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New saddle advice?

spudly1979spudly1979 Posts: 172
edited June 2012 in MTB buying advice
my current saddle, a WTB silverado is wearing pretty thin, so i've been looking at a couple of new saddles. I did have a selle italia on my new canyon, but hated it - the 'wings' split bit at the back really got in the way when i dropped off the back for steep bits, so i switched back to the silverado.

I've had a look at these:

http://www.tredz.co.uk/.WTB-Pure-V-Race_6597.htm
http://www.tredz.co.uk/.WTB-Rocket-V-Co ... _46513.htm

anyone got any advice / experience of these 2? I'm not overly bothered on weight as i'm fairly hefty anyway! But i'd rather not pay much more than £30 odd.
Canyon AM 6.0
At some point i am going to manage to jump one of these things.....

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  • blister pusblister pus Posts: 5,780
    I'm a WTB saddle user and I'd pay the marginal extra for WTB Rocket V Race (or just pre-order with tredz)

    http://www.tredz.co.uk/.WTB-Rocket-V-Ra ... =Froogle02

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=58327
  • SpightySpighty Posts: 90
    I have nxperiance in them but I went to Evan in west end they happily let me try them out.

    I ended up with a charge spoon.

    I woul try and go to a place instead of the net as you can get a feel for them
  • blister pusblister pus Posts: 5,780
    WTB saddles and Charge Spoon are wildly different saddles. If you know what make of saddle fits your sit bones and you're happy, I wouldn't go changing on a whim.
  • SpightySpighty Posts: 90
    I didn't have a clue what fitted me. I never rode a bike before in my life. Seriously
  • blister pusblister pus Posts: 5,780
    yeah, that's what I hate about saddles. It took 8 saddles before I found the right one for me. If you're at the "I dunno stage" then try as many as you can out. But if you know exactly what you want then no point changing.
  • spudly1979spudly1979 Posts: 172
    cheers for the advice guys, the silveado seems to fit ok - certainly i've done long rides with minimal discomfort. Equally though - the only other saddle i've tried for a longish period was the selle italia on my new bike - comfort wise it was ok, but good god i was livid with the shape of the back - ripped 3 pairs of shorts when i tried to get back on after dropping off the back!

    So i think WTB shape fits great, but i don't know that any others don't if that makes sense :roll:
    Canyon AM 6.0
    At some point i am going to manage to jump one of these things.....
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