What saddles is everyone using?

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Kjetil
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Kjetil wrote:Selle SMP Evolution. Superb, but a little bit on the narrow side so I've ordered a Composit Crb. In Celeste.

That didn't work out, so I struck a deal with the shop on this Full Carbon, which they actually had in stock. 120 g as opposed to 105 g claimed. Oh well.
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Romin Evo Pro - Carbon rails at 160gms not light but perfect stiffness to comfort level for me. Most popular saddle we used to sell was the Romin, since the Evo has been out. It is easily the new kid on the block.

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This is Weight Weenies Forum and I am the only one using an Ax Lightness Endurance? I have one on each of my bikes and I love it.

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mnmasotto wrote:This is Weight Weenies Forum and I am the only one using an Ax Lightness Endurance? I have one on each of my bikes and I love it.

And I thought my new one qualified for WW...
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Have been a long time Arione user, it was ok but I still would succumb to discomfort in the perennial area/hot spots. I went from a normal cx carbon rail to the cx with carbon base/rails. I started getting saddle sores which i found was due to the carbon base just not flexing enough. So although I settled with an arione, I thought there had to be something better.

First thing was trying to alleviate the perennial discomfort. So I tried some cutout saddles, first I tried the Romin evo pro, which was a nice saddle, put pressure on the sit bones and relieved the perennial area. But the kick at the back was uncomfortable and pushed in to much when I was in an upright position. It also prevented me from shifting my weight back.

I then tried the toupe, much better for me, gave me the flexibility to adjust my position, nice in the drops but it was a bit hard on the sit bones, felt like all my weight was on 2 points a bit.

The saddle I currently use now is a 2012 Ritchey biomax WCS saddle. It's a traditional SLR style shape saddle with a cutout, a slight dip in the middle and for me this saddle just disappears underneath, first time that's happened to me. It seems like the density of the padding, cutout, shell flex is in the exact proportions my arse needs. Highly recommend it, the saddles weighs 205g, not the lightest out there but decent enough for a TI rail saddle, leather covered like the SLR and reasonably priced.

I have a nago evo coming in the mail, not sure if I'll bother trying that out since I've been so happy with the biomax. Also I've gone off carbon rails, I believe they're just too rigid for a rail, when a rail should be acting more like a leaf spring, I think TI rails are just better suited for the task.

Time to ebay some saddles. ;)

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Antares Carbon rail - luv it. Want blue.

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San Marco Rolls: good enough for Lemond to win the Tour on, good enough for me!

Not the lightest but I've tried others but for weight v long distance comfort I find it unbeatable...

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neomoz wrote:I've gone off carbon rails, I believe they're just too rigid for a rail, when a rail should be acting more like a leaf spring, I think TI rails are just better suited for the task.
FWIW the Selle SMP carbon rails are springier than their standard steel rails. Makes the unpadded Composit as comfortable as the minimally padded Dynamic.
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Tune Becker.

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Have Fizik Antares on my bikes right now. Need to go back to my San Marco Zoncolons...
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outhouse wrote:San Marco Rolls: good enough for Lemond to win the Tour on, good enough for me!

Not the lightest but I've tried others but for weight v long distance comfort I find it unbeatable...


Yeah me too! I went from a Regal to Aliante, then an Arionne and now I'm back to my 21 year old Rolls...

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I use the Antares 00 is OK for me

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by arbitrage

Another Romin Evo convert here. Night and day difference over the original Romin for me.

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Went from Romin Evo to SMP Composit and trying the Dynamic shortly.
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Antares carbon rails on two road bikes.
Toupe Pro (carbon rails) on another - 143mm, also tried the 130mm and did not get on with it. Too narrow.

Once had an SLR and didn't like it. Hurt the sit bones. Too narrow I think.

Have also had a couple of Concors. Not bad, but not worth the additional grams for me at least.
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