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5/20/2014 11:06 PM
 

Ok so I have the True Goo tubes in the tires (thanks Ned) and have been riding a few miles every day and while out roading the dogs. 

After watching a few YouTube videos I think I have the bike adjusted well enough for me to ride.

The saddle (Bontrager I think) is killing me!  It measures 9.5 x 6.  After a little research I am looking at the Selle SMP Extra Gel saddles but am open to suggestions.

Suggestions?  $150 budget.

Incidentally, already took one stock-killing feral while out riding.  Suppressed 22 pistol came out of the pack after I ditched the bike and rolled him at about 40yds trotting. The CCI SHP kills much better than it should. 

 


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5/23/2014 10:43 AM
 

My favorite is the WTB speed V pro gel:

http://www.wtb.com/products/speed-v

Scot's favorite is the extremely cushy ARS:

http://ecom1.planetbike.com/5000_1.html

Nice to be able to get some good cardio without pounding joints, huh?


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5/23/2014 11:22 PM
 

I'm a big fan of the WTB Silverado and Devo. WTB has a demo saddle program where through certain shops you can try a their range and see what you like before buying one. You'd have to check with your LBS to see if they offer it. Fizik has a lot of good info on their site concerning saddle fit and could be a good rescource.


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5/27/2014 9:38 AM
 

I have one of the ARS sabbles on order.   Cushy sounded good to me...  If that doesn't work then I will give the WTB saddles a look.

Does anyone have any experience with the "Thud Buster" seat post?  Is it just a gimick?  I just want to cover the miles at a moderate (slow?) pace without tearing myself up.

Evan, yes I am pleasantly suprsrised at the workout I can get without tearing up my knees and back.  A welcome change.  


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5/27/2014 11:44 AM
 

Based on the feedback that I could find I nearly went with a thudbuster and hardtail, I keep thinking about getting one to try on my 26" hardtail or Evan's bike.  Most reports are positive. 


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6/9/2014 3:51 PM
 

...great call on the ARS saddle!  A significant improvement over the old saddle.

Looking forward giving a few higer end bikes a ride at the Summer Gathering.

 


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7/19/2014 6:56 PM
 
posted for phdinfunk:

Looks like you're already set but there are two saddles I really like.

If the frame is super long, I like a standard brooks saddle. it's heavy, but once it's worn in, it's nice for long hauls. The problem is, I've got a long torso, so I need about the largest mountain bike frame, with a huge stem, to get it to ride properly as the Brooks doesn't have much forward/backward movement available.

Right now, I'm running a Fizik Alliante.. maybe it's got XR after the name, can't remember. That one was about a hundred bucks but it's been WONDERFUL for the last year of riding. Rescued the shorter frame I was never able to get the brooks to work on (I'm limited on frame sizes available here in Taiwan).

I've had good luck with both of those.

--JP

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7/19/2014 6:57 PM
 
posted for strow:

Phdinfunk,

Thanks for the ideas I will give them a look.

A good fitting saddle sure makes life more enjoyable on the trail, thats for sure!


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