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Old 04-05-10, 02:35 PM
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Another Saddle Thread.

Unfortunately I didn't find what I was looking for through a search.

I currently ride an San Marco Aspide on my bike. While it is OK on my usual 50-60 mile rides I would like to find something more comfortable as I can't ride two days in a row because of soreness. I could probably use a little more width than the 132mm also. I have tried different versions of the Aspide, including the ladies and similar profile saddles and they are worse.

A while ago I tried the Selle SMP Avant and found it potentially very comfortable, even first time on on a 50 mile ride. Unfortunately as is fairly common with this saddle I had extreme chaffing on my inner thighs beginning at about 30 miles and unbearable by the 50 mile mark. However my butt was very comfortable and my stuff didn't fall asleep which occasionally happens with the Aspide. Problem is the mid section to the nose is fairly wide because of the cutout causing the chafing.The width of Avant model saddle is 154mm. I was wondering if the Pro model at 147mm would be narrower in the middle to front. I could probably go for the Glider at 136mm as it is 4mm wider at the rear than the Aspide if the middle to the front was narrower than the Avant. Thanks

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http://www.ismseat.com/ ...... Your perenial Nerve can thank me later, haha...Ive been riding 2 months/10-20miles a day on my Adamo road w/o cycling shorts & theres ZERO soreness, actually its a whole new experience & pleasure riding my bike

(to see a pic check out the last page of the post your ride thread in the Track Cycling - FG/SS area)
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Originally Posted by FatBaldMen View Post
http://www.ismseat.com/ ...... Your perenial Nerve can thank me later, haha...Ive been riding 2 months/10-20miles a day on my Adamo road w/o cycling shorts & theres ZERO soreness, actually its a whole new experience & pleasure riding my bike

(to see a pic check out the last page of the post your ride thread in the Track Cycling - FG/SS area)
Thanks for the reply. From the photos it looks like I may have the same problem with the chafing with these saddles as they seem kind of wide near the front. Unfortunately I have fairly thick thighs and need a narrower nose/mid section to eliminate chafing.
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Originally Posted by geraldatwork View Post
Unfortunately I have fairly thick thighs and need a narrower nose/mid section to eliminate chafing.


Coming from the Aspide and given your particular complaints, I think a good place to start is with a flat shaped saddle like the Specialized Toupe or Phenom in 143mm. Not only does it meet the stated characteristics you desire, but the price is reasonable enough for experimentation. Not to knock those more radical saddle designs, but if you desire further fit refinement later on, the experience with the Toupe/Phenom will give you a stronger base for making the next choice.
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Originally Posted by FatBaldMen View Post
http://www.ismseat.com/ ...... Your perenial Nerve can thank me later, haha...Ive been riding 2 months/10-20miles a day on my Adamo road w/o cycling shorts & theres ZERO soreness, actually its a whole new experience & pleasure riding my bike

(to see a pic check out the last page of the post your ride thread in the Track Cycling - FG/SS area)
Those things sure seem like a gimmick to me. I've never tried one, but any company that brags their "For 100-milers" saddle is "very soft" seems suspect.
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I appreciate all of the replies. However I have found a saddle that appears to work, the SMP and just want to know if the narrower widths (in the rear) correspond to a narrower width in the middle to the nose. I am not looking for suggestions to try another saddle at this point.
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