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Old 13th December 2010   #501
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Swimmers aside, its not comfy.
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Old 13th December 2010   #502
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Dont believe the hype, MF... I am actually quite the lady killer.
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Old 13th December 2010   #503
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experiment with someone elses saddle


serial more like :)
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Old 13th December 2010   #504
j.m.f
wondering about these prostate tests,
how long was the er, inspection exactly?
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Old 13th December 2010   #505
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These are really cheap; £35 for a stripped carbon base and Ti rails

http://soniccycles.co.uk/products2.php?option=990497


http://fotos.mtb-news.de/img/photos/6/0/5/2/3/_/large/HaiBike09.03.087.JPG
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Old 13th December 2010   #506
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wondering about these prostate tests,
how long was the er, inspection exactly?
it was more of a swimming test/sample, me and my mrs are looking to try for a baby
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Old 13th December 2010   #507
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I have been thoroughly recommended brooks saddles by quite a few people and with a monster ride on the cards for the summer I thought now would be a good time to get one, to wear it in in advance. So, I just bite the bullet and got one at the weekend (team pro). I'm used to a specalized alias 143, which has one of cut away things so it does feel quite different - the team pro has the closest measurements to the spesh 143 as I could find. I'm as yet not sure if this is a bad different or just a different different, only time (and some miles) will tell I guess. It doesn't hurt or anything like that and it not 'uncomfortable', which is a good start I suppose.

I'm a little irritated with myself as I know I am paying more attention to what bits are touching the saddle than should be just because I'm paranoid and I'm sure I am over thinking things.

How long do people think is a good amount of time to give a saddle to decide if it's for you or not? I was thinking a few hundred miles, or do brooks take a bit longer to get used to?
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Old 13th December 2010   #508
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it was more of a swimming test/sample, me and my mrs are looking to try for a baby
ah right you are-- good luck with that and have fun trying whatever happens, how bad can it be?
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Old 13th December 2010   #509
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Planet x super light;

I've got one on my audax/touring bike and It's comfy as anything. I might buy one for my fixed gear before long but the charge spoon has loads of life left in it yet.

http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/imgs/products/440x380_constWH/SAPXSL_P1.jpg
still the best saddle I've used.
On most of my bikes now, except the beater which has a spoon, as above.
I find that in Tri/ TT mode it is great as the extra length really makes you feel stable.
In long distances, that same length makes you feel like you have a choice of positions.
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Old 13th December 2010   #510
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ah right you are-- good luck with that and have fun trying whatever happens, how bad can it be?
but had a bit of a fright the other week, and went to the doc, the "procedure" involves a bit of a exploration and a bloodtest
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Old 13th December 2010   #511
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Have you rode a fizik saddle before? If so, try their new versus range that has a central channel to reduce pain on your danglies.

Use the spine concept to decide if you're a Arione, Antares or Aliante type. I'm liking the look of the Arione as have narrow sit bones but on long rides get numbness from a Arione CX.

Link - http://cyclingbeat.com/fizik-versus-saddles/
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Old 13th December 2010   #512
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That Planet-X saddle is shite. Cheap foam changes shape, badly constructed etc...

You get what you pay for
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Old 13th December 2010   #513
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I have to say I'm loving my Brooks Team Pro classic - it's been on my hack/winter bike for a few months now and just gets better and better. But it's not light, and that's why I have a toupe on my carbon bling-a-ding-ding bike. If you're concerned about dropping 100g here or there, the Brooks will add a whopping 300g over most lightweight saddles.
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Old 13th December 2010   #514
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Have you rode a fizik saddle before? If so, try their new versus range that has a central channel to reduce pain on your danglies.

Use the spine concept to decide if you're a Arione, Antares or Aliante type. I'm liking the look of the Arione as have narrow sit bones but on long rides get numbness from a Arione CX.

Link - http://cyclingbeat.com/fizik-versus-saddles/
Good tip Dov. Thanks.
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Old 13th December 2010   #515
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Or look into the Specialized Romin saddles. Varying width and a channel the entire length of the saddle.
http://www.bikerumor.com/2010/04/06/...n-road-saddle/
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Old 13th December 2010   #516
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Ok, Ive now managed to work myself into a panic about erectile disfunction and sluggish swimmers. Been getting a bit achey in the aggot region as my mileage has gone up a bit recently.

Anyway, I think Im going to bite the bullet have a crack (heh) at one of these:

http://www.ismseat.com/products.htm

So, the Road is the same design as the Racing, but more padded. The Racing is designed for more aero positions, TT etc, which isnt what I need, so I guess that excludes both of those.

Thinking of the Breakaway, which is the Podium but more padded.

http://www.ismseat.com/images/Podium%20top%20&%20profile%20blk.jpg

Does anyone know anything about which one of these would be most suitable for a commutenenger? I am a bit confused by the technical mumbo jumbo.

Currently riding on an Arione, which Ive liked very much until recently.
Their site is a bit rubbish all of a sudden. They've doubled the range without a proper discussion of differences between models or weights. I've just emailed them for some clarification. If in doubt I'd go for the Road version Or like I mentioned before, go for a solid saddle so that only the body parts that need to be in contact with the saddle are and the soft tissue is unaffected. If you really are worried about your johnson take the Adamo- at the least it will sell second hand.




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These are really cheap; £35 for a stripped carbon base and Ti rails

http://soniccycles.co.uk/products2.php?option=990497


http://fotos.mtb-news.de/img/photos/6/0/5/2/3/_/large/HaiBike09.03.087.JPG
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Old 13th December 2010   #517
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^ I've got one of those flat carbon + ti rails saddles on the track bike. *very* flexy, and not in quite as considered a way as I'd like, but comfy enough. looks proper mean too - from the side there's practically nothing there.
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Old 13th December 2010   #518
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i cant help but want one of those velo carbon saddles. million dollar question: is it comfortable?

ive had a velo saddle before that was very comfortable, but had to be set very nose up to get there.
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Old 13th December 2010   #519
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If I wanted something like that, I'd just get a second hand Ti SLR and strip it. Same price maybe even cheaper AND guaranteed comfort.
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Old 13th December 2010   #520
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Get an Arione, Balki.

It's what I use and we'll be celebrating Edie's first birthday on Wednesday.
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Old 13th December 2010   #521
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Get an Arione, Balki.

It's what I use and we'll be celebrating Edie's first birthday on Wednesday.
Slightly unclear as to how these two facts are related?
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Old 13th December 2010   #522
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^ good advice there Balki, Andy used his man-bits to make said Edie ergo

Arione = baby
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Old 13th December 2010   #523
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AndyP once sold me an Arione. It didn't work out as planned.
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Old 13th December 2010   #524
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Arione = baby
Do you mean that it means 'baby'?
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Old 13th December 2010   #525
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Have you rode a fizik saddle before? If so, try their new versus range that has a central channel to reduce pain on your danglies.

Use the spine concept to decide if you're a Arione, Antares or Aliante type. I'm liking the look of the Arione as have narrow sit bones but on long rides get numbness from a Arione CX.

Link - http://cyclingbeat.com/fizik-versus-saddles/
Awesome link. I'm not getting on with the planet-x I bought (30 minutes on the trainer, numbness begins). I may try an Antares next.
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Old 13th December 2010   #526
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Antares? You are clearly a "bull", H.

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Get an Arione, Balki.
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Arione = baby
Im using an Arione now. Its great for my old 8 mile commute, but the new commute is now 17 miles each way and its properly tenderizing my cruids.
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Old 13th December 2010   #527
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Their site is a bit rubbish all of a sudden. They've doubled the range without a proper discussion of differences between models or weights. I've just emailed them for some clarification. If in doubt I'd go for the Road version Or like I mentioned before, go for a solid saddle so that only the body parts that need to be in contact with the saddle are and the soft tissue is unaffected. If you really are worried about your johnson take the Adamo- at the least it will sell second hand.
Thanks for the advice again.... I think I will try one, but the Road/Racing specs indicate that they are for low hip angle/TT style positions:

"THE ORIGINAL – and still our top of the line performance saddle for triathletes and time trialers. Designed for aggressive riding in the 0* to 30* hip angle position (aero bars). This seat offers superb comfort in a normally uncomfortable position. The Adamo Racing is completely UCI compliant for time trialing. It even sports a nifty transition rack hook on the back for racking your bike. Uses light weight foam and gel pads with titanium alloy rails. 245mm long and 130mm wide. "

I think I want something a bit more pedestrian.
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Old 14th December 2010   #528
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Have you rode a fizik saddle before? If so, try their new versus range that has a central channel to reduce pain on your danglies.

Use the spine concept to decide if you're a Arione, Antares or Aliante type. I'm liking the look of the Arione as have narrow sit bones but on long rides get numbness from a Arione CX.

Link - http://cyclingbeat.com/fizik-versus-saddles/

Awesome link Dov. Having taken years to find a saddle that works I'd settled on the Arione, which was almost perfect but just a little uncomfortable/numbing in the soft-n-danglies after an hour or so... Hopefully the versus version will actually be the perfect saddle for me.
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Old 14th December 2010   #529
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I have a small nice project that need a specific saddle.

since the frame is Red, white and blue so am i after a saddle in these colors. Would love to have the French flag. But that isnt the most importent thing.
So do you have any suggestions? Concor, Kashimax?

Regs.
I no longer need this and am keen to sell it on to buy another Aliante.

Its like new to be honest, no wear. Its a cracker but not for me.

http://www.roadcyclinguk.com/news/images/Rolls-Union-Jack-Saddle_lo.jpg
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Old 14th December 2010   #530
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It's back!!!
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Old 14th December 2010   #531
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Oh FFS, not that again
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Old 14th December 2010   #532
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I have a small nice project that need a specific saddle.

since the frame is Red, white and blue so am i after a saddle in these colors. Would love to have the French flag. But that isnt the most importent thing.
So do you have any suggestions? Concor, Kashimax?

Regs.
english, french, all the same....maybe there is a match to be made

http://www.superfunpatrol.net/marriage.jpg
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Old 14th December 2010   #533
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the central cutout/channel is compulsory on all my saddles nowdays.

The Specialized Romin is by far the best i have ever tried. Just finished a 50mile round trip, with absolutely no discomfort or pain or numbness. Simply badass (pardon the pun)
Better than the Toupé even because it's not saggy in the middle whatsoever.

I dunno though, saddles, one for everyone, just go find it ! Try it before you buy it !
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Old 14th December 2010   #534
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english, french, all the same....maybe there is a match to be made

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thats true. And the match is a Bridgestone that is Blue on one side, Red on the other and white on top.

Best would be USA since all of that US vs. Japan kind of shit. Maybe on a Kashimax ;)
But the British would do fine as well. Anything that is Red white and blue infact would made it.
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Old 14th December 2010   #535
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well...write that pm to merak then...
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Old 15th December 2010   #536
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Romins area awesome
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Old 6th March 2011   #537
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Who's using the Antares? Anyone?

Compared to the Arione?

http://www.buybikesaddles.com/images/fizik-antares.jpg
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Old 6th March 2011   #538
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dunnno but it's supposed to be flatter isn't it?
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Old 6th March 2011   #539
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rjs from Grupetto has one. Definitely seems like Fizik's SLR equivalent. Ask him*.




*if the forum ever goes back online :(
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Old 7th March 2011   #540
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^ yeah, what's up with that?
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Old 7th March 2011   #541
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Snowboarding apparently...
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Old 7th March 2011   #542
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....

Last edited by jaygee; 7th March 2011 at 16:52. Reason: stupid
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Old 7th March 2011   #543
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the forum's gone snowboarding?
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Old 7th March 2011   #544
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Ricky's looking at bringing it in-house. It's not like the club's short of designers and IT bods.
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Old 7th March 2011   #545
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That'd be betterer
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Old 7th March 2011   #546
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much betterer
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Old 24th April 2011   #547
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Anyone got any experience in the glut of different concor versions these days? Forato, regular and concor-X.
Regular is suede covered, forato is "luxurious perforated leather" and X is some sort of hippie non-leather thing.
Which one's the best for use with non-lycra trousers? I'd prefer a minimum of crotch wear as my charge spoon is destroying my jeans.
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Old 29th April 2011   #548
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just avoid one that is suede, it's as simple as that.

or wear different trouser, such as the hip corduroy for example.
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Old 30th April 2011   #549
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MG's loaner Adamo appears to be pretty good for riding in a TT position - perhaps a bit wide for my chunky thighs (there's a TT-specific version that's skinnier I think).

I'm still yet to try the SMPs from Bike Whisperer.
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Old 5th January 2012   #550
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I've just bought this...
http://s.wiggle.co.uk/images/selle-itali-slc-gel-flow-zoom.jpg
The search for saddle perfection continues.
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