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Which Saddle did you Hate the Most?

Old 01-02-06, 11:28 AM
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I always see threads started by riders looking for help finding the perfect saddle. Granted, saddle fit is a personal thing but I'm interested in hearing from riders who in there own opinion purchased the original saddle from Hell.

Here's my pick. Ouch!! When ever I look at that saddle I swear it has devil horns and a pitch fork.

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Brooks. Awful.
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This one was my personal favorite but somehow, it has evolved into a painful ride.

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Originally Posted by 55/Rad
This one was my personal favorite but somehow, it has evolved into a painful ride.

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Originally Posted by 55/Rad
This one was my personal favorite but somehow, it has evolved into a painful ride.

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Initially this saddle appealed to me. It is made entirely from natural materials, rather than synthetics. Therefore it helps to directly reduce our use of petroleum-based materials, and indirectly reduce our dependency on foreign oil. However, no amount of Brooks Proofide helped to soften the saddle. Striking it with a ball peen hammer did no good - ultimately the hammer broke. Some days my johnson would fall asleep faster than I did while watching Pride and Prejudice on a date. For these reasons, this saddle wins my vote for the Least Favorite Saddle of All Time.
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Fizik Aliante: Too narrow and curveous for me. Very painful after 60-70miles. Had to rest my butt for 20 minutes before persuing my ride. Yet it was the most expensive I ever tried. I do not say it's a bad saddle, it's just too narrow for my sitbones. Saddles are personal things.
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The one under me as I complete my one hundred and forty ninth mile.
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The one that comes stock on most bikes.
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Originally Posted by 55/Rad
This one was my personal favorite but somehow, it has evolved into a painful ride.

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selle era luxe

HORRIBLE saddle
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the one that i currently use... my taint hurts
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Selle Royale Viper - what a POS
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Bontrager Race Lux that came stock on my Trek. It has more padding than my recliner.
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Koobi Enduro. Worst saddle I've tried.
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Anything non Brooks.

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Originally Posted by CardiacKid
Bontrager Race Lux that came stock on my Trek. It has more padding than my recliner.
Agreed - although for me, it's a tie between the Bontrager Race Lux and a Brooks. Somewhere in between the the cushion of a Race Lux and the newly waxed floor feeling of a brooks is the perfect saddle.
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Originally Posted by biker7
Anything non Brooks.

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Seconded…

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Originally Posted by biker7
Anything non Brooks.

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I agree!!
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Originally Posted by biker7
Anything non Brooks.

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Agree, though I am leaving the cheap Avenir on my new bad-weather bike...not like I'll be taking any long rides on that tank!
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Overpriced, overdone.
 
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Selle Italia XO



That thing gave me lower back pain from hell.
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Interesting. A lot of "Selle" saddles mentioned here as the worst.

I tried a Selle Italia Ldy for a while, and I would put it in my top 3 worst saddles. It gave me all sorts of lower back pain ... basically, the saddle was too flat, I felt like my back was just sort of hanging there with no support, and I was in so much pain by about the 50 km point of a ride.

My absolute worst was an Advocet (I think) ... a skinny little rock of a saddle that was way, way too narrow for me. A cheap one from Canadian Tire, and that Selle Italia Ldy round out the top three worst.
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Originally Posted by shoerhino
the newly waxed floor feeling of a brooks is the perfect saddle.
That feeling goes away after about 400 kms of riding.
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Originally Posted by Machka
Interesting. A lot of "Selle" saddles mentioned here as the worst.

I tried a Selle Italia Ldy for a while, and I would put it in my top 3 worst saddles. It gave me all sorts of lower back pain ... basically, the saddle was too flat, I felt like my back was just sort of hanging there with no support, and I was in so much pain by about the 50 km point of a ride.

My absolute worst was an Advocet (I think) ... a skinny little rock of a saddle that was way, way too narrow for me. A cheap one from Canadian Tire, and that Selle Italia Ldy round out the top three worst.
That's just because "selle" means seat. Take a closer look- you have Italia, Era, San Marco, SMP, etc. All of those are different brands.

I always thought ower back pain came from a loss of circulation thanks to too much padding pushing in on your whole backside. Can anyone confirm this or prove me wrong?
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Originally Posted by CardiacKid
Bontrager Race Lux that came stock on my Trek. It has more padding than my recliner.
Ha ha, I have one of those and hate it. It came stock on my Lemond and see the same saddle on all Treks and Lemonds. I talked a newbie friend of mine to trade for a Selle Italia Trans-Am. I'm probably going to hell....
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