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    Nice saddle suggestion for FR bikes? thanks

    Hello I am looking for a saddle for my new FR bike, I donít usually sit on it when I go down but I still need a nice saddle for me to ride uphill. Budget is around 50-100GBP ( 80 to 160USD ). I donít know much about saddle so can you please suggest some nice ideas for me? My previous one is a Fizik Tundra on my 140mm AM bike, the saddle fit me very well but I think I need a saddle with a little more pad for my new 180mm FR bike. Any suggestion will be appreciate!

    Thank you very much.

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    Please help, I really have no idea about saddle, thanks!

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    I use a I Beam SDG setup, ISky + Micro seatpost. Got the lot from Chain Reaction for less than £90.
    Saved my backside from eating my bike a few times, but not so fat as you cant sit and pedal on it.

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    Why do you feel you need more padding? I would think on a FR bike you would spend less time on the saddle than on an AM bike.

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    I like my current saddle, the Spank Subrosa Freeride saddle. A bit heavy, but OK padding, and takes abuse well. Not the most comfortable for all day pedalling, but like I said, good for techincal/aggressive riding. Pretty good value, too...40 pounds on Chainreaction...

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    I like minimal (but effective and smartly placed) padding and light weight when I pick a saddle. There's a lot of big soft squishy saddles out there that aren't too comfy and cost a lot. If you ride in cycling shorts with your baggies over them versus boxers and baggies you can get away with thinner padding and actually be a ton more comfortable. Just food for thought.


    I've been digging the Specialized Henge right now. Light, comfy, durable. All you need.
    The arsonist has oddly shaped feet!

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    I use a cheap Sette Strike saddle I got for $14 off Price Point. It's perfectly fine.
    -Skimming the successpool of corporate America-

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    Nuke Proof's Plasma saddle's pretty sweet. Minimal graphics, fairly light and cheap.

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    I do alot of climbing with mine so I got a SDG Bel Air Ti.
    I have one on my trail bike too.
    '10 SXT
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    Been very happy with Azonic's Journey - lightweight freeride saddle with longer padded nose but minimal rear so climbing isn't as bad as most freeride specific saddles.

    Have FUN!

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    brake later, pedal sooner
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    WTB rocket v team

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    I really get along with the DMR longhaul saddle, comfy and with enough length in front to be able to push against with my thighs when leaning into things in a standing position

    Saddles are a really personal thing though, it takes loads of trying different stuff to find what works for you and theres no real short cuts (asking on a forum can give some pointers but its a bit like asking "what Should I put on my Pizza?"...)?
    DON'T TELL ME I'M STILL ON THAT FECKIN' ISLAND! ....

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    I love my Chromag Lynx

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