Seats

open topic, for anything cycling related.

Seats

Postby dareyaire » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:08 pm

Ive been riding pretty heavily for the past week and a half and my butt got quite sore after my first ride so im thinking of investing in a new seat.. Prolly gonna buy one for $70 at local bike shop, ive picked one out and i like it, seems to be alot more comfy then the one i have atm. Just wondering... What type of seats you guys ride?
dareyaire
 
Posts: 11
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:42 pm
Location: kingsley perth

by BNA » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:17 pm

BNA
 

Re: Seats

Postby mitzikatzi » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:17 pm

Which saddle is for you?

Thanks search function :shock:
User avatar
mitzikatzi
 
Posts: 1746
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:21 am
Location: Perth

Re: Seats

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:25 pm

Buy Brooks, break in Brooks.
Live happily ever after :wink:
User avatar
Mulger bill
Super Mod
Super Mod
 
Posts: 26185
Joined: Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:41 pm
Location: Sunbury Vic

Re: Seats

Postby sturmey archer » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:54 pm

Without wishing to be insensitive, maybe your nether regions need to harden up a bit rather than rushing out and buying a new saddle. Here's Saint Sheldons take: http://sheldonbrown.com/saddles.html

Of course if you want to take Mulga Bills advice, I'll warn you that Brooks saddles are inconsistently made, maintainance requiring, excessivly faddish, vintage throwbacks. And every bike I ride regularly has one :lol:
User avatar
sturmey archer
 
Posts: 237
Joined: Tue May 04, 2010 8:14 pm
Location: Melbourne

Re: Seats

Postby mitzikatzi » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:04 pm

A bit of Bees wax and good as new,

WTS Inner City Sydney. Brooks Swift saddle
User avatar
mitzikatzi
 
Posts: 1746
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:21 am
Location: Perth

Re: Seats

Postby BianchiCam » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:07 pm

Same happened to me when I bought the roadie.
Jaysus my butt was sore in places I didn't know I had, then slowly over time it gets better.
Statrted biting around the 50-60km mark. I mean really biting those bum bones!
Now I can manage around 100km before I consider a stop or getting off the saddle.
It does take a fair amount of time.

When ever I get back on my MB the seat is like riding on air except it feels like you are bouncing around on it. Actually prefer the harder seat. (San Marco) I believe is the brand.

Cam
User avatar
BianchiCam
 
Posts: 279
Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:42 am
Location: Mt Martha, Vic

Re: Seats

Postby il padrone » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:26 pm

Sit forward, make sure your saddle is set back far enough. Get used to letting your legs do more work to help support your butt.

Apart from that, yes, give it some more time. If you have been riding regularly for say, 1-2 months and still have this problem, best Rx is certainly the Brooks saddle. But be warned carbon roadie riders can't stand the look ;)
User avatar
il padrone
 
Posts: 19179
Joined: Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:57 pm
Location: Heading for home.

Re: Seats

Postby Nobody » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:37 pm

sturmey archer wrote:Of course if you want to take Mulga Bills advice, I'll warn you that Brooks saddles are inconsistently made, maintainance requiring, excessivly faddish, vintage throwbacks. And every bike I ride regularly has one :lol:
How dare you say such accurate things about Brooks saddles! :wink:

My preference too. Still a difficult trial_and_error job to match the right saddle with the rider and bike type. For me the road bike has a Pro and the MTB and flat bar share a B17 Imperial.

http://www.rivbike.com/Articles.asp?ID=318
Nobody
 
Posts: 6674
Joined: Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:10 pm
Location: Sydney

Re: Seats

Postby Nobody » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:42 pm

il padrone wrote:...1-2 months and still have this problem, best Rx is certainly the Brooks saddle. But be warned carbon roadie riders can't stand the look ;)
Poor things, worried about looks/image and weight all the time. I almost feel sorry for them. :roll:
Nobody
 
Posts: 6674
Joined: Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:10 pm
Location: Sydney

Re: Seats

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:11 pm

Nobody wrote:
il padrone wrote:...1-2 months and still have this problem, best Rx is certainly the Brooks saddle. But be warned carbon roadie riders can't stand the look ;)
Poor things, worried about looks/image and weight all the time. I almost feel sorry for them. :roll:


Bah. My cf roadie has a Swallow taking pride of place.

Yes, it's the Ti model, I'm a bit of a weight weenie :P
User avatar
Mulger bill
Super Mod
Super Mod
 
Posts: 26185
Joined: Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:41 pm
Location: Sunbury Vic

Re: Seats

Postby RonK » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:53 pm

Seats?

Well, I quite like this one... 8)
Image
User avatar
RonK
 
Posts: 5581
Joined: Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:08 pm
Location: Brisbane, Queensland


Return to General discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users



Popular Bike Shops
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Ebay Ebay AU
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK

“Bicycles BNA Twitter
“Bicycles BNA Facebook
“Google+ BNA Google+
“Bicycles BNA Newsletter

> FREE BNA Stickers
> BNA Cycling Kit