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Best saddle under $50 and why?

Old 11-23-08, 11:42 PM
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Best saddle under $50 and why?

i have a windsor hour and the stock saddle makes me sore after about and hour of riding so im looking for a new saddle. Any reccomendations? im mainly looking for comfort but i also sort of want a white saddle to match my white bar tape. Also within a budget of $50.

these are the two im deciding between:
Nashbar Glide Saddle



selle san marco ponza saddle


does anyone have anything good or bad to say about these saddles?
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Old 11-23-08, 11:44 PM
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Anyone else think that looks like the Fizik Arione?

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Old 11-23-08, 11:52 PM
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yeah its supposed to be a copy of it i think. at least thats wut i thoguht when i first saw it
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Old 11-24-08, 12:24 AM
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i had a selle san marco.... broke it after two days. i fell and landed weird, one of the rails came out of the plastic casing thingy and there was NO way to get it back in. basically it was cheaply made and i wouldn't recommend it.
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Soma $40 saddles in 5 colors (2 models to choose from)
http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...?category=3466
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I have a ponza and it's okay, I really didn't like it at first, though it has become better with riding. Still it's kinda uncomfy if I don't get on it just right.
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Originally Posted by missbyamile View Post
i had a selle san marco.... broke it after two days. i fell and landed weird, one of the rails came out of the plastic casing thingy and there was NO way to get it back in. basically it was cheaply made and i wouldn't recommend it.
that happened to the stock seat on my langster and i ended up buying a fi'zi:k aliante gamma which i love but was definitely more that $50
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Old 11-24-08, 12:39 AM
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^ those soma ones look real nice. i especially like the brown, but at $52 compared to $40 for a white one its gonna be a tough decision. then again, i could just not eat chipotle for lunch just one day to make up the difference

now im leaning towards the soma's. Anyone else got anymore saddles??
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Originally Posted by td.tony View Post
^ those soma ones look real nice. i especially like the brown, but at $52 compared to $40 for a white one its gonna be a tough decision. then again, i could just not eat chipotle for lunch just one day to make up the difference

now im leaning towards the soma's. Anyone else got anymore saddles??
Brown is leather, white is synthetic.
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Old 11-24-08, 12:51 AM
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hmmm. i guess im now leaning towards the brown soma saddle then haha. but then again the nashbar glide is only 20 bucks, about 36 shipped. while the brown soma would be about 61 shipped.

meh.
heres a pic of my bike just for kicks.


brown or white?
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I'd go with white.

edit: I like your bike, btw.

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white.
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damn i wish i saw this thread earlier i ordered the selle san marco ponza saddle saturday morning. im kinda bummed now. i figured the ponza saddle wouldnt be as nice as the other selle san marco saddles but still better than what i have now a cloud 9 gel seat i got from a lbs for cheap or the stock kilo tt seat. now im debating on returning the ponza for the soma

does anyone enjoy there ponza?
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white for your bike
especially since its $12 cheaper lol
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i actually have my friends kilo tt infront of me right now and its stock seat is more comfortable than the stock hour seat to me. but i've heard the ponza is a lot more comfortable than the stock hour seat, so its probably still better than the stock tt seat. i actually really like the look of the ponza, but i like the more classic look of the soma.
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I hated the stock hour seat. So i just replaced it with my old NEXT saddle from my walmart mtb bike..... 8-)
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I got a WTB Rocket V for $20 that my bike shop pulled off a stock bike. It's been one of the most comfortable saddles I've tried yet, and I believe they retail under $50. Other saddles I've used that I like less include the Selle San Marco Regal, Brooks Team Pro, and Brooks B17. The only other one that came close was a beat up Selle Italia Flite that was on a friends bike that I borrowed for a couple days.

There is one thing I'm wary of on any saddle. I don't like stitching on the area where I'll be sitting. It causes friction, which can cause extra wear on pants or shorts that you (hopefully) have on. It appears that many of the cheaper WTB models have this one them, but mine doesn't.
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Wait a sec! Tioga Spider will likely to cost you over 50. (and they brake under pressure at low temp, right?)

... How about Grunge Turbine saddles? They have two good things going. One, they look like Rolls. And two, they comes in all kinds of color. I think it would have been nicer if there was less cushion. Anyways, I am gonna get one when I brake my current one.

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^ what saddle is that? is that the one that has a seperate gel saddle cover that fits it thats been on chainlove recently? doesnt look very comfortable just like that haha.



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I'd go with white.

edit: I like your bike, btw.
thanks, just stock other than white bar tape and 18t freewheel on one side. yeah white would probably look better, i keep changing my mind .
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Originally Posted by td.tony View Post
^ what saddle is that? is that the one that has a seperate gel saddle cover that fits it thats been on chainlove recently? doesnt look very comfortable just like that haha.





thanks, just stock other than white bar tape and 18t freewheel on one side. yeah white would probably look better, i keep changing my mind .
You sure? I am talking about this one. If you are right, that's a great advice. I was this close to getting one.

http://www.cycle-yoshida.com/sanesu/...arbin_page.htm

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Originally Posted by td.tony View Post
i actually have my friends kilo tt infront of me right now and its stock seat is more comfortable than the stock hour seat to me. but i've heard the ponza is a lot more comfortable than the stock hour seat, so its probably still better than the stock tt seat. i actually really like the look of the ponza, but i like the more classic look of the soma.
i appreciate your reply. it made me hopeful.ha ill try it out hopefully it should be here on wednesday. ill ride it see how it goes and let you all know. if not soma here i come.

i really like the look of those somas.
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Originally Posted by i saved latin View Post
damn i wish i saw this thread earlier i ordered the selle san marco ponza saddle saturday morning. im kinda bummed now. i figured the ponza saddle wouldnt be as nice as the other selle san marco saddles but still better than what i have now a cloud 9 gel seat i got from a lbs for cheap or the stock kilo tt seat. now im debating on returning the ponza for the soma

does anyone enjoy there ponza?

yea i have it on my road bike. and i do 50-100 miles on it at a time. its not very padded near the ends but it doesnt need to be since you wont really be putting all your weight on that part of that saddle for very long if your bike fit is good.
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i had a soma saddle, it hurt my ass. i have a fizik pave now, it's ok but not great.
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Get a real Arione, used if you must.

I know $100 is hard to pony up but saddles are worth every penny you spend. Don't bother with cheap knock-offs, get the real thing!

And, please, don't get white if you plan on wearing jeans.
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