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Offline Tony Buchman

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need a new saddle
« on: October 04, 2008, 05:42:44 PM »
Just got a new Giant Trance this week and rode it for the first time today. Freakin' awsome bike BUT it's got a WTB Devo saddle. I rode about 15 miles at Boyette and I was to the point that I couldn't sit on the saddle anymore. This is the most uncomfortable saddle I have ever ridden!
Anyone have any recomendations for a replacement?
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Re: need a new saddle
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2008, 06:17:41 PM »
WTB Rocket or Pure V are both good choices.  I had the Devo for a while and I liked it.  But only after getting some padded shorts.  Before that it was kinda horrible.  If you are really in need of one I might have an old KHS saddle sitting around.
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Re: need a new saddle
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2008, 06:39:26 PM »
I'll take that Devo off your hands, LMK if it's for sale :)

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Re: need a new saddle
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2008, 06:39:58 PM »
I have had both the Rocket and the PureV and they are both good seats.

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Re: need a new saddle
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2008, 06:45:19 PM »
WTB Rocket or Pure V are both good choices.  I had the Devo for a while and I liked it.  But only after getting some padded shorts.  Before that it was kinda horrible.  If you are really in need of one I might have an old KHS saddle sitting around.

I wear padded shorts and still thought it was hard.
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Re: need a new saddle
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2008, 06:50:37 PM »
I'll take that Devo off your hands, LMK if it's for sale :)

I don't mean to sound stupid but ummm LMK?
Yes I'd be willing to sell it. What's your offer?
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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2008, 06:59:58 PM »
LMK= Let Me Know
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« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2008, 07:05:45 PM »
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Re: need a new saddle
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2008, 07:34:03 PM »
LMK= Let Me Know

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Re: need a new saddle
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2008, 07:46:03 PM »
WTB Rocket or Pure V are both good choices.  I had the Devo for a while and I liked it.  But only after getting some padded shorts.  Before that it was kinda horrible.  If you are really in need of one I might have an old KHS saddle sitting around.

I wear padded shorts and still thought it was hard.

Padded shorts is only one part of the equation.  Saddles come in different widths to accommodate different peoples sit bones.  Your sit bones should be situated atop the wings of the saddle. That is they should be about centered on the two big areas. A big or little butt doesn't necessarily mean big or little - more aptly - wide or narrow sit bones.  If the saddle is too wide, or too narrow, the soft tissue will be sore by riding in an uncomfortable position.  Specialized devised a way of determining your need of wide or narrow.  It's called an ass-ometer - not the official name, but you get the idea.  By sitting on the impression pad for a few minutes then looking at it you can see the indent your "sit bones" made in the pad and the corresponding numbers tell you if you need wide or narrow.  Simple right?  For the type of riding we do too much padding is also uncomfortable, so get something with either somewhat minimal or gel padding for off road.  A little less padding for road.  And something really comfortable looking for beach cruiser or upright around town riding.

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Re: need a new saddle
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2008, 02:38:30 PM »
I ride a Pure V and its like sitting in a lazy-boy!  I love it.

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Re: need a new saddle
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2008, 03:06:36 PM »
I've never been comfortable on WTB saddles despite glowing reviews from friends.  I'm a big fan of Selle Italia saddles - particularly their Flite, Flite Trans Am, and Flite Trans Am Max saddles.  Their website is pretty comprehensive and have saddles in all shapes and sizes, but they do tend to be pricey.
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Re: need a new saddle
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2008, 05:38:10 PM »
Bontrager has an ass-o-meter, as well. I just got one of their Inform RL saddles and I like it a lot.
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Re: need a new saddle
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2008, 05:43:14 PM »
I've never been comfortable on WTB saddles despite glowing reviews from friends.  I'm a big fan of Selle Italia saddles - particularly their Flite, Flite Trans Am, and Flite Trans Am Max saddles.  Their website is pretty comprehensive and have saddles in all shapes and sizes, but they do tend to be pricey.

My most favorite most comfortable saddle ever was a Selle Italia Trans Am Gel; even though it was 7 years old I am sorry that I let it go with the sale of my road bike this past summer.  I have a Specialized Toupe on my new road bike which is comfortable with the padded bike shorts and positioning of the saddle, but it certainly is not superior to my old Selle Italia.

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Re: need a new saddle
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2008, 05:48:30 PM »
Just got a new Giant Trance this week and rode it for the first time today. Freakin' awsome bike BUT it's got a WTB Devo saddle. I rode about 15 miles at Boyette and I was to the point that I couldn't sit on the saddle anymore. This is the most uncomfortable saddle I have ever ridden!
Anyone have any recomendations for a replacement?
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