- Girls – do you use the same saddle on road and mtb? also shorts q.
Having given up road biking years ago ( being a scary cat-frightened of some of the idiot drivers on the road) I did have a mans saddle. If I were to take it back up, then I’d go for the same as my mtb now.
As for shorts, I haven’t found a pair of baggies that suit me yet.
Sorry haven’t been much help.Posted 8 years ago
I have slrs on both my mtbs, but some cast off spesh thing on my road bike. While it’s not awful, it’s not as comfortable as my slrs so think I would like to replace it. Just wondering whether to go for the same again or something different.
Also, has anyone got the Cannondale Rush baggies? What is the sizing like, big, small, or average? Have been trying to find some baggies that don’t reach my kneecaps and that fit ok!Posted 8 years agoclubberMember
Just one thing to point out – as your position gets lower (ie your upper body gets closer to horizontal), you tend to need a narrower saddle (Spesh have lots on info on this in their saddle info section) and this is one of the reasons why road bikes can often get away with really narrow saddles.
So, if your road position is a lot lower than the one you have on your mtb, fitting the same saddle may not actually be the most comfortable solution and strangely, a narrower one might be better..Posted 8 years agoStonerSubscriber
MRs S likes her Fizik arione on the road bike, but has always ridden with an On-One inbred saddle on her 456 and strangely finds that perfectly comfortable.
I use a Spoon on the HT, a WTB rocket on the Pompino and a SDG soemthingorother on the commuter.
I have an ambidextrous arse.Posted 8 years agoMr AgreeableSubscriber
I think there’s a bit of received wisdom (possibly from the roadie side) that says you should use the same saddle on all your bikes, but as Clubber says I reckon there are horses for courses.
My GF uses a Charge Ladle on the road bike (fairly narrow but wider than most bloke’s saddles) and a horrible fat Specialized thing on her mountain bike – which I loathe and which she loves… 🙂Posted 8 years agowatly_bikerSubscriber
Mrs Flash, I use the same saddle on both bikes but one is now falling apart so I will have to try a new style soon – don’t make them anymore.Posted 8 years ago
Shorts wise I assume you want shorter ones? ( I spend my time trying to find longer ones to hide my knees!)
Loeka standard length are above the knee on me as are most of the sombrios – both without liners so you can wear normal lycra underneath. Loeka are on CRC reduced at the moment.
watly yes, I want shorter ones, they just all felt huge on me – too long and flappy! the rush ones look like they may fit the bill, but where I was looking only had a medium and I’ll be a small or even extra small (I’m an extra small in enduras).
same saddle on all bikes it is then, thanks for the help on that.Posted 8 years ago
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