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Which Saddles Do / Don't You Like?

Old 11-29-11, 10:30 AM
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Old chain wrapped in old innertube or cable through seat. Pretty much negates any weight loss from super skinny high dollar saddle though.
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I have had/still have:

Selle Italia SLR (135g)
Selle Italia SLK Lady ('coz wider than man version)
Fizik Arione
Selle Italia Flite Ti

None of them work for me beyond 15 miles. Sucks. I feel like I should give the Arione another shot cuz I only went on a couple rides with it before I sold it to a buddy cuz he needed a saddle. I want to try:

Selle Italia SLC (need dat cutout)
Specialized Romin
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I like the saddle on my Earl... it looks kinda flaccid but it gets the job done. (that's what she said)

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Originally Posted by Pinkbullet3
Currently riding one of these:


Selle Italia Turbo

Just picked up one of these:


Fyxation Pilot Saddle
Fyxation Pilot Saddle is quite comfortable. I would recommend it. Feels wider after coming from a Turbo, but still good.

I believe same saddle as the Charge Spoon, so you can definitely opt for the cheaper version if you so choose.

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I ride with this on my fixie....

https://www.amazon.com/Unified-Sport-...0678991&sr=8-1

It was called the "Manta Saddle", but now it's called the "Evolve". I actually paid more than $100 over that price to order it from this German company that suckered me into buying another $250 seat, which I only care for on my full-suspension motorized bike.

I also enjoy this "Gyes" leather saddle from eBay. Got it when it was much cheaper. But both the Evolve and Gyes leather saddle are incredibly enjoyable on my rigid frame 29er. They both do the job, but I've been using the Evolve more, because I don't know the proper leather treatment yet. I'm afraid that if I take my leather saddle out it will rain on me that day, even tho it's arguably more comfortable. The Evolve came with two "butt pads" that added a bit extra cushion, but they're not needed really (I know because 1 butt pad of mine fell off, never to be seen again). I'm sure those extra, plasticky covers for each individual "rib" on the Evolve's new website offer plenty of cushion and won't fall off as frequently as my butt pads. I'm thinking about emailing that company and telling them that I'd like a bit more cushion for the pushin'.

Which saddles DON'T I like?? That would be a rather long list.

I wrote a review at another forum that goes over all the seats I tried and the ones I kept (along with why I returned the others)... https://www.motoredbikes.com/showpost...6&postcount=18

I forgot about the Easy Seat II/Deluxe and the Planet Bike Men's A.R.S. Both good seats, but I don't have a bike for them yet. Kept them for further trial and error, but I doubt the Easy Seat will actually find a home on any "regular" bike of mine. It seems to squeak and not give the impression of being a "stable" seat, which it's not, since it moves independently with each thigh... but the conceptual idea alone was worth the $45 or so I paid for the seat.

If you're after speed like most roadies, then I've read reviews at Amazon that state the Planet Bike A.R.S. is more comfortable than the Specialized seats. I just can't possibly bring myself to pay more than $100 for a wedgie seat that is custom fit for my tailbones. The Planet Bike seat is a perfect reason why I won't do that. It's a universal design, ridiculously comfortable, and dirt cheap.
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Old 12-05-11, 09:35 PM
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Selle Italia Flite and Fizik Arione are my favorite saddles. Currently all my bikes have the arione.
Saddles I hate are San Marco Rolls and Regal. I only found the vintage Turbo comfy, the reissue sucks.
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Originally Posted by grndslm
I ride with this on my fixie....

https://www.amazon.com/Unified-Sport-...0678991&sr=8-1

It was called the "Manta Saddle", but now it's called the "Evolve". I actually paid more than $100 over that price to order it from this German company that suckered me into buying another $250 seat, which I only care for on my full-suspension motorized bike.

I also enjoy this "Gyes" leather saddle from eBay. Got it when it was much cheaper. But both the Evolve and Gyes leather saddle are incredibly enjoyable on my rigid frame 29er. They both do the job, but I've been using the Evolve more, because I don't know the proper leather treatment yet. I'm afraid that if I take my leather saddle out it will rain on me that day, even tho it's arguably more comfortable. The Evolve came with two "butt pads" that added a bit extra cushion, but they're not needed really (I know because 1 butt pad of mine fell off, never to be seen again). I'm sure those extra, plasticky covers for each individual "rib" on the Evolve's new website offer plenty of cushion and won't fall off as frequently as my butt pads. I'm thinking about emailing that company and telling them that I'd like a bit more cushion for the pushin'.

Which saddles DON'T I like?? That would be a rather long list.

I wrote a review at another forum that goes over all the seats I tried and the ones I kept (along with why I returned the others)... https://www.motoredbikes.com/showpost...6&postcount=18

I forgot about the Easy Seat II/Deluxe and the Planet Bike Men's A.R.S. Both good seats, but I don't have a bike for them yet. Kept them for further trial and error, but I doubt the Easy Seat will actually find a home on any "regular" bike of mine. It seems to squeak and not give the impression of being a "stable" seat, which it's not, since it moves independently with each thigh... but the conceptual idea alone was worth the $45 or so I paid for the seat.

If you're after speed like most roadies, then I've read reviews at Amazon that state the Planet Bike A.R.S. is more comfortable than the Specialized seats. I just can't possibly bring myself to pay more than $100 for a wedgie seat that is custom fit for my tailbones. The Planet Bike seat is a perfect reason why I won't do that. It's a universal design, ridiculously comfortable, and dirt cheap.
Honestly what the ****.

If you have a rigid bike, you want a seat with some type of springs / flex, or perhaps a seat post with flex.
And your completely wrong about that as well. I noticed you posted that list on a board dedicated to "motored bikes". We like to pedal around here. I'm getting the feeling that after 1 road saddle you decided that comfort ones are way better (which they aren't) and decided to dedicate you life to them.
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Originally Posted by Sherblock
Honestly what the ****.
Someone had to say it
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turbo ftw!
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Originally Posted by Sherblock
Honestly what the ****.
At least I know you're alive.

Originally Posted by Sherblock
And your completely wrong about that as well. I noticed you posted that list on a board dedicated to "motored bikes". We like to pedal around here. I'm getting the feeling that after 1 road saddle you decided that comfort ones are way better (which they aren't) and decided to dedicate you life to them.
I like to pedal, as well. That's why I'm here. I was actually going to post a thread about springed seats versus shock posts, so you've encouraged me to start one sooner now.

If you'll read what I wrote, you'll be able to see why I will not buy a "road saddle"...

just can't possibly bring myself to pay more than $100 for a wedgie seat that is custom fit for my tailbones. The Planet Bike seat is a perfect reason why I won't do that. It's a universal design, ridiculously comfortable, and dirt cheap.
I am NOT after speed. I'm after simplicity.

I'm not for quality. I'm for value, as well as resale value. I can't resell a seat that is custom designed for my tailbone and costs $150.

You look at the Evolve saddle and make comments like everybody else, but it really is an amazing design. No pressure point anywhere on my "seat" area.

Even after just a 15 to 20 mile ride, the roadies I'm with complain about not being able to feel from their waist down... even with custom fit seats. There's just no comparison for anyone with half a braincell. Balancing on my tailbones is of no priority of mine. Letting my upper thighs melt into a moving seat and forget I'm on a bicycle -- that's what I'm after... sex on a bicycle. I can literally ride as long and as far as I'd like without getting "tired". Do you really think that a Specialized seat is going to allow me to say that... "as long and as far as I'd like without getting 'tired'"??? Really? If I can find someplace that lets me return a Specialized saddle for 100% money back, I might try it... but I doubt I'll make it out of the parking lot.

When you say that "comfort saddles aren't more comfortable", have you tried this Manta/Evolve saddle??? Have you tried a Spongy Wonder?? Have you tried an Easy Seat Deluxe/II?? Have you tried this specific Gyes leather seat?? Have you tried the A.R.S. seat??

From what end are you speaking? The tail end?

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Here ya go...

Springed Saddles -vs- Shock-absorbing Seat Posts
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Originally Posted by hpmcardle
I don't like any saddles. My couch is much more comfortable.

With that being said, if I HAD to sit on a saddle instead, I'd choose the Brooks B17.
Just got a Brooks Team Pro and love it!

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If none of your friends can ride 20 miles without loosing the feeling in their legs something is horribly wrong. Like, horribly, horribly wrong.

And I found this for you <3

https://www.BicycleSeats.com/Bicycle-...rest_p_75.html

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^not uci legal!
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and...any specialized taint geometry saddle is good enough for me.
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I've put some time in on my brooks b17 narrow and the more I'm on it the better it gets. I'm fond of my reissue turbo. I've also got a Fuji, I'm not sure what model it is but it is very comfy. The only saddles I've come across that are terribly uncomfortable usually come stock, although I've never purchased a ''high'' end complete bike.
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Originally Posted by Sherblock
If none of your friends can ride 20 miles without loosing the feeling in their legs something is horribly wrong. Like, horribly, horribly wrong.

And I found this for you <3

https://www.BicycleSeats.com/Bicycle-...rest_p_75.html

would be awesome for supping squirrels.

Nice new sig BTW.
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Originally Posted by grndslm

Even after just a 15 to 20 mile ride, the roadies I'm with complain about not being able to feel from their waist down... even with custom fit seats. There's just no comparison for anyone with half a braincell. Balancing on my tailbones is of no priority of mine. Letting my upper thighs melt into a moving seat and forget I'm on a bicycle -- that's what I'm after... sex on a bicycle. I can literally ride as long and as far as I'd like without getting "tired". Do you really think that a Specialized seat is going to allow me to say that... "as long and as far as I'd like without getting 'tired'"??? Really? If I can find someplace that lets me return a Specialized saddle for 100% money back, I might try it... but I doubt I'll make it out of the parking lot.
I have a specialized romin 130, and the thing is sex on a bike... I love it because it has almost no padding and was designed for bikes with an aggressive saddle to bar drop, which makes it so much better when I have bibs with a chamois, and because I had a pretty big saddle to bar drop. The specialized dealer I go to has a 30 day return policy. I never used it though. The romin was too comfortable
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Originally Posted by homebrewk
would be awesome for supping squirrels.

Nice new sig BTW.
Why thank you I can't remember if my last sig was you or not.
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Derail:

My friend bent my SLR. The rails looked fine when I took it off to examine, but the back end of the saddle is slightly off tilt. Will my ass fix this naturally over time, or should I seek professional help?

edit: I don't know why I said slightly. I meant noticeably.

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Originally Posted by longjohns
i currently ride a kashimax aero and its probably one of the comfiest seats ive owned.

i used to ride a selle italia turbo re-issue but that seat was hard as a rock!

Gotta have a taint of steel
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sweet. by that pie chart, we should ignore what everyone says and get "other".
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Originally Posted by Nuggetross
sweet. by that pie chart, we should ignore what everyone says and get "other".
Go for it. Since you can't figure out what that "other" field is for. Good luck on your search for an "other" saddle.
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If we ever come out with a RG branded saddle, I'm going to call it the 'Other'.

Perfect.
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