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Resources - How to Choose a Saddle
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velobella
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 Posted: Fri Jan 19th, 2007 09:11 pm

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Team Estrogen's forum on saddles is a good place to search and peruse various viewpoints on all kinds of saddles

http://forums.teamestrogen.com/forumdisplay.php?f=36

 

If you know of any other resources, link em!

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 Posted: Sun Jan 21st, 2007 12:14 am

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That is pretty much the best resource that I have been able to find for overall feedback on saddles for women when I was looking for Jen a few years back. Sometimes that forum will leave you more confused than you were before because like everything else many people have different opinions and body types but it is a valuable resource for sure before even buying a saddle.

As a side note there a good book on finding the right saddle, but not that great for women. The book was by Josh Cohen called "Finding the Perfect Bicycle Seat", which I believe he mentions was done partially to focus on the 1990's research of erectile disfunction from bike seats which unfortunatly doesn't focus on women’s anatomy too much because of claimed "difficulties in intrusiveness" in testing women on saddles.

If you want a saddle your best bet is to ask around and see if you  can try them out.
The gals in Velo Bella have tried tons of different types. Shoot Jen C has used Fizik, Terry, Selle San Marco, and WTB. If someone doesn't have one, be sure to ask your local shop that if is doesn't work out if you can return for another or at least at a discounted rate.

Another site with a little info:
http://marmoset.theanteroom.com/Sports/saddles.html

Last edited on Mon Jan 22nd, 2007 01:25 am by chapco

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 Posted: Sun Jan 21st, 2007 04:12 am

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another option is to buy a used saddle that you want to try off of ebay.  Often you can pick up a barely used saddle, of almost any make/description, at a big discount.   If you don't see what you want, just wait - it will be there shortly.

If it doesn't work out for you, turn around and sell it again on ebay.  I've tried out several saddles that way with it only costing me shipping.


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