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NEW SEAT(14 posts)

NEW SEATROOKIE
Apr 10, 2001 10:16 AM
Anyone out there have a seat they swear by? The seat on my GT is not very comfortable. I don't really care if the new one is light or not. I'm not out to win races or anything, I just want to be able to ride 10-20 miles and not hurt afterwards. Thanks.
re: NEW SEATMikeC
Apr 10, 2001 10:28 AM
One of the best cheap seats out there is the Serfas RX. I'm a pretty serious rider, and I used it for double centuries last year with good results.
If money's no object, check out the Koobie Tri. It's very good, but very expensive at $139.
re: NEW SEATKen56
Apr 10, 2001 10:45 AM
Seats are like shoes, they have to fit the individual, and no two are alike. Having said that, my rear end cannot tolerate the long, narrow racing saddles that are so prevalent on today's road bikes. I'm using the Terry Men's Liberator saddle and find it to be very comfortable. The general advice around here is to find a LBS that will swap out saddles for you, so that you don't get stuck paying for one that doesn't work for you. Good luck.
check your shorts, tooDog
Apr 10, 2001 10:52 AM
IMO, your shorts matter as much as your saddle in comfort. A good, padded-in-the-right-places, synthetic chamois can make some mediocre saddles feel down right plush. I swear by my Voler's, but everyone is different.

Doug
Selle Italia Turbomatic IIPaulCL
Apr 10, 2001 11:10 AM
On my second one. Nothing better for my butt.
Terry Liberator RaceJim S.
Apr 10, 2001 11:37 AM
I really like the Terry saddles. I tried the specialized body geometry, and absolutely hated it. I'd try the Terry if I were you, they have a 90 day money back guarantee. You may have to experiment around to find the right hieght and angle though, I almost sent mine back before finding the right position. Now I feel like I could go forever on it. I do at least one 50+ mile ride each weekend, and I even find this saddle relatively comfortable for the computrainer. I've heard a lot of good things about the slightly pricier terry Fly too.
Terry Ti FlyMorgan
Apr 10, 2001 12:10 PM
On the road bike I love my Terry Ti Fly. It looks great, feel great and the weight is about 240grams so the weight is still reasonable.
I paid 79.00 for it.
Terry Liberator RacePatM
Apr 11, 2001 8:56 AM
I would second Jim S response, I looked at Koobi and Terry and choose the Terry, have not regretted it since. It did take a while to get the position right, but what else you going to do all winter ? But one you have it its perfect. I had been doing rollers all winter and was able to comfortably go out for a 40 mile ride without any discomfort.
"Rookie Seat"Hap
Apr 10, 2001 11:54 AM
You post as a rookie and say that you want a seat that will be comfortable for 10-20 milers. Part of getting in shape to ride is toughening up the sit spot. Seats and bottoms must be broken in. Seats that are comfy for the first 10 miles will probably get uncomfy in the second 10 miles and beyond. You need to find a seat that will fit over the long haul.

That said, I like firm narrow seats. I use a Flite (non-gel) and it fits my anatomy well and gives me hours of comfort. Yes, if I've been off the bike for a while, I feel it the first ride or two but then I'm happy. I am thinking of switching to a SLR as they are lighter and folks here that were using Flites are happy with them.

Hap
re: NEW SEATDanish-Man
Apr 10, 2001 2:55 PM
Try the super saddle...I have two of them and they are great.
re: NEW SEATDanish-Man
Apr 10, 2001 3:01 PM
http://www.abs-sports.com/

Try the super saddle
get the best from the best, not one of the restmon t
Apr 10, 2001 3:54 PM
the best saddle by the best maker is the sella italia prolink. it is a touch heavy, but no more than the weight of an extra-lite inner tube. this saddle has everything on it that the best maker in history can throw at it. all that , and it is absolutely gorgeous, too. i read an interview with the head guy at selle italia recently, and he said he was more proud of this saddle than any they have ever made. he should know. do yourself a favor and buy the best of the best for your heiny; then come back and post again on how much you love it.
Specialzed Pro Longmuncher
Apr 11, 2001 1:22 AM
Not particlularly trick or expensive, but just a very comfortable pretty light saddle - good for a centuary - can't be bad.
Selle Ti FliteJacko
Apr 11, 2001 4:02 AM
The Ti Flite gets my vote. I have one on each of my bikes and love 'em. As with any seat, takes a bit to break in, but I find them comfortable over the long hauls.

jm