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Saddles
« on: January 13, 2009, 09:53:07 PM »
Well, I will probably be needing to buy a new saddle. My WTB Rocket V cracked at Boyette on Sunday and short of WTB pulling off some amazing customer service I will have to buy a new one. I've found the Rocket V to be amazingly comfortable but before this one I'd bent another one(admittedly an old one) so I won't be going with that or any WTB saddle for that matter. What would you guys recommend?
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Re: Saddles
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2009, 10:00:49 PM »
WTB will replace that saddle......

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Re: Saddles
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2009, 10:32:51 PM »
I just recently blew out one of the rails on my saddle also. I'm going with some sort of specialized saddle. Can't remember which one right now. Its at the shop. Anyways, after seeing your post, I thought it might be time to do something about this......



Every year 10's of thousands of innocent saddles are prematurely sent to the landfills. Saddles on bikes are being used for purposes not intended for that saddle. This is abuse. An abuse that we can do something about. The saddles are not part of the bikes suspension system. Get up onto your legs and pedals during rough riding periods.   We can make a difference. Lets stop the slaughter of innocent saddles. The coalition of MTB'ers against saddle abuse is asking you to get involved and take a stand. Get up onto your pedals when there are G out forces. Don't ride on the sofa as you bomb the downhills. Get up onto your feet and enjoy the ride and keep your saddle safe  and out of the landfill.  You can make a difference. When you see a rider coasting along perched comfortably on that saddle, encourage them to take a stand!   ;D
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Re: Saddles
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2009, 10:38:26 PM »
I just recently blew out one of the rails on my saddle also. I'm going with some sort of specialized saddle. Can't remember which one right now. Its at the shop. Anyways, after seeing your post, I thought it might be time to do something about this......



Every year 10's of thousands of innocent saddles are prematurely sent to the landfills. Saddles on bikes are being used for purposes not intended for that saddle. This is abuse. An abuse that we can do something about. The saddles are not part of the bikes suspension system. Get up onto your legs and pedals during rough riding periods.   We can make a difference. Lets stop the slaughter of innocent saddles. The coalition of MTB'ers against saddle abuse is asking you to get involved and take a stand. Get up onto your pedals when there are G out forces. Don't ride on the sofa as you bomb the downhills. Get up onto your feet and enjoy the ride and keep your saddle safe  and out of the landfill.  You can make a difference. When you see a rider coasting along perched comfortably on that saddle, encourage them to take a stand!   ;D


You sir.....are a visionary! A true inspiration!  ;D ;D

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Re: Saddles
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2009, 12:16:28 AM »
Truly inspirational. I guess I might be a bit rough on my saddles(which I guess would make me a masochist cause I ride a hardtail and dont wear padded shorts) but even so, it should last more then a few hundred miles.
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2009, 06:17:58 AM »
I wanted to have some Sarah McLaughlin (spelling?) music playing while you read it for the full effect.   ;D
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Re: Saddles
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2009, 07:28:21 AM »
Dude, weight on the pedals ;D

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Re: Saddles
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2009, 08:17:15 AM »
never broken a saddle... :-*

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Re: Saddles
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2009, 08:51:57 AM »
never broken a saddle... :-*


I've broke a few, but mostly because I am a fat * and like to fall directly on their rails.  I have since imporved this and not broken one in a while.  I love the WTB saddles, but if you want a nice one check out the Selle SMP saddles. http://www.sellesmp.com/en/default.htm  I have one on my road bike and they are about as comfortable as can be.

Sand pine, you might want to look into these too they make a sweet Carbon Red one that would look great on the Optimus Ti!!
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Re: Saddles
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2009, 12:19:10 PM »
I just bought a Rocket V and my butt thinks it's da bomb. If you want something else, though, if you go with ti rails, find one with solid rails instead of hollow tubing. I was bending rails left and right (I only weigh 150 lb) until I did this.

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Re: Saddles
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2009, 09:23:34 PM »
Dang Benji, that looks like it cost more then my bike!!
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Re: Saddles
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2009, 09:06:07 AM »
+1 on the rocket v...

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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2009, 09:29:18 AM »
Dang Benji, that looks like it cost more then my bike!!

They are expensive but they are well worth it
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Re: Saddles
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2009, 08:25:36 AM »
I ended up getting a specialised format saddle. First ride today. Looks comfy, nice  padding, pretty good on the weight, not too wide.
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Re: Saddles
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2009, 03:29:42 PM »
I love me brooks b17 narrow. Did 50 miles on it the other weekend and the bum didnt even get sore.

 

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