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    Saddle Selection

    I am wondering what people are using for a saddle. I suspect I should find a good solid rail saddle to replace the Avenir XM2 saddle that came stock on my Raleigh Talus 29 sport. I don't have specific problems yet with the Avenir, but it is a little creaky under my significant load (6'4" 385). I don't like the super plush soft saddles, I just want something strong.
    Any suggestions are appreciated.

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    Brooks B17 Champion is what I would suggest for you based on your post. No padding at all. If you rap on it with a knuckle, it will make a "knock" sound. But, they are very comfy for a lot of people and built like a brick outhouse. Some say they need some time to break in, but mine was comfy from day one.

    Brooks B17 Standard Saddle Black | eBay

    or the more expensive one with copper rivets:

    New Brooks B17 Special Black Leather Copper Rail Saddle | eBay

    I bought mine used figuring I could sell it for what I paid if I didn't like it. That was over three years ago, and I could probably still get about what I paid for it.

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    i was thinking about one of these Adamo Road | Ideal Saddle Modification
    anyone had any experience with them?

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    I recently found a WTB Pure V in the sale box at the LBS. Swapped out my Rocket V for it and have never been happier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    I recently found a WTB Pure V in the sale box at the LBS. Swapped out my Rocket V for it and have never been happier.
    I have the same WTB. Came stock with my bike, and I find it very comfortable. Although, as long as it isn't a cushy seat, I am pretty comfortable on whatever.

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    wtb silverado fits my butt pretty good. I get the ti rails because I've bent the nicro rails. Honestly it was probably my fault that the nicro rails bent(staying seated too much), but so far I haven't had any problems with the ti rails.
    -It's time to shred some mild to moderate gnar!!

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    I use brooks b67 on my surly ogre and wtb pure v on my cobia. B67 is darn comfy for my buts. Pure v is half comfort but lighter and more suitable for xc as long as i don't ride more than 50 miles

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    I'm on a Specialized Gel Avatar. I have one on my road bike too. Awesome seat. Key is getting the right width and also learning to ride light on the seat. That will help with comfort and prevent breaking the seat. Even as much as 320 pounds, I've never broken a seat, even on bikes with really crappy stock seats.

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