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    recommend me a new saddle

    I got a free saddle from a buddy for a build it does not have the channel in the middle for the relief.. Just wondering whats good confy seat and light out there? recommend me a seat !

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    For a saddle thats comfortable a light check out the Rocket V Race by WTB. Personally speaking it's the most comfortable saddle I have ridden yet and I dont plan on switching any time soon.
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    thx i will take a look at it at the bike shop after work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpliquid
    I got a free saddle from a buddy for a build it does not have the channel in the middle for the relief.. Just wondering whats good confy seat and light out there? recommend me a seat !
    Saddles are tough to recommend, as everyone is built a little bit different. For example, I am not fond of WTB saddles, but really like the E3 Form and the Forte slk from performance bike. Both are very light, and reasonably priced. Of the two I prefer the E3 for mountain riding, but the Forte has a cut out in the middle which seems to help on my roadie/commuter bike. I'd set you up with a link, but currently my browser isn't loading the page performancebike.com . (I have a spotty connection here). I would recommend seeing if you could go into a bike shop on a slow day and see if they are willing to let you try several out.

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    As has been stated, saddles are a very personal thing. One that I can recommend is the Koobi. I have an older SI model and it has been comfortable and durable, surviving several hard crashes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Idriver
    For a saddle thats comfortable a light check out the Rocket V Race by WTB. Personally speaking it's the most comfortable saddle I have ridden yet and I dont plan on switching any time soon.
    I'll second that.

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    Brooks pro is a great saddle with a bunch of positive reviews.

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    if the best matters, then get a brooks. flame away.

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    I got a WTB Rocket V Team based on reviews on this site and the sale price on beyondbikes.com ($80, normal $130). Anyway, the saddle is tiny but was supposedly correct for my sitbone width (get yours measured at a LBS). At first I thought I had finally gone too small, and it was torturesly hard. But, just as the reviews said, the thing broke in and now it actually flexes vertically quite a lot, but only on hits so it seems solid otherwise. I really love it, and it has held up very nicely so far. I think for my riding style (lots of off saddle time, e.g. behind the saddle, in front of, etc), this small saddle is great (easy to manuver around). There are several Rocket V models, check out their website and the "features matrix", they are not all the same, with only the most expensive models having the "flex shell" and "dna padding", the Rocket V Team just makes the cut. The models without these features may not be as comfortable. I think a comfortable saddle is just as important as a plush shock, its no fun having a sore ass after every ride, I got no more sore ass since going to the Rocket V.

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    +1 on the WTB. I have a Rocket Pro V-SE with Kevlar . Bought for $69 at Performance Bike.

    Love it...comfortable from day one and better with age.

    GO BUY ONE!
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    Rocket V is my next saddle... I'll have to check which ones don't 'make the cut'.

    Definitely avoid anything too squishy or without a channel. Your twig'n'berries will appreciate it.

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    thanks guys.. i'll goto the shop sunday and get my butt measured lol!

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    I run the Speed V on my full suspension and hardtail.

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