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> 150mm Wide Saddle Recommendations?

Old 10-26-08, 03:50 PM
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> 150mm Wide Saddle Recommendations?

I still haven't found a comfortable saddle and still suffer from saddle soreness. I've tried Selle Italia Flite and Max Flite (~140mm wide), Serfas, and Terry Fly.

I have a Terry Liberator Gel on my SS, and I'm inclined just to throw that on the roadie just to see how it feels. It's probably the most comfortable saddle I've had. I'm up for anything at this point.

I think the culprit is my wide butt, so I think I need at least a 150mm wide saddle. The Terry Liberator is about 162mm wide.

Any recommendations? The latest Selle Italia Max Flite is 150mm across, so I'm thinking about trying that one. Another thought is to head down to the local Specialized concept store and see if they have the seat fitting system.
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Old 10-26-08, 03:55 PM
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specialized BG series of saddles in 155mm wide.
brooks in a wide version are roughly 155mm wide.
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Old 10-26-08, 04:03 PM
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I think the reason that many of us love our Brooks saddles is that they are wide. My Swift is 152mm and fits like a glove. Don't overlook women's saddles. I know it's not very macho but there are some very nice ones out there and they run 155mm or so.
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Old 10-26-08, 04:29 PM
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I haven't measured it, but my San Marco Regal is about 150mm wide.

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Old 10-26-08, 04:30 PM
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+1 on the Specialized, but not jsut the Body Geometry. I don't use 155, but I like the 143 Alias quite a lot. I'd also point out that the Brooks B17 is considerably wider than 150.
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Old 10-26-08, 04:32 PM
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The Regal is about that size. It's firm unlike the Specialized saddles recommended above.
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Old 10-26-08, 04:36 PM
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I just checked my Regal, it's 148mm at it's widest.
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You can't go wrong with a Regal.
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The Terry Butterfly is about that width. Ive ridden one on a friends bike.. it is pretty comfy.
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Also worth looking at: Koobi's line of saddles, for example the AU Enduro (155 mm width) or Xenon (slightly narrower); they work for me.
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I'm pretty happy with my Selle SMP Extra... Far more comfortable than any other saddle I've tried, including the Specialized Toupe Gel and a couple of Terry models.
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Specialized and Bontrager both make saddles that are 155mm and/or 158mm.
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max flite is over 150 btw
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Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21 View Post
I haven't measured it, but my San Marco Rolls is about 150mm wide.
+1..I have wide sit bones and my Rolls has been comfortable since day one.
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Old 10-27-08, 10:56 AM
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yea. my rolls is wide enough for me, but i think i need a different shape. or maybe less padding. it's getting to my sensitive areas.
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Specialized Avatar, Alias, and Toupe saddles all come in 155 width (comes in multiple widths, so check to make sure). I have wide hips for a guy, and also like the Terry Liberator (not as wide, but still feels right).

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I second the Regal. It's a classic for a reason.
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Old 10-28-08, 04:03 PM
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SMP Avant
Selle Italia Max Flite Gen Gel
Selle Italia Max Flite Gel Flow

Three popular choices in the 150-160 range.

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Just remember, a wide butt doesn't equal wide sit bones.
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Where's the preferred online seller for Regal or Rolls?
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I like my 155mm Specialized Toupe. I had a MaxFlite before that was too soft.
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Where's the preferred online seller for Regal or Rolls?
Richard Sachs has them both in different colors I beleive on his site...
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Old 10-28-08, 08:42 PM
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I bought a white 154 mm Bontrager inForm RL and I'm really liking it. Three days after getting the fit right I did a 105 km hilly ride and it was really comfy -- not Lazyboy comfy, but just good all around. And you get 90 days to return it if it doesn't work for you, too.

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Didn't say which Serfas you tried. I have the Dorado on my road bike, and it's very comfortable. Good support, not overly padded, and seems the longer the ride, the more comfortable it gets: http://www.serfas.com/product.asp?ProductID=58
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The culprit is probably not your wide butt but rather incorrect positioning. You only need a wider saddle if you sit on the seat rather than straddle the saddle in a forward lean (assuming a road bike). The width of your butt cheeks has very little to do with it. Unless you've experienced the wonder of childbirth, your pelvic bones are probably no further apart than they are for anyone else, at least not significantly. That being said, 150 mm is not really that wide for a bike seat. Some of the classics by Selle San Marco should more than meet that requirement. Check their website. They give the dimensions on there.

I use the Racing version now, but one wider saddle I liked is the wider version of the Avocet Air O2 Men's.

Almost all saddle problems are related to too high, too low and/or too far back.

BTW, despite the current modern cycling fascination with sit bones, if you are correctly positioned on a road bike, you're not really sitting flat on those sit bones at all, but more on the forward slope of them. But hey, people today like to have exact measures for things, like I suppose the guy in another thread yesterday who likes to go to bike shops to have his arse measured.

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