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Men's Gel Saddle

danvannoordendanvannoorden Posts: 36
edited April 2014 in MTB buying advice
Hello all,

Having just bought my Carrera vulcan the one and only gripe I have with it is the seat, it's awful on the butt. :(

I've been looking at these seats, male specific.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mens-Bioflex-Ozone-Gel-Bike-Saddle-Seat-/400688104784?pt=UK_sportsleisure_cycling_bikeparts_SR&hash=item5d4adf4550


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mens-Bioflex-Sprint-Gel-Bike-Saddle-Seat-/111322704578?pt=UK_sportsleisure_cycling_bikeparts_SR&hash=item19eb59aac2


Has anyone got any experience with these seats? or could anyone point me towards a good seat similar to these?
Bearing in mind I don't want to spend £70 on a specialized seat or selle Italia C2.

The seat it to use while i'm commuting.

Thanks in advance,

DVN
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    The first one looks awful - squidgy. It will feel lovely for a few minutes, then painful. The second less so.
    But stick with it - your butt will toughen up.
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  • Angus YoungAngus Young Posts: 3,063
    The first one looks like it has a vagina.
    All the gear, no idea and loving the smell of jealousy in the morning.
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    You spend too much time with Miss Inflatable, I think.
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  • Miss inflatable? what's that supposed to mean?

    I'm after advice on a saddle on this post
    DVN
  • Angus YoungAngus Young Posts: 3,063
    He means me, not you. It's just a couple of lame jokes between me and cooldad.
    All the gear, no idea and loving the smell of jealousy in the morning.
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  • WindyGWindyG Posts: 1,099
    They are both censored , are you wearing padded shorts? you would be better off with decent shorts and sticking with the Carrera saddle. Those stupid gels saddle offer no proper support and may well end up being worse for you.
  • He means me, not you. It's just a couple of lame jokes between me and cooldad.

    I Figured Angus young. If that seat looks like a vagina then I'd hate to see what vaginas you have :D

    WindyG, I didn't even know you could get padded shorts! It makes sense though no need for a huge padded seat, I'll definitely look into thats thank you.
    DVN
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,804
    Nothing inherently wrong with Carrera saddles, sounds like you need to toughen up the muscles over your sit bones, podded shorts are a good move to.

    Big squishy saddles means saddle sores from chafing.

    I still have a carrera saddle I keep in our overseas office to use on hire bikes I use out here.
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
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