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Which Saddles Do / Don't You Like?

Old 09-05-10, 10:52 AM
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i have brooks b17 on 2 of my bikes and i love them. they were comfy right out of the box too. no long brake in period here.
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i just got a selle italia flite gel ti and so far so good. best part is getting it for 50 bucks

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fizik arione
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i love my specialized toupe and brooks b17 imperial
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The origin 8 "racing" seat that came on my fuji feels like getting horse-kicked in the gooch. Looking for a replacement lol
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Old 11-10-11, 01:15 PM
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i like all of the fizik saddles, but also got this leather beauty from velo orange - its a brooks swallow copy. great saddle for riding without chamois, which is what i do on my commuter.

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Old 11-10-11, 01:24 PM
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Brooks B17 for all-around applications. For bikes with a more upright seating position, the B67 or B72 might be a little better.
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I have my stock saddle and hate it. Picked up an SLR TT off Bonktown which should be coming in today. I am excite.
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Old 11-10-11, 01:36 PM
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I prefer leather saddles for their long range comfort and have:

B72, B17 Imperial, Avenir, Ideale Professional, Ideale 60, Wrights W3N, Wrights 3N, Nameless French saddle, and 2 new Terry touring saddles... the Terry saddles are remarkably nice and the old leather has been well broken in.

Also have Velo mtb, WTBSpeed V, Fizik, Selle Italia Turbomatic... these are also very nice.

Dislike narrow saddles and the classic Turbo is probably my least favourite and none have lasted more than a few miles here as I always trade them away.

In a lot of cases it is matching the saddle to the bike and find that a saddle that my not be a good fit on one bike works brilliantly on another bike.
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Old 11-10-11, 02:43 PM
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Fizik Arion Tri2 on my fixed bike, Brooks Swift on my road bike. Love 'em both. Used to ride a Kashimax Aero, loved that one too for some reason.
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I only own one good saddle and it's a Arione, so I'll throw in a vote for that.
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Has anyone else tried the velo-orange leather saddles? If so can you give feedback?
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I have a Charge Bucket (Turbo copy) and Charge Spoon (Flite copy), and I love them both. Plus you can get them on the cheap.
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The Turbo and Brooks B-17 were pretty good to me. About to try the Flite Reissue soon though.
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Old 11-10-11, 04:29 PM
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I really like my Selle Italia SLR xp. I ride to work on it (~40k round trip) without problem.
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Wow... you guys make me want to buy a new saddle.
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Old 11-10-11, 04:57 PM
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I've got a Bontrager Inform RXL on my fixed gear at the moment. I have pretty wide sit bones so most sporty seats are a huge pain for me. This one is wide enough that it's plenty comfortable on short rides without a chamois and medium rides with. I haven't taken any very long rides with it yet but I think it would be a pain eventually. It's not very padded for weight's sake. Hollow Ti rails and carbon reinforcements make it very light especially for a wider saddle.


I also have a Charge Spoon. It's on the 29er for now. I agree with everyone else that says this is an excellent seat. It's more comfortable than any top dollar saddle I've ridden and it costs <$40. Not the best for weight weenies but it's definitely not a tank either. Also, it doesn't absorb much water at all if you have to leave it in the rain.
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saddles i own:

brooks b17 narrow : feeling better after starting to break in. felt a bit hard at first, getting better with time. i guess thats what they are known for. thinking maybe it just gets better and better, so i like riding the bike its on cuz it feels like im building my brook's "experience" points lol

some brooks b17 looking ideale? saddle : bought it used, looks like its older than me (29). looks wise, beat up and slightly deformed, but damn its super comfy.

new model turbo : alright, a bit on the hard side

old model turbo : like it more than the new turbo. just seems more cushy.

fizik arione : i have two of these, really like them allot. if you are looking for what i would consider a more "racey" or "newskool" looking saddle i would recommend these. not soft/squishy but definitely very comfy to my butt/taint areas

selle turbomatic : sort of feels inbetween new and old turbo.

new turbo is my least favorite comfort wise but i like the looks allot lol....not to say its totally uncomfortable. definitely better than some other ass hatchets.
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I've used a vintage San Marco Concor which was alright, and I'm currently using a Fizik Arione which I'm a fan of. I do want to try a Toupe/Romin or a Flite (modern or vintage), though...
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im having trouble recalling any negative reviews of fizik ariones. seems to be universally comfy.
i could be wrong tho
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I like Fizik Aliante and Brooks Swift models the most.

I dislike various saddles out there that cost $100+ but which haven't changed their materials/molds/designs since the 80's. Thank you marketing/nostalgia.
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Originally Posted by illdthedj
im having trouble recalling any negative reviews of fizik ariones. seems to be universally comfy.
i could be wrong tho
No saddle is universally comfy.
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While this thread is poppin, can anyone suggest some "safe" saddles that people would usually like? Safe as in, chances are I will like it. I know saddles are subjective, but are there any that are liked by many numbers of people? Priced under $80 or so?

I'm thinking of:

Selle Italia Turbo 1980 reissue
Fizik Arione
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Old 11-10-11, 10:50 PM
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all the saddles that are the most comfy look less good.
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