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Split Tail Saddles -- anyone tried either of these?

Old 03-01-20, 09:35 AM
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Split Tail Saddles -- anyone tried either of these?

Any experience with these types of designs?

Really tempted to try out the Tioga TwinTail


Otherwise, also looking at the Selle Italia SP-01 lineup
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My LBS is selling Basso bikes with the SP-01 as the default saddle. I test-rode one of the bikes for a bit - not long enough to properly form an informed decision, but they felt alright and didn't make me feel like sitting on a box of nails or anything like that.
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My LBS is selling Basso bikes with the SP-01 as the default saddle. I test-rode one of the bikes for a bit - not long enough to properly form an informed decision, but they felt alright and didn't make me feel like sitting on a box of nails or anything like that.
Thanks for this.. it's something anyway. I've read but it's unverified, that a split rear can supposedly help you have very minor leg length discrepancies (eg less than a few mm) -- ie without having to shim cleats or whatnot.
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That's interesting... I do have about 4mm discrepancy, though marked "auto comp." by my bike fitter (I'm assuming that's "compensating"?)... maybe I'll give that saddle a (more serious) try one day.
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That's interesting... I do have about 4mm discrepancy, though marked "auto comp." by my bike fitter (I'm assuming that's "compensating"?)... maybe I'll give that saddle a (more serious) try one day.
Ended up ordering the SP-01 at PBK.. waiting for it to ship/deliver. fingers crossed.
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I need saddles with a depression or groove at the rear because of a broken coccyx. (I was riding a Selle Italia Turbo at the time. The break turned it int an a** hatchet.) The early Specialized Geometry Comp with its full length groove was a revelation. The Terry's have enough of a depression for the panel with the logo that they work for me well and I love the rest of the shape.

The point of the seats in the posts above is to get independent flexing lf te sides. Never occurred to me that I needed it but those seats would also be a blessing for folk lime me who have one too many hard sits.

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Any experience with these types of designs?

Really tempted to try out the Tioga TwinTail
Won't this saddle lead to (gasp) WAFFLE BUTT ?!?
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I have an older Selle San Marco with a split tail. Not much padding but the shell is more flexible than most roadie saddles and the split tail flexes even more. I expected to use it on one of my road bikes, but turned out I like it on my more upright hybrid with albatross swept bars. Normally that kind of saddle would be uncomfortable on an upright bike, but the saddle flexes enough that it's been comfy, even just wearing jeans or baggy shorts, no padded underwear.
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