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Thoughts on Koobi saddles?(5 posts)

Thoughts on Koobi saddles?MVN
May 13, 2002 10:37 AM
I went on a long ride yesterday (long for me, 30 miles) and by mile 22 my nether regions were becoming painful. Never had this problem before, no numbness or anything. This is the longest ride I've been on so maybe that's got something to do with it. I got up out of the saddle every so often to combat it, but no luck. I use a Specialized BG Sport 2002 model saddle that has never given me a problem before. So now I'm thinking about a new saddle, something more comfortable for longer rides (more than 20 miles). I've heard good things about Koobi, but am curious as to user's experiences with that brand, or any other for that matter. I know saddles are a very personal item, but just looking for opinions. Thanks for your time.
re: Thoughts on Koobi saddles?Dave Hickey
May 13, 2002 10:53 AM
Before you start buying new saddles, have you tried adjusting your Specialized? Here are a couple of ideas.
1. Your saddle should be level. On the Specialized BG series it might even appear to be nose up. If you saddle is too high in the back, your butt is sliding forward to the narrow part of the saddle. This is putting pressure on your groin. I use a level when I set up mine.
2. Saddle vs Bar height. How much drop do you have? If you have a lot of handlebar drop try raising your stem. If your using a threadless stem, try flipping it over.

I'm not saying the BG sport is the correct saddle for you, but your problems might not be with the actual saddle.
I love mineMisJG
May 13, 2002 11:19 AM
Bought mine (SI) a couple years back when the company was just starting out (I think) and haven't looked back since! Saddle is still in great shape (I use a plain lycra cover, always have no matter what saddle I used). I have a friend in California who thanked me repeatedly for turning him on to Koobi. No more numb d...!
re: Thoughts on Koobi saddles?MikeC
May 13, 2002 11:51 AM
I've used the Koobi Tri for the past couple of years. Light weight, split-top design, and a very thin gel pad that takes the edge off without being sloppy or heavy.
Works well for me, with no pain after or during centuries.
re: Thoughts on Koobi saddles?Icefrk13
May 13, 2002 12:24 PM
I have a friend that rides a Koobi and swears by it. My personal preferance is the Flite Trans Am. I love it. It is the best dick-not-number saddle I have ridden. (the others are BG and a Bontrager for give me if I spelled it wrong as I hatted it)

Matt