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    Saddles....

    I have a wtb rocket saddle that came with my ibis and it is hard as a rock. I need a different saddle, I can barely ride for an hour with the wtb rocket. What are you guys using?

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    Hi trap 121 get your self a WTB Lazer or Selle Italia XO very comfortable and inexpensive for up to 3 hours ride if you ride any longer you gotta spend more money

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    My vote is for a Specialized Henge. Have only heard good things about them. Mine is super comfy for anything up to 12 hours (was on it for a 12 hour race).
    http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/catego...addle-11-44562

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    WTB Pure V. Very comfortable on long rides.

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    Ive been through a ton of different saddles over the years. It really comes down to the one that works for you. Ive had trouble from the super hard ones as well as those on the softer end. As much as shops are into demo bikes these days they ought to do saddles as well! lol

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    Pure V all day

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    From my experience, Pure V is a very weak saddle. I weight 180 lbs and I've broken the rails from two Pure V's in two years simply by riding them.

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    Huh, I am heavier than you and have 4 seasons on mine. I've done everything from DH shuttles to 30 mile XC rides - spending as much as 5-7 hours in a day.


    Just picked up another one for my SS HT bike and it has been going strong. Maybe put 150 miles on it this year so far.

    Wonder what the difference is?

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    Fizik and Specialized do have demo saddle programs. Specialized has a fit/size system - size matters!!! LOL Some other factors...how long/often do you ride and do you wear lined shorts???

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    Another vote for the Pure V. I'm 190lbs and haven't broken one yet.

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    WTB Lazer and Pure V.

    Things I do that might help with any saddle...

    point the nose down alittle... helps on climbs when moving forward.
    get a good riding chamois.. enough said there.
    try an adjustible seatpost...don't have to be grinding on the seat all the time.

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    you just need to try some. people can tell you what works for them all day but what works for them may not work for you. ive seen companies that have demo programs, your lbs might let you try some take off saddles too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycje5 View Post
    WTB Pure V. Very comfortable on long rides.
    I put 800 miles on mine last year and about 350 this year so far, love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Pancroft View Post
    Fizik and Specialized do have demo saddle programs. Specialized has a fit/size system - size matters!!! LOL Some other factors...how long/often do you ride and do you wear lined shorts???
    how does the demo prog work?

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    I swear by the WTB Silverado, not a cushion but a supportive fitting perch from which to comfortably steer your rig. I've tried plenty of saddles and this one for me is king. 250lbs and not a single issue at all.

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    Another vote for the pure v. I've had mine for over a season and love it. Especially nice if you got back.

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    WTB Silverado!!!

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    I bent a Pure V pretty good (but I am a big dude, like 250 all geared up), switched to the Chromag Trailmaster. It is a lot firmer, but by far the most comfy saddle I have ever ridden with. I especially like the wide nose for seated climbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TylerDCA View Post
    I bent a Pure V pretty good (but I am a big dude, like 250 all geared up), switched to the Chromag Trailmaster. It is a lot firmer, but by far the most comfy saddle I have ever ridden with. I especially like the wide nose for seated climbs.
    I have a Chromag Trailmaster DT also, it works for me. Sometimes saddles dont need to be padded to be comfortable like the Selle Flite original. The Flite is a great saddle.

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    Strange. Maybe it's just my luck and I've got Pure V's that have had manufacturing defects from the start. I might give that Chromag Trailmaster a try.

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    Another vote for Pure V.
    Was in the saddle for a 6 hr ride the other day and no problems.
    As others have said, I love it so much I got one for my street bike.
    It all comes down to personal preference, and what suits you.

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    +1 for Pure V. My bike came with the Rocket V but I never used it yet.

    Bob

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    which pure V are y'all using? I think there's like 3 of them

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    Pure v pro is a great saddle!

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