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    In need of a good MTB seat

    Hello! My Name is Patrick and this is my first post on this forum. Not too exciting, but I need some help if something could be so kind. I am in need of a new seat for my girlfriends MTB. Shes been having issues with her current see, so I am setting out to find her a new one. Also can anyone recommend a comfortable padded pair of MTB shorts? Thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PC4 View Post
    Hello! My Name is Patrick and this is my first post on this forum. Not too exciting, but I need some help if something could be so kind. I am in need of a new seat for my girlfriends MTB. Shes been having issues with her current see, so I am setting out to find her a new one. Also can anyone recommend a comfortable padded pair of MTB shorts? Thanks!!
    A good seat is highly personal. I would recommend going to a shop that has one of the sit bone measurement set ups and figure out what width is needed.


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    Thanks for you response!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PC4 View Post
    Hello! My Name is Patrick and this is my first post on this forum. Not too exciting, but I need some help if something could be so kind. I am in need of a new seat for my girlfriends MTB. Shes been having issues with her current see, so I am setting out to find her a new one. Also can anyone recommend a comfortable padded pair of MTB shorts? Thanks!!
    what I find is best padded short wise is any old mtb / etc shorts (unpadded) over a decent pair of road shorts (at least road bikes are good for something =p)

    Seat wise it is pretty subjective... and a bit gender specific as well... I have always (since the 90s) ridden WTB saddles they have always worked out well for me... but I am a guy.. I have Pure Chromoly saddles on my Trance and Trance E+ ...

    WTB makes some ladies saddles but I can't really speak to how they would be... it does require a bit of trial and error sometimes...

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    Thanks for your help Atarione!

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    Check out SQ labs for both options. I love the 611 saddle and after trying a pair of their liners for one ride, I immediately ordered 3 more pair.

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    I found the specialised has the best options for width and Personalized fit

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    Even with the 'correct size' seat it won't be all roses and chocolates.
    It takes a number of 30-45 minute rides(say 4-6) to toughen up your butt. And then things get better over the next couple weeks.
    Until you can just ride.
    And it'll be the same next season. For everyone.

    A seat with extra padding makes it tougher to more around and transfer your weight as needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eb1888 View Post
    Even with the 'correct size' seat it won't be all roses and chocolates.
    It takes a number of 30-45 minute rides(say 4-6) to toughen up your butt. And then things get better over the next couple weeks.
    Until you can just ride.
    And it'll be the same next season. For everyone.

    A seat with extra padding makes it tougher to more around and transfer your weight as needed.
    Thank you very much to all for the responses! Eb1888 thanks for the insight as I was thinking could that be the case when you do find a good saddle. I do know for a fact that her saddle is way to big for her. I can see where it is chaffing and it doesn't look too comfortable haha.

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    Find a shop that carries specialized saddles and demo a few. They’re pricey (overpriced?) but they really do make good saddles.

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    Ive found the ergon mountain bike saddles to be really comfortable.
    whatever...

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    WTB FTW.
    Get her a volt or a rocket. They sell them like hotcakes.

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    ergon sm enduro or sm pro. If you like a bit of tail flare up, get the sm pro, otherwise the sm enduro is a nice choice because. I run an sm pro on my trail bike, and an sm enduro on my enduro bike.

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    Got the Rocket medium today in steel for $38. Absolutely love it. The Fizik seat was a human toture device. LOL

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    WTB Rocket V is almost a sure thing. You didn't mention specifically what she's riding now but if its an entry level bike its likely the seat sucks. They are always too soft and wide because people assume that's better. A real saddle like the Rocket and 5-6 rides (first two are a bit rough) is a game changer.

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    I recommend the FIT seat

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    Its a little difficult to universally say what seat and liners are good. For me I've found Fabric saddles to be pretty good.
    Padded liners I have been gravitating toward bib liners. You can run regular road tights, but liners are more mesh and vented, nice if you're in a hot region. I have a Sombrio bib which I really like, Specialized Swat was first that I found to be really good, a Club ride bib that was comfy, and a MEC that is pretty good, but you have to try them on.
    Short liners I have Fox which I really like the shorts, but the liners it came with sux. I have a couple Patagonia shorts which come with excellent liners. I have a fave old Sugoi liner, but they are all stretched and worn out. I picked up a ultra light liner at MEC for commuting, and the totally sux balls. Used them twice and they have been permanently retired, I'd rather ride without liners than those, it was actually more uncomfortable riding with those liners. Felt fine when I tried them on, so sometimes it doesn't always work out.

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    Wow, thanks for all the advice! I will be sure to look into these for her.


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    My GF rides a WTB Deva saddle -- she likes it. She's only 5'3", 110#ish. WTB's Deva line is specifically made for wimmins.
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    I have a used WTB Silverado saddle cheap. Message me...
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    After almost giving up on finding a comfortable saddle, (and I tried a lot!) I settled for SQLABS. Best seats out there period. Many options. All they do is ergonomical things for your bike.
    Not just some re-branded, overpriced bike manufacturer’s accessory.
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    In need of a good MTB seat

    Men and women do not fit saddles the same. I’d ask on the Women’s forum. Or pay specific attention to the women responding here (if you can tell who is who).

    None of the 5 women I ride with the most (road or MTB) use the same saddles as the men do.

    Several like a few Terry models, and my wife likes one by Specialized. She was miserable on every saddle she tried, until we measured her sit bones and used the one recommended.
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    I've had 3 WTB Rockets over the years. The latest failed me after 200 miles. I notice it is not as well made as the earlier ones.
    I'm using a $31 "Opera" saddle I got off ebay. All carbon, carbon railed. Love it so much I bought another. If the first one fails now, it at least made it further than the last Ti railed $150 Rocket.
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    You all are amazing! We thank you very much for all the advice. She’s looking at a couple now that people have mentioned.


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    Measure sit bone width for a proper fit.

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    Consult your local bike shop or outdoor store. Some have a trail program, where you can demo saddles for a few days and switch out to another and another and another. This is a fantastic way to find the right saddle AND support your local shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minimusprime View Post
    ergon sm enduro or sm pro. If you like a bit of tail flare up, get the sm pro, otherwise the sm enduro is a nice choice because. I run an sm pro on my trail bike, and an sm enduro on my enduro bike.
    Sorry,what does tail flare up means? I have been specifically confused between these two seats.

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