Looking for new saddle

by paulfrank   June 6, 2012  

I'm looking for a new saddle to replace my super comfortable Selle Italia prolink gel flow trans am, but after looking around the internet it looks like Selle have stopped producing it.

So I am hoping some of you better informed guys or girls can help me with some alternatives, but nothing delicate as I'm not a little chap, plus it's got to put up with my 25 mile commute plus weekend training rides as I'm set to do a couple of 80 - 100 milers later in the year. So thanks in advance.

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What about those new Fizik Saddles, the Kurve range?

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posted by Raleigh [1730 posts]
6th June 2012 - 16:55

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fizik arione is amaaaaaaazing

posted by russyparkin [579 posts]
6th June 2012 - 17:22

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Agreed

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1730 posts]
6th June 2012 - 17:29

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Fzik highly recommended by me as well. Does great for my commute and extended rides Big Grin

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posted by giff77 [1059 posts]
6th June 2012 - 18:52

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The fizik saddles do they have a centre cut out, as from the pictures I've seen I'm guessing not. I got my current selle because I was getting "dead dick" Sick from the original saddle. Are centre cut out saddles old hat now?

I love the smell of cleats (mexican accent, you do the jokes)

posted by paulfrank [80 posts]
7th June 2012 - 5:24

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RIDO for me any day.

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posted by PJ McNally [590 posts]
7th June 2012 - 7:46

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Which RIDO saddle do you have? How many miles are you doing?

I love the smell of cleats (mexican accent, you do the jokes)

posted by paulfrank [80 posts]
7th June 2012 - 10:14

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If you're looking for something with a cutout then the Specialized Romin would be my recommendation. Looks uncomfortable as hell, and feels very hard initially but its amazingly comfortable for me. They're not massively expensive compared to some too.

posted by pirnie [189 posts]
7th June 2012 - 10:43

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I've had the Selle Italia C2 Gel for over a year and had no problems whatsoever - was thinking about a Gel Flite for my Best Bike (when I get round to ordering it) having considered a Fizik for many agonising hours, but I too suffer from [cough] a certain amount of numbness so a cut out for me is essential.

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posted by andylul [412 posts]
7th June 2012 - 10:57

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I ride with the Fizik Alianti saddle and its pretty sweet. Best bet is to go down to the local shop, if you can, and try a few out.

posted by AJWatson [34 posts]
7th June 2012 - 12:50

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Think Selle smp 209 is fantastic , no soft tissue issues even on 85 mile hilly rides. Not cheap but hey what price comfort ,
also its not gender specific great for men and women. Huge cut out check it out

posted by deej [3 posts]
7th June 2012 - 20:09

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Lots of stuff to think about and research, thanks Smile

I love the smell of cleats (mexican accent, you do the jokes)

posted by paulfrank [80 posts]
8th June 2012 - 0:45

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Rido Mk1 - never got around to trying the Mk2. I've a glow in the dark one on my ugly town bike, and the black one on my better bike. It's a great saddle - I've done 100 mile rides on it in (relative) comfort. Compare that to other saddles where I'm sore at anything over 30-40 miles.

Probably it doesn't suit everyone. But the hard structure (no padding, just flex) makes perfect logical sense - and it works for me.

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posted by PJ McNally [590 posts]
8th June 2012 - 12:22

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my eyes! my eyes! my beautiful eyes! just looked up a rido..... fuckugly

posted by russyparkin [579 posts]
8th June 2012 - 21:50

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