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Postby Crawf » Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:26 pm

Hi, I'm building up a road bike for my good lady and was wondering whether the ladies of the forum ride on 'women' saddles?
Should I be looking at WSD saddles or will she be fine on anything non WSD?

Thanks for any help.
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Re: Lady saddles?

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:10 pm

Depends on her bum and girly bits Crawf. Some can ride anything, some can't.

If you've got a usable saddle in the shed, give it a go and ask your GL what she thinks.

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Re: Lady saddles?

Postby emc » Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:43 am

Hi Crawf

I have a Brooks B17 ladies on my bike and whilst I find it comfy next time I would definitely go with the mens version (or when I become financial again I will just upgrade) because I find the ladies version is too short in the nose and I dont have enough fore/aft bum movement. I have a Terry liberator saddle on my other bike and this too is a great saddle. I have never had too much of an issue with saddles. Sure some have been more comfortable then others but I always make it a habit to get off the saddle every ten minutes or so on a ride anyway and have a wiggle and a stretch of the bum cheeks.

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Re: Lady saddles?

Postby fixie » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:37 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Depends on her bum and girly bits Crawf. Some can ride anything, some can't.

If you've got a usable saddle in the shed, give it a go and ask your GL what she thinks.

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Re: Lady saddles?

Postby Crawf » Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:02 pm

Looking at saddle dimensions, 'lady' saddles are generally just shorter, have more padding and have a width of 140mm+
I've got 2 saddles that are 140mm, so I'll start with those.
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Re: Lady saddles?

Postby CoffsGal » Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:11 pm

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Re: Lady saddles?

Postby jolie » Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:17 pm

As a female. I think the saddle must be comfortable, maybe a little soft.
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