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 Post subject: Re: The saddle lottery
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:58 pm 
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Started out with Rolls saddles, which were always good. Then went on to use a few Flites, but never really got along with those. Tried a Prolongo Scratch pro, which was ok, but not 100% on long rides. Now I use Fizik Aliante, which i think is the best modern saddle for me. But it needs to be said, its very personal.


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 Post subject: Re: The saddle lottery
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:13 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: The saddle lottery
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:19 pm 
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The Pace came with an ancient Flite saddle, it looks scruffy and battered but fits me just perfect :D

Also worth mentioning shorts... many people bemoan their saddle whilst only riding in boxers and shorts! quality padding in a short is a big plus when it comes to day-long comfort.


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 Post subject: Re: The saddle lottery
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:27 pm 
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jimo746 wrote:
The Pace came with an ancient Flite saddle, it looks scruffy and battered but fits me just perfect :D

Also worth mentioning shorts... many people bemoan their saddle whilst only riding in boxers and shorts! quality padding in a short is a big plus when it comes to day-long comfort.


Hear! Hear! to this. Always wear padded shorts when I ride anything over a short potter to the shops. A few weeks ago I decided to ride seven or so miles home, to stretch my legs after a slow family ride, but forgot I was in normal shorts. Some class chaffing there. Argh!

Good quality cycling shorts make all the difference. :)


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 Post subject: Re: The saddle lottery
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:30 pm 
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The ideal saddle for MacRetro riders, surely?

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Not sure who this might be aimed at. :?

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 Post subject: Re: The saddle lottery
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:40 pm 
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Love that tartan but the other looks like it belongs in Katie Price's knicker drawer.
Spoon and Flux I like but my bot is far from Flite compatible these days so what possessed me to buy an SLR I don't know - curse of the weight weenie - seriously couldn't even sit on it for longer than down the end of the road !
Fizik Aliante is current favourite - carbon shell with ti rails seems to work well together and it actually has pretty good padding considering the weight of it.


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 Post subject: Re: The saddle lottery
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:08 pm 
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trek_y wrote:
... what possessed me to buy an SLR I don't know - curse of the weight weenie - seriously couldn't even sit on it for longer than down the end of the road !.


Persevere :wink: eventually your arse cheeks will mould to the shape of the saddle... eventually... :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: The saddle lottery
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:19 pm 
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Spoon and Flux I like


You should be OK with the tartan or leopard skin then, they are by Gusset: http://www.gussetbikes.com/products-inf ... d=SAGURSBL and they apparently use the same basic shell as the Charge Spoon and Madison Flux.

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Love that tartan but the other looks like it belongs in Katie Price's knicker drawer.


I was thinking more Pat Butcher. :D

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 Post subject: Re: The saddle lottery
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:46 pm 
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Pat Butcher and knicker drawer should never ever be mentioned in the same post ! :shock: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: The saddle lottery
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:46 pm 
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trek_y wrote:
Pat Butcher and knicker drawer should never ever be mentioned in the same post ! :shock: :lol:


One pair per drawer I'd imagine.


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