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Ladies - Tell me which saddle you use

Old 01-14-09, 12:38 AM
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I've had good luck with the Terry Butterfly. I have them on 2 road bikes. Recently, I tried a new one and didn't find it as comfortable as my old one and since then have continued to use my old Butterfly. So far, so good. I guess every saddle takes a bit of breaking in. But my old Butterfly is so comfortable I don't even think of my butt on long rides. Good luck!
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Old 01-14-09, 01:10 AM
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I tried a half dozen saddles before I could find one that really worked for me. The only saddle that I have found that works for me is SMP. They make saddles that are different from any saddle that I have seen. They also make women specific saddles.

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http://www.sellesmp.com/en/pro_lady.htm
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Yes, this is one of those recommendations that really is "hit and miss." But from my experience selling saddles to women, as well as observing what my fellow women marathon riders use, I'd say the Selle Italia Lady Gel-flow is a good bet.
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Originally Posted by edbikebabe View Post
I have had several different models of Specialized saddles & liked them all. My favourite for road biking was the Specialized Jett.

FWIW - I have a Terry saddle on my new roadbike (came with it) and I HATE it.

Good luck finding one that works for you.
I rode a fizik around the block on a test ride, and that was enough for me. Loathed it. So I bought a Specialized Jett for the road bike, and I hated that too..

So I switched to a Terry butterfly, and have been happy ever since.

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I know it is personal preference, but I need start somewhere. I appreciate the input. The LBS suggested that I start with Specialized because they are easier to return. Thought I'd put the open question out there to see if anyone liked them or if I should start somewhere else.
My wife likes her Specialized Dolce, a lot!
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Originally Posted by edbikebabe View Post
I find it isn't my butt that's the problem. It's the girly bits that get unhappy. Hence the love of a WSD saddle with a nice cutout.
My wife had that problem, and we tilted the saddle forward just a scooch at a time until she said it's better. Cheaper than buying more saddles.

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Originally Posted by Randochap View Post
Yes, this is one of those recommendations that really is "hit and miss." But from my experience selling saddles to women, as well as observing what my fellow women marathon riders use, I'd say the Selle Italia Lady Gel-flow is a good bet.
See ... and I tried that saddle and absolutely hated it.
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I am not a lady but I would suggest the Brooks saddles with womens specific shapes...

If it is not Brooks its just plastic with a hefty price tag.
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I am not a lady but I would suggest the Brooks saddles with womens specific shapes...

If it is not Brooks its just plastic with a hefty price tag.

I am a lady, and I would suggest the Brooks saddles with the mens specific shapes. The only difference between the B17 Standard mens and the B17 Standard womens is the length of the saddle ... the mens' saddle is longer for some reason.
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
I am a lady, and I would suggest the Brooks saddles with the mens specific shapes. The only difference between the B17 Standard mens and the B17 Standard womens is the length of the saddle ... the mens' saddle is longer for some reason.
I've always ridden with a regular "men's" saddle. What really is the difference? Can't "men's" saddles be ordered in different widths, too. And I've seen cut-outs in them, too. So is it just a marketing ploy? I'm not convinced that I need WSD.
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Originally Posted by <3 2 Ride View Post
I've always ridden with a regular "men's" saddle. What really is the difference? Can't "men's" saddles be ordered in different widths, too. And I've seen cut-outs in them, too. So is it just a marketing ploy? I'm not convinced that I need WSD.
You can look up the widths of the Brooks saddles on the Wallingford Bicycle site:
http://www.wallbike.com/brooks/standardsaddles.html

B17 Standard Mens': Size 170 X 280mm
B17 Standard Womens': Size: 177 X 245mm

So I guess the Womens' is ever-so-slightly wider, but not much (7 mm) ... but it's shorter, and I'm not sure why.
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My wife rides the SMP Pro, it has worked well for her but she's got her eye on the selle italia diva gel flow. She wants it in white too.
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