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Which saddle??

lm_treklm_trek Posts: 1,470
edited July 2014 in MTB buying advice
I know saddles are tricky things but need some guidance for a comfy saddle, after todays ride I need a new outlook on this!

So I have a Henge expert 2013 on my camber all good works really well, on my hardtail I had a selle italia x1 and it was awful. So I got another henge and its terrible on the hardtail it's really awful. On my road bike I use an Avatar Comp Gel which got me through 9 hours on the saddle last week with no after effects.

Is it wrong to get another road saddle for the hardtail? or are there other saddles out there I can try, my speshi size is 143.

Any advice or links to other saddles which are comfy on the bum.

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    If a saddle's comfy, use it. Doesn't matter whether it says road on the box.
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  • No 2 bums are the same . For what it's worth I have a fizik gobi that I find great. Try dropping rear tyre pressure a bit for more compliance.
  • CitizenLeeCitizenLee Posts: 2,227
    I have a Henge 143 and it was sore to start with but it's a lot comfier now.

    Try a Charge Spoon as everyone who has one seems to love them.

    As for a road saddle, the MTB Police usually turn a blind eye to that one so you should be ok ;)
    Current:
    NukeProof Mega FR 2012
    Cube NuRoad 2018
    Previous:
    2015 Genesis CdF 10, 2014 Cube Hyde Race, 2012 NS Traffic, 2007 Specialized SX Trail, 2005 Specialized Demo 8
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,803
    I use a Bontrager Inform (nominally a road saddle) on my MTB, no one has laughed at me (yet).
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • CitizenLeeCitizenLee Posts: 2,227
    The Rookie wrote:
    I use a Bontrager Inform (nominally a road saddle) on my MTB, no one has laughed at me (yet).

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    Current:
    NukeProof Mega FR 2012
    Cube NuRoad 2018
    Previous:
    2015 Genesis CdF 10, 2014 Cube Hyde Race, 2012 NS Traffic, 2007 Specialized SX Trail, 2005 Specialized Demo 8
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