decent saddle

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by roadiewill, 25 Apr 2008.

  1. roadiewill

    roadiewill New Member

    what saddles would you recommend for road racing/weekend 30+ milers/ club runs? Also, at a decent price, no more than £50
  2. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Merlin Cycles have the Fiz:ik Arione for that price - I love mine, but don't do the sort of mileage you do, I'm afraid.
  3. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    S of Kendal
    I have an Fiz:ik Arione. I find it's good for all day, every day.

    Fifty quid is a good price for it.
  4. Selle Italia Genuine Gel, dunno how much they are tho.
  5. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Brooks B17N. :biggrin:
    Slightly heavier than yer average racing saddle, but a lifetime of comfort lies ahead.
  6. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    That's what I thought however I have obviously not got a Brooks arse :sad:. However my spec toupe is a joy to sit on however a bit pricier at £ 75 :ohmy:
  7. ghitchen

    ghitchen Well-Known Member

    Gullane, Scotland
    I find the San Marco SKN very comfortable. I looked at the Specialized Toupe first but thought they were taking the mick in charging £80. The SKN has the same spilt rear design but without the long cutout and is £16 for the cromo railed version (240g) or £38 for the titanium one (200g).
  8. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    South Beds.
    I'd 2nd a Specialized Toupe.
    They do the bare essentials one and the gel one.
    Buy one 2nd hand....but go into your LBS or nearest stockist to get a sit bone test....failing that you can sit on some foam and see the marks your sit bones have left and measure the distance from the outer edge of one to the other.
    Mine was about 127mm but as it happens I went for the 143mm instead of the 130mm and it's very comfy. Quality padded shorts help too.
  9. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    It's a good saddle, but I find it's a bit too flexy at the back for me (I have one on t'other bike). If the op's budget is very limited, I'd say the SKN is one of the better budget options, but with £50 to spend, the Arione's the way I'd go.
  10. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    I have the Specilized Avator. I got it because i couldnt afford a Toupe.
    I've done alot of miles on it already and i find it very comfy. Together with some good padded shorts its very comfy.
  11. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    my wtb rocket V has proved perfectly comfy, and was less than £30 when i bought it.
  12. Joe

    Joe Über Member

    I ride an Arione. I wouldn't exactly call it comfy but I've tried several others and I always come back to it so it can't be bad! Decent shorts make all the difference on long rides.
  13. dmoan

    dmoan Veteran

    Specialized Alias - comes in 3 sizes and I have found it to be every comfortable.

    Damn - on sale for £29.95 and I paid £49.99 plus p&p for mine!
  14. I've got a San Marco SKN Ti and I find it very comfortable. I've done 80 pain free miles on it a few times.
  15. simonali

    simonali Guru

    Toupe for £55 delivered.
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