- Recommend me a comfy Road saddle please….
@neilsonwheels – I’m considering a charge knife but rumours are the stitching is tough on shorts?
Charge saddles are abrasive on shorts, but they also give me a very numb cock! The shape suits some, but I found them to be very uncomfortable after a short time.
Mind you, not many saddles don’t give me a numb cock to be fair. The only ones I’ve found that don’t over a long ride are the SDG Bel Air (too soft and squishy for a road bike) and the Specialized Romin/Phenom series of saddles in 143mm width in my case.
Saddles are a very personal thing, but at least you can try before you buy with Specialized saddles which helps a lot!Posted 6 years agowhatnobeerMember
I also like the Specialized Toupe, its got a cut out too so should help the numbness issue. I use MOst Leopard and its been great so long as the angle is OK. I once did 105 miles and had a very numb cock after, adjusted the position down a bit and its been fine over that distance ever since.Posted 6 years ago
def make use of loan saddles to properly try out a few shapes and sizes.
if you like the shape of the charge spoon/knife than Fizik Aliante is for you – similar shape but no rough (bit of stitching rubbed a sore in one of my cheeks on lejog..) bits you can get one also with a relief channel as well now..
Aliante is a less ‘flat’ saddle than seems the fashion these days
either way try before you buy. You can get Specialised, Fizik and Selle Italia loan saddles.
I tried all the specialised saddles and they all feel too flat.Posted 6 years agogingerflashMember
I use a Toupe on the road with no trouble at all. I like the Phenom too. I only get any numbnes when on the turbo on another bike with an SLR XC but that’snly because I never stand out of the saddle. In normal use, I like SLRs.
Numbness can usually be aleviated by getting out of the saddle more often.Posted 6 years agoLeeWSubscriber
Fizik Arione is easily he most comfy saddle I have, I bought one for the MTB but the pointy rear end is a pita when you’re trying to get back on the saddle whilst wearing baggies. I swapped it out for a Tundra and haven’t looked back.
Find out if your lbs does demo saddles, most do.Posted 6 years ago
+1 I have an Aliante on my best roadbike, very similar shape to the Spoon. Bloody pricey though!
they do a cheaper ‘Delta’ version, though only place that seems to have these is condor cyclesPosted 6 years ago
gingerflash – Member
Numbness can usually be aleviated by getting out of the saddle more often.
Hmmm. In the past few weeks I’ve raised the saddle height by an inch, and have been zone 2 training (more sitting than before).
Reckon I’ll try the “tilting forward 10mm” trick next weekend first.Posted 6 years ago
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