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Braco




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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 2:18 pm    Post subject: Best TT saddle? Reply with quote

Any recommendations for a TT saddle? Ive had an Adamo road saddle for a year or two now and its never been that comfortable. Ok for a sprint tri but 50 miles plus is a chore. Im off to Lanza shortly so I wondered what everyone else likes for iron distance?
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adamo

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends on your bum. Saddles are definitely individual choice.

I've been through Adamo and PL1.1 which were ok but not great on me. Fizik Tritone was dire (and rear rack breaks very easily).

I've then been through various types of older school non-split nose TT saddles, basically long nosed with lots of padding at the front. They seem to work for me but causes numbness after a while.

Currently on a Specialized Sitero which is best so far, but pondering whether a Prologo Tgale as a half-way house with relief channel might work well...

...for me...
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ran an Adamo for a few years and it was Ok but never really felt perfect.
Tried the zip tie thing to narrow the front which helped a bit so that may be worth a go if the width is an issue.

Now got a Fabric Tri and immediately felt happy on it as soon as it was fitted. Not too much money either so not a massive investment if you don't take to it.
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried a few adamos and more conventional saddles and finally settled on something somewhere in the middle with a Prologo Zero Tri saddle.
Good enough for me to do a full in just a tri suit (albeit with a decent pad).

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lanza's less than 3 weeks away. Isn't it a bit late to be changing saddles?
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whisk wrote:
Lanza's less than 3 weeks away. Isn't it a bit late to be changing saddles?


i assumed lanza to train, not race...
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If a new saddle was ok for a 50 miler Id chance it, otherwise it will be a case of grin and bear it. Clocks ticking now though.
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my first 'performance' saddle was a Specialized tri-tip, which got nicked along with my bike! After some trial-and-error I now have Specialized Romin's on road bikes and a Power-Expert on my Tri bike all 155mm size.

As someone commented, this is the most personal choice; I hated Adamo saddles! I've ridden the Power at Outlaw; where your hardly off the aero-bars, and Wales where you are sitting up a lot. Amazingly comfortable (for me) at both, no soreness at all. I would recommend trying them, the carbon rails seem to provide a bit more spring than the Ti.
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fabric Tri for me, very comfy and cheap enough that if you don't get on with it not a load of money wasted
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