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Saddle recommendations for touring (Brooks didn't work for me).

Old 06-10-05, 08:53 PM
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Saddle recommendations for touring (Brooks didn't work for me).

I am looking for a comfortable saddle for touring. I really need it to have cut-out (love canal). I tried a brooks champion flyer and rode it for 5 and 1/2 months but was never really comfortable. I am interested in saddles that recommend for long days in the saddle.

I have to give Walbikes a nod here. I would recommend them to anyone. They were friendly and helpful, and when the saddle didn't work for me, they refunded my money in full--no questions asked. So I encourage people to try a brooks, but right now I am interested in other suggestions.


Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 06-10-05, 09:07 PM
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I understand the Brooks didn't work out, but have you considered any other Brooks models?

Also, my brother-in-law has a Performance Forte Team MTB and loves it. http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=5210

The Forte Classic looks like it might also be comfy. It has a seamless cutout. http://www.performancebike.com/shop/....cfm?SKU=11465
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Old 06-10-05, 09:09 PM
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Describe your riding position. Are the bars higher/lower than the seat?
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Velo makes some saddles with elastomeric suspension. They work for me over long distances. Not petty though.
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posted this in another thread, but check out rido saddles. i heard of them on roadbikerider.com and bought one and i love it. apparently i'm not alone. the nice thing is they're dirt cheap, so you can give it a try without taking out a loan. i highly recommend this saddle: http://www.rido-cyclesaddles.com/content.php
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My riding position is pretty upright. My handlebars are the same level as my seat.
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If you are narrow in the hips, we need to look at narrow saddles.
If you are wide, then wide saddles. If you are a big guy, look at Mtn saddles, or maybe a Brooks B67. A lot of guys seem to be having good results with the new Specialized saddles. I rode a WTB Speed V for a couple years, the one with Ti rails is quite nice.
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Old 06-13-05, 10:46 PM
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I was just about to post a question as to weather or not anyone has tried the Selle An-Atomica. It appears to be a Brooks style with cutouts. They claim a much quicker breakin time, plus the advantage of the cutout. Priced from $70.00 - $200.00. I heard about them on this forum about a month ago and I'm curious if the guy got one. I'd give it a try if I were you. I'm going to get the 170mm wide model just like my Brooks Champion.
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Old 06-14-05, 07:38 PM
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It depends on how big your butt is. I'm somewhat full figured and I have basement full of saddles which hurt. The one that I keep going back to is the Specialized Body Geometry comfort models. They really are comfortable, the only that drives nuts is the fact that Specialized thinks that anyone who rides a comfort saddle does not ride a lot and they only offer the comfort models with vinyl covers. I would be willing to pay for a leather version.
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I am tempted to try the Rido just because it is cheap and the I have always liked glow in the dark stuff
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i like my Forte Classic but i gotta say i thought i made bad choice when i rode it the first time but after about 2 or 3 rides i got used to it and its pretty nice i think i got a few more adjustments to make and ill be 100% fine with it i also got 30% off because of a sale so in the ned i only paid 35 bucks..... here is a pic

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I just got my glow in the dark Rido saddle in the mail at work a few minutes ago. I can't wait to go home and try it out tonight. I'll let you know how I like it.

**Edit**
So far, I love the Rido. It's amazingly comfy for a short ride. Haven't had a chance to take any reasonable distances yet, but it feels very supportive and I think it's going to be great.

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