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Does anyone opt for a heavier saddle on their light bike?

Old 08-27-08, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
I just listed a Sella San Marco Rolls on ebay. https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=220274348909

It's a very comfortable saddle.
My father likes his and has been riding it for years with no complaints.

I used to use the basic Flite Ti, but it did make a certain part go numb from time to time.

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^unless it invokes horse to barn syndrome.
I've tried that before. All it did was make me want to stand out of the saddle more often... even when I wasn't climbing.
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I like the Rolls, but it would look out of place on a modern lightweight bicycle IMO.
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Originally Posted by Reynolds
I like the Rolls, but it would look out of place on a modern lightweight bicycle IMO.
As would a Brooks, but let's face it: Nobody sees much of it when it's under your @$$ anyway, so you might as well make the comfortable decision instead of a weight weenie or OCP one.
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Originally Posted by urbanknight
As would a Brooks, but let's face it: Nobody sees much of it when it's under your @$$ anyway, so you might as well make the comfortable decision instead of a weight weenie or OCP one.
I'm no WW, I have a Rolls on my steel Pinarello!
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Originally Posted by Reynolds
I'm no WW, I have a Rolls on my steel Pinarello!
Link to pics please. I'm bored and need bike porn.
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^ Sweet! Only Campy allows you to put Ergo brifters on without ruining the classic look.

Sorry to hijack. Back to your heavy saddle discussion.
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Originally Posted by popdelusions
Regal on every bike.
IMO, Regals are the best looking saddle. I tried one for a month and just couldn't take it. Went back to the old Terry Fly.
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A Rolls would not look right. I actually have one from my track bike. A white Regal would probably work well.
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I do, but my bikes aren't that light.

I'd almost argue that the saddle is the most important part of a bike. If you haven't got a comfortable saddle, you've got nothin!

If you prefer the feel of old 'proven' saddles, Selle San Marco make light versions of their old models, such as the Concor and Rolls, etc

Having said that, many of the San Marcos and Selle Italia saddles are meant to have the same feel as the older saddles, especially the wider ones.
Like, I can't remember which models, but Selle Italia apparently have a few modern saddles which have the same feel as the classic Turbo.

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Originally Posted by Dubbayoo
I'm a shortie so my bike only weighs about 15.5 lbs. I have an Arione now but I might go to something with more cushion than one of the lightweight types that are in vogue today. Maybe something in the 275-300 gm range like a Rolls or Regal w/Ti rails but preferably with a cutout like a Selle Italia SLR Gel Flow or a MaxFlite Gel Flow.

Any opinions on the heavier side of modern saddles?

(no, I do not want a Brooks)
because i actually ride my bike, i opt for a comfortable saddle.
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I went out and bought a nice, light (ish, I only had so much money) bike. I dropped the Toupe after 600 miles and moved back to Brooks. I had one on my steel tourer and decided my CF needed one. Yeah, it looks silly, but it sure is comfy.
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Originally Posted by botto
because i actually ride my bike, i opt for a comfortable saddle.
At no point did I say my saddle was not comfortable.
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Originally Posted by Dubbayoo
I'm a shortie so my bike only weighs about 15.5 lbs. I have an Arione now but I might go to something with more cushion than one of the lightweight types that are in vogue today. Maybe something in the 275-300 gm range like a Rolls or Regal w/Ti rails but preferably with a cutout like a Selle Italia SLR Gel Flow or a MaxFlite Gel Flow.

Any opinions on the heavier side of modern saddles?

(no, I do not want a Brooks)
Lots of pro bikes have some big ugly hogs of saddles. I'd trust the judgment of people who ride their bikes over crazy long distances for a living.
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Guess I'm a freak....

7000km's so far this season, all on a Toupe....Longest rides have been 200kms all on the Toupe...And yes I could ride the next day...

I see no reason to change...
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I'm on a big fat Concor w/steel rails. Prolly weighs +300g.
When it's time for a new one - I'll get the Light or an Aliante [ooooh - 200g of lightness]

I don't really care for the weight of the saddle - you just gotta find what fits your tush.
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Originally Posted by rbart4506
Guess I'm a freak....

7000km's so far this season, all on a Toupe....Longest rides have been 200kms all on the Toupe...And yes I could ride the next day...

I see no reason to change...
Nah, some of us are just lucky. I, for example, have a perfectly SLR-shaped ass and grundle.

I guess we're lucky in that we get to spend more money on saddles, too...
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Originally Posted by rbart4506
Guess I'm a freak....

7000km's so far this season, all on a Toupe....Longest rides have been 200kms all on the Toupe...And yes I could ride the next day...

I see no reason to change...
Yes, I feel lucky that my favorite saddle is also one of the lightest you can get. I came from a Brooks B-17 to a non-gel toupe. The toupe is very comfortable saddle. I can ride all day on it and not feel it.
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I recently ditched my Concor Light . I am now riding a cheapo MTB saddle but I find it to work best for me. I recently ordered another cheapo saddle from the UK that better matches my bike.

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