what saddles do you use
Trying one of these Madison Flux £17.99 on ebay jobs at the moment. I think it’s essentially a Charge Spoon but a bit cheaper. Usually use SDG Bel Air (cromo because the ti rails creak badly) which are comfy but they just fall apart, either the stitching/material fails or as on my latest one the plastic bits underneath came apart.
First ride yesterday and as per usual with every saddle I ride, after a few hours it cripples my arse and gives me numbness. Tilted the nose down and moved saddle forward for today’s ride and it felt miles more comfortable. Always worth playing with saddle position as it has a big impact on comfort. Fairly impressed with the flux for saddle under £20 and it looks quite well made and they do a few colors.
I had the misfortune to be mis-sold a ridiculously expensive Fizik Gobi XM a few years ago. Apart from it being like sitting on a razor blade, one of the rails snapped clean in half mid ride. Fizik got really snotty about the warranty and claimed it had not been mounted correctly which was utter nonsense as you could clearly see where it had been clamped within the marked area. They finally sent a replacement which after 2 rides promptly snapped in exactly the same area on the rail despite me mounting it right in the middle of the marked area. Had a real nightmare getting another on warranty but when the second one finally arrived I sold it to a 9 stone carbon XC freak which is all they are good for.
These days I just can’t see the point of paying an absolute fortune for a saddle so the cheapest you can get away with is probably best.Posted 4 years agozerocoolMember
Used to be Bel Airs (I-beam if possible), but now running Pro Atherton DH saddles on all bikes (MTB, BMX and Road bike) Comfy, light, strong, scuff resistant, look good and suits my arse.
I loved it on my MTB and UK Bike store had them really cheap before xmas so upgraded all my other bikes.
Tom KPPosted 4 years agojamesoSubscriber
Charge Knives, perfect for my case-hardened derriere. And a Ragley one because it was cheap, which tbh feels much the same to me.
Velo VL-1200 – also Madison Prime, (older?) Genesis road saddles etc
Trying one of these Madison Flux £17.99 on ebay jobs at the moment. I think it’s essentially a Charge Spoon but a bit cheaper.
Velo VL-1205. Loads of bikes. Not on that site oddly as it’s likely to be their best seller.
There’s no magician’s code being broken here, just useful info if you want to find a comfy saddle and like one of the Velo OE shapes. They make good stuff for a lot of other saddle brands, the Merida/Giant of the saddle world really.Posted 4 years agotheraggyoneMember
Was using a spoon but just swapped to a raceface atlas which is basicly a sdg ti fly ,it suits my narrow sit bones better than the spoon so im finding it slightly more comfy even though its a harder saddle:) not that the spoon was bad it was comfy on shorter rides.Posted 4 years agomindmap3Member
Not a fan of the Spoon myself, I find it too wide and squishy. I have one on the NEw because it’s cheap and I won’t cry when it breaks (it’s a first bike used for jumps etc).
I have a Knife on my main bike abd it’s more comfortable but not very well made. The rails creak like crazy and the first one split for no apparent reason.
My favourite saddle that I’ve had was my I-Fly which I found really comfortable despite being very narrow and hard. It was also hard wearing. Changing to a dropper post meant that I had to ditch it. I’m going to try a Ti-Fly next.Posted 4 years ago
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