|Ouch!!! Saddle Recommendations?||aet|
Oct 30, 2001 10:26 AM
|currently use a san marco era. it hurts because it is either 2 narrow or 2 hard and i have used it for about three months without getting better. need one that is not too wide and bulky but not quite a brick, either.|
|Terry Fly or Liberator||Me Dot Org|
Oct 30, 2001 10:32 AM
|...the good thing about a Terry is that they have a money-back guarantee. The liberator is wider (and heavier) but more cushy.|
|guarantee!?!? that's one i'll check. (NM)||aet|
Oct 30, 2001 10:38 AM
|From the Terry web site:||Me Dot Org|
Oct 30, 2001 10:51 AM
|"Ride it for 60 days. If you don't like it, return it to the place where you bought it for a refund or exchange, whichever you choose. "
|I have a Fly and love it! NM||Lazy|
Oct 30, 2001 10:51 AM
Oct 30, 2001 11:36 AM
|Saddles are like opinions. Everyone's got one.||Elefantino|
Oct 30, 2001 2:07 PM
|For example, I swear by the Selle XO (the non-gel version; gel is useless), which was standard equipment on many low-end road bikes. But my son, who has my build, thinks it's a piece of cr*p.
He likes the Era.
I've heard good things from our club members about:
Selle ProLink (pricey, tho)
Selle Royal Shark (it's gel, but unlike others is ALL gel, which I guess makes a difference).
Good luck. Let your backside do some testing and listen to it.
|Saddles are like opinions. Everyone's got one.||Eric|
Oct 30, 2001 7:40 PM
|Yup, there's just no way to even say that saddle A will work for person B.
Interestingly, I rode for about 6 years on various models of the Selle Italia Turbomatics (original, II, III). Never had a problem, until late this summer when I started to suffer from some chafing and pain. I had not changed anything with respect to position or equipment (very few changes in position in the past 6 years), but over time my pedaling style must have changed enough to create problems. I am currently testing out the San Marco Era, which I like because of its narrow profile (the chafing is GONE), but I do find it a little flat across the top compared to a Flite or Turbomatic which have a more pronounced concave shape. Time will tell....
|That's funny. i have an era and hate it.(NM)||aet|
Oct 31, 2001 6:49 AM
|stand up the whole ride||ouch|
Oct 31, 2001 12:23 AM
|I saw that once||McAndrus|
Oct 31, 2001 7:02 AM
|I saw a crit once where one of the racers had lost his saddle about halfway through the race. It came off on the backside of the course so I didn't see how it came off.
He rode the full race and the last half with just a seatpost sticking up. Talk about courage!