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    Women's saddle

    Hey all while I am not a woman I am trying to help my wife who is just getting into the sport.

    We know that my wife has a 155mm bone width or whatever and that she likes a T shape not pear shape. I think she would like it to be fairly padded. We also don't really want to spend $100 or more as her bike barely even cost that new, though I have a feeling she will be wanting a new one as soon as we go out on Thurs.

    An ideas of what we should be looking for or where to buy it? (We checked our LBS with no real luck)
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    Women's saddle

    WTB makes gender specific saddles for both road and MTB.
    http://www.wtb.com/collections/mtb-saddles

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    I don't have this model but like the Specialized women's saddles I have. And for $22 in the outlet for the 150mm, not much to lose:
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbxplorer View Post
    I don't have this model but like the Specialized women's saddles I have. And for $22 in the outlet for the 150mm, not much to lose:
    Specialized Bicycle Components
    LOL yeah that one was recommended to us by the LBS but they didn't have it. Phoned around and no one has it and no one can get it. :P Kinda annoying. Decided to try out the Planet Bike ARS Women's standard, ordered it online. Honestly not sure if the riva would actually work because my wife bones are at 155mm so I doubt that one would fit right anyways. Hopefully the new one will come sooner than amazon says it will (I know good luck with that right) as it says it won't come till Oct 1.
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    October 1? That's terrible. I doubt her rear would mind the 150mm, as that is a difference of less than 1/10 of an inch per cheek! It looks like the Riva is still available online at the link I posted if she loses patience waiting for the other one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbxplorer View Post
    October 1? That's terrible. I doubt her rear would mind the 150mm, as that is a difference of less than 1/10 of an inch per cheek! It looks like the Riva is still available online at the link I posted if she loses patience waiting for the other one.
    I gave her an old seat of mine and she has a fairly nice memory foam pad thing and she says its alright. I am still keeping an eye out for anything else that may work. Your link is US and I am in Canada. Seems like we can't get them in Canada right now. Two bike shops told me they can't get them in. Two others just told me they don't have them and recommended I call the first one I talked to... lol.

    Oh well thanks for the help I think she will be okay for a bit, she just started so she isn't riding far and not often yet. If it becomes an issue we may just go visit another LBS and try again.
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    ^^Ah, yes, the Canada thing. Glad she has something to tide her over.

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    I use a womens specific sitting bones measured specialized seat which I've had for a few years now and is always comfy no matter how much or little biking I do. I've tried mens charge saddles n found them far to painful to get on with.

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    My wife had a Titec Hellcat....didn't really care for it.

    I'm a big fan of Charge saddles (I ride the Spoon). So, I got her the Women's version of the Spoon, it's called the Ladle...slightly wider and shorter than the Spoon, but still has all that wonderful flex that make Charge saddles great. She's been riding it quite a bit this summer and really likes it.

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    We are going to head to a bike shop today that has a lot of saddles and see if we can find her something decent. Thanks for all your guys input.
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    She is wearing a decent pair of padded shorts, isn't she? (just making sure)
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