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Guys: New Seat Question(17 posts)

Guys: New Seat Questionwookieontherun
Mar 16, 2003 3:10 PM
So a question to all the guys.... I need a new seat that is more comfortable to my "boys" than the stock trek 5200 seat... what do you all reccomend? Don't think about price on this...just comfort, though I really enjoy riding and pushing hard so prefferably not something that would impede my riding, just something more comfortable.

Jonny
Terry Flysuperdog
Mar 16, 2003 3:26 PM
If comfort is your #1 goal, try the Terry Fly. This subject comes up a lot on this board. If you really want to find the "right" saddle for you, you'll probably have to purchase four or five saddles and just try them for yourself. I did this and sold my "used" saddles on eBay. A lot of people mentioned the Terry Fly as being comfortable so I added it to my list and for me it was the most comfortable. Everybody is different.
Second the FlyWhoisJohnGalt
Mar 16, 2003 6:48 PM
The stock saddle on my Trek 2300 was the San Marco ERA. I put 500 miloes on it before I switched. Bought a Dragonfly and a Fly from Performance...Did my own "testing" and sent the Dragonfly back to Performance. I actually liked the Dargonfly better than the San Marco...go figure!

Anyway, the Mens Fly, almost feels like a "hammock" of sorts to me. The saddle seems to have just the right amount of give between the sit bone area and the nose. Its a unique feel and I like it....Good Luck
Koobi Xenon (nm)abicirider
Mar 16, 2003 3:48 PM
Max Flite Trans Am (nm)bsdc
Mar 16, 2003 3:54 PM
Try the Selle Italia Pro-link gel.look271
Mar 16, 2003 3:57 PM
I have 2 and they are my favorites. I also have a Terry Dragonfly and it isn't bad, either. Seats that are a little wider are good for me. If you get your saddles online, you will be able to return them (Nashbar, Performance, others). Get several to try and find one that works for you!
Terre Zero?wookieontherun
Mar 16, 2003 4:40 PM
anyone used the terre zero? looks like it was designed just for men

Jonny
Before you buy a new saddle.Dave Hickey
Mar 16, 2003 5:28 PM
Have you tried different adjustments on you current saddle? Try raising the nose slightly. I know it sounds the opposite of what you'd think but it slides your butt back and keeps the jewels off the nose. How much saddle to bar drop do you have? Raising the bars will do wonders for discomfort.
Before you buy a new saddle.wookieontherun
Mar 16, 2003 5:50 PM
Well here's the deal with it. The fit of my bike including saddle position is PERFECT. I've NEVER had a bike fit like this before. It's incredible, its really just the saddle that is hurtin the "boys"
Also try rotating nose of saddle right or leftContinental
Mar 17, 2003 7:11 AM
The most comfortable saddle position for men often is with the nose of the saddle rotated slightly to the right or left, that is, the saddle is not parallel to the toptube. My saddle is rotated a little to the right to leave a little extra room on the left side for that precious cargo bag.
only should be an issue for lance nmFez
Mar 17, 2003 8:54 AM
re: Guys: New Seat QuestionLive Steam
Mar 16, 2003 5:36 PM
I just put a Selle Italia Prolink Gel saddle on my TCR composite and I have to say it is really comfy. It isn't the lightest saddle, but the suspension system and the gel go a long way to absorb road shock as well as provide a cushioned yet supportive place for your sit bones. It looks rather nice too :O)
I use the Koobi Silver.........davet
Mar 16, 2003 6:16 PM
.....on my longer rides. Firm, comfortable and the 'boys' are happy.

http://www.koobi.com/

Call and talk to them. They recommended a saddle to me based on an 'interview'. It was almost like a fitting on a bike! I still have the saddle, thousands of miles later and it's still going strong.
another Koobi fan ...tarwheel
Mar 17, 2003 5:50 AM
I bought a Koobi Enduro based on the fitting chart on their web site, figuring I had nothing to lose with their 30-day guarantee. It's the most comfortable saddle I've tried and reasonably light. Before the Koobi, I tried a whole bunch of different saddles. I also have a Koobi Silver on my other bike. The Silver and Enduro are the same saddle, except Silver is all leather on top, and the Enduro has kevlar corner protection and perforated leather.
selle italia century or the new C2 saddle if ...ol
Mar 16, 2003 7:43 PM
you like narrow profile saddle. I have tried many narrow saddle & this is the most comfortable.
re: Guys: New Seat Questionpurplepaul
Mar 16, 2003 9:58 PM
I've got a Koobi Xenon and I wouldn't recommend it. There is really only one saddle I've seen that appears to have gotten it right: the Fizik Aliante. Why? Because they put Kevlar under the padding instead of carbon fiber or plastic. When you press down on the top, the saddle itself "gives." You have support overall, but local areas have flex. I was skeptical until I saw it. Now I know why so many rave about it.
Koobi Enduropnitefly
Mar 17, 2003 9:46 AM
Saddle choice varies between riders! However, the enduro works for me. The 30 day guarantee was a big plus. However, the saddles are so well made that I doubt many people have to use it. Firm where it needs to be and soft everywhere else. Check one out. Oh, I went from a specialized body geometry to the Koobi. Big difference.