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which saddle to get(5 posts)

which saddle to getDude
Mar 16, 2001 8:20 PM
I have a specialized pro saddle on my bike. After a hour of riding, my butt bones get very very sore. It gets to the point that have to constantly stand up every minute to relieve the soreness. What saddle should I try. I tried a flite gel by pulling it up from under me at the shop, but felt a bit hard. What else should I look into. I am planning to buy a saddle, pedal, and a shoe from totalcycling, so I need to be sure of my choice.

Don't ask us.Highgear
Mar 17, 2001 7:47 AM
No, really, saddle comfort is very subjective. The best thing to do is go into the reviews and find what the majority likes. You'll probably see that the Flite is right up there. I have heard that the standard Flite is better than the Gel model for comfort. I just started using the WTB Classic with the comfort zone, and after a few rides it's getting more comfy. The comfort zone really works in taking off pressure from the boys. Lots of pro's gravitate toward the classic saddles like the Selle Sanmarco Rolls and the Regal. Hope this helped.
agree, andHank
Mar 17, 2001 9:35 AM
a lot of saddle problems can be solved by tweaking the angle of the saddle a bit--even a tiny amount. So don't give up on your current saddle until you experiment with it for a while. That said, I'd say there's one or maybe two perfect saddles out there for everyone, and once you find it, you should stick with it. Lots of people love the Flight but it doesn't work for me. I've been riding Concors since I was 15 and would never consider another saddle--but lots of people HATE Concors. Whenever I set up a new bike, I take an allen wrench with me to mess with the fore/aft and tilt. It usually takes a ride or two for me to get it totally dialed. Good luck.
re: which saddle to getwesternflyer
Mar 18, 2001 12:27 PM
WTB Speed V, narrow enough, No Numbness, Good Luck
re: which saddle to getEPO
Mar 18, 2001 2:35 PM
I would highly recomend the flite saddle. I race Pro 1,2 and that saddle is by far the most popular. It depends on what bike you are riding, if you are ridding a tandem the flite mite be a bit unconfortable. So here is what I want you to do, go out and ride around 2hr and be shore to stand every 5-6 min for 20-30 seconds. This should help the problom. You said that you have a specialized pro saddle I am not shore what that saddle looks like but if it is one of the body geometry saddles then it should be one of the most confortable saddles you will ever ride. The flite saddles mite seam hard at first, but onece you get it broke it it rides like a dream.