Seat for the girlfriend.
go to specialized and get them to measure her sitting bones, she just sits on a gel mat and looks where the indents are and then i’ve ridden with many of specialized saddles and always find them to be comfy. I also ride with the standard seat that came on my lapierre 314L and find it perfectly comfy too even though its lower profile but thats on 8 miles x 3 a week so my bum has gotten used to it a lot.Posted 5 years ago
We are in the Winchester area if that helps.
Quick day trip to the finest LBS in the land? Stonehenge Cycles in Salisbury should have an arse-measurer in.
They also have a fair few demo saddles available usually, so she might be able to try something out as well.Posted 5 years ago
Looking for help on behalf of my other half (that rhymes tee hee!).
She is looking for a more comfortable seat than is currently on her Giant hard tail and I was wondering if you could pass on some recommendations. The type of riding she’s currently doing is through the New Forrest and South Down Way bridleways so not bothered about super duper awesome light thingies.
Cheers in advance.Posted 5 years agoGolfChickMember
any ‘specialized’ specific shop should have the mat required. Apparently Hargove cycles in Winchester are specialized dealer so you could always give them a bell and ask if they have the mat. Even if they’re completely incompetent (imagine majority of halfords) its pretty straightforward to do it yourself without their help and then buy the seat that matches the width of her bum.Posted 5 years agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
Mss-cruiskeen is getting on very well with one of these
although I’m sure we paid less for it than that
she is asking where specialized do the fitting service
the ‘fitting service’ is a bit of squishy stuff thats the same material as my laptop sleeve is made out of – so I just use my laptop case (take the laptop out first)- its the stuff that looks ilke neoprene but if you push your thumb into it it takes a few seconds for the dent to bounce back. Sit on it and your sit bones make two dents. Measure between the two dents – thats the sizing for spesh saddle. Its your bones rather than your bum thats being measured – at 6ft6″ and 16 stone i take the narrowest spesh saddle size.Posted 5 years agokayak23Subscriber
If you don’t have access to a specialized store, get a baking tray and arrange several hundred hula hoops(any flavor will do) so that the tray is completely filled.
Get your wife to sit on the tray in her riding gear. Measuring between the area where the hula hoops are crushed will give you your saddle size.
Hope this helps. 🙂Posted 5 years agoxiphonMember
mrs xiphon recommends the spesh ariel comp
And the WTB DevaPosted 5 years agoHerman ShakeMember
Sandwich sounds like he/she has a plan (I’ve never considered my sandwiches to have a gender).
Just a little detail; does she have a good pair of padded shorts? That may solve the issue alone (my Gore bibs have a far superior pad to my DHB and Endura shorts). Too comfy a saddle will be rubby, too performance will be like riding a brick.
But seriously, it’s all hollow speculation without pics 😉Posted 5 years agoMunqe-chickMember
You really cannot get a saddle from recommendations she needs to try them, however does she ride much? as if not any saddle is going to hurt after a few hours if she isn’t used to sitting down and riding a bike.
I have one of these on my full sus (which saw me through a 12 hour solo at BBF this weekend).
one of these on my new road bike:
Then one of these (in black) on my old winter MTB
So each to their own. Most companies do a 14 day money back guaratnee, I’ve never had my butt measured (I know it’s like an Afro Carribean lady I’ve been told…) however those are what I like.
Good luck though it is very personal like a pair of lycra shortsPosted 5 years agoSpeshpaulSubscriber
One of my fondest LBS moments- local lass very fast on both road and mtb, but very very fit! Wants a spesh saddle so she turns to the Lee in the shop and says “Well Lee, are you going to measure my arse or not?” 😯
Lee had a little Finbar Saunders internal combustion moment 😆
we all watched to make sure he got it right.Posted 5 years ago
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