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I am asking because i used to ride for about 2 hrs before until my rear felt like it went down a water slide that had no water. And when i got my new bike a couple months ago it came with a WTB Devo Team with which i can ride almost 4 to 5 hrs at times and feel no pain at all. Which is amazing since i can only go ride once a week or 2 if im lucky. I must say i am never switching from this saddle. :thumbsup:
 

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My common rides takes 2-3 hours.
After cracking WTB Rocket I temporarily use OEM Bontrager Rhythm. The shape is good but I miss some channel or cut in the middle of the saddle.
When the season come by, I´ll lend some test saddles and give ´em a try.
 

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Ride time is usually 3hrs average, I like a wide saddle fi'zi:k Alliante XM. Plus it seems like once you get that "ASS of steel" you can ride most any saddle.
 

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the_gooch said:
That saddle was absolute torture for me. That was the first thing to go on my Trance X.
Wow that's weird. I thought it was going to be for me as well when I first saw it on the bike before I bought it. But I got lazy the day I was going to ride and didn't switch it with my serfas and decided to give it a quick test and it neve came off. I guess there is a seat for everyone.
 

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ride time varies 30 min to all day.

WTB Vigo. Best saddle I have used so far.
 

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I'm partial to the Selle Italia saddles. I have the Prolink Gel Flow and love it. My minimum ride is usually 1.5 hours but I've done plenty of long sessions and races on it with no problem. Longest ride with it was a 50 miler.
 

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Ride time: anywhere from 90 min to 12 horus
Saddle of choice: FiZik Arione. It's a road saddle but I like the long nose on it so you can move for and aft without standing (or dropping off the back) and maintaining good weight distribution. I also like the it doesn't rub my shorts raw on my thighs (as fast).

Costly? yes. but well worth the coin.

Other noteworthy info: I'm at 210 lbs so what I like vs. what a 170 lb rider likes are going to be different.
 

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My fav is WTB Rocket V Stealth. It's got the groove! I've tried many saddles. The QBP catalog has like 10 pages of saddles. I like Selle Itala for my road bike, hours in the saddle. My rides may go 5-6 hours. Oh yeah, put in 7K miles last year (both road&mountain). My ass has calleses, it took many a year to get the "ass of steel" necessary for really long rides. Oh yeah #2, use butt cream.
 

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Wow I have to say the WTB RocketV is the least comfortable sadle I've ever ridden. I crushed mine landing hard off a drop and was relieved to have to replace it lol. Now I ride a WTB power v... It's a little bigger but a whole lot easier on the rear... it's far from light with the burly oversized rails but it's pretty bombproof which is what I need. My typical ride is anywhere from 2-5 hours...
 
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I have to agree with JJ here, that Power V is tough and I have it on two of my rigs. I also like the SDG saddle I have on my main rig, it is pretty much bombproof and not too bad as in being comfortable. As per my average riding time, it varies from 1 to 3 hrs. and sometimes less due to my increasing health issues. Some days I can only do sessions, especially the days I loose my energy fast due to my health issues. Before my health issues did arise and progressed to the worst, I could easily ride for several hours at one time and ride quite a few miles as well. Just a bit slower these days and less miles traveled. Oh well, that's life for you. :mad:
 

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I have to agree with JJ here, that Power V is tough and I have it on two of my rigs. I also like the SDG saddle I have on my main rig, it is pretty much bombproof and not too bad as in being comfortable. As per my average riding time, it varies from 1 to 3 hrs. and sometimes less due to my increasing health issues. Some days I can only do sessions, especially the days I loose my energy fast due to my health issues. Before my health issues did arise and progressed to the worst, I could easily ride for several hours at one time and ride quite a few miles as well. Just a bit slower these days and less miles traveled. Oh well, that's life for you. :mad:
That's sucks to hear chilli. I don't ride as much as id like most of the time due to me living far as hell from all the parks. But maybe that's a good thing. As much as I've ended up liking this sport id probably be a memory to my woman and kid. Lol
 

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Padded shorts FTW!

Oh yeah, I ALWAYS ride with baggy shorts that have some kind of padded chamois. Fox Mid-Rangers are good... Padded shorts make a huge difference, even with an uncomfortable sadel. I broke my tailbone when I was a kid and the combo of good padded shorts and well padded sadle have been a huge help on the tush. :p
 

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My rides range from 5 minutes around the block with my kid to all weekend epics. Typically 2~3 hours of singletrack, which I never do without a chamois.

I have been on a Fizik Gobi for 3 years and it is the most comfortable saddle I have ever tried, which include selle italia, wtb and others.
 
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