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Need Help Finding Womens' Saddles (that sounds funny)(5 posts)

Need Help Finding Womens' Saddles (that sounds funny)BigFatSal
Jul 18, 2003 8:52 PM
Seriously, my girlfriend just got her first bike (a very big deal !)..... Of course the bike came with a narrow, designed-for-men saddle. There's hardly any reviews on good saddles for women. I need some advice since women's sit bones/pelvises (pelvi?) are different than mine so I can't help her based on MY personal experience....And the local shops hardly carry any of 'em. Thanks ladies (or friends of lady riders).
re: Need Help Finding Womens' Saddles (that sounds funny)Juanmoretime
Jul 20, 2003 2:44 AM
My daughter's bike came with a standard saddle. I put a Terry, the make a large line of women specific saddles, and she loves it. Actually I just did the same thing with my other daughter.
re: Need Help Finding Womens' Saddles (that sounds funny)BigFatSal
Jul 20, 2003 7:11 AM
Thanks, I was guessing that Terry was the answer to this dilemma but wanted to see what the ladies thought about this topic..... Oh well, I guess not many ladies check out these discussion boards. Thanks for answering. I'll take a look at some Terrys for my girlfriend's butt and jibblies... :>)
two thingsmaximum15
Jul 21, 2003 8:55 AM
My wife was very happy with a Selle Max Flite Trans Am. Also, you will probably get more answers on the "General Discussion" board. Seems to be more women there.
re: Need Help Finding Womens' Saddles (that sounds funny)CritLover
Jul 21, 2003 9:06 PM
Women's saddles, well all saddles, are very individual and hard to recommend. I'm not a fan of the cut out (I've sat on them, but found them uncomfortable), so Terry seats are out for me. I have ridden a men's Selle Italia Prolink Gel and Trimatic, Fizik Vitesse (unisex), and Specialized Comp Gel (unisex).

The Trimatic was ridiculously hard, the Prolink was more comfortable. The Vitesse is somewhat stiff, but wide for a women's sit bones. They are awesome and I currently run them on two of my bikes. Two of my female teamates also use them and rave about them. Bonus, their website allows for custon configuration with about 15 color choices. They also make the Vitesse CP model which has more cushion in the center.

The Specialized saddles are all considered unisex and are slightly wider than other makes. Their website lists them as being about 15cm wide, as oppposed to the 16cm for the Vitesse and 14 for the Prolink. The width is how I usually choose a new saddle to test. The Comp model is slightly softer than I would like, but on longer rides it has been really comfortable. I'm still undecided on this one.

Her bone structure and the type of riding she'll be doing will ultimately determine which is best. Try finding some good buys on Ebay before committing to anything, or a LBS with a good exchange policy. Hope this helps.