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Old 08-30-18, 04:55 PM
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"Noseless" seat recommendations?

I mostly ride recumbent bikes these days and consider my days of spending long hours on an upright bike to be, gladly, in my past. I do keep an upright bike around for running short errands though. And using what they call a "noseless saddle" on it has made riding that upright bike a lot more tolerable in the crotch area (though sore wrists, shoulders, and neck still plague me on rides of more than 3 or 4 miles).

The best such noseless saddle I've used is the Easyseat. I do have another such saddle made by Ergo that, while not as comfortable as the Easyseat, is nonetheless a lot more comfortable than a traditional bike saddle. My Ergo saddle, which has some sort of silicon gel pads inside, has started leaking silicon, so it's now due for replacement. So I'd like to ask for recommendations for a replacement saddle.

Have any others users tried noseless saddles and liked them? If so, what brand/model do you prefer? I see there's a cheapo Schwinn noseless saddle now: anyone tried that one? I've also looked at some saddles that, while closer to traditional "horned" saddle designs, claim to be designed to alleviate the pressure that can cause numbness in the groin--usually by having the horn sort of split down the middle. Any comments on those sorts of saddles, anyone? They look to be rather pricey so I'm not sure I'd spring for one of those.

In closing, I would just mention that I'm trying to economize since, as I mentioned, this is for a bike I use just for short errands. I rarely ride it more than about 15 miles and more often it's 5-10. So spending a lot on a saddle upgrade on this rig isn't really justified. Input will be appreciated.

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