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Women's Saddle Rec Wanted(10 posts)

Women's Saddle Rec WantedMikeBu
May 5, 2002 1:40 PM
My wife has recently started riding and she has been complaining about the saddle she is using. It is Specialized Pro TI Body Composition. Initially she was riding with it pointing slightly up but I adjusted it so that points down slightly after she was complaining of discomfort. This improved things but she still isn't totally comfortable. Do you women out there think that a special womens designed saddle like the Avocet or Selle Italia is worth it? Or do you have a suggestion on what saddle we should try?
re: Women's Saddle Rec WantedSnakebit
May 5, 2002 2:14 PM
I don't know what most of the women ride, but I really like the Fizik Vitesse. I have tried others and came back to this one.
another vote for the Vitesseheloise
May 6, 2002 5:06 AM
Very happy with mine too!
Go for the ti rails.
Some women can use the cut-out saddles--i've tried a few and find them to be torture devices! Give me a nice firm platform for my sit-bones and i'm a happy camper.
May 5, 2002 2:48 PM
The women's market is still pretty Terry-dominated. That's all I've ridden since the liberator came out 8 years ago. I'm intrigued by the fizik but why change what works?

If she's looking for something lighter, narrower, and firmer, have her try out the Terry Butterfly. If she's looking for a little more hobbying/touring level, the original Liberator is still a comfy ride for most.

They have a GREAT return policy if she isn't happy.
Yup... I second the Terry Liberator...Spinchick
May 5, 2002 3:23 PM
they have a number of others she can check out as well.
try Selle Italia Trans Am Ladytandemania
May 5, 2002 4:08 PM
I have tried San Marco Aero and Selle Italia Trans Am Lady. These two saddles have hole in the middle. Trans Am is more comfortable and gives me more support. I don't get the "----" abrasion anymore.
Serfas Dual Density Prodsc
May 5, 2002 9:38 PM
It's a women's XC racing saddle, but I find it works great on my road bike. Ti rails, very soft leather (the small patches of kevlar on either side are the only clue that this saddle was meant for mtb) and the cut-outs on the underside of the saddle allow it to flex slightly, giving it some shock absorbing qualities.

This saddle also has a slight depression in the area between the wide part in back and the nose - which allows for greater comfort when I'm riding low in the drops.

BTW - as far as the nose up/down position - adjust the sadlle so it is either perfectly level, or slightly up again, then go back and make the necessary re-adjustments to correct for saddle height and knee over pedal. By keeping her saddle level or slightly up, her sit bones will will stay perched on the widest part of the saddle - where they belong. If she still complains about discomfort or pressure in the soft tissue area, the handlebars may be set too low.

Good luck.

absolutely love my women's Avocet O2 Air! (nm)Becky
May 6, 2002 3:18 AM
My wife likes hers as well.dzrider
May 6, 2002 5:01 AM
Just put in on her bike a few weeks ago and asked how she liked it. She said "I don't know; I didn't notice it". Then she smiled.
Two thumbs up - WAY up!! (nm)rideslikeagirl
May 6, 2002 7:33 AM