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Yet ANOTHER Saddle Question(3 posts)

Yet ANOTHER Saddle Questionripper
Jan 20, 2004 3:59 AM
I have been riding a prolink genuine gel for the last 2 seasons and have really liked everything about it except the "gel" which pushed up on my bits for the first 3 months. I am now contemplating getting a Brooks saddle (figure i can replace the ultegra seatpost with a thompson masterpiece to make up the weight difference) but have no idea which model is most like the shape of the prolink. Anyone ridden both?
re: Yet ANOTHER Saddle Questionaliensporebomb
Jan 20, 2004 5:32 AM
I have the Prolink non-geniune gel version and had no
real problems with it although over time the "dolphin
hump" in the front after about 1950 miles is sort of
bugging me. I'm real tempted to go for a Selle Italia
SLR since the shape appears to have the real comfortable
rear end of the Prolink without the "arched dolphin nose"
in the front of the Prolink, it's more gently curving.
I'll let you know my results.
re: Yet ANOTHER Saddle QuestionDINOSAUR
Jan 21, 2004 9:23 AM
If everything with the Prolink worked for you accept the gel, why not consider a regular Prolink without the gel insert?

I have used a Brooks Pro in the past and it was nothing special for me. But saddles are a very personal thing and there is no guarantee that it will work or not work. The problem with the Brooks saddles are the rails are short and it's hard to get the saddle far enough back even with an offset seatpost (that was my problem). If you want to try a Brooks, I'd go with a Brooks Swift (with ti rails). One thing about the Brooks saddle is that if it doens't work for you, you could always sell it.

I like the San Marco Regal and Rolls saddles, but that's just me.

Once you find something that works, stick with it. Changing saddles can be more difficult than you think....