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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:01 pm 
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I'm looking for a relatively lightweight saddle to alleviate my numb nuts syndrome (NNS).

I currently ride a Selle Italia SL (no hole) which would be fairly comfortable if it wasn't for the burning pain in my crotch. I also have a 110g Charbon (Chinese CF) race saddle which gives me the same problem.

Any suggestions?

Cheers,
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:19 pm 
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denzity wrote:
I currently ride a Selle Italia SL (no hole) which would be fairly comfortable if it wasn't for the burning pain in my crotch.
Any suggestions?

Cheers,
Denz


Uh... maybe others have some suggestions, but I think ultimately you're just going to have to figure this one out for yourself. The irony of your statement above did provide me a good chuckle, however. So thanks for that.

Good luck... the perfect saddle can be quite a quest sometimes.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:46 pm 
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I was using a Fizik Arione, and experiencing a similar feeling. I switched to an Anteres Versus and the relief channel has helped. @ 214g it's a bit chubby, but I would rather be able to feel my kibble and bit's after a ride.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:06 pm 
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I've had very good experiences with the Selle San Marco Aspide over the years (though one of the models had a flatter shape and didn't work as well as previous and subsequent models). I still use my oldest Aspide when I travel without my bike and ride a rental. You might check out the current Aspide Superleggera for a WW saddle (claimed 105 g) with what looks like a good shape.

But the best by far is their SMP saddle. I thought the ergo claims were a lot of hype until I talked to some riders who had them. It's pricey, but it's the best saddle I've ever ridden. I picked up the Full Carbon model (135 g) from The Pro Stuff. You can see it on my bike if you click the link below. (They come in different widths. I think I have the narrowest one.)

Ultimately, it's an issue of fit and it varies from person to person.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:42 pm 
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denzity wrote:
Any suggestions?

That's a personal quest my friend...

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:08 am 
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I have been very happy with both my Specialized Toupe and Romin. Both have cutouts and are quite comfy. I have the Toupe Pro in a 143 width and it weighed in at 136 grams.


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I have had good luck with Specialized Toupe and Romin. Both should come in at less than 200g if you go with the carbon-railed versions.

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robertg - We must have been typing the same recommendation simultanously :)

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Getting the correct saddle is a matter of trial and error. Only your bum will know what agrees with it.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:52 am 
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Yup as pointed out ... it really is a personal thing.

Everyone as slightly different needs and preferences for a ride, so it really is best to try out with your riding buddies help to see if you really fit a particular saddle. Or rather if it fits you.

If you have friends with spare saddles lying around, check with them to borrow it for a ride that last at least an hour. Many saddles can feel really good for that first 10 minutes but rapidly degenerate into a real pain after about 30-45 mins of hard riding ...

Hence, if you can, borrow or 'rent' from your friends their spare/favourite saddles to try.

Personally, my favourite saddle to date is the Prologo Scratch Nack. No hot spots, no numbness even on 2~3 hour rides. And its a decent 166gm weighed. :thumbup:


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the prologo c.one nack looks really sweet, if it works for you.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:32 am 
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No one right answer

I've ridden for 30+ years so know when to embrace a great saddle or not. So after a lot of expermentation I settled on SI SLR kit carbonio flow with cutout. I have one on each of my 4 bikes. And it's LIGHT!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:58 am 
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As stated above that it's a case to case basis to solve NNS. I currently use Toupe on 2 bikes and an Adamo Race on another. NNS symptoms are gone!

Just to share the other saddles I've tried: WTB Silverado (close but no cigar), others with no luck were Fizik Arione CX, Selle Italia SL w/ Hole, Selle Marco Ponza


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:25 pm 
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Selle SMP Pro. Not lightweight but it will keep you riding....and pissing!


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Calnago wrote:
denzity wrote:
I currently ride a Selle Italia SL (no hole) which would be fairly comfortable if it wasn't for the burning pain in my crotch.
Any suggestions?

Cheers,
Denz


Uh... maybe others have some suggestions, but I think ultimately you're just going to have to figure this one out for yourself. The irony of your statement above did provide me a good chuckle, however. So thanks for that.

Good luck... the perfect saddle can be quite a quest sometimes.



Twill just turn in to a name your saddle thread...


The only way to give you anything at all is for you to tell us what saddle shape has worked very well in the past...

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