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Favorite componentPEDDLEFOOT
Jul 5, 2002 1:26 PM
What part of your bike you like the most and why?Is it the frame, wheel set, groupo or something else?
That's easy, Body Geometry saddle.Spoke Wrench
Jul 5, 2002 1:35 PM
I don't think anything will impact your enjoyment of your bike more than the seat. I have the Pro ti on my go-fast bike and comps on the others. I like them well enough that I never even sat on the seats that came with my last two new bikes.
for $200 bucks, you'd better like it. :-)liv2padl
Jul 5, 2002 3:08 PM
there are quite a number of other saddles out there with missing ovals or cut outs and what not ... have you tried them and found them wanting? i'm curious cuz' i'm still looking for the perfect saddle.
Got my Pro Ti on sale, $98 plus shipping.Chen2
Jul 5, 2002 5:22 PM
But I prefer my Selle Italia Ti rail.
Got my Pro Ti on sale, $98 plus shipping.dasho
Jul 5, 2002 5:51 PM
What is the Pro Ti? I have a SI Flite but it puts too much pressure on the delicate area when I'm in the drops. I had a Selle Italia Flite gel that was worse. I really need to find a saddle that is not abusive to the body (if it's possible).
I deeply dislike body geometry saddleselviento
Jul 5, 2002 9:56 PM
I have used one briefly. Felt nothing more than a well padded wide saddle which also happens to be ugly. The ads with a half naked women is just evil (at least unfair) marketing tactics trying to make people believe that regular saddles cause impotence.

If anyone actually cared to think about it, the fart crack, as seen on this and many other similar models, happens to be part of a saddle that normally takes least pressure in the first place.

As for the $150 price tag, total ripoff. For that cheap workmanship, probably $30-40 is more like it.

Sex sells. In this case, the false impression that it can prevent sexual problems (and competing products can cause sexual problems) sells. In fact those who use them probably don't have that much saddle time to begin with.
Hold up there a minute buddy!!Justride
Jul 6, 2002 10:31 AM
I am quite happy with my first generation BG ProTi saddle. I did get in a bit of saddle time on it the last two years (10,000+) so I do not agree with what you are saying. I think a lot of the bruhaha about sexual disfunction has had a very positive effect on saddle design over the last couple of years. I know a lot of riders that ride more comfortably on the fart groove as you call it than they ever did before.The fact that the center of the prineum takes the least of the saddle pressure has nothing to do with the fact that comfort can be increased by taking even more weight of of a very sensitive region. I do agree with you that all of the saddle manufacturers are probably guilty of price gouging and that the cycling industry in general is full of overblown marketing hype. It pays to shop wisely. I purchased 3 of these saddles for $20.00 each at El Tour de Tucson sign up last year Ride on!
re: Favorite componentkoala
Jul 6, 2002 3:44 AM
My excelsport cirrus wheels. Light, under$300 with chorus hubs,and after half a season my choice in the windy northeast.
MAVIC Cosmic Carbone WheelsChen2
Jul 6, 2002 10:36 AM
Mine are more than 4 years old with about 7000 miles and have been bombproof. I'm consistently 1/2 mph faster on the Carbones than on my Open Pros, 32h, 3X, Revolutions, on Chris King hubs. The Carbones always put a smile on my face and make me enjoy cycling more. They are a bit heavy, so they aren't the best climbing wheels, but on the flats they rip. Ok, you can flame me now, it won't change my opinion.