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Old 12-11-06, 11:29 AM
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Saddling up...

I'm currently building up a touring bike for a fairly lengthy ride next summer. (accross Canada). I'm wondering what type of saddle I should be using. Right now, there is a Selle Italia leather road bike saddle on it. It's fairly thin, but has some cushion. Should I consider a wider/softer saddle for riding 6-8 hours a day?

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Lots of people like to ride the brooks or other leather classic styled saddles, but if you saddle is comfortable, then use it!
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Old 12-11-06, 12:47 PM
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The saddle is very important, and the best test it to ride yours at least 3 days in a row for about 125kms (60-80miles) each day. You'll soon find out if it is the one to take across Canada, for your "fairly lengthy" tour. Personally, I use Brooks.
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There's a very good reason that touring bikes still use Brooks saddles particularly the B17.
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