Saddles that even LOOK sore ?

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Saddles that even LOOK sore ?

Postby Raffles » Sun Oct 14, 2012 18:27 pm

Id never personally laid eyes on a Specialised Toupe...........until today :shock:

Our club sunday outing had a member who had a technical and we had to stop by the road. I looked back and one of the guys had the meanest and sorest looking saddle id ever laid eyes on. I asked him what it was and said my bum hurt just looking at it :lol: He laughed and said he really dug it.

Are there any saddles you had seen that just looked sore to you without even getting on it ?
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Re: Saddles that even LOOK sore ?

Postby declan1 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 18:33 pm

This one doesn't look too comfortable...
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Re: Saddles that even LOOK sore ?

Postby Raffles » Sun Oct 14, 2012 18:42 pm

crikey :shock:
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Re: Saddles that even LOOK sore ?

Postby Buckie2k5 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 21:25 pm

Raffles wrote:
Are there any saddles you had seen that just looked sore to you without even getting on it ?



my own saddle looks sore every time i look at it. yes im in the market for a new 1.

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Re: Saddles that even LOOK sore ?

Postby stickman » Sun Oct 14, 2012 21:44 pm

The Toupe, the cutout shape gives clearance to a gentleman's undercarriage, seems like a good saddle.
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Re: Saddles that even LOOK sore ?

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Sun Oct 14, 2012 21:52 pm

The Fizik Antares looks (and is) awful.

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Re: Saddles that even LOOK sore ?

Postby blackpoolkev » Sun Oct 14, 2012 21:55 pm

I'm regularly disappointed when showing my pride and joy to non-cycling friends.The initial reaction is mostly "Hmm that saddle looks painful"(It's a Specialized Romin and I love it dearly)

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Re: Saddles that even LOOK sore ?

Postby Raffles » Sun Oct 14, 2012 22:22 pm

ALIHISGREAT wrote:The Fizik Antares looks (and is) awful.



I know a guy who really loves his antares. Funny thing is you could put 6 pockets on it ,cover it in green baize and play snooker on it as it is seriously flat. I dont know how he doesnt slide off the fore or aft :?
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Re: Saddles that even LOOK sore ?

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Sun Oct 14, 2012 23:24 pm

Raffles wrote:
ALIHISGREAT wrote:The Fizik Antares looks (and is) awful.



I know a guy who really loves his antares. Funny thing is you could put 6 pockets on it ,cover it in green baize and play snooker on it as it is seriously flat. I dont know how he doesnt slide off the fore or aft :?


I didn't get on with it.. only tested it because the Aliante was already out on loan so I thought why not?

Wasn't even ok over an hour.

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Re: Saddles that even LOOK sore ?

Postby Bozman » Mon Oct 15, 2012 06:53 am

The Toupe and the Romin are the most uncomfortable saddles i've owned in 20 yrs of cycling, nothing even comes close and that comes from a bloke that uses a SLR flow carbonio, they look uncomfortabnle but aren't.

The most comfortable was Selle Italia Turbomatic that i had in the 1990s

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Re: Saddles that even LOOK sore ?

Postby Coach H » Mon Oct 15, 2012 09:15 am

Bozman wrote:The Toupe and the Romin are the most uncomfortable saddles i've owned in 20 yrs of cycling, nothing even comes close and that comes from a bloke that uses a SLR flow carbonio, they look uncomfortabnle but aren't.

The most comfortable was Selle Italia Turbomatic that i had in the 1990s


The Toupe and the Romin are the most comfortable saddles i've owned in 25 yrs of cycling, nothing even comes close and that comes from a bloke that has tried an SLR flow carbonio, they look uncomfortable and are.

Thus to prove there is nothing more polarising in cycling as saddles :lol:
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Re: Saddles that even LOOK sore ?

Postby haf1zur » Mon Oct 15, 2012 09:48 am

redvee wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMYZyUygW6Y :shock:


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Re: Saddles that even LOOK sore ?

Postby tiredofwhiners » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:27 am

Adamo - they look hard, squat and bulky but are the most comfortable saddle I've ever used as they put the weight on th right parts of your undercarriage and are not designed to look good.

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Re: Saddles that even LOOK sore ?

Postby stickman » Mon Oct 15, 2012 14:11 pm

The simple answer, just get a Brooks :)
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Re: Saddles that even LOOK sore ?

Postby Coach H » Mon Oct 15, 2012 15:00 pm

stickman wrote:The simple answer, just get a Brooks :)
and for the next few hundred miles wonder if you are actually breaking it in OR it just does not suit you. (Tried a B17 in the past and was in pain/numb for months, way over the claimed 50miles, before finally giving up).

As least with modern stuff you pretty much know in a couple of hundred miles.

However as with ALL saddles if Brooks work for YOU they work for YOU
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Re: Saddles that even LOOK sore ?

Postby jay197 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 15:14 pm

Buckie2k5 wrote:
my own saddle looks sore every time i look at it. yes im in the market for a new 1.


Hi Buckie,

If you are based in the UK, then I am opening up a new "try before you buy" online saddle shop in the next few days, the website is http://www.tryasaddle.co.uk

Or, if you are in the US of A, we will be opening up in Williamsport, PA, home of the little league :P, in November, the website is http://www.tryasaddle.com and should be up in the next few days so bookmark it:)

Regards,

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Re: Saddles that even LOOK sore ?

Postby diy » Mon Oct 15, 2012 16:07 pm

i had a toupe on my mtb for a while - it was a comfy saddle, unfortunately it couldn't take much pounding and gave out during a difficult landing. Probably should have kept it for the road bike.

Anything that doesn't have a man cut out or love grove looks uncomfortable to me.

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Re: Saddles that even LOOK sore ?

Postby Omar Little » Mon Oct 15, 2012 16:57 pm

Had a Toupe and although it looks sore i found it comfortable, eventually it broke and i've switched to the Romin Evo (i had heard that this was a little bit better when in the drops than the Toupe) and so far so good

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Re: Saddles that even LOOK sore ?

Postby stickman » Mon Oct 15, 2012 19:03 pm

A cardboard bike with a cardboard "Brooks" http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/bre ... 1350327579
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