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What is your bike saddle of choice?

Old 12-17-14, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by timmy29er View Post
If you don't plan on using any chamois cream for your longer rides, will you most likely, if not definately, continue to experience the taint pain you mentioned in your 50 miler thread regardless of which seat you use.
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That doesn't sound right. Most cyclists don't use chamois cream, and most of us don't experience pain in that spot. I would definitely make a drastic change if I had pain there.
Yeah, like I mentioned above, my saddle I had on is almost 20 mm too narrow. I think it will drastically help my beloved taint.
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Old 12-17-14, 06:06 PM
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Any pain or numbness there calls for a quick change. I'm not talking about pain at the sit bones. Pain at the sit bones might be best treated by hardening yourself up. But pain at the pubic bone or perineum is a serious matter, because it could mean a problem with a nerve.

The only related problem I've ever had was achy testicles. I didn't associate it with my saddle for a while, because the pain always came the day after I rode. The problem was that the nose of the saddle was too soft. I had no pain when riding or immediately after.

My favorite saddle is a Brooks B17, but I'm fine with lots of different saddles. Saddles with cutouts generally work well for me, even the women's models. I don't need to break in a B17. It's fine for me right out of the box. Well, I do have to install it on a bike first.
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Old 12-17-14, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
That doesn't sound right. Most cyclists don't use chamois cream, and most of us don't experience pain in that spot. I would definitely make a drastic change if I had pain there.
The OP never had a problem with "pain there" prior to his much longer than normal ride. I had the same problem after my first long ride and chamois cream was the answer for me. Even if chamois cream isn't the answer for him, wouldn't it make sense for him to at least try it first versus trying to test and tune a seat?

Concerning the bold.....has the 41 deceived me or are you referring to anyone that rides a bicycle?

To answer the thread.....selle italia SLR superflow.
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Old 12-17-14, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by BillClinton View Post
Yeah, like I mentioned above, my saddle I had on is almost 20 mm too narrow. I think it will drastically help my beloved taint.
I totally didn't/don't see that post. A wider saddle is definitely in order if that's the case though.
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Old 12-17-14, 07:57 PM
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I took the fit test on the Fizik site. It recommended the Antares so I bought a used one off craigslist for less than half retail to try. Amazing fit and haven't felt uncomfortable once.
I've only ridden about 500 miles but I think its a keeper.
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Old 12-17-14, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
That doesn't sound right. Most cyclists don't use chamois cream, and most of us don't experience pain in that spot. I would definitely make a drastic change if I had pain there.
I resemble that comment. No chamois cream, no chamois, just me and the saddle.
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Old 12-17-14, 09:18 PM
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ISM Adamo Prologue. I've had it for 2 1/2 years and over 20,000 miles and have had no pain or discomfort since day one. I recently completed a 210 mile, cross Florida ride and the saddle was perfect the entire ride.
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Old 12-17-14, 09:20 PM
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CAAD10 Berzerker - Prologo Scratch Pro+ Tirox 143mm - 15,000Km
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I prefer the Prologo Scratch, but cannot find a new one for the CX bike.

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Old 12-17-14, 09:34 PM
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100g Carbon saddle with a nice gloss finish for padding.
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I ride this $30 (new) POS on my road bike:



It came off of one of my hybrids, either FX 7.2 or DS 8.3, I can't remember now. I've tried at least a dozen "road bike" saddles and they all kill me. With this thing, I can do 70 miles with no issues. Not sure why it works for me, but it does.

The best part is you can find them in spare parts bins for $5 all day long

I've got about 4,000 miles on my original one at this point.
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Old 12-17-14, 09:41 PM
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Brooks Cambium C-17 it's sweet
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Old 12-18-14, 12:43 AM
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Originally Posted by FLvector View Post
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Specialized Toupe. I'd estimate about 25,000 miles on it.
Wow, you got a single Toupe saddle to last more than 5000 miles?
I completely gave up on the Toupe because I broke two of them within the same season, Sold off the other three I had as backups.

There was one saddle I just loved, it was the Selle Italia Thork, but when I went to buy another it was discontinued. So now I buy several of the same saddle to make sure I have one when I need one. Settled on the Prologo Zero II PAS.
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Originally Posted by WheresWaldo View Post
Wow, you got a single Toupe saddle to last more than 5000 miles?
Yes. I've had it on two different bikes and still going strong. If I recall it was one of the older styles with the titanium rails.
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Old 12-18-14, 08:18 AM
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If you're getting "taint" pain from pressure that's cutting off the circulation possibly accompanied by numbness, cream is not the answer. If its chaffing from friction, the cream will help. I don't use the stuff myself even when doing rando rides.
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other vote for Selle Italia Flites on newer roadies and mtb

for older bikes many have the Turbos

luckily my a$$ isn't too discriminating, just as long as isn't not too soft and gel-like
still holding out on a Brooks, pretty but just haven't had the need
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check your fit for the longer ride, it may not be the saddle

note touring bikes are set up quite differently from road bikes for the reason

trying riding a little more upright at your next 50 miler, one long ride with pain doesn't tell much, conditioning also comes into play
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Charge Scoop. Not one you'll see mentioned here much but It fits my arse. Done a few centuries on it.
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Originally Posted by qclabrat View Post
check your fit for the longer ride, it may not be the saddle

note touring bikes are set up quite differently from road bikes for the reason

trying riding a little more upright at your next 50 miler, one long ride with pain doesn't tell much, conditioning also comes into play
Thanks, going to bite the bullet and get a professional fit next week.
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Bontrager Hilo XXX is beating all previous road bike saddles i have tested, owned or used.
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I have been using the Selle Italia Max Flite since the mid to late 90s. I did briefly stray to the standard Flite and to a Fizik model, each for about a year, but the Max Flite just fits me the best. I have one on all of my road bikes.
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I have a Brooks B17. It was fantastic from ride 1. When I did a 500 mile tour, I was in serious pain so I swapped back to my Specialized Avatar and was miserable. I guess after 500 miles anyone's butt wwill be sore on any saddle.
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Thinking of getting a new saddle myself for the first time. Just using whatever Bontrager came stock on my Trek Marlin. Not bad but I really don't love it and figure that it is time for an upgrade. I am a big guy and have been leaning towards Selle SMP line. Open to suggestions however.
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I ran Fiziks for few seasons with decent results. Tried a Bontrager Affinity out and now have been running the RXXL on one road bike & RXL on the other for two seasons. They have been fabulous!
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My 2015 TARMAC came with the Toupe comp gel ...




But im considering the Romin EVO Expert gel.
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