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Old 11-05-2012, 10:09 AM   #25927
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those bell saddles are AWFUL. thick squishy foam is NOT what you want on a saddle, it will squirm under your butt while you're peddling.

what you want is a quite hard surface thats shaped right with only a very thin layer of padding. I generally avoid any saddle that says "gel" (really just code for squishy foam). a decent bike shop likely has a butt tester that you sit on and it leaves two indentations where your sit bones are, better seats come in several widths for different butt bone widths.

I rather like the Specialized Milano seats, but not the 'gel' versions. they come in a 175 width that fits my butt better than most other seats.
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