New Saddle ready to go!

Basil.B

Veteran
Location
Oxfordshire
I could do with a new saddle!
 

Carbon

Senior Member
Location
Cheshire.
I'm sat on that very same saddle^_^.
I was in the market for a new saddle a couple of weeks back as my 3 year old Selle Italia SLR had developed an annoying squeak in the base, picked up Cycling Plus and hey presto there was the big saddle test! I thought after the great review and at a reasonable £80 it was worth a punt, I got 10% off as well so it came in at £72^_^.
Ridden it four times now, about 120 miles and I love it, no running in required it was just comfortable out of the box, took a few adjustments to get the angle right but very happy with it now.
Hope your enjoying yours too, there's a lot to be said for finding a saddle that's comfortable and I think I finally have........
 
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NotthatJasonKenny

NotthatJasonKenny

Faster on HFLC
Location
Bolton
Sunday is its first outing, can't wait! Measured my sit bones (fat arse) and got the 155, I was using a 143 before that so I should see an improvement!

It was the cycling plus review that made my mind up too! I'd tried the fizik Arione and it just didn't fit!
 

Carbon

Senior Member
Location
Cheshire.
Sunday is its first outing, can't wait! Measured my sit bones (fat arse) and got the 155, I was using a 143 before that so I should see an improvement!

It was the cycling plus review that made my mind up too! I'd tried the fizik Arione and it just didn't fit!
Hmmmm, sending mine back tomorrow hopefully for an exchange. I've noticed whilst riding an annoying creaking noise and it has turned out to be the saddle making the noise, especially noticeable on uneven road surfaces and whilst riding a big gear.


Close inspection of the saddle has revealed what I believe to be a fault, viewed from behind where the rails are mounted at the rear of the saddle the right hand rail is loose in the mounting causing the right hand hull of the saddle to move excessively and creak! The left hand rail is securely mounted at the same point and the left hand hull moves far less.

Wonder if you can do me a favor if you get a minute and just have a quick look at your saddle and see if the rails are both mounted securely at the rear of the saddle or if they move in the mountings?

Cheers.
 

runner

Veteran
Location
Bristol
I ride a Giant Defy and Kinesis racelight tk2....I could not get on with the saddle that was supplied with the racelight as there was stitching that kept rubbing so I had a spare giant saddle and replaced on my Kinesis...ah bliss....and here's a little pic
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