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    Saddle Selection Help

    Any recommendations for a saddle for a SS trek 69er?

    I was looking at Brooks B17 narrow or Team Pro for leather saddles or

    Nuke Proof Plasma Team Saddle CrN Ti. Rails or

    Fizik Gobi XM Muzzle or Fizik Tundra Saddle for non-leather.

    Is leather or non-leather better? Benefits to either? Other seats I may like better?

    Previous seat was a WTB shadow..

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    the best is going to be the one that best fits you...

    I really want to try out the leather saddle thing at some point... but if you ride in the wet they are not going to be a great option from what I understand
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    Quote Originally Posted by donalson View Post
    the best is going to be the one that best fits you...
    Can't say it better than that. If you've never ridden any of these saddles, I'd suggest finding a method to do that. Everybody is shaped different, so it's a big gamble trying to pick one out online or from recommendations you saw in a forum.
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    apparently specialized has a butt-o-meter... it measures the sit bone width... so i'd start to see if your specialized dealer has one... once you know your measurement you should be able to find a saddle that has the proper width...

    you might be supprised at what fits you properly... i'm a BIG guy (300# and 6'4) but my sit bones are closer then I expected so I can use a fairly narrow saddle (relative to my size)

    also with most bike things... a few millimeters can make a HUGE difference...
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    - '82 trek 560 roadie

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    Quote Originally Posted by donalson View Post
    apparently specialized has a butt-o-meter... it measures the sit bone width...
    So does Bontrager.
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    Get a sheet of aluminum foil and place it on a flat hard surface that you can sit on.
    Sit on foil, get up and measure the distance of your seat bone impression.

    This will give you a starting point for width but trying out many saddles is the only way to go.
    Kind of like the quest for the holy grail

    Good luck!

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