Noseless saddle, any experience?

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by PimpMan, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. PimpMan

    PimpMan New Member

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    I am 190 LB, i ride city bicycle in upright position and refer saddle where i actually sit softly, opposed to hang on it with my bones.


    Extra wide or nose-less saddle is what i need, anyone has personal experience with those can recommend a good one?

    So far my options are, if you have first hand experience with any of those please share.

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    Here's interesting article about the nose-less saddles, every time i'd see this saddle in the past i would think same - they made for fat people who dont fit on regular saddle or some old sick people etc.
     
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  2. superj

    superj still learning Tavern Member

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    No idea from me. My seat is totally different than those
     

  3. MilesR

    MilesR Mom's Taxi

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    Isn't your seat more like a lazy boy?
     
  4. longjohn

    longjohn tall old member

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    The YMCA put on a ride last spring and not many showed up. One guy was there with a noseless saddle and he said it was the best thing ever invented. He said he has had no issues since he installed it. He disappeared somewhere along the way and didn't finish. It wasn't that long a ride (36 mile, lots of hills). I wasn't convinced but who knows it might be worth a try.
     
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  5. i12ride

    i12ride Spin Spin Spin Tavern Member

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    Best thing about a noseless seat is it isn't sniffin your balls or putting the co-pilot to sleep.
     
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  6. longjohn

    longjohn tall old member

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    The thing I noticed about the noseless saddle is any long rides you go on you don't see people using them. I see them on cruiser bikes on the paved bike trail and comfort bikes.
     
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  7. John_V

    John_V Well-Known Member Tavern Member

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    They’re OK if your rides are short and slow. They don’t offer much stability at moderate or higher speeds. They also don’t offer much in the way of position changes.
     
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  8. superj

    superj still learning Tavern Member

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    yup. that's why I cannot help on this stuff. I just sit back and kick my feet up

     
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  9. newleaf150

    newleaf150 Deranged Touring Cyclist Tavern Member

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    I considered one early on due to various comfort issues. Ultimately realized that I use the nose of the saddle for both stability and occasional fine steering input/feedback. Several nosed saddles later, I found one which proved comfortable.

    Regardless of how you end up going, here's hoping you find the saddle that's right for you.
     
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  10. cybersnow

    cybersnow Senior Tavern Member

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    Tried a number of saddles trying to deal with numbness in the privates area. I ride sitting almost upright so this was a real problem. I settled for a Brooks B67 that I purchased used. After I played a bit with saddle location and tip angle, I can now to 1/2 centuries with no pain or numbness.
     
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  11. superj

    superj still learning Tavern Member

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    I have always wanted one of those for my upright bike but i bougjt a bontrager seat about 5 years ago on the clearance rack from the bike store and i love it. I ha e switched it to a few bikes because i like ir so much.

    If my oldest son ends up not wanting his giant defy4, i will put this seat on his bike for when my bike is on the trainer. I really like that defy4