Can a Saddle Be Too Wide?

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
Marin
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by Marin

I ride Speedneedles now. They fit me so well that I ride them in jeans on my commute.

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ab01ns
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by ab01ns

No need to have a saddle wider than your sitbones. Extra weight and can also cause thigh rub. Not to mention limited choice of wider saddles than 135mm
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gtinut
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by gtinut

actually depends on position. the lower the position, narrower the saddle. On roadbike I use 12cm, while on mtb 135 since sitting more up.
SQlab has nice info on saddle sizing.

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