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Is there such a thing as a comfortable saddle?(6 posts)

Is there such a thing as a comfortable saddle?Matno
Oct 18, 2002 11:02 AM
Specifically, I'm looking for something that is comfortable when I'm on the aerobars. I've got a Koobi Xenon, which is pretty good, but it's not Nirvana... Works great for using the bars (even in the drops), but the pressure is noticeable on the drops. If I tilt the saddle down, even just a little bit, it seems like I'm sliding forward when using the normal bars. Anyone?
Look for a drop nose saddlespookyload
Oct 18, 2002 8:23 PM
The only ones I have seen are the sella italia prolink, and a WTB saddle. The latter is a MTB seat, so it might not be the most stylish. The drop nose will take pressure off while on the aero bars.
I've got one...Matno
Oct 19, 2002 6:51 PM
Actually, I have a WTB Speed V that is a weird edition that nobody seems to be able to identify. It weighs 275g, which isn't bad. However, the front of it was actually a little too soft. It took the pressure off, but was soft enough that it rubbed a lot more, which made me saddle sore. Great when I'm not on the aerobars though...

Prolink is a serious consideration at this point...
Oct 20, 2002 2:38 PM
I really like it.. it seems to fit me really well, So long as i have the fore/aft adjusted perfectly....

That would be my personal recommendation to anyone.. mess with those setting first... might make your old saddle comfy

Life is compromise...cory
Nov 1, 2002 4:49 PM
I'm pretty well convinced there's no way to be comfortable both on the tops, where I ride most of the time, and in an aero position. I've had Brooks B-17s on three bikes for a couple of years, and i really like them, but I still haven't been able to get them adjusted so they're right for everything. I'm sort of gravitating to a slightly nose-down position (VERY slightly nose-down), but I do feel like I have to keep pushing myself back.
Here's the compromise I'd like to see...Matno
Nov 1, 2002 7:17 PM
How about a little extra weight for a saddle that is switchable between two positions? Better yet, one that switches automatically, depending on how you're sitting on it... Even if it does happen, I won't be able to afford it. Sigh! :^(