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    Do White Colored Saddles Fade Easily?

    I am looking to upgrade my saddle, and saw a sweet white one. I was wondering if it yellows easy (from dirt, mud and sitting on it) or if most white saddles are pretty much immune to getting dirty with good maintenance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oliveryou
    I am looking to upgrade my saddle, and saw a sweet white one. I was wondering if it yellows easy (from dirt, mud and sitting on it) or if most white saddles are pretty much immune to getting dirty with good maintenance.
    Fade? white would fade to...white
    they do get dirty, mine is still white with alot of dirt that wont come off

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    mine is great! but i am in the desert with not much mud

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    i am thinking about upgrading my saddle to a white specialized avatar gel -- what do you all think?

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    avatar gel:

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    White components can be wiped clean... Material is harder to clean (and takes alot longer).

    I dont have a purewhite saddle, but the cow-effect belair on my hardtail now looks like a real cow, aint no way im getting that dirt out

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    i've had a black wtb for a long time that as faded a little bit but nothing at all serious... remember you will be on the bike when its out side soooooo not a whole lot of sun exposure

    not saying you dont know, but incase you dont... make sure you are sitting on that saddle before you buy it... or at least get a ruff idea of the sizing. they are all made with diffrent sit bone and crotch lengths... so it can look awesome but if its not right for you it could cause pain and damage to your undercarriage...

    on that note... the white is pretty sick... i likey
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    A white saddle might bring out the white in the fork...hmm?
    Do they come in mad red?

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    I think that would look great on your bike.

    My roadie has a black and white saddle (Scott) and there are some dark spots on the white area where I think I just wore off the white paint, but I still think it looks great. I wouldn't worry too much about discoloration. I'm actually going this afternoon to pick up the same Scott saddle for my new (to me) Rig.

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    I have a red bike too, and a white saddle looks great on it. Well, its not totally white but it matches


    The leather part has stayed white, but the cloth part around the rear has gotten pretty dirty/uncleanable. You shouldnt have any problems with the avatar.
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