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Offline chernan2

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Help selecting a new saddle
« on: June 20, 2007, 09:35:37 AM »
I am thinking about getting a new saddle for my Trek Fuel EX6 because I am not happy with the Bontrager Select saddle that came with it.  With so many brands and styles of saddles out there, what would be some of the things that I should be considering when selecting a new saddle?  Thanks.

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Re: Help selecting a new saddle
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2007, 09:37:02 AM »
the first thing is proper fit - they have a saddle fit device at AJs i know...check with your LBS and see if they have one of these measuring devices...you are on you butt for a lot of the ride so you might as well be comfortable

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Re: Help selecting a new saddle
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2007, 04:50:17 PM »
You must use the assometer..

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Re: Help selecting a new saddle
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2007, 05:04:43 PM »
You must use the assometer..
what is the correct pronounciation of that?

ass-o-meter or like barometer?

or is it like potato/tomato - you can say it either way?


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Re: Help selecting a new saddle
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2007, 05:48:53 PM »
You must use the assometer..
what is the correct pronounciation of that?

ass-o-meter or like barometer?

or is it like potato/tomato - you can say it either way?



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Re: Help selecting a new saddle
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2007, 11:56:31 PM »
Yup- you need to get a saddle that is wide enough for you.

I was looking for a comfortable, lightweight saddle for under $100. My first bike came with a WTB Speed V saddle that was super-comfy, but too heavy. I ordered a couple WTB saddles from BlueSkyCycling, tested them out, and returned the ones I didn't want. I ended up with a WTB Pure V Stealth Ti. It's a gorgeous, comfortable saddle, reasonably lightweight (250g), and $90.

I had asked the sales rep over the phone if I could order more than one saddle and return the ones I didn't want. He said it was fine so long as there was no markings on them. It worked out great!
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Re: Help selecting a new saddle
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2007, 12:49:35 PM »
I have the same seat. I too like it very much! ;D

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Re: Help selecting a new saddle
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2007, 01:37:03 PM »
That skeleton rider's left cheek is bigger then his right by 20mm....  LOL....  Nice pics of the ASSOMETER!!!

 

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