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Old 08-07-10, 08:17 PM
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What saddle are you rocking?

I'm looking at saddles for the Cannondale I'm building, but I can't tell what I'm going to like. I have a B17 on my commuter, but obviously I can't default to a Brooks if I'm going to get it dirty. but most of the MTB saddles I'm looking at look either bulky and awkward or hard and unforgiving. So, what saddles are best for XC riding and why?
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Old 08-07-10, 08:33 PM
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Go for what looks hard and unforgiving because they aren't as they appear.
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Old 08-07-10, 08:52 PM
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I don't use a saddle or a seat post.
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Old 08-07-10, 09:04 PM
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WTB Silverado Pro...best saddle in all the lands. As for why, well for me it absolutely works, never been sore, chafed or had my undercarriage molested, the sucker just works all day long. Falls in your "hard and unforgiving" category I suppose but it's not as severe as your description.. cost about 90-bones or so for the non-Ti (NiCro) railed version. I've never found a "need" for titanium seat rails myself...
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Old 08-07-10, 09:07 PM
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WTB speed V. LOVE it.
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Old 08-07-10, 10:28 PM
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Old 08-08-10, 12:40 AM
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Syncros FR. Tough enough for DH punishment; yet, strangely, all-day comfortable. Have three in various states of abuse and they are still treating me well.
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Old 08-08-10, 01:26 AM
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I recently searched threads in this forum and the vast majority seemed to like the WTB Speed V, so I went with it and am quite happy. Wheel World sells oem versions of it for $30 or you can get lighter versions for more.
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Old 08-08-10, 11:59 AM
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never tried the speed v but have the pure-v, the laser-v and the silverado. All great saddles but no contest...silverado wins.
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Neither bulky nor hard, the Terry Women's FLX Gel weighs in at 258 Grams.
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Old 08-11-10, 02:32 PM
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Brooks B17 in black.
What's wrong with a dirty brooks? It feels good, i don't give a rats hooey if it's dirty.
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Originally Posted by d2create View Post
Brooks B17 in black.
What's wrong with a dirty brooks? It feels good, i don't give a rats hooey if it's dirty.
I use a b17 on my road bike and was thinking of getting one for my new mtb but probably like the OP I'm kind of worried about water damage to the saddle. I've read they will blister from water damage
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Old 08-11-10, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by garethzbarker View Post
I use a b17 on my road bike and was thinking of getting one for my new mtb but probably like the OP I'm kind of worried about water damage to the saddle. I've read they will blister from water damage
Maybe, but I sweat so bad regardless of whether I'm on the road or mtn bike, i don't think it matters. I have one on my commuter and have no problem riding in the rain. I just make sure that the bike isn't left out in the rain. It's always stored indoors. An even if it does get a bit messed up after a while, synthetic seats are at least as expensive and their materials wear through pretty quickly. I would just pay a little more attention to patting it dry when you are done and you should be good to go.
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Old 08-11-10, 03:18 PM
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Roadie-style Flite TT on the XC rig.

I have no idea what the hell that seat is on my FR bike.

I don't even remember where I bought it.
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Old 08-21-10, 01:25 AM
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Fizik Gobi XM K:ium....it's the reason I can do a 5hr epic on a hardtail!!!

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Old 08-21-10, 08:30 AM
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Flite Kit Carbino.

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Velo Pronto on my new KHS fs build (it's a cheapy but works) and a Felt OEM saddle on my Felt ht. Actually for a stock saddle that came with the bike the Felt's is rather comfortable.
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Old 08-23-10, 05:25 PM
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I have 2 wtb speed v's. One on a rigid 29er and one on a ht 26. they are super durable and a little squishy but I dont mind it. They arent as bad as everyone says. They are fine. I havent tried anything else though.
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Old 08-23-10, 09:50 PM
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Used to always use a Flite back in the day. Will have one on my ht pretty soon.
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Old 08-23-10, 11:58 PM
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Mainly Flites on my bikes with the exception of two which have WTB Rocket Vs. I wanted to try out a new saddle, which is always a crapshoot, back in '03. It fit well and was comfortable. My latest complete bike purchase came with a Rocket V so no need to toss and upgrade.
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Old 08-24-10, 07:29 AM
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Brooks B-17 (black) on a Thudbuster.
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Originally Posted by pablosnazzy View Post
WTB speed V. LOVE it.
My favorite as well...
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Specialized Indie - cheap, and very comfy!
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Specialized Toupe 143 ti looks unforgiving but is the very opposite, im not entirely sure if its a mountain seat or not i think its a roadie seat but it fits my butt good n proper.
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