Ladies bike saddle

That won't cost me my first born son...

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06/05/2013 at 23:05

I'm looking for a new saddle - I have a fairly short list of requirements if anyone could point me in the right direction. 

1. Being a laydee I need a saddle that is suitable for lady parts, and will not render said lady parts unusable.  

2. Ideally the price of the saddle will not exceed my rent, nor cost me my first born son (should I have one, this is dependent partly on condition no. 1 being met)

Any thoughts? I know I should ideally try before I buy, but I can't see how I can make that work with work/life/etc. Something cheap(ish) and comfortable(ish)?

Ta

 

Britrisky    pirate
06/05/2013 at 23:07

Adamo Road - not sure if they do a try before you buy, but I have bought and sold on eBay without much loss in value

06/05/2013 at 23:10

That's one funky looking saddle! How much is a good price? I've had a quick look on eBay - a bit pricier than I was thinking of paying! 

Which begs the question - how much is the going rate for a decent saddle? Maybe I'm not being realistic about how much this is going to cost! 

06/05/2013 at 23:13

Selle Italia x2 ladies flow. Cost just over £30. Perfectly comfy up to 70 mlies and OK after that for me and i'm a newbie. Has a nice cut out and never any discomfort on the lady parts.

Edited: 06/05/2013 at 23:15
Doner Kebab    pirate
06/05/2013 at 23:15

£100 ish depending on what the rails are made of

Mr StOat    pirate
07/05/2013 at 07:36

Mrs Matt got a Fizik lady saddle off ebay for £30
SHe previously had a Specialized lady saddle that just wasnt quite right for her.
Any chance you could borrow from people to try?
Some shops do a try before you buy for some saddles. I know Swynnerton near us does Fizik and Selle trial saddles - There's also a tri shop in Bristol that does Adamo test saddles so I'm sure there are plenty others that will

07/05/2013 at 08:45

I have just been trying the adamo prologue as recommended by tri bike shop. It's just not going to work so am sending it back. Have tried it for a week. They do say keep at it but I can't see myself ever being comfortable on it

Will be interested to see what you end up with

07/05/2013 at 09:45

I use a Specialized Ruby saddle and think it's the dog's doodahs.  You do need to get measured to find out what size you need though.  That said, I don't know very many women who aren't 'medium'.

Spesh Saddles

07/05/2013 at 10:11

I've been looking at the selle Italia diva gel flow. Everyone seems to give it good reviews. 

Britrisky    pirate
07/05/2013 at 10:23

I had real dramas getting used to my Adamo saddle but I love it now. It was worth the investment

07/05/2013 at 12:50

I was thinking of trying an Adamo saddle, but found that adjusting the one I have did the trick! 

This company http://www.trybikestore.co.uk/ will send you a saddle to try out before you decide if you want to buy.

07/05/2013 at 13:29

That link looks like just the sort of thing I need, thanks Wilkie

The Adamo saddle looks... weird. And slightly threatening. But I'd be willing to give it a go - the cost is putting me off though! I don't mind paying enough to get something decent, but I don't want to get something that's going to do me a mischief...

T'internet trial schemes are definitely the way forward I think!

07/05/2013 at 13:55

My one is the one my bike arrived with (Scott Syncros WR3.0) which is surprisingly comfortable - my girly bitses are relatively happy after long rides (60 miles +).  You could pop down to your LBS and ask them to recommend something or give you alternatives to try instore?

07/05/2013 at 14:57
M..o.use wrote (see)

I use a Specialized Ruby saddle and think it's the dog's doodahs.  You do need to get measured to find out what size you need though.  That said, I don't know very many women who aren't 'medium'.

 

what do they measure?

07/05/2013 at 15:13

I found that just tipping the nose of the standard saddle down a little made all the difference in the world, and cost nowt!  

07/05/2013 at 15:55

The width of your camel Skotty!

07/05/2013 at 16:24

just off to check the urban dictionary...

M...eldy    pirate
07/05/2013 at 16:45

For balance, the Adamo saddle was one of the worst saddles I have ever sat on, I am like Mouse and prefer the 'less is more' approach!

07/05/2013 at 21:44
jelly bean wrote (see)

The width of your camel Skotty!

 

skotty wrote (see)

just off to check the urban dictionary...

 

I'm very tempted by the Selle Italia - any idea what the difference is between the x1 and the x2? It means nowt to me...

07/05/2013 at 22:02

Everyone is different but I thought i'd share my experience. I have tried several sddles... one very expensive that was like sitting on a bit of wood! One very padded that was almost as uncomfortable. A brooks that I just couldnt stick with. Finally i decided that my sit bones were quite wide and looked for a wider saddle . I bought a bontrager ssr from evans. It was cheap but so comfy! Lesson learned... expense and padding don't always mean comfort!

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