Cobb cycling SHC 170 saddle...any reviews.

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bman11
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by bman11

Ran a quick search and came up empty. Any of you guys have any experience with the Cobb Cycling SHC 170? Or even the HC 170 would be helpful. I have been on Selle SLR's for years, I am a little intrigued by the concept. Thanks guys
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I am currently on a slr and I tried the shc for a short while. The shc crushed my sit bones and was too
Narrow. I wouldn't recommend it.
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Thanks man. Like I said, I've been on SLR's for many years and love them. I appreciate your response and advice.
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Just looking at a picture of it makes my butt hurt.

Why not go wider and lighter? Specialized Romin Pro 155mm weighs 169g and costs $160...that includes shipping.

More comfortable is the Specialized Toupe Gel 155mm...not sure about weight, but certainly no more than the seat you have listed.
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Ufgators wrote:I am currently on a slr and I tried the shc for a short while. The shc crushed my sit bones and was too
Narrow. I wouldn't recommend it.


Aren't Cobb saddles designed for a rotated hip position where you don't actually sit on your sit bones? That would explain the discomfort...

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What do you sit on if not on your sit bones?
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I sit on the more "fleshy" part in front of my sit bones. I got rid of back and neck discomfort with the rotated hip position, while achieving a much more aero position (my handlebars are now 14 cm lower than my saddle). You should read http://www.tri-ecoach.com/art11.htm and look at Cobb's youtube videos, it will be obvious.
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Anyone else have similar experiences? My LBS is getting a tester. I will post my thoughts when it arrives.
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LBS finally called Cobb for a tester SHC. It should be here Friday. I will post my thoughts and opinions after a few miles this weekend.
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My favorite saddle is the SLR so the Cobb SHC 170 was interesting to me as well.

I tested all the Cobb saddles besides the real plush ones and liked them but not enough to abandon the SLR. The change to the pelvis tilt was not something I wanted to get into and found the rear of the Cobb did not have the same resonate feeling that I was used to from the SLR. In other words the Cobb was dead at the back while the SLR felt more alive.

I expect the Cobb might really work for some but not so much for me.
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by cyclenutnz

I've been on one for a week, a few comments (in no particular order):
rails are further back to allow for thigh glides - could be an issue for matching position
Normal saddle is a Toupe 130 that is *well* worn in (8mm of sag from new) - the cobb is a lot firmer and also squarer in the sitting area with less flex. It is feeling more stable but I'm still learning to sit on it.
I've had no discomfort, nothing important goes numb but I am moving on it more than is typical.
I need to find a setback post to move it back a few mm to get my position right - that and a bit more time on it may be enough to settle in to it properly.

Overall I like it - we're adapting to each other quickly and with a minor tweak it might be perfect.
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Well, LBS finally got the test saddle... First ride today, 66 miles in wind/rain. The saddle is comfortable, I like how solid it feels, and I found my correct/preferred position on it very easily. I didn't alter my position to what Cobb recommends though. I am not sure that I am ready To give up my SLR's yet. The biggest drawback lies in the aesthetics department...it is a pretty clunky looking saddle. The rails are considerably taller than my SLR kit carbonio's are. May be too much to overcome. I will report back after a couple more rides.
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by slyboots

Could you post a pic? I'm really interested in trying this saddle myself.

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I forgot to update this thread...the Cobb saddle lasted less than a week on my bike. Turns out, we were not soul mates. Apparently, I prefer my weight to be on my sit bones, not my under carriage. I ended up with a Prologo Nago Evo nack saddle. Similar to the SLR, just a little more rounded.
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