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Old 10-04-10, 03:05 PM
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Best saddle selection in OC/LA area?

I'd like to find the right saddle for me, and I hear about how great some of these $100+ italian saddles are, but I've yet to see one in any shop. I hate to order something like this online, it's really something a person needs to ride for a week or so.

So, I'm looking for a shop that has a good selection of saddles, and a nice return policy so I can try until I find the right one. I could see myself riding 4 or 5 different saddles over the course of a month to find the right one. Any suggestions? Is this an impossible request? JAX had bontrager stuff, plus some off brand stuff. My local LBS only had a few specialized saddles.

Where's the fizik/selleitalia/etc type stuff?
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Old 10-04-10, 09:52 PM
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https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...-Demo-Programs

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...r-a-new-saddle

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...t-Library-quot
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Old 10-05-10, 11:20 AM
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Performance has a 30 day return policy and many choices. I bought a Forte T1 Tri Saddle a couple of weeks ago. It's light and inexpensive, and I like it. https://www.performancebike.com/bikes..._1032416_-1___
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competitivecyclist.com has a great saddle demo program.

if you want local, rock n road has specialized and fizik test saddles.
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For a local shop, Two Wheels One Planet in Costa Mesa carries fizik. I don't know about their test/return policy.
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Old 10-05-10, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by astardotcom View Post
competitivecyclist.com has a great saddle demo program.

if you want local, rock n road has specialized and fizik test saddles.
I went to Rock n Road this morning and saw their specialized test saddles, but only saw 2 or 3 fizik saddles behind glass, none looked to be a demo. Of course, nobody spoke up while I was there browsing and the staff seemed to be too busy looking at catalogs or 'doing stuff' behind the counter to be interrupted so I decided maybe it wasn't the shop for me. I'm stubborn like that. I was there for 10 minutes or so, I think there was 1 other customer browsing too...

Thanks for the search help rallison and others, I'll check out performance and CC next. The CC "saddle demo program" webpage was gone last I checked, but I'm sure their regular return policy should cover me.

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Old 10-05-10, 03:19 PM
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Banning's in Fullerton has Fizik demo saddles. I saw them the last time I was in there.
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Old 10-05-10, 04:51 PM
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Bicycle johns on burbank gets a big F as well. Why even unlock the doors each morning if you don't want to help the people that come in. Stood around for at least 10 min. No help. Went to the register to check out. Nobody showed. Loudly said HELLO and still the guys in the back didn't come out. Hard to compete with online if you don't even try.

Zippy, thanks, I'd not even heard of that place and it's minutes from my house. I'll check it out.

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Originally Posted by jmX View Post
The CC "saddle demo program" webpage was gone last I checked, but I'm sure their regular return policy should cover me.
COMPETITIVE CYCLIST SADDLE DEMO PROGRAM
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Old 10-05-10, 11:00 PM
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Originally Posted by rallison View Post
Wow, I had no idea their demo program was so awesome. Order has been placed. Cheers.
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There was a reason I had trouble finding that link. CC called me today saying that program has been over for a while, and they cannot ship me the demo package. Doh!
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Bummer. They ought to take the item off their website in that case. I wonder why they stopped it.
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