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saddle preference?

Old 09-27-08, 06:57 PM
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saddle preference?

what saddle are yall using? I ordered the Kilo TT and heard horror stories of the saddle being a nightmare. I'm looking for overall comfort. I know it's supposed to be personal preference, i'm just interested on some feedback from fixed gear riders.
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Old 09-27-08, 08:32 PM
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I recently picked up a Fizik Aliante Gamma, and I'm loving it. Probably the most comfortable saddle I've found. Great for long distance rides and its super sleek/lightweight. I picked it up for about $110.
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selle italia flite. perfect. on every one of my bikes. i can ride it for work with no camois and be comfortable of go on an 80 mile ride and be fine. fits my undercarriage just right*

*your experience may vary
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Obligatory Brooks plug:

you'll never find a better saddle than one that molds to you over hundreds of miles.
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Old 09-27-08, 10:33 PM
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selle italia and fizik mmmmmmmhmm.
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Old 09-27-08, 11:37 PM
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fizik pave.
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Old 09-30-08, 07:50 PM
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quite happy with my San Marco Regal.
on my long-miles roadbike, my Specialized Alias (their whole Body Geometry thing really works)
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Old 09-30-08, 07:52 PM
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oh that's goofy looking! lol
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see, i had a selle italia flite with Ti rails, and now i have a San Marco Rolls, and I feel the Rolls being a little more comfortable for me. The Flite might've been to narrow.

How does the Fiz'ik rate compared to these?
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Old 09-30-08, 08:11 PM
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i want a rolls
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Brooks B-17 Champion Special. It's comfy for me and I like that a lot.
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Old 09-30-08, 08:34 PM
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well, ive riden so many saddles that it took me a long time to realize that the fizik arione is the one for me. i use it on all 3 of my bikes. its light and has enough length to slightly change positions when you need. other saddles look better, but it's not bad looking either.
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Old 09-30-08, 09:26 PM
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my san marco rolls is perfect for me.
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Selle Regal and Brooks B17 for me, but you're just going to have to try several out. Although, the B17 seems to be the most universally fitting saddle no matter how "controversial" it is. I purchased both of mine for around $55 each after a little online searching.
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For $35, I found the Selle Italia Trans Am XO to be an excellent value to replace my worn-ass Kashimax.
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The stock MASI saddle. It's comfy as all hell and fits me perfectly and I like how it looks

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Old 10-01-08, 08:54 AM
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That's pretty cool looking for a stock saddle, reminds me of a letterman jacket or a yearbook or something.
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Old 10-01-08, 09:37 AM
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I have found four saddles that work for me: two of them Selle San Marco Aspide's; and two of them Brooks.

I presently ride with a Selle San Marco Aspide Composite.

This carbon shell saddle has no padding and I consider it the most comfortable saddle I have ever ridden, by far.

Very light and very expensive.

In second place I would put my two Brooks saddles, a B17 and a Ti Swift.

I don't feel any difference between the B17 and the Ti Swift other than cost and weight.

If weight doesn't matter, one can't beat the B17.

The Selle San Marco Aspide has very light padding and represents a good compromise between weight, cost and comfort; not the lightest, nor the cheapest, nor the most comfortable, but reasonable in all regards.

All of these saddles require close attention to fit.

One must get the fore and aft position, the height, and the tilt exactly right in order to realize any comfort from these saddles.

I find tilt the most difficult and time-consuming factor to fine tune.

On all four of these saddles, for me, I find they wind up with a little more upward tilt than I would have expected.

If one lays a ruler across the highest point in the rear of the saddle and the highest point on the nose of the saddle, he will observe a level ruler.
However, just eye-balling the saddle, it will look a little nose-up.

As a generalization, the harder or firmer the saddle, the more comfortable (Sheldon Brown said so and I have proven it to myself).

If a saddle hurts, check fit first before blaming the saddle.
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Can't go wrong with terry fly saddles. I want to get this one https://www.terrybicycles.com/saddles...tem_no=2123990
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i've been wanting to buy a saddle for so long and i'm always afraid to. the times i've posted about saddles never really helps either because its true, saddles fit people definitely so what's good for one might neuter another. on top of that most saddles that are in the decent-good range are sort of expensive, at least too expensive to warrant taking a gamble i guess. i'm riding the worst saddle right now, i need to figure something out fast.
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Old 10-01-08, 09:49 AM
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I recieved my VO model 6 a few weeks ago and so far I'm very happy with it. Excellent saddle for $75.

https://www.velo-orange.com/vosaddlemodel6.html
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Old 10-01-08, 09:53 AM
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me rides specialized toupe's and brooks b17's depending on bike..
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Im using a Selle San Marco Concor Sette Zero. Longest named saddle out there so it must be good.

Stolen pic from flikr

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i was looking for one of those for the longest time. ended up picking up a rolls and calling it a day.
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