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Saddle upgrade for Scott Aspect 950

beni_rohitbeni_rohit Posts: 18
edited February 2016 in MTB beginners
Hey guys
I just bought the Scott Aspect 950
And its a good bike
However the saddle is rock hard!
I just have to change it

I cannot wear riding shorts at all times because i also use my bike for regular commuting such as going to college etc.

Im thinking of getting a gel saddle
How about the Bontrager Commuter Gel?

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  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,623
    Get a Charge Spoon.
    Cheap as chips and nice and comfy.
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    Soft saddles feel comfortable for very short rides, but lack support, or support in the wrong places.
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  • JBA wrote:
    Get a Charge Spoon.
    Cheap as chips and nice and comfy.

    Those things aren't available here in India
    cooldad wrote:
    Soft saddles feel comfortable for very short rides, but lack support, or support in the wrong places.

    So what do I do then?
  • Speak nicely to the rookie. He's over there a lot it seems
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    beni_rohit wrote:
    JBA wrote:
    Get a Charge Spoon.
    Cheap as chips and nice and comfy.

    Those things aren't available here in India
    cooldad wrote:
    Soft saddles feel comfortable for very short rides, but lack support, or support in the wrong places.

    So what do I do then?

    Experiment really until you find one that fits your shape. Decent bike shops will be able to measure your sit bones and recommend one the right size, which will probably be quite expensive.

    As Chunkers said, be nice to The Rookie and he might hide one in his luggage.
    I don't do smileys.

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  • eric_draveneric_draven Posts: 1,182
    cooldad wrote:

    Experiment really until you find one that fits your shape. Decent bike shops will be able to measure your sit bones and recommend one the right size, which will probably be quite expensive.

    ^^^^ This,what suits 3 people might not suit the forth,the other way is to try and find a cheap used saddle as in the one you want and try it,then if it's not right you can sell it on and try something else,can be bit of a faff to find the right one,as they are a personal choice,some shops do have test saddles,so you can try before you buy
  • I had an uncomfortable saddle on my previous specialized bike, I was advised that it would break in soon enough so I persevered with it for +500 miles...

    It was just as uncomfortable after that as when it was new!

    My latest ride has a fizik seat on; looks the business, cleans up a treat, stupidly light and most of all its comfortable straight from new!
  • cooldad wrote:
    beni_rohit wrote:
    JBA wrote:
    Get a [url=<span class="skimlinks-unlinked"><span class="skimlinks-unlinked">http://www.chargebikes.com/spoon</span</span>Charge Spoon[/url].
    Cheap as chips and nice and comfy.

    Those things aren't available here in India
    cooldad wrote:
    Soft saddles feel comfortable for very short rides, but lack support, or support in the wrong places.

    So what do I do then?

    Okay so all these seat fitting facilities are not available here
    You just gotta buy it and cant even return it if you don't like it
    So i think i might be safe going with the gel saddle for now
    That's what gel saddles aee for right?
    Comfort

    And i also do not get the 'The Rookie' joke

    Experiment really until you find one that fits your shape. Decent bike shops will be able to measure your sit bones and recommend one the right size, which will probably be quite expensive.

    As Chunkers said, be nice to The Rookie and he might hide one in his luggage.
  • JGTRJGTR Posts: 1,404
    Saddles are personal preference but if you google "comfy saddles" etc you will get a good idea of which saddles offer better comfort than others - charge Spoon and SDG Bel Air to name a few
  • It wasn't a joke.
  • JGTR wrote:
    Saddles are personal preference but if you google "comfy saddles" etc you will get a good idea of which saddles offer better comfort than others - charge Spoon and SDG Bel Air to name a few

    I got the Bontrager gel saddle
    It seems comfortable
    Even though there is still slight pain lurking from the use if the default saddle
    But i guess that will recede eventually
    The seller has given me the privelage of returning it if it's not comfortable
    It' wasn't a joke.
    Atleast i don't know in what context it was said
  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
    Saddles are too personal to go by recommendations.
    A lot of people like the Charge Spoon but for me it's like a torture device.
    Some good shops have demonstrator saddles.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,747
    I'm the Rookie, you can speak to me.

    With a touch of kismet I'm in Pune right now with two charge spoon saddles that carried a colleague and I to the Indian Ocean yesterday (99.4 miles according to Strava) in total comfort.

    You could try a Specialised concept store, they can measure you up and get a saddle that fits, you don't want a soft saddle, you want one that fits you and has just enough padding. The Spoon is much recommended as it seems to fit nearly everyone, it's a generic saddle available under other names such as the Madison Flux, whether one is sold in India or via DX or Aliexpress I don't know.

    You need to toughen up the muscles over your sit bones, apart from skin soreness it is them that will hurt usually.
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