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Cheapest saddle the most comfortable so far.

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Cheapest saddle the most comfortable so far.

Been trying new saddles for awhile, A couple Fiziks and a couple Bontrager, and some Specializeds. On a whim, the LBS tech said try this Specialized Riva ($30.00 Saddle).
It seems to be the best so far. By this I mean, most of the others start to be uncomfortable at around 8-12 miles. The Riva starts at about 25-30 miles. generally the same shape as my stock saddle, but a lot firmer, foam instead of gel, I think. Should I be thinking less cushion is better for the longer rides. Is there any one out there, that can say there saddle is comfortable beyond 50-100 mile rides? Or do all saddles tax your rear at this distance, and you just get the one that does it the least?
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Impossible! Nothing that cheap can be any good...

J/k, I need a saddle for my GF and somehow I feel like the Riva may be the one. No particular reason since I've never tested it, but she doesn't like saddles that are either too mushy or too hard. The Riva sounds like a good compromise with cutoff and affordable.

Me, I am a Toupe guy. I do 100 mile rides and I do feel it but any saddle will create a little bit of discomfort on those distances. The trick is being able to handle it without it making you lose performance due to pain. It also takes quite some time for your sit bones to get used to. Try standing up and moving on the saddle every 15-20 min or so to avoid hitting the same area all the time.
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Also, be light. A 140lbs on you butt is much gentler for 100 mile than 200lbs.
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