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Womens Saddle Suggestions(6 posts)

Womens Saddle Suggestionslott
Oct 9, 2002 10:07 AM
I know this topic was brought up before but maybe I can get more suggestions.

My girlfriend just bought a new Trek 5200 and she needs a better saddle for it. It seems from some of the past discussions that two of the better saddles are

1. Selle Italia Trans Am
2. Terry Butterfly

Has anybody tried this one "Serfas Vado"???

We ride about 100 miles a week(Usually 50-60 on Saturday). She is overall on the slim side with a rather narrow butt(which I really like).

I realize trying it would be the best but if you were to buy one saddle do you think she should lean toward the Selle/Terry or Serfas???

Thanks
re: Womens Saddle SuggestionsChunky
Oct 9, 2002 10:31 AM
Butt size don't matter. :-) It's better to measure the sit bones and get an idea how wide the back of the saddle should be in order to support the sit bones.

Another popular women's saddle is Fizik Vitesse. It has no cut out and is firmer than Lady's Trans Am and Terry. I think Texas Cycling has the saddle (w/ ti rails) for $65 or so.
re: My wife, whose pretty fussy, likes her Avocet.dzrider
Oct 9, 2002 10:44 AM
Most every saddle works for somebody, no saddle works for everybody.
ditto the Avocet O2 womens! (nm)Becky
Oct 9, 2002 11:10 AM
If you are going to ride a lot the Brooks Finesse.MB1
Oct 10, 2002 5:32 AM
Miss M is a little woman-maybe 100lbs. She was having occasional saddle problems but did best with Terry Butterfly saddles. Then one day I got her a couple of Brooks Finesse (their womans model with Titanium hardware).

A year later she won't ride anything else on long rides or commuting. She still had a Butterfly on her Merlin-I think that is one of the reasons she doesn't ride the bike much anymore.

YMMV
re: Womens Saddle Suggestionskatie1
Oct 10, 2002 5:46 AM
I prefer the Terry saddle, but everyone is shaped differently.