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Old 08-23-21, 04:09 PM
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hi there i'm looking for a new seat for my hybrid bike whats a good brand.
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Old 08-26-21, 01:05 PM
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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.
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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.
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Old 11-05-21, 10:54 PM
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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.

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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.
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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.
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Old 12-10-21, 06:29 PM
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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:
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Old 12-16-21, 10:59 AM
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I didn't know about Specialized's 30 day guarantee on their saddles. Does that hold if you buy them directly from Specialized?
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