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Old 06-14-17, 10:16 AM   #1
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Split nose saddle experience?

I have recently gotten back into multisport and I have updated my terrific 650c wheel Quintana Roo from the 90's. I love the bike and it's a comfortable fit for me. Olympic distance rides and longer in the TT aerobars aren't too great concerning the bike seat and male anatomy.

Does anybody have any real world experience with split nose saddles they can share?

Thanks,

Rich

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Old 06-14-17, 09:04 PM   #2
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No experience with the split nose, but what are you using? Could it simply be that the seat isn't adjusted correctly for your personal comfort?

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Old 06-15-17, 06:58 AM   #3
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I've used ISM saddles on road and Tri. Turns out my plumbing and wiring are ideal for the split saddle, because I'll go numb about 10-15 miles into a ride without it. For what its worth it may be a good idea to get a fit done by a trustworthy fitter so they can make sure your positioning on the saddle and the saddle itself is set up correctly.
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Old 06-15-17, 08:33 AM   #4
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I've used ISM saddles on road and Tri. Turns out my plumbing and wiring are ideal for the split saddle, because I'll go numb about 10-15 miles into a ride without it. For what its worth it may be a good idea to get a fit done by a trustworthy fitter so they can make sure your positioning on the saddle and the saddle itself is set up correctly.
Fitting is a good idea. But for this bike I'll need a tri shop. Can probably purchase the saddle there as well.
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One thing that I'd say is that I would not accept pain or numbness in the nether regions while riding. It sounds like a recipe for trouble.

I tend to nose-down my seats a bit, sometimes quite a bit, and believe the nose of the saddle should point generally at the bars, rather than being level. The more you lean forward the more you need to move the nose downwards.

I have looked at some of the SMP channel saddles, and may give one a try sometime. I believe they come in widths, so perhaps necessitating being fit to the saddle.
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If I was in the market for a new saddle I'd try to find a shop that has demo saddles that you can use for extended periods.
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If I was in the market for a new saddle I'd try to find a shop that has demo saddles that you can use for extended periods.
Saddles are very personal, this is probably the best advice. Find a place with demos or a great return policy and test out as many as it takes.
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As pgarring said, saddles are personal. I have an ISM PN 1.1 on my tri bike and really like it. I'm all happy down there until about 4.5 hours on the bike then I start getting a little sore from friction and not numbness or pain. Probably nothing a little saddle cream wouldn't fix.

When I had my last bike fitting on the Felt I got the new saddle so it was fit and adjusted properly at that time.

My road bike does not have a split saddle and I do not have any soreness even after about six hours on that but the body positioning is also very different.

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Tried a bunch of ISMs and none worked well for me, tried the specialiezed sitero as well, no go. Switched to a specialized power on my road bike, switched it over to the TT/Tri bike and it worked well. just my 2 cents.
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Does anybody have any real world experience with split nose saddles they can share?

Thanks,

Rich
in general the experience comes down to 'get one sit on it', your pelvis is different from any one else..


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Old 03-19-18, 01:25 PM   #11
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I put ISM saddles on tri bike/ road bike/ commuter bike. First time I used it was the last time I had numbness.
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some one asked about these.

get one try it.
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some one asked about these.

get one try it.
I've tried this kind of saddle. Very uncomfortable to me. Very hard saddle. Seems like it goes right up me.
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I just went on the internet and found the picture.. to see what it was .. AFAIK Triathlon is not about comfort , but Winning.


rail design looks like they assume the seatpost is backwards by facing forwards...
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