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    Guys whats the best comfortable seat?????

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    That's for your back side to decide I have had great luck with the WTB Pure V.

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    I've always run the Pure V as well, but this recent build I went with a WTB Volt and so far I really like it.
    But every azz is different

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    WTB Rocket V.

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    Re: Best seat

    WTB Silverado
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigkat273 View Post
    WTB Silverado
    I had a Silverado and hated it. Wrong shape for my hiney. I have the same LaserV DH with Ti rails I got at a swap meet 10 years ago for $10. Best saddle evar, IMHO...

    YMMV

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot View Post
    I had a Silverado and hated it. Wrong shape for my hiney. I have the same LaserV DH with Ti rails I got at a swap meet 10 years ago for $10. Best saddle evar, IMHO...

    YMMV
    See I always felt the Laser V had too much padding, nice shape just too thick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ACLakey View Post
    That's for your back side to decide I have had great luck with the WTB Pure V.
    Which model of the Pure V, I wanted to get one but the local shop only has the Race or the Comp?
    NTFTC

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    My bum likes the Pure V's also. Have them on 2 bikes. I think I saw them on sale at Performance Bikes recently.

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    I love the WTB Rocket V but mine was stolen. The WTB Volt came on my Kona Unit and it was nice but too narrow for my sit bones. I ended up deciding to try the Charge Spoon and it is so amazingly awesome I like it better than the rocket V so far.

    EDIT. And the Charge Spoon is cheap $26.99 at Jenson

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigkat273 View Post
    See I always felt the Laser V had too much padding, nice shape just too thick.
    Depends on the version. I had a LaserV that was 350 grams and mega thick... so much I put it on my city bike. The LaserVDH is a lot thinner (or maybe the foam packed down before I got it) a lot narrower and covered with a slicker feeling nylon kinda fabric instead of leather/pseudoleather.

    I also have this Aireon saddle (Supergo House Brand, IIRC) I got for $20 new. It has almost zero padding, weighs like 180 grams, but the shape is so dead-on for me that I can still go all day on that thing. Then again, it's on my singlespeed, so I don't sit much on that bike.

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    WTB: Pure V and SST. I also like the Chromag Moon although it has less padding than the WTB's.

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    LOVE the WTB Devo/Deva, but HATE the short rails.
    Silverado pretty good but too narrow.
    Volt is same.
    Laser V is too wide in the middle, and same with the Pure V.
    At least that's what me bumm has to say on the matter.

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    If you ask 100 people that question, you'll probably get 90 different answers.

    Best thing to do is visit your local shops and see if they have demo saddle's avail.


    I've had good luck with the Speed V and the Specialized Phenom Expert.

    The key to these 2 saddles is that they are similar in width. 143mm saddles fit me the best.

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    Best fit for me on a bike is my Brooks B17 on my road bike. For my mountain bike, I got a WTB Pure V, and it works very nicely.

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    Product: WTB Pure V Race SE Saddle

    Quote Originally Posted by thegweed View Post
    Which model of the Pure V, I wanted to get one but the local shop only has the Race or the Comp?

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    Best seat

    This is a personal question. You might as well ask everyone here "what shape is your gooch?"

    My gooch is shaped like a WTB SST and a Fizik Gobi. The only two saddles of like 15 I've tried.
    '14 Lenz Lunchbox
    '14 RIP 9
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    '08 GF Ferrous 29
    '02 Trek 4300

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    My arse likes the Charge Spoon, my eyes like it too.

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    Pure V. I have a Charge Spoon, and find it to be very comfortable, but I cant find one with a smooth cover, it has the psudo-suede thing going on, and I find that it grips my shorts and limits my movement.

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    As said earlier, there is no 'best' seat since every butt is different.

    In general:
    - wider hips = wider saddles
    - the more flexible the rider (in the hips), the flatter the saddle in longitudinal profile.
    - the more years of riding and/or higher mileage the rider, the firmer and less padded the saddle.

    There are many exceptions to those guidelines, but they can be used as starting points.

    Also: Some novice riders think the 'best' saddle will eliminate discomfort, when what they really need to do is simply ride more. A big part of being comfortable is physical adaptation and conditioning.

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    I tend to like a narrower seat, like a WTB Silverado, because it lets me get my ass back over the rear tire easier then a wider seat. Of course, I also find this saddle to be comfortable for me (especially on the rigid ss where there's not much sitting involved anyway) ...

    SPP
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haromn View Post
    Guys whats the best comfortable seat?????

    You will have to try it and see what you like best. Everyone is different

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    Quote Originally Posted by raymondy View Post
    You will have to try it and see what you like best. Everyone is different
    Yeah... that's like asking "Whats the best food?"

    WTB Rocket V

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    I really like the Brooks B17. It was way better then the stock bontrager i was using the moment i put it on and just gets better every ride.

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    The Brooks is a comfy seat. The main drawbacks being weight and getting the leather wet/muddy etc.

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