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  • Premier Icon muddydwarf
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    Is it a no-no because of ‘The rules’ or some such bollox or is there a real reason for it? Surely a saddle is a saddle & if its comfy you’ll use it?
    (Kore t-rail mtb saddle on road bike here)

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    WTB Rocket V on my road bike.

    I can see that some mtb saddles are the ‘wrong’ shape for the way you sit on a road bike my wtb seems fine.

    butcher
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    I didn’t realise it was such a no-no. Seems to be a lot of road bikes with Charge Spoons on them. Including mine.

    Premier Icon mrblobby
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    Blimey next thing you’ll be suggesting putting a 26er saddle on a 29er!

    Position on road and mtb can be quite different but if it works for you then why not. Got a road saddle on my XC race bike at the moment.

    mrmo
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    road saddle/mtb saddle? is there such a thing? other than marketing?

    Road bike has an SLR XP and the mtb has a SLR 135g?

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    As above – if it’s comfy then go for it. However it’s not hard to see that your arse needs different support on upright MTB than it does when using low slung drops.

    Premier Icon binners
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    Stick it on, then go out for a ride in your baggies and a camelbak, making sure you wave at all the roadies coming the other way. They’ll smile and joyously wave back, maybe giving a little ‘whoop!’ as they do

    Premier Icon muddydwarf
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    Ah, but can you use an ‘enduro specific’ saddle on a road bike?

    forzafkawi
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    I discovered a few years back that the WTB Pure V suits the shape of my arse better than any other saddle I have tried in 25 years cycling. I have one on three road bikes and two mountain bikes now.

    mlpinto
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    I’m one of those with a spoon on my road bike (it is the Ti railed one though 🙂 ) If it’s comfy then it’s right…

    Premier Icon muddydwarf
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    WTB saddle on my ‘big’ bike, Kore saddle on the road bike, generic no name job on the xc bike, Boardman titled one on the Boardman (strangely enough) & a cheap thing on the singlespeed.
    Apparently my bum fits lots of saddles – either that or ive de-sensitised it over the years!

    jambon
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    WTB rocket V on my road bike too. Fits my arse and is lighter than the one that came with the bike.

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    All my bikes have sdg belair saddles regardless of the duty of the bike.

    chrishc777
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    Charge spoon on my roadbike..

    Premier Icon MrOvershoot
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    Onzadog – Member

    All my bikes have SDG Belair saddles regardless of the duty of the bike.

    Yep me too, even the shopping bike!

    orangeboy
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    I use the same saddle on my main mtb and road bikes ( sellers Itaial genuine gel pro link from years ago)

    Premier Icon bigdean
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    Onzadog – Member
    All my bikes have SDG Belair saddles regardless of the duty of the bike.

    Yep me too, even the shopping bike![/quote]

    Me too!

    Premier Icon mintimperial
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    The saddle on my road bike got swapped with one off my SS mountain bike, on account of how it was comfier than the original, and you spend more time sat down on the road than off.

    If anyone gets sniffy at you about the origin of your saddle you’re allowed to stab them in the eyes until they shut up, but only with an approved Rapha tyre lever, and it has to match the colour of your socks (rule #4893).

    Thrustyjust
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    Got a road bike, came with a Selle Italia ‘Cube’ Saddle. Felt like my back end had been invaded. Changed to a SDG off one of my mtbs, too soft and squidgy. Then put a new spoon on it. Just didn’t work for me. Ended up maning up and getting used to the Cube saddle. Then built up another road bike , so Cube was on winter duties and the new one had a Selle Italia SLR put on it. Just getting comfortable on them now. As with all bikes, saddles are a personal thing. I love my SDG’s and now the spoons on my mtb’s, which I am fitting as the sdg’s fall apart but were just not right for me on a road bike.

    Premier Icon benji
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    I run Fizik Tundra2’s on all my bikes, road, cross, mountain bikes. Reason it’s easier to set your position up the same, so it’s one less variable that doesn’t need to be. Same pedals as well, egg beaters and candys, yep even for road racing with, that way one pair of shoes fits all, ok I have multiple pairs of shoes, but at least when I pack as long as one pair is in the vehicle i’m good to ride.

    Premier Icon Scapegoat
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    Cube road bike came with a Selle Italia x1 torture device. Spoon on that now, Spoon on the HT and……errrrr, a Spoon on the Mojo,

    brakes
    Member

    there is a clear difference and different requirements.
    I have a minimal saddle on the road bike with split tail – it’s very comfortable for me. I put it on the MTB and it was horrible – hurt my arse a lot even though it has suspension and I kept catching my shorts on the split bit at the back.
    there’s often more weight on your arse on mountain bike (unless it’s a race bike) so you need more cush.

    mooman
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    Winter road bike has a Mtb saddle. It’s heavy – but comfy.

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