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Bike seats

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Anonymous

I am thinking that my new bike equipment of the season will be a bike seat. I have been riding on the saddle that came with my Giant OCR for three seasons. It's not that it is uncomfortable; but I suspect there are saddles for women that might actually be affirmatively comfortable.

Any thoughts or theories on picking one out? My hunch is that everyone has to go through some trial and error on this but if you have thoughts about certain saddle features (eg cutaways) and what they do for you, I'd appreciate your thoughts.

Thx in advance.

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NoName (not verified)
Saddle search

"If you really want to find a saddle that works for you, you should test a few before you buy. I don't know whether there are other bike shops that offer this type of service, but Bicycle Workshop on County Rd in Tenafly (if you ever ride on 501, you pass it) has a saddle lending program. It is my understanding that they will lend you a saddle to try for a week. Personally, I think it's a great idea, having once had to sweet talk an east side bike shop into taking back a Terry saddle that I purchased based on several recommendations. I took it for one spin in CP and wound up with a killer back ache (among other things) because the saddle was both too soft and too wide for my body. Finding the ""perfect"" saddle can be expensive if you're not allowed to test drive."

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"Chainwheel" (not verified)
How's that?

"""It's not that it is uncomfortable; but I suspect there are saddles for women that might actually be affirmatively comfortable.""

I think the best anyone can hope for is a saddle that's not uncomfortable. Is this an April 1st question?

http://sheldonbrown.com/real-man.html

""Chainwheel"""

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