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Bike Saddle ,what ya suggest to go with?

Old 12-12-10, 09:42 PM
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Bike Saddle ,what ya suggest to go with?

Hi, fellas. What ya think about this bike saddle? In badly need of a nice bike saddle. I've just looked into this one. Will I be disappointed? Am I on the right track? Any other good options?
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Old 12-12-10, 10:04 PM
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brooks b-17
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but it comes down to personal preference.
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The older selle italia flite. I LOVE this saddle. But I guess everyones likes something different. My butt loves this one.
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Old 12-12-10, 10:19 PM
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Xavier, Soma is making a Flite rip off...I'd thought I let you know.

As AEO have said, it is personal preference.
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Old 12-12-10, 10:29 PM
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i love my turbo. the flite i had was a gel flow newfangled one and i liked it but not as much as my turbos. just got a beater 5 dollar bin used to hell 'turbomatic', gonna ride it in a few...
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Old 12-12-10, 10:44 PM
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Its impossible for any one to recommend some one else a saddle. Any one that says otherwise will just tell you what works for them.
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Old 12-12-10, 10:49 PM
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~For you guys who are wondering about prologo brand saddles, they make the OEM saddles that come with Colnago bikes.
I have a prologo saddle (consult above), the choice saddle, with interchangeable gel seat pads; it's really innovative and somewhat comfortable but I can't say for my self as my buttocks is different from yours.

Anyways, I don't have that saddle on any of my bikes because I'm one of many people who prefer the Fizik Arione line of saddles.
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Old 12-12-10, 11:18 PM
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I too prefer Fizik Ariones.
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For me it's the Fizik Aliante and Brooks Team Pro.
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I'm a fan of the Charge saddles. The bucket is nice.

I'm rocking a selle italia mythos from the 90's right now and I LOVE it.

Also on my fer fun bike (which I'm actually putting some miles on) I've got some OEM Bontrager saddle
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Old 12-13-10, 12:28 AM
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IF YOUR SADDLE DOESN'T SAY "BROOKS" ON IT YOU FAIL AT LIFE.

I did this quick modification to my 10-speed (soon SS) stock saddle and it was a million times more comfortable.



The Specialized butt-o-meter measures your butt bones. If you don't have a Specialized dealer that does seat fitting you can sit on a piece of memory foam and measure the dents. Be aware that the distance changes depending on your seating position, so try to bend to about where you'd be on your bike. Any saddle you should buy should be at least a little wider than this distance so you don't get the a$$ axe effect.

Personally, I like Cloud 9 saddles. They're gel, but they aren't marshmallow soft. Also, they're fairly cheap.
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Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
i love my turbo.
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i ride my arione more than my turbos but i like my turbos more, i know that's weird. they're both great, it's just about the butts.
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I have yet to try Arione. I passed on a clearance a while back that listed them for $50. STUPID
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Old 12-13-10, 01:31 AM
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Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
I have yet to try Arione. I passed on a clearance a while back that listed them for $50. STUPID
speaking of butts. err...

Anyway what ride do you normally do Hairnet? I'm done with school this week and I'm looking for some night rides to attend.

oh, relevant to the thread. I use a Fizik Arione and at first I wasn't so into it. A few months in I'm enjoying. I don't really have any complaints, I use cycling shorts if i'm doing 15+ miles in a single sitting and itsalright.

P.S. I ate filipino torta for dinner, over rice.
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Selle Italia Turbo. I've had a couple. I like em. Currently using a perforated leather one.
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Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
I have yet to try Arione. I passed on a clearance a while back that listed them for $50. STUPID
Yup.

Anyways, the key to finding a good saddle, is going to a brick and mortar bike store near you that lets you try saddles out before you buy them. Sure, you pay a mark up but it sure takes out all the guess work, money, and hassle from buying and trying saddles online. A good way to start is to with our recommendations.
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Old 12-13-10, 03:47 AM
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Originally Posted by ssindosk8rss View Post
I too prefer Fizik Ariones.
Fizik Ariones? I'll keep an eye on them. THANKS.
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i was excited when i first picked up a fizik arione because that was my first "roadie" saddle (i had been using the selle san marco bontrager, a mtb saddle). despite its sleek appearance, the arione is quite heavy, and the material is also slippery compared to the non-slip saddles i had been used to. i am used to the arione now, though, and only notice its slipperiness occasionally when i'm lycra'd out.
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Brooks B-17. Most comfortable I have found. It is leather, so you must take reasonable care of the saddle.

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I have a Brooks Swallow on my fixed gear and an Arione on my my roadie.. I like them both.

Originally Posted by tFUnK View Post
...despite its sleek appearance, the arione is quite heavy..
225 grams (half a pound) is heavy to you?

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Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
I have yet to try Arione. I passed on a clearance a while back that listed them for $50. STUPID
https://www.pricepoint.com/detail/211...nese-Rails.htm

Anyways. I like Selle Italia saddles. I have ridden both the SLR and the SLK, and would love to try an SLC. I'm currently riding the lady version of the SLK. The width, cutout, and stiffness are really working for me. Not everyone likes stiff saddles though.

I also want to try one of those older Flites.

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WTB Rocket V. Got my last one for $15 on Pricepoint or one of those sites.Much more comfortable to me than the Brooks B-17 I had for a year and half trying to delude myself that it was actually eventually going to get comfortable.
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Raw plastic BMX.
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Like others have said, saddles are all personal preference. Personally I can't stand the Arione. My entire cycling career I've heard of people loving this or that saddle. I never felt that way. My saddles fell into two categories, "acceptable" and "unacceptable". That is until I bought a Specialized Romin this summer.

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