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sleepy peepy and ball gutter saddles(4 posts)

sleepy peepy and ball gutter saddlesmaurizio
Oct 21, 2002 11:39 AM
What are the experiences out there with sleepy peepy and the less radical ball gutter saddles?
I get a bit of soreness at about the 4 hour mark and am considering one of the above...
re: sleepy peepy and ball gutter saddlesPEDDLEFOOT
Oct 21, 2002 11:47 AM
I tried a few with no luck.Caused some real irritating chaffing and didn't help the numbness.What saddle do you currently use? Sometimes all it takes is repositioning of the one you have to reduce or eliminate the numbness.I went through about 5 before I settled on my Flite and then it took some tweaking to get it right. Now I have no problems.
re: sleepy peepy and ball gutter saddlesMVN
Oct 21, 2002 3:32 PM
Try the Koobi Silver saddle (or any other by Koobi that might fit your needs). I originally had a Specialized BG Sport saddle (ultimately turned to be a torture device on rides over 25 miles). I got the AU Chrono but decided I needed the Silver (a little less dense padding). It has the trough that runs the length of the saddle so nothing gets bunched up or constricted. It's comfy even in a racer's position. It took about 100 miles to break in (leather cover), but other than the mild discomfort associated with that, I've experienced no pain or numbness. They have a 30 day money back guarantee. If it doesn't work for you, you can get a refund or exchange for another model, your choice. You can even call them and get advice over the phone. The president, Phil Schweizer, is really helpful and answers e-mail promptly. Hope that helps.
Me like ti railed Trans-Ampeter1
Oct 22, 2002 7:32 AM
Not too radical but a bit heavy at 250g for the weight-conscious. Cut out is oval shaped. Very comfy with a well stitched black leather cover. Has eliminated numbness for the most part, but I still try to stand up

Strange, though...I didn't have problems with numbness until the media made a big deal about the cycling/impotence link...sort of like in the days before deodorant, no one noticed a bit of body odor.