Choosing/finding saddles [MEL]

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Re: Choosing/finding saddles [MEL]

Postby Dr_Mutley » Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:19 pm

MattyK wrote:What might be preferable?
the lite 209
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Re: Choosing/finding saddles [MEL]

Postby Eleri » Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:26 pm

Dr_Mutley wrote:
MattyK wrote:What might be preferable?
the lite 209


The best saddle is one that is comfortable. Really, you should get one to try and make sure you set it up correctly. They are counter-intuitive to set up.

I have a SMP Lite 209 on 3/4 bikes. I don't have it on the bike I tend to ride without cycling shorts because it's quite uncomfortable after about 20 or 30 km.
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Re: Choosing/finding saddles [MEL]

Postby rjk » Thu May 01, 2014 3:46 pm

the selle smp 209 lite for me i have it on all 3 bikes, i need a wider sdaddle so it works for my bum.

there are quite a few bike shops in melb, i am out near ringwood and le tour do it there, as well as fitzroy rev and somewhere in caufield as well
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Re: Choosing/finding saddles [MEL]

Postby MattyK » Thu May 01, 2014 8:42 pm

Ended up getting a SMP Glider on eBay, should arrive soon so we will see how that goes.
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Re: Choosing/finding saddles [MEL]

Postby MattyK » Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:21 pm

Still hunting... The Glider has been OK but a little narrow and still causing discomfort (numbness) on more than about 20 km.

Tried a couple of Specialized saddles, Oura and Myth. Their assometer sized my wife for a 168mm wide saddle. Both OK, but still not enough cutout in the front. Ended up getting a Spesh Power Comp, because they didn't have any for trial but it appears to tick most of the right boxes (very wide, good long cutout, etc). Might be a little firm though, but have been promised we can return it if it doesn't work out. An SMP Avant is about the last alternative, though the SMP T1 might also be good as it is nice and wide.
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Re: Choosing/finding saddles [MEL]

Postby STC » Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:01 pm

Went thru all the Selle test range and all the Specialised test range and could not alleviate soft tissue pain at the front end :(

Finally found SQ Lab. :D

http://www.sq-lab.com/en/sqlab-products-en/sqlab-bicycle-saddles-en/fitness-en/sqlab-610-active-fitness-saddle-en.html#.VXqfNPmqpBc

For me it was a revelation and now go on long rides with no discomfort.
I would also recommend a proper bike fit by a professional who is not trying to sell you something

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Re: Choosing/finding saddles [MEL]

Postby MattyK » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:42 pm

Following on from above, the Specialized Power saddle didn't last long before being rejected. Ordered an SMP Avant but got sent the wrong saddle (A Lite 209) by Wiggle.

The SQ Lab one looks interesting. That or an ISM might be the go.
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Re: Choosing/finding saddles [MEL]

Postby redsonic » Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:58 pm

MattyK wrote:Following on from above, the Specialized Power saddle didn't last long before being rejected. Ordered an SMP Avant but got sent the wrong saddle (A Lite 209) by Wiggle.

The SQ Lab one looks interesting. That or an ISM might be the go.

Hi Matty,
I have an SQ Lab active 610 I could sell you. If you are interested, I'll check its width; I think it is 150mm.
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Re: Choosing/finding saddles [MEL]

Postby MattyK » Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:54 pm

Could be good. Will check with the minister for finance. How much and do you have some pics? (PM me) Thanks.
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