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Comfortable Saddle?

Postby Samvan77 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:57 am

Hi

Can anyone recommend a comfortable saddle for a road bike ?

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Re: Comfortable Saddle?

Postby smidsy » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:00 am

We can only say what we find comfortable for us. Too many variables.

The only way you will know what works for you is to try them. Many LBS offer trial saddles and measuring services etc.

FWIW many say the Charge Spoon is THE ONE and they are quite cheap.

I have a white one in v good condition (virtually new) you can have for £15 posted if you want to try it.
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Re: Comfortable Saddle?

Postby unixnerd » Wed Jan 02, 2013 14:15 pm

+1 for the Charge Spoon and it's lighter Knife variant (I have both). I thought they were superb until my new bike came with a Specialized Body Geometry Toupe saddle, it's even better.

If you don't get on with your current saddle try tilting it forwards very slightly.
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Re: Comfortable Saddle?

Postby cougie » Wed Jan 02, 2013 14:20 pm

+1 on the spoon and it is excellent value.

If you're new to cycling you may have to HTFU slightly - all saddles will feel odd for a while.

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Re: Comfortable Saddle?

Postby lostboysaint » Wed Jan 02, 2013 14:23 pm

I'm another Spoon covert. It's not for everyone but it's a great VFM way of finding out whether it works for you! Especially as there's always someone who'll buy it off you!

Most Spec and Fizik dealers are able to offer the "sit bones" geometry guides to help and will often offer a demo saddle or two.
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Re: Comfortable Saddle?

Postby passout » Wed Jan 02, 2013 16:59 pm

Very personal thing but for me it's Selle SMP all the way. I like WTB saddles too.
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Re: Comfortable Saddle?

Postby RRSODL » Wed Jan 02, 2013 18:03 pm

unixnerd wrote:+1 for the Charge Spoon and it's lighter Knife variant (I have both). I thought they were superb until my new bike came with a Specialized Body Geometry Toupe saddle, it's even better.

If you don't get on with your current saddle try tilting it forwards very slightly.


Saddle its a very personal thing and what works for me you might hate.


I couldn't get on with the Charge Spoon and there lots of people that couldn't get on with it.

I'm a brooks rider and my favourite saddle for a road bike is the Swallow. I'm sure there are some people that hate it :)

The one thing I would recommend though is to have your sitbones measured and buy a saddle with accordingly.

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Re: Comfortable Saddle?

Postby Kangarouge » Wed Jan 02, 2013 18:35 pm

Another plus for the Body Geometry saddles. I suggest you find a local dealer and try one on a 'swap' basis. As stated already, saddles are a very personal choice, (and winetr gloves I find), so I wish you luck and comfortable riding.

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Re: Comfortable Saddle?

Postby Danny87 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 18:41 pm

Fizik Arione best saddle I've got, and to be fair I've got a few as tried so many! Very personal thing, maybe consider second hand trial & error (ebay) or a saddle fit (lbs or specialist bike store).

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Re: Comfortable Saddle?

Postby vdubnut » Thu Jan 03, 2013 16:06 pm

+1 for the charge spoon! had tried 10+ saddles over the years till found this :D


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