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Saddles

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  • 10-05-2023 10:48pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 4,501 ✭✭✭


    How do people choose a new saddle?

    I've spotted a saddle for sale online but not sure if it's for me comfort-wise.

    Mainly for club racing and club spins

    Currently have a fizik antares and it's just getting a bit worn and I might change saddle and bar tape at same time



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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 20,389 Mod ✭✭✭✭Weepsie


    I just bought and tried loads over the years. The wider selle italia SLR with cutout are my go to now, or a charge spoon.


    I've 5 bikes with 5 different saddles. 2 are basically the same though, and 2 I'm looking to change.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,501 ✭✭✭beggars_bush


    Ok. Was looking at a prologo saddle.

    I don't want to be buying them and trying to flog them if they aren't comfortable



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,856 ✭✭✭fat bloke


    No way around it really with saddles. You gotta buy and try unfortunately.



  • Registered Users Posts: 21,677 ✭✭✭✭Squidgy Black


    Find somewhere with a decent return policy and buy and try.

    Selle-Italia super flow boost is my go-to, nice wide cutout



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,498 CMod ✭✭✭✭magicbastarder


    were you happy with the antares? if so, why mess with success?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,501 ✭✭✭beggars_bush


    nothing wrong with it, its got a few scuffs and was looking to change. maybe change the colour of saddle along with new bar tape.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,498 CMod ✭✭✭✭magicbastarder


    that's what i meant - just get another antares if you know it works, rather than running the risk of getting a saddle which could cause problems.



  • Registered Users Posts: 134 ✭✭Fiftyplus


    I got a new Giant TCR Advanced in January with a Giant Fleet SL saddle which I wouldn't recommend - very hard and hasn't got any easier with use. A club colleague has had the same problem and he's a lot heavier than me.



  • Registered Users Posts: 16,751 ✭✭✭✭dahat


    I’d advise this also. Saddles are not to be messed with once you find one that suits.

    For a lad 98kgs the saddle that suits me best is a 127mm one with a slight channel ( Giant stock from a Propel). Can’t find anymore though sadly. Such a personal thing saddles.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,137 ✭✭✭dinneenp


    can go to a physical bike shop or try Aidan Hammond if you're relatively near Wicklow https://bikefittingireland.com/saddle-solutions/



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  • Registered Users Posts: 482 ✭✭Klopp


    I am on the lookout for a Charge Spoon and I have tried the online shops I know of in Ireland but to no avail.

    Can anyone recommend somewhere online I might get one?



  • Registered Users Posts: 482 ✭✭Klopp


    I tried this site previously and they don't deliver to Ireland.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,684 ✭✭✭triggermortis


    Ah, didn't realise that.. Do you not know anyone with a NI or UK address?



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,684 ✭✭✭triggermortis


    good few on ebay



  • Registered Users Posts: 134 ✭✭Fiftyplus


    I replaced my Giant Fleet with a Specialized Romin from Specialized in Browns Hall. Month's trial and you can change it if you're not happy, even get a refund I was told by the staff.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,142 ✭✭✭T-Maxx


    How can a bike shop do this? Exchange saddles, giving a full refund? Sure they can sell the used saddles at vastly reduced prices to get rid of it but where's the money in that?



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,498 CMod ✭✭✭✭magicbastarder


    The money is in the increased business they get as a result of their offer. If they start losing money on the offer you can bet they'll close it.



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