Good Saddle?

Discussion in 'Road Bikes' started by RoadKing, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. RoadKing

    RoadKing Guest

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    Well I am constant rider with probably 150 miles a week and my current saddle is hurting. Can somebody recommend a good saddle for the riding im doing?
     
  2. rgreatrix

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    Re:saddle

    It would be hard to recommend unless you explain the problem. Mountain or Road Cycling? If it is a quality brand name saddle you have, try adjustments first. Most reputable bike shops will let you test ride one before buying. What one person prefers may not work for you.
     

  3. Flatbroke

    Flatbroke New Member

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    how long have you been riding on that saddle? I am going to assume you are riding a road bike, and second what rgreatrix stated, check a local bike shop out. people are built different what works for me may not work for you.
     
  4. Doc

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    X2 I would also suggest a local shop for looking, I found a very nice saddle for my mountain bike through the locals.
     
  5. TWITCH1

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    What is up with the brown brooks saddles??? Ive been hearing that they are just the best thing since sliced bread... I dont get it. They look like something from the 60's or something.
     
  6. Doc

    Doc Guest

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    I agree about the design, not exactly my taste :D
     
  7. camilo

    camilo New Member

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    Everybody's butt is different therefore saddle recommendations are very iffy. Anatomy of sit bones (isheal tuberosities), position on bike (which affects the width and where the bones sits on the saddle as well as the weight on the saddle vs. on the arms), and very importantly, how hard you generally pedal (which also affects position of the bones and weight on the bones vs. supported by the legs).

    The best thing that can help you is to describe the saddle you have, what the problem is. But the only way to find the one that works best for you is to try a bunch for significant rides each. My method has been to use a shop that has a satisfaction guarantee so that I can ride the saddle for at least several rides and return it if it doesn't work. Performance Bike stores and online has that policy and Bontrager dealers also have that policy for Bontrager saddles. There are others.
     
  8. bicyclerubber

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    try lots, get some advice on fitting to the bike properly, get good shorts!

    SMP4Bike saddles should be on the list of the ones you try, I found them about a year and a half ago and just wish I'd found them sooner
     
  9. opaulb

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  10. darcyw

    darcyw New Member

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    Another suggestion is to find some other cyclists and ask if you can try their old saddles. Every distance road cyclist will have a bag of saddles that we used until we found the "perfect one", and the saddle that didn't feel right for another cyclist may be just right for you. It will also enable you to figure out what type of saddle will suit you the best without spending money on buying and returning saddles that turn out to be very wrong.

    And please don't denigrate the Brooks saddles. I've had my Brooks for several years. I bike over 500 miles a month during the summer. I can state that when I bike I do not think about my butt or the saddle or any discomfort in my delicate regions because the Brooks saddle really works for me. My Brooks is the B68.
     
  11. Scott_t_CT

    Scott_t_CT New Member

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    I agree that the brooks pro saddle is the finest made. I have two bike, both with brooks and no seat prob here.
    I recently bought a Specialized bike with a Specialized gel saddle, and man did that hurt. I changed back to a brooks and no more pain...Just bliss
     
  12. Smiley

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    I like my Italia SMP, but your sit bones are probably different than mine. :D
     
  13. fatandslow

    fatandslow New Member

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    Brooks are WAY older than the sixties, and there is a reason that they are still around, even though they weigh like a whole pound, for some people they are just really comfortable.
     
  14. Burr

    Burr Cranking Old Guy

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    Fill out your profile!!!

    We don't know if you are a male or female!
     
  15. Burr

    Burr Cranking Old Guy

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    I love my Brooks but remember your Prostate If you're a male.
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2009
  16. Smiley

    Smiley New Member

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    I would assume RoadKing is a male, otherwise they would be RoadQueen? Just my thought.
     
  17. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    I would make the same assumption, but it ain't necessarily so vice versa...;)
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  18. Smiley

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    Ha! Just say no to crack! Any crack... :rolleyes:
     
  19. sandlynx

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    "Ha! Just say no to crack! Any crack... "
    ROFLMAO!!! Hophead: Terrific photo--made my day.
    Now to business. I personally found Serfas saddles (road, MTB, & hybrid) to be just right for me. (Note: Specialized saddles that my friends rave about are torture devices for me.) Basically, you have to go through a lot of saddles before you find the perfect one for you.
    The Brooks saddle has to be broken in. By that I mean that you have to ride it a while until it molds and conforms itself to your particular anatomy. Once conformed to your shape, it's like riding butter. You don't even realize it's there which is what you want from a saddle.