Saddle Trade Thread

FarEast

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May 25, 2009
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James (FE) is a certified cycling coach and may be able to help you there.
J-Works,

Yep Im a coach and im more than happy to have you come over for 2 hours and go over your technique - probably suggest you see chuck first to get fitted and then I can work with you. Chuck fitted me, so that tells you how good he is!

The reason you should get fitted first is so that we aren't working from a bad foundation - your fitt can play merry havoc with pedal technique so we loose all those problems first then work on reeducating your muscle memory.
 

TimeTraveler

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Feb 6, 2012
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Josh, dido on what James said. Chuck fitted me as well and I feel much more comfortable in the saddle and can go longer distances without the nagging back and shoulder aches I had to endure previously!

He also gave me advice on maximizing my pedaling stroke to boot! Great work, well worth the investment!
 

j-sworks

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Feb 5, 2012
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Josh, dido on what James said. Chuck fitted me as well and I feel much more comfortable in the saddle and can go longer distances without the nagging back and shoulder aches I had to endure previously!

He also gave me advice on maximizing my pedaling stroke to boot! Great work, well worth the investment!
Thanks for the first hand feed back Kevin, I have been meaning to do this since I got my Tarmac but never saw it through. I will likely take care of that as soon as I can.
 

GSAstuto

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Oct 11, 2009
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www.roadfixie.com
Had two solid rides on the Zoncolan. (Thanks Patrick!) It's SOLD since I also 'bruised it' catching a shoe on my front wheel yesterday and crashing 2x. 30% grade will do that sometimes. So - anyway, I put this saddle through my torture test (flats, descents, climbs) and while not the most cushy saddle I've ridden, it is very solid and does nothing bad - and in particular I don't feel any 'hot spots' that I did with the Fizik's. I think for long (200km+) rides I'd probably look for something with a little more lateral support and more flex or cushion. But for multi-purpose riding and especially climbing, this saddle really fits the bill for me.