Bike Saddles

Everyone has an opinion, so let's do a simple poll

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Blisters    pirate
29/05/2012 at 23:16

Everyone has an opinion, so let's do a simple poll, for those who bike a lot.
forum name/gender/saddle make & type/ love it, hate it, or suffer it

Here you go for starters

Blisters/male/ Specialized BG Riva/ suffering it


TheEngineer    pirate
29/05/2012 at 23:23

SlowE/male/Entry level Specialized BG/love it
SlowE/male/ISM Adamo Road/love it but took a while to get used to it


Dustboy    pirate
29/05/2012 at 23:57

All saddles are horrid. 

My rambling experience

Kuota standard. Nah, not even there.
Profile Design tri - chafes inside leg, soft but not a long distance saddle
Specialised BG tritip gel - Fucking brick
Selle San Marco Triathgel Aspide - OKish but VERY bad sacro pain on left side
Selle Italia new leather anti numb knob one - Jury out but leather is good, still lots of lower back pain, costing me a fortune in Dubbin, knob still numb.

Conclusion - natural materials ie leather will be the way to go.




Dubai Dave    pirate
30/05/2012 at 05:50

Dubai Dave / Male / Fizik tri / Its OK

Road Bike / Selle Italia SLR / Its Ok

Tried Specialized Toupe / Awful

ISM Idamo / ended up with blisters on thighs

Selle Italia  Tri / Its OK use on TT seat post on my road bike

In my opinion it makes no odds, first hour is OK, 2nd hour arse hurts, after 2 hours the level of pain gets no worse, numbness sets in / brain turns off

30/05/2012 at 08:02
Road bike Selle I talia SLR minimalist but very comfy over 100 miles
Tri bike planet x titanium ( the fizik copy) great over IM distance in the aero position
Cross/tourer Brooks Team Pro the comfiest saddle ever if it didnt weigh half a ton and look like it was designed in 1066 i would have it on all my bikes
MTBs charge spoon nice n comfy bit of padding and cleans up well
30/05/2012 at 08:04
HY2 sounds like you are a very naughty man
seren nos    pirate
30/05/2012 at 08:05

road bike...........the planet x one that came with my bike so a male model.......i can sit on it for hours.infact 13 hours in one night  last month and no problems at all.......

I am female aand love it

Edited: 30/05/2012 at 08:06
30/05/2012 at 08:42

fizik Wing Pavé on road bike

fizik Tri Arione on TT

Rafiki    pirate
30/05/2012 at 08:45

TT Bike / Specialized Romin Comp / loved it form day 1!

Road bike / Specialized Avatar / Its OK - has more padding than ther Romin, but is less comfortable!

TheEngineer    pirate
30/05/2012 at 08:50
seren nos wrote (see)

road bike...........the planet x one that came with my bike so a male model.......i can sit on it for hours.infact 13 hours in one night  last month and no problems at all.......

I am female aand love it

You sat on a male model for 13 hours?! 

seren nos    pirate
30/05/2012 at 08:52

slow engineer .my bike is a male model so the seat must be designed for a man......

Ironholgs    pirate
30/05/2012 at 09:13

Specialised Alias saddle on both bikes - love it.

30/05/2012 at 10:42

lmao at slow engineer!

planet-x superlight is the best i've tried. I've never had any major discomfort on it even in a tri suit for a few too many hours. I have a selle italia shiver on my road bike and even with well padded shorts its not great.

Edited: 30/05/2012 at 10:45
Symes    pirate
30/05/2012 at 10:46

Fizik Tri 2, loving it, swap it from bike to bike coz I'm cheap 

30/05/2012 at 11:04

Fizik arione- on the whole its fab, but I must remember to get out of the saddle now and again (serious knob numbage post IMCH as I did nearly all the climbs seated).

Boardman saddle, despite a similar profile to the fizik- hated it.

30/05/2012 at 12:12

Fizik Tri 2 on my bikes (even the mtb), nice n comfy

30/05/2012 at 14:36

Another vote for the Planet X superlight although I've just got a Charge Spoon so am trying that out for a bit & seems OK so far.

30/05/2012 at 14:50

Fizik Arione on race and training bike - comfort like no other saddle

Charge Spoon on singlespeed - for value for money and comfort this is probably the best saddle available today.  - less than £20 on Wiggle and of the near 500 reviews, most are very positive.  most negatives relate to colour choice which is not a comfort issue!!  it's quite a bargain and it's worth spending that amount just to try it

30/05/2012 at 15:04

Little Sister / Female/ Fizik Nisene/ Both MTB & Road bike

30/05/2012 at 15:17

Mouse/female/Spesh Ruby size medium

It gets a bit uncomfortable after 100 miles, but, seriously, so does sitting in the car for that distance!

It's not the lady garden that plays up, more the sit bone/groin area where the leg joins the torso.

I'd love to try alternatives but where companies like Fizik have sample saddles at LBS for men to try, nobody seems to offer the same to women.

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