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Hi,

I'm looking to buy a new saddle due to my current Selle Italia Flite gel is causing me pains.
I've measured my sit bones with some tin foil and i got 133mm from dip to dip.
Which saddles should i possibly look at?

Cheers

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Super Domestique [1612 posts] 3 years ago
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I've seen adverts for both Selle Italia and Specialized BG saddles coming in various sizes to suit different sit bones. Might be worth looking at their sites or visiting a stockist. Saddles are so personal.

For example, I use a Charge Spoon on my mtb and many say the SDG bel air
is similar but I couldn't get on with an SDG at all.

Btw, please don't reuse the tin foil for wrapping your packed lunch  3

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bazzargh [152 posts] 3 years ago
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I've been riding with a Specialized Toupe BG saddle for a few years, found it very comfortable. They're sold in a variety of widths and specialized dealers do that butt measurement in the shop (the device is basically a ruler and a sponge).

This worked for me, but there's some good info in this thread:
http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/index.php/t-875111.html

...about why this measurement isn't ideal. You could ask to try the saddles?

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therevokid [1000 posts] 3 years ago
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farrell [1946 posts] 3 years ago
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What the hell?

Measuring sit bones? Tin foil

What actual madness is this I see before me?

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alston251 [19 posts] 3 years ago
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The spesh site told me to get a 143mm.
I'm tempted to get a cheap Antares off ebay since apparently it's 142mm wide?
Could someone who has one be kind enough to confirm that please?

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PJ McNally [591 posts] 3 years ago
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Try the Thorn saddle from SJS cycles - £10, with titanium rails! Pretty narrow. And, you can peel the logos off, so it's plain black. (Mmmmm).

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therevokid [1000 posts] 3 years ago
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@Alston ... as it happens i have a black antares for
sale too  1 ...

I can indeed confirm they are 142mm at the widest point !

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richdirector [69 posts] 3 years ago
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I got a specialised roman for my road bike - best saddle i have ever had and easily as comfie as my worn in brooks on the brompton (but with the ability to tilt forwards more)

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manoirdelourde [26 posts] 3 years ago
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After getting my sit bones measured at a Specialized store I have a Romin Evo Pro 143mm - easily the most comfortable saddle I have ever ridden on despite the minimal padding, don't mess about, get measured properly and take a look at the Specialized saddles, mine was the best £100 I have spent on my bike.

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VeloPeo [350 posts] 3 years ago
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Another vote for the Specialized - got one after a proper fit (also well worth it) at Sigma. They were good enough to lend me a Romin Evo Expert for a couple of weeks after the fit - was excellent and ended up buying one. Have done two 24hr rides and Dunwich Dynamo on it since buying