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    Most comfortable lightweight saddle

    Hey guys I do alot of road riding around the house on my fuel ex and I got a real problem. Im a big guy (210) and the old bontrager saddle was just not doing it. I wanted something really light so I got a T.H.E and it makes the bontrager look good. I need a saddle that is comfortable yet fairly lightweight. Its so bad that my junk is numb after an hour of riding and I dont want to damage anything down there so help me out fellas.
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    We'll see if anyone in this area of the forum has any different advice from my thread in "General"

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    I just started using a Crankbrothers Iodine 11 saddle. I only paid $102 for it with cashing in "Performance Points." I'm impressed with it so far, except the back is a bit wider and harder to shift my weight behind it than the Bonty Evoke 2 that came on my Fuel EX 9.7. The Iodine 3 is more affordable if you like the colors. I wouldn't have paid full price for this seat, simply because I think over $100 is a bit ridiculous.

    I like it better than all of the Bontrager saddles and have never liked any WTB saddle I've ridden. But that is just my opinion, because that's what I'm riding.

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    I've always had great luck with WTB saddles. Have never had numbness or problems with them and they are the only saddles I use for that reason. Using a Silverado on my Blur LT. Only 225 grams and very comfy for me.

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    I always been ok with WTB but recently i tried a chromag trailmaster dt..not sure on the weight but it sure is a lot more comfortable than my wtb..my new favorite saddle.

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    wtb is a good place to start because they offer many models but to get into specifics is impossible to do online.

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    saddle comfort is such a personal thing. Proper width helps with comfort. This is odd but I own a wtb rocket v, and a silverado. The latter is very thing, the former has good padding, I find the silverado more comfortable?

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    Like most posters said, WTB. They are especially great on a long rides.

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    WTB Pure V SLT, 250grams, and very comfy, no issues getting off the back, no issues with shorts snaging.
    http://www.wtb.com/products/saddles/performance/purev/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muahdib View Post
    I've always had great luck with WTB saddles. Have never had numbness or problems with them and they are the only saddles I use for that reason. Using a Silverado on my Blur LT. Only 225 grams and very comfy for me.
    I love my Rocket V for mtb. Running two of these on my bikes now. Super comfy. Most of the day, I don't even wear a shammy and it doesn't hurt down there

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    buzz off Ti. My butt is very happy with me for it. And I am very happy with my buddy for letting me have it if I could get it off his thompson and onto mine in less than 4min.

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    WTB Silverado SLT and Fizik Gobi XM, very similar, nice and lightweight while still being very comfortable.

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    Whichever fits....

    The seat is supposed to support you on the sit bones - so don't get hung up on shape or size ( as long as yer not rocking a gelly ) it is all about what fits.
    Having said that - One of the most arse-friendly is the WTB Pure. Seems to fit a good range of people. I have one as my a spare.

    I use a Fizik Gobi XM (Kium rail) and love it. Was a bit stiff and uncomfortable but now that it is broken in - way more comfy than the WTB even if it is a lot more minimalist in shape and size. So being 6'2" and 210 the smaller saddle is somewhat counter-intuitive.

    If your local LBS has a good selection, see if they will let you test ride. Or if a Spec-ed dealer around see if they have the arse-fitting machine.

    Good luck on the quest.

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    Well I took a trip to the local bike shop today and struck out. I wanted to look at the silverado and the pure v and they had neither. I pulled the trigger this afternoon and ordered the wtb pure v slt. I was pretty sure that I would be happy with the silverado, but since I have already blown $50 on the T.H.E that isnt going to work out I wanted to be sure. By the way, anybody need a like new T.H.E saddle?
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    take a look at the koobi au enduro. Very comfortable, at least for me, has an anatomic cutout.

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    WTB Rocket V - I demo a ton of saddles, and this is what works for me.

    I have a Spec Henge now, and it seems to work okay as well.

    Try to demo a bunch of them. You'll know quickly if you don't like one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captainmorgan View Post
    WTB Silverado SLT and Fizik Gobi XM, very similar, nice and lightweight while still being very comfortable.
    I'll second these choices. Both very comfortable (at least for me)

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    WTB Pure V with Titanium rails

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    Wtb devo,

    A chamois though will make any seat more comfortable


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    For me, the Selle Italia C2 GelFlow.
    It's affordable, gel, genuine leather, 265g(actual) heavy, but real comfy.

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    WTB is the way to go for me. Tried a whole bunch and WTB fits me the best. I'm 5'9" 175 lbs

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