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Touring saddle recommendations

07 May 2017 13:45

Hello

I am a tour cyclist and recently I have read about health issues if you put to much pressure in your perineal area during long rides. Besides minor soreness I have never had any major problem with the actual saddle I used (Oval Concepts X38). Are there any saddle recommendations for long tours? I also ride about 8 hours a week when off tours.

Cheers
Aperezy
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08 May 2017 09:18

I use ISM saddles on all my bikes. They take a little while to get used to but honestly it was the best thing I ever did. If you can find one to test for a couple of weeks I highly recommend it.
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08 May 2017 11:33

King Boonen wrote:I use ISM saddles on all my bikes. They take a little while to get used to but honestly it was the best thing I ever did. If you can find one to test for a couple of weeks I highly recommend it.



Thanks, do you recommend a specific model? I check online and there are many options. Cheers
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Re: Touring saddle recommendations

08 May 2017 12:43

aperezy wrote:Hello

I am a tour cyclist and recently I have read about health issues if you put to much pressure in your perineal area during long rides. Besides minor soreness I have never had any major problem with the actual saddle I used (Oval Concepts X38). Are there any saddle recommendations for long tours? I also ride about 8 hours a week when off tours.

Cheers
Aperezy


Fake news. If you've never had 'sleepy winky', use the saddle that is most comfy.

I use SMP, not because of my winky but because of a saddle sore..
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08 May 2017 12:54

Brooks B72 is comfortable for long touring type rides.

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08 May 2017 15:07

JayKosta wrote:Brooks B72 is comfortable for long touring type rides.

Jay Kosta
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Thanks. I am familiar with this saddle, my only problem is weight and size when traveling. Now again my main concern was not only about confort because my saddles works well for me, my main concern was related to medical recommendations. I read online about many problems on prolonged sitting on my bike.

Thanks for your reply

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09 May 2017 01:29

I use a Specialized Romin saddle (when I bought it there was only one model as I recall but now there are several models). My LBS sat me down on a pad to determine the best width for me. It is ergonomically designed for men.
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09 May 2017 05:45

avanti wrote:I use a Specialized Romin saddle (when I bought it there was only one model as I recall but now there are several models). My LBS sat me down on a pad to determine the best width for me. It is ergonomically designed for men.


Thanks...I will check this saddle
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09 May 2017 08:20

aperezy wrote:
King Boonen wrote:I use ISM saddles on all my bikes. They take a little while to get used to but honestly it was the best thing I ever did. If you can find one to test for a couple of weeks I highly recommend it.



Thanks, do you recommend a specific model? I check online and there are many options. Cheers


That's a difficult question to answer because I started with their very first road saddle, it worked for me so I then took it to the shop, matched it with the one in the current range that looked the most similar and bought that for my other bikes. That means I didn't really try the range, just picked out the one I thought would work best.

I went for the PR 1.0 based on that. If I were buying without prior knowledge I'd want to try a few first though. Most shops that sell them can get a test saddle for you to have a go on. I would start with the Adamo Road model.


It helped me with both comfort and position on the bike, I now really struggle to ride a bike that doesn't have one on it.
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Re: Touring saddle recommendations

09 May 2017 15:07

Bustedknuckle wrote:
aperezy wrote:Hello

I am a tour cyclist and recently I have read about health issues if you put to much pressure in your perineal area during long rides. Besides minor soreness I have never had any major problem with the actual saddle I used (Oval Concepts X38). Are there any saddle recommendations for long tours? I also ride about 8 hours a week when off tours.

Cheers
Aperezy


Fake news. If you've never had 'sleepy winky', use the saddle that is most comfy.

I use SMP, not because of my winky but because of a saddle sore..

Yep, the Sella SMP is what I use and can hardly sit on a bike without one. I have two for the two bikes that I ride all the time, in fact I have a couple of other bikes that I don't ride anymore specifically because they don't have SMP saddles on them.
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Re: Touring saddle recommendations

09 May 2017 15:34

Irondan wrote:
Bustedknuckle wrote:
aperezy wrote:Hello

I am a tour cyclist and recently I have read about health issues if you put to much pressure in your perineal area during long rides. Besides minor soreness I have never had any major problem with the actual saddle I used (Oval Concepts X38). Are there any saddle recommendations for long tours? I also ride about 8 hours a week when off tours.

Cheers
Aperezy


Fake news. If you've never had 'sleepy winky', use the saddle that is most comfy.

I use SMP, not because of my winky but because of a saddle sore..

Yep, the Sella SMP is what I use and can hardly sit on a bike without one. I have two for the two bikes that I ride all the time, in fact I have a couple of other bikes that I don't ride anymore specifically because they don't have SMP saddles on them.


Do you have a model that I can check? do you have a photo and model? thanks
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Re: Touring saddle recommendations

09 May 2017 16:10

aperezy wrote:
Irondan wrote:
Bustedknuckle wrote:
aperezy wrote:Hello

I am a tour cyclist and recently I have read about health issues if you put to much pressure in your perineal area during long rides. Besides minor soreness I have never had any major problem with the actual saddle I used (Oval Concepts X38). Are there any saddle recommendations for long tours? I also ride about 8 hours a week when off tours.

Cheers
Aperezy


Fake news. If you've never had 'sleepy winky', use the saddle that is most comfy.

I use SMP, not because of my winky but because of a saddle sore..

Yep, the Sella SMP is what I use and can hardly sit on a bike without one. I have two for the two bikes that I ride all the time, in fact I have a couple of other bikes that I don't ride anymore specifically because they don't have SMP saddles on them.


Do you have a model that I can check? do you have a photo and model? thanks

I have the "Evolution" model.

An example and price can be found here on ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Selle-SMP-Evolution-Bicycle-Saddle-Seat-Red-Made-in-Italy-/391086831803
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Re: Touring saddle recommendations

09 May 2017 16:11

Irondan wrote:
aperezy wrote:
Irondan wrote:
Bustedknuckle wrote:
aperezy wrote:Hello

I am a tour cyclist and recently I have read about health issues if you put to much pressure in your perineal area during long rides. Besides minor soreness I have never had any major problem with the actual saddle I used (Oval Concepts X38). Are there any saddle recommendations for long tours? I also ride about 8 hours a week when off tours.

Cheers
Aperezy


Thanks...do you do long rides? tours? Sorry for so many questions

Regards

Fake news. If you've never had 'sleepy winky', use the saddle that is most comfy.

I use SMP, not because of my winky but because of a saddle sore..

Yep, the Sella SMP is what I use and can hardly sit on a bike without one. I have two for the two bikes that I ride all the time, in fact I have a couple of other bikes that I don't ride anymore specifically because they don't have SMP saddles on them.


Do you have a model that I can check? do you have a photo and model? thanks

I have the "Evolution" model.

An example and price can be found here on ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Selle-SMP-Evolution-Bicycle-Saddle-Seat-Red-Made-in-Italy-/391086831803
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Re: Touring saddle recommendations

10 May 2017 01:55

Irondan wrote:
aperezy wrote:
Irondan wrote:
Bustedknuckle wrote:
aperezy wrote:Hello

I am a tour cyclist and recently I have read about health issues if you put to much pressure in your perineal area during long rides. Besides minor soreness I have never had any major problem with the actual saddle I used (Oval Concepts X38). Are there any saddle recommendations for long tours? I also ride about 8 hours a week when off tours.

Cheers
Aperezy


Fake news. If you've never had 'sleepy winky', use the saddle that is most comfy.

I use SMP, not because of my winky but because of a saddle sore..

Yep, the Sella SMP is what I use and can hardly sit on a bike without one. I have two for the two bikes that I ride all the time, in fact I have a couple of other bikes that I don't ride anymore specifically because they don't have SMP saddles on them.


Do you have a model that I can check? do you have a photo and model? thanks

I have the "Evolution" model.

An example and price can be found here on ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Selle-SMP-Evolution-Bicycle-Saddle-Seat-Red-Made-in-Italy-/391086831803

I've used the 'Dynamic' for several years now, but that's because I'm a skinny prick who weighs 68kg wringing wet :D
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