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A while back, I posted that I was having issues with by pals down south.

I was tested - which was the single most uncomfortable testing I have ever had (speaking for the sonogram) - shortly after posting while back (thanks for advice and "push" guys). Luckily, everything came out OK. No tumors or signs that my pain could be cancer related :thumbsup: . My Doc was not overly concerned, but he did not rule anything out so I had a VERY long week thinking it could be a possibility.

Some issues were found though. Veriocele was found, probably there for many years. Also calcium deposits were also found - which my general care physician was unsure about and sent me to see a specialist (I see on the 19th).

I have a sneaky suspicion that my cycling will be brought up. I am prepared for it. HOWEVER, I also want to be proactive. So I am looking for a new saddle.

Currently, I took off my Bontrager Inform RL (128 MM width) because I could not get used to it. I am not a whiner about seats - I gave it 150+ miles and it just never was right. I put back on my Bontrager R (stock saddle) which is wider (not sure but I want to say 135-140 (?) -- stock 2009 Fisher HiFi Deluxe if anybody knows.

I prefer low profile saddle and not overly concerned about weight, but I'm not looking for anything that weighs a tone either. Trying to stay budget conscience.

Any help will be appreciated.
 

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WTB vigo and loving it and they are a tad expensive but i think its worth it
 

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Coincidence?

I have two XC bikes.....one is equipped with a Spesh BD saddle,the other a WTB Rocket v and experience harmony with both.
 

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WTB Rocket V for me! 6 months and it's all good!
 

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ChrisJ said:
I'm running a Fizik Gobi XM do all day rides on it with no issues. Its a bit pricey but well worth it. I hear very good things about the BG specalized saddles.
Same here.. and I've tried a bunch. It's nice to not worry about a sore azz on long rides. You can find the Gobi for < $100 if you hunt around
 

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I've got about 100 miles on a Forte Men's Softail Saddle from Performance. It's very comfy with only a small weight penalty when compared to many saddles that come stock on bikes. It's way better for me to get back into riding with this saddle that with my old Selle Italia San Marco circa 1996.
 

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I also really like the WTB saddles. I had tried a few saddles and one day I test rode a buddies bike and he had a WTB Pure V. I knew it was what I needed the instant I sat on it. I have a Rocket V on the MTB and a Pure V on the commuter. Pure V is wider and a little more comfortable, however for me it's a little bulky for trail riding. Keep an eye on performance bike and both go on sale pretty regularly.
 

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+1 for the Rocket V. I use a SMP on the road.

I use an SMP on the road also, and it's great. Has anyone ever tried one on the trails?
 
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anything that hits you firmly on the sit bones and does NOT have a bunch of padding to bunch up and flatten your perinium(spelling) leaving you impotent.
 

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+1 for the spesh Phenom. Go for the Ti Gel as it's cushy but still very light.

Make sure the shop you buy it from has an "ass-o-meter" for you to sit on. It comes in 3 main sizes based on the spacing of your itial tuberosities (sp?)
 

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Ive been riding specialized for about 5 years. No problems at all. They put all preassure on your a$$ bones where it should be. Quite comfortable even after hours of riding. The are designed with male...biology...in mind, so you cant really go wrong with them.
 

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SJDude said:
+1 for the spesh Phenom. Go for the Ti Gel as it's cushy but still very light.

Make sure the shop you buy it from has an "ass-o-meter" for you to sit on. It comes in 3 main sizes based on the spacing of your itial tuberosities (sp?)
Ischial tuberosity aka sitz bones ;)
 

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I have tried so many different makes and models I have lost count.

None are male friendly, some are just less hostile than others.
 
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