Everyone has an opinion, so let's do a simple poll
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
SlowE/male/Entry level Specialized BG/love itSlowE/male/ISM Adamo Road/love it but took a while to get used to it
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 saddleSpecialised BG tritip gel - Fucking brickSelle San Marco Triathgel Aspide - OKish but VERY bad sacro pain on left sideSelle 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 / 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
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
fizik Wing Pavé on road bike
fizik Tri Arione on TT
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!
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?!
slow engineer .my bike is a male model so the seat must be designed for a man......
Specialised Alias saddle on both bikes - love it.
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.
Fizik Tri 2, loving it, swap it from bike to bike coz I'm cheap
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.
Fizik Tri 2 on my bikes (even the mtb), nice n comfy
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.
Bontrager, tiny thing, lady garden fine.
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
Little Sister / Female/ Fizik Nisene/ Both MTB & Road bike
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