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Which Saddles Do / Don't You Like?

Old 11-13-11, 10:53 PM
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oh that's a great deal for the saddle!
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What do you guys like better if they were the same price? "selle italia turbo" vs "selle royal contour"
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Am I the only one that has been riding the same saddle for a long a$$ time?
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Had a Brooks B-17 for over a year and I hated it. Wanted to like it, but it never was comfortable. Rode a lot, did a century on it, not for me.

My $16 WTB Rocket V Comp has always been comfortable though I'm tempted to try a Charge Spoon because the brown version looks nice. The brown version of the Rocket V looks pretty nasty in photos.
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Originally Posted by xavier853
Am I the only one that has been riding the same saddle for a long a$$ time?
I've only had two saddles, a Brooks B-17 and a Selle Italia Turbo.

I imagine I'm going to be riding the Flite soon, but if it's not for me, i'll just fall back into the Turbo till it wears into dust.
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Charge Bucket is amazing. It's perfect for people who are considering the Turbo, but don't want to drop bank on an unknown.

I also recently tried a '90s Selle San Marco Rolls. I think I'm finally starting to figure out that saddles with a valley between rear and front cause a ton of problems for me.
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Originally Posted by calv

I imagine I'm going to be riding the Flite soon, but if it's not for me, i'll just fall back into the Turbo till it wears into dust.
It's a narrower saddle. If you are happy on those to wider saddles then the Flite might not be so good
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Currently riding one of these:


Selle Italia Turbo

Just picked up one of these:


Fyxation Pilot Saddle

Just pulled it out of my mailbox before I headed to work, so I'll give my input once I've ridden on it for 1.5 weeks.

Edit: For those of you still in college, do you ride on $150+ saddles? Just curious. I'm always afraid of having something like that stolen.

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I used a Soma Okami for a little bit and did not like it. I use a Selle Italia Flite now.
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i rode a bike on a trainer with a specialized romin saddle

it was ****ing awesome
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Old 11-28-11, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by hairnet
It's a narrower saddle. If you are happy on those to wider saddles then the Flite might not be so good
Yeah. Those two saddles are great, but definitely not what I would call "the one."

We shall see.
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I love my b17. It's not the lightest, but it's the most comfortable. I had an old plastic saddle made by Kashima in the early 70s (not the Kashimax model) that was very comfortable.

I have two San Marco Regals. One is the new model, white copper rivets. It's a total hatchet and absolutely killes me on anything over 10 miles. The other Regal is an 80s Girardi version (black perforated leather w/ copper rivets) and that one is great.
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Originally Posted by xavier853
Am I the only one that has been riding the same saddle for a long a$$ time?
Probably not. My Brooks Team Pro is over 25 years old, and I have several Selle Italia Turbos, none of which are newer than 20 years old. And my Brooks B-66 is almost 40 years old...
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i vacillate on loving and hating the 135g selle italia SLR... today, i loved it.
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What is that saddle officially called? Is the the SLR Fibra?
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson
Probably not. My Brooks Team Pro is over 25 years old, and I have several Selle Italia Turbos, none of which are newer than 20 years old. And my Brooks B-66 is almost 40 years old...
Now that's what im talking about!
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Old 11-28-11, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by homebrewk
What is that saddle officially called? Is the the SLR Fibra?
no idea LOL.
had a 135g one with Ti Rails, not carpet fibre, so wtf/bbq/conga
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Originally Posted by jdgesus
no idea LOL.
had a 135g one with Ti Rails, not carpet fibre, so wtf/bbq/conga
conga?
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I also love the Spoon. It is one of the cheapest saddles I've had and also the most comfortable. Worth a try for the 30ish dollar price.

The worst I've ever had was an older Fizik Pave. Just incredibly bad.
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specialized romin 130.
Most comfortable thing I've ever ridden on.
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Originally Posted by Pinkbullet3
Edit: For those of you still in college, do you ride on $150+ saddles? Just curious. I'm always afraid of having something like that stolen.

My LBS has a magical bucket full of gently used saddles for steep (50-75% off). That's the only way I'm rocking a $150 (actually $45) saddle. It's almost always got something cool in it.
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Originally Posted by Pinkbullet3
Edit: For those of you still in college, do you ride on $150+ saddles? Just curious. I'm always afraid of having something like that stolen.
I got an Italia SLR (bought on Bonk but still counts). There aren't many bike thefts around here, probably because the thieves don't know what they're looking at. When I first got it, I babied it to not damage it at all. Enter my friend, who on his first ride on a fixed gear, wrecked over the bars, put a hole in the back, and bent it out of shape. After a few hundred miles, it formed to my ass and I can't even tell it happened.
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my regal is up to like $115 now online and I park it outside my building at class 4x a week (if not that it's a fizik arione). I'm nervous sometimes about that stuff happening, but worrying about it doesn't do me any good. I'm not going to start riding an origin8 just because and because like GMJ thieves, most thieves don't know what they're looking for.
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I run a kryptonite cable through the seat rails when I'm locking up downtown--especially at night.
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Originally Posted by EpicSchwinn
My LBS has a magical bucket full of gently used saddles for steep (50-75% off). That's the only way I'm rocking a $150 (actually $45) saddle. It's almost always got something cool in it.
not too shabby, wish there was a place like that around here
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