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Similar saddle to Selle San Marco Regal-E?

Old 08-29-15, 11:54 AM
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Similar saddle to Selle San Marco Regal-E?

I break saddles. One per season. It's either my powerful quads, or...because I'm, you know, too phat for this sport. Or something.

I've settled on the Selle San Marco Regal-E as "the one," but, as per the opening sentence, I broke it. The rail is loose in the seat, so now the seat shifts in tandem with my stroke. So now I need a new saddle, as the backup Selle Italia Flite I put on the bike yesterday is an ass hatchet.

I'll try to get another Regal-E, but I thought I'd throw out a question to those in the know: what other saddles out there might be similar to my current most-favoured one? I'm interested in experimenting, and don't mind reselling ones that don't work.

Would appreciate suggestions.
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Old 08-29-15, 12:20 PM
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That looks like it has a slight curve to the back? So it's not totally flat like your selle italia flite?

I used a Rolls for years, which appears to be vaguely similar to yours, and I migrated to a specialized romin evo, which was a great saddle when I got it dialed in. Most specialized dealers have a rental program, so you can try one without suffering through purchase / resale.
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Old 08-29-15, 12:23 PM
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Yeah, I'm starting to think that I like that curve at the back, as by sliding back you can ease off on the pressure on the perineum. Also, the Regal-E is 150 mm wide, which probably suits me better than the narrower saddles.
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Old 08-30-15, 11:29 PM
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Well, go figure. Made a couple of Craigslist purchases, and it looks like something called a Prologo Choice is going to work for me. At least it has for two rides, anyway. So I'm going from the Selle San Marco Regal-E at 150 mm wide to the Prologo Choice at just 121 mm. Since when does that happen?

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