12 Posts
If you like a racy, light-weight, leather-look saddle for much less $$ than a Brooks, you might try the reasonably priced Charge Spoon saddle. I haven't tried it yet but it may well be my next purchase. It is getting good reviews:
markmdavis is offline  
Old 12-16-21, 10:59 AM
  #8  
ArneDarvin
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Location: SWFL
Posts: 27

Bikes: Specialized Sirrus X 2.0

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
I didn't know about Specialized's 30 day guarantee on their saddles. Does that hold if you buy them directly from Specialized?
ArneDarvin is offline  
Old 09-21-22, 06:06 AM
  #9  
rvman
Newbie
 
rvman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 53

Bikes: Jamis commuter 2 , engwe EP-2 Pro 750 watt

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Liked 39 Times in 21 Posts
For my utility,commuter,grocery getter, and just overall riding, I prefer Brooks saddles. I've been using them since 1973
so far I've had 2 B17's, and currently my favorite comfy sadde is the Brooks B67 .
rvman is offline  
Old 09-21-22, 06:13 AM
  #10  
BTinNYC
...
 
Join Date: Oct 2021
Location: Whitestone and Rensselaerville, New York
Posts: 728

Bikes: Bicycles? Yup.

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 212 Post(s)
Liked 652 Times in 329 Posts
Originally Posted by markmdavis View Post
If you like a racy, light-weight, leather-look saddle for much less $$ than a Brooks, you might try the reasonably priced Charge Spoon saddle. I haven't tried it yet but it may well be my next purchase. It is getting good reviews:
No idea if the OP will like the Spoon, but I'm very happy that a $40 saddle is my favorite so far.
BTinNYC is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.