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Any saddle reccomendations?(12 posts)

Any saddle reccomendations?Azukor
Jul 27, 2001 5:41 PM
I ride a 2000 Giant TCR 2, and the Selle Italia XO is killing me. I get the pins and needles, and the general soreness. I'm looking for a new saddle that is lightweight, but is also relieves pressure from the "soft tissue" areas. I was looking at the new Flite TT or SLR, but any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

Adam
re: Any saddle reccomendations?Lone Gunman
Jul 27, 2001 6:19 PM
Terry Fly has a money back guarantee if you are looking at a cut out type. Try it and decide.
re: Any saddle reccomendations?Azukor
Jul 27, 2001 6:28 PM
Nice saddle, but i don't think I want a cutaway. I'd prefer something with an indent instead (which seems to be the current trend). Thanks though. If anyone has an SLR, how is it? Thanks.

Adam
re: Any saddle reccomendations?Mark Gold
Jul 28, 2001 4:19 PM
I believe that Terry has some saddle models with indents instead of cutouts. I have a Terry Mens Liberator Ti. I think it's fantastic compared to the rock-hard Max Flite I had before. It is a cutout, though.

I just bought a Terry Mens Chubby Cheeks gel (indent) saddle to use while I recover from a tailbone injury. It's more comfortable in the back for me, but slightly less comfortable in the front (a bit too wide). Also, I learned that I prefer the cutout to the indent. It's a pound more than the Liberator ... so I lost 2 pounds over the last two weeks to compansate.

I seem to remember seeing other indent models sold by Terry, though.

- Mark
re: Any saddle reccomendations?jtolleson
Jul 27, 2001 7:00 PM
Calling the indented models the "current trend" may be an overstatement, but if that's what you'd like, the Specialized Body Geometry has gotten good reviews. The booming market is the cutout design, but saddles are a personal preferences.
re: Any saddle reccomendations?doc (tro)
Jul 27, 2001 8:37 PM
try the performance team saddle (i think its on sale now too!) it'll be on their website if you don't get the catalogue...www.performacebike.com

good luck
Koobi TriMikeC
Jul 28, 2001 6:55 AM
It's a great, no-numb, no bruise, ride. Phase-change cover, with leather and kevlar trim. Sleek, split design, ti rails, and thin gel pad that provides just enough relief without feeling sloppy or too cushioned. Negatives? It's $139. www.koobi.com
re: Any saddle reccomendations?grandemamou
Jul 28, 2001 10:25 AM
I like selle italia turbomatic III. I have a SA flite on one bike and it's pretty comfy but does not take as much of the road buzz out as the turbomatic III. I have heard alot of good things about the SA prolink. It is pretty heavy though.
re: Any saddle reccomendations?Floyd
Jul 28, 2001 5:08 PM
I ride a BikeFriday Pocket Rocket. the original seat was a std men's Terry so I changed that for a Terry Liberator which helped a little. I now ride a Koobi Si which is much better but not perfect. I don't think that the perfectly painless seat exists. I've been riding for over 40 years.
Floyd
Get a Brooks! (nm)Rusty McNasty
Jul 29, 2001 6:34 AM
re: Any saddle reccomendations?Cliff Oates
Jul 29, 2001 9:10 AM
Find a bike shop that will let you buy and subsequently exchange several saddles over an extended period of time until you find one that is comfy for your butt. Unless you like paying shipping charges on the returns, that means finding an LBS with an enlightened policy on saddles. Terry makes this process a little easier than most manufacturers as they have a 60 day satisfaction guaranty.

Everyone is different and there is no universal saddle nirvana. Also, be very concious about adjustments and the effect they have on things. If I raise the nose of my saddle a few millimeters from where it is now, I won't feel anything down South for a day after a century ride.

I tried a Flite ti, but it transformed into an a$$ hatchet after 50 miles. The SLR is a bit too minimalist for this butt and it doesn't look as though confort was the primary factor in the design. I ride on a couple of Terry fly's that are comfy for me.

You need to try the saddles that are available locally to discover which one is comfy for you.
Selle Italia Flite Tidavidl
Jul 29, 2001 2:41 PM
I went from an XO {terrible} to a Flite Gel {real good} to a plain old Flite Ti {best}. I would destroy the XO saddle so that some unsuspecting rider will not use it.