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Specialised BG saddles...

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Panter, 8 Jun 2008.

  1. Panter

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    These seem to be highly recommended so I thought I'd give one a go.

    They vary a lot in price according to the style though. Is something like this Ok or do I need to buy a more expensive one to get the real benefits?

    I'm just a club rider and commuter but am going to do my first Audax next month so the hunt for something comfotable is getting more pressing as time goes by ;)
     
  2. byegad

    byegad Guru

    Location:
    NE England
    Be aware that apart from male and female sizes there is a wider male option in some styles. All my DFs have a BG on them as once tried I never wanted to be on anything else.
     
  3. dodgy

    dodgy Veteran

    Location:
    Wirral
    Specialized BG kit is excellent. I have BG shoes (road and MTB), saddle, gloves (winter and summer) and various other bits and pieces. It's the stuff I rummage through my drawers (oo err) to find at the expense of the other stuff that falls immediately to hand.

    The one you've linked to looks fine.

    Dave.
     
  4. DLB

    DLB Senior Member

    I bought a BG avantar saddle which i didn't like and sold on. I later realised that the saddles come in different width fittings and so got measured at LBS and discovered i need the wider 155 saddle. i purchased the BG alais and since then it's done me fine.

    I should add that i tried lots of cheaper saddles that look similar to the BG ones before i got to the alias - all were poor. I'd recommend raising your budget and going for an Avantar or a Alias
     
  5. Panter

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    Thanks peeps, much appreciated.:rolleyes:

    TBH I was watching a couple on ebay. The first one, one of the cheaper ones, sold for a fiver less than the brand new price and the second aviator I was watching looked to be going the same way.

    I did some googling and found an '06 Alias from rutland cycling for £24.99 with free delivery :biggrin::wacko: so I snapped one up.
    They only have it in Black and size 155 but that should suit my fat arse powerful build anyway. If it doesn't I can always fleabay it
     
  6. shooter560

    shooter560 New Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    I've only been riding since christmas 07, yesterday I did the Norwich BHF 100 ride, I've got the Specialized Toupe 143 saddle and today I have no pain or discomfort at all in the lower regions. A saddle with next to no padding, a little over 5 hours on it and pain free says a lot on design to me, well worth the cost.
     
  7. discplayer

    discplayer New Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    I got measured and bought an Avatar from the range about a month ago. I was still happy with it after doing the Norwich 100 mile ride on Sunday.

    However, since I bought mine I have noticed that the rails on my girlfriend's are showing signs of rust after 14 months.