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saddles: both for men and women, quick picks(10 posts)

saddles: both for men and women, quick picksbuffalosorrow
May 30, 2003 6:55 PM
I am pretty sure I want the san marco aspide, what else is out there the cuts some weight and is a tight all day saddle.
Also my girlfriends birthday is upcomming and she could use and new one, what are the females riding?
For your girlfriend,msmootsiemartin
May 30, 2003 7:42 PM
I would recommend looking at several. The Terry Butterfly, the Sella Italia Ldy (the one similar to mens flight gel) and the Fizik Vitesse. I have ridden the Terry for a couple years on my road bike w/o any problems. I have been riding the Sella Italia on my cross bike, but only for a week, so far so good. I am also looking at the Fizik, it is a firmer saddle. And, what else is she getting? :)

Hey msmootsiemartinDan Cas
May 31, 2003 6:33 AM
Just wondering how long it took you to get the Anvil you mentioned below.

Hey Dan Casmsmootsiemartin
May 31, 2003 3:24 PM
It took about 3 months, just as promised. And now that I have it, it was worth the wait!
Are you looking into a custom cyclocross bike?

Hey mmmDan Cas
May 31, 2003 4:13 PM
Naa,not anymore.I gave up.......

re: saddles: both for men and women, quick picksDan Cas
May 31, 2003 4:19 PM
I just ordered an Aspide cause I thought the shape looked right.I'll let you know what I think in a few days,but it won't matter for you if I like it or hate it.

My wife has always liked Terrys,but they have a zillion models.

I didn't mean to hijack your thread,but I needed to ask mmm a question.

No harm nor bad feelings...buffalosorrow
May 31, 2003 7:04 PM
agree - Terry, but...rockbender
Jun 2, 2003 9:16 AM
I agree with MMM and others - check out the Terry saddles. Also, if you buy it at your LBS, your GF can just keep on trading it until she finds the one she likes.

On Terry - make sure that she doesn't limit herself to the 'womens' saddles. My GF thought the butterfly was to wide, the damselfly too soft, but now has the Fly model on both of her bikes and love them (plus she likes that it says 'buzz off' on the back!)

For me (male), I have had good luck with Flite Genuine Gel, Avocet 02 Air, and have most recently fell in love with the WTB Rocket V - I can see more WTB saddles in my future I think.

I am definately curious to see how the Aspide rides - let us know!
Hey buffalosorrowDan Cas
Jun 5, 2003 11:55 AM
I got the Aspide today and don't like it at all.It is very firm as I expected,but it puts pressure in the wrong place for me.I also got a Selle Italia SLR and liked it less than the Aspide.

I have a sub "Q" infection,probably from riding,so I'm trying to find a different saddle.

I'm tired of riding with the saddle and seatpost removed from my bike.

re: saddles: both for men and women, quick pickssnwbdrhoon
Jun 10, 2003 4:21 AM
Can't speak to the girls side... My girlfriend is happy with her WTB saddle that came with her Gary Fisher mountain bike, but she's not on it for longer than 90 minutes or so.

I have an old Specialized Pro-Ti Body Geometry saddle on the 'cross bike (it's a left over saddle) and it works quite well, but most people hate them.

I have a Concor Ti on my mountain bike which is okay as well. Like I said okay, not great. I think the Flite is the way to go or the Flite gel. I'll be making those changes at the appropriate time.