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hugo30hugo30 Posts: 12
edited December 2008 in MTB buying advice
Hi,

At the present time i have a WTB Devo but after some 20 KM my private parts start to get numb so i'm thinking in changing my saddle to a Selle SMP Evolution (i don't know if they are the best choice for MTBiking?!??) , does anyone tried it out, what do you think about it? If someone has better options please say wich ones!!

Thanks

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  • Don't know what the Selle is like, but I recommend a Charge Spoon. Haven't had any problems since I fitted mine.
    Boardman Road Comp '08
    Spesh FSR XC Expert '08
  • hucking_fellhucking_fell Posts: 1,056
    edited December 2008
    +1 Charge Spoon.

    I've got a Fizik Gobi XM as well that I didn't think a lot of initially. After a few months it feels as comfy as the Spoon though. The Spoon was comfy from the start, doesn't weigh too much and is tonnes cheaper so I'll still be recommending it over the Gobi.

    A friend borrowed my bike with the Spoon saddle on it and hated it so maybe you should have a shot on a few different saddles before buying one.

    EDIT - Try doing a search on spoon, there's been loads of posts that mention them. The search function's a bit cack to be honest. You're best to do a search on as few words as possible to avoid hundreds of apparently unrelated results :roll:
    More freerange chicken than Freeride God
    Bighit , 5 , BFe
  • .blitz.blitz Posts: 6,197
    Another vote for the Spoon. Fit-and-forget.
  • dunkerdunker Posts: 1,503
    my spoon started rubbing me raw where the stitching goes across where thigh meets bottom, stupid design!

    my vote shall go for, SDG Bel Air RL
    merlin have the Ti version for £30 last i looked :)
  • joe1983joe1983 Posts: 440
    +1 spoon, Ti, brown, Nice!
  • Generally you have to spend a fair bit on several saddles to find one that is comfy. If you speak to your lbs often they'll let you return one if it is still as new (ie not marked and with labels on) so if you're careful you can try one for a bit before deciding you don't like it. The other thing to do is look for second hand ones until you find one you get on with and then buy a shiney new one! Also mates bikes are a good testing ground.

    Generally the three that have been mentioned are the most popular,

    Charge Spoon (Ti rail option is nice and it is cheap as)
    Fizik Gobi and gobi xm (Take a while to break in but very light and fits my bum)
    SDG Bell Air (Haven't tried this, some people really get on with them)
  • nferrarnferrar Posts: 2,511
    dunker wrote:
    my spoon started rubbing me raw where the stitching goes across where thigh meets bottom, stupid design!
    Do you ride naked?
  • dunker wrote:
    my vote shall go for, SDG Bel Air RL
    merlin have the Ti version for £30 last i looked :)
    +1 bargain!!, but its very much down to the shape of your censored .

    But I'm using a (135g) Selle Itallia SLR (road bike) saddle at tho moment.
    I personally think wearing a pair of padded short liners will make the biggest difference, if you aren't wearing them already?
    *Rock Lobster Team Tig SL (22lb 14oz)
    *C. Late 1950's Fixed Gear
    *1940 Raleigh Dawn Tourist with rod brakes
  • dunker wrote:
    my vote shall go for, SDG Bel Air RL
    merlin have the Ti version for £30 last i looked :)
    +1 bargain!!, but its very much down to the shape of your censored .

    But I'm using a (135g) Selle Itallia SLR (road bike) saddle at tho moment.
    I personally think wearing a pair of padded short liners will make the biggest difference, if you aren't wearing them already?
    *Rock Lobster Team Tig SL (22lb 14oz)
    *C. Late 1950's Fixed Gear
    *1940 Raleigh Dawn Tourist with rod brakes
  • xtreemxtreem Posts: 2,965
    + 2 for the SDG Bel Air RL :D
    For the past 6 months it served me well. :D

    But, never owned a Spoon before.
  • dunkerdunker Posts: 1,503
    nferrar wrote:
    dunker wrote:
    my spoon started rubbing me raw where the stitching goes across where thigh meets bottom, stupid design!
    Do you ride naked?

    nope, gore power II padded shorts plus endura humvee or singletrack shorts/trousers.

    the spoon was great for about 1500 miles but after that i kept getting chaffing on it :( maybe i wore it out? anyway my bel-air is still going strong :)
  • NorthwindNorthwind Posts: 14,675
    I love the Spoon myself, but everyone's got different shaped and surfaced arses at the end of the day so what suits one person doesn't suit the next. Have you tried padded shorts? I can't abide them but it could help maybe...
    Uncompromising extremist
  • dunkerdunker Posts: 1,503
    smooth or hairy, makes a difference?
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