Comfy Saddles?

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  • 04-15-2016
    KidConejo
    Comfy Saddles?
    Looking for a new saddle. Most reviews or shoot outs are years old so I'm wondering if there's anything new that's revolutionary.

    I tend to prefer thinner padded saddles. Seems like you move around less on it which translates to less soreness or at least it delays it loner. I kinda like WTB saddles with the whale tail and center channel relief. But the relief isn't enough as it still causes perineum discomfort.

    Weight isn't that much of an issue but 300g or thereabouts preferred.

    So anybody riding something that they love?

    Had a Bontrager Evoke 2 which wasn't to my liking so switched to a WTB volt pro which is okay.

    Also would prefer if price is under $100 and cro moly rails are good enough. Would even settle for steel rails if under 300g and $50.
  • 04-15-2016
    JCWages
    I absolutely love my Fabric Scoop Radius Pro. Super comfy and very well built as well as easy to clean. There are no glued or stapled edges to collect dirt. My recent comparisons are Bontrager Evoke RXL and WTB Volt pro?

    They have a lot of options to lower the price from my carbon model and get it into your price range.
  • 04-15-2016
    terrasmak
    Start with measuring your sit bones. I did and researched, ended up with a SDG BelAir , now I need to buy another for my other bike
  • 04-16-2016
    boardguru
    I like my Selle Italia gel flow Max.
  • 04-16-2016
    Oh My Sack!
    I just came off over 2 years on the better model of WTB Rocket V. It was a great saddle...until I made the change to a Specialized Henge. That lip on the back of the WTB was always what I thought a "minor" hindrance and it finally caused to me to look for something different without that design. Turns out, without it, it's a much better world not having it there to interfere in smoothly getting off the back of the bike and back in again when hammering a trail. The crotch of my shorts no longer catches when I throw the bike out in front of me and then back under.

    I realized after I took it off, the Rocket had broken down significantly in the platform, as well. I replaced it with a Henge Expert 143, I think it is. Titanium rails, carbon base. It's a $130 saddle that I found on ebaY and bought for $36 shipped an unused take-off! In searching, they're out there and pretty inexpensive. Worth a try on the cheap. Draw back is you can't really buy new online since it's Specialized's. Also, Henge doesn't have a bunch of padding, which is good. Long periods in the saddle don't cause hot spots like a padded saddle will.
  • 04-16-2016
    J.B. Weld
    Phenom is the bomb.


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Oh My Sack! View Post
    Draw back is you can't really buy new online since it's Specialized's.


    You can buy them online direct through specialized, I did.
  • 04-16-2016
    Oh My Sack!
    Correct. Through Specialized only. No shopping them with any other online retailers was what I was getting at.
  • 04-18-2016
    Cleared2land
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    I have to say that after using a dozen different saddles over the past ten years, this is my my all time favorite.

    Attachment 1064711
  • 04-18-2016
    older'nslower
    I'm riding an SMP Lite 209 and it's great, but it's way out of the $100 price range. Performance usually sells saddles for pretty good prices, and if you get it at the store, you can return it if it doesn't work for you.
  • 04-19-2016
    ghoti
    Anvl Forge Stealth saddle might be worth looking at and fits your budget.
  • 04-19-2016
    Davidfs
    Brooks cambium, three widths and two lengths available, not cheap but SUPER comfortable!