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Need Saddle Help
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2014, 04:34:50 PM »


I have a bontrager affinity rxl on my Madone as it came with the bike. I have find this saddle to be okay in the comfort department but never great. Lately though, as I've been doing longer base rides over off-season the discomfort can become overwhelming.

 It's strictly numbness and soreness between my sit bones.

Obviously no one can say what the problem is without a doubt but can anyone take a stab at it and maybe let me know what I might try? I've never had these issues before using a toupe or an arione.

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I would run out and buy an s works toupe tomorrow if I was confident it would solve my problem, because I have that saddle on my allez and it is great (though I've never ridden the allez longer than 3 hours and my madone sees 5,6, even 8 hour rides... also S Works saddle on a Trek???), but on the off chance it is a fit issue, which I have explored and not been able to identify, I'd hate to be out $250 and not solve the problem. I went a degree nose up last night and I'm going to ride that today to see if it changes anything. I've tried moving the saddle forward and backward with no luck. I'm starting to think the nose is too narrow pushing me forward and sitting on my gooch, and the saddle has a huge bulge on the front of it, which dictates that you sit in a specific spot, and this morning's research revealed that trek sells this thing as an upright position saddle, which I definitely am not. I like to be stretched out, low, and aero as I can be on the bike, a very aggressive position with a -17 105mm stem.
It's strictly numbness and soreness between my sit bones. sounds like case of too narrow saddle that doesn't support sit bones.

Trek riders aren't required to wear Bontrager shoes either.  You wear what fits your bosy.

Cliffs
1. Trek bike, Bontrager saddle, 9x10 rails
2. Allez, Toupe, round rails.

Some steps
1. Do your next 8hr ride on your Allez.  Its only one.  You can HTFU for some al vibration.
2. Get a seat-mast adapter for trek to allow round rails, move Toupe over.
3. Find an expert fitter to assess your position on the Madone
4. Bite the bullet and risk buy a Toupe Pro/SWorks.

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Re: Need Saddle Help
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2014, 04:55:16 PM »
Pretty sure my madone accepts round rails, do what menel said and get a 5 series seat mast adapter.  I use a bontrager inform rl and have for years, since they came out.  You could always try one of those.  My madone came with the affinity rl, which I promptly took off, my cx bike came with that as well, which is a pain in the ass, pun intended.  The affinity saddles suck.
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Re: Need Saddle Help
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2014, 07:14:25 PM »
My problem is putting a toupe on a trek.

Having "mismatched" (what a silly concept) gear shows that you're discerning enough to select parts that work for you rather than riding whatever the bike manufacturer's product guy selected.

I bet there's a round rail kit for the post.  Round rails are still the standard.


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Re: Need Saddle Help
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2014, 07:38:50 PM »
I replaced my last broken Toupe Expert on my blue bike with one of these. It has a nearly identical profile to the Toupe 143, 9x7 carbon rails, doesn't weigh much and is not super spendy.


http://www.williamscycling.com/Aurora-SLC_p_86.html



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Re: Need Saddle Help
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2014, 07:44:23 PM »
Having "mismatched" (what a silly concept) gear shows that you're discerning enough to select parts that work for you rather than riding whatever the bike manufacturer's product guy selected.

I bet there's a round rail kit for the post.  Round rails are still the standard.
I didn't say it had to be a Trek saddle,  could do fizik, prologo, etc.

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Re: Need Saddle Help
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2014, 07:45:05 PM »
Thanks herbie that's the one I was googling earlier

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Re: Need Saddle Help
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2014, 08:00:13 PM »
Thanks herbie that's the one I was googling earlier


np, but I linked the narrow one (130 mm) by mistake. If you ride a 143 you want the "wide version". When I lay it on top of a Toupe 143, they line up very well.


http://www.williamscycling.com/Aurora-SLC-Wide-Version_p_133.html
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Re: Need Saddle Help
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2014, 09:59:53 PM »
My problem is putting a toupe on a trek. Yes, I'm like that.

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Re: Need Saddle Help
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2014, 10:27:57 PM »
Because there are no options otherwise, right?

Stop giving me a hard time just to do it, ****er.

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Re: Need Saddle Help
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2014, 11:47:42 PM »
Because there are no options otherwise, right?

Stop giving me a hard time just to do it, ****er.

I'm just joking about your joke but hey **** you too.
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Re: Need Saddle Help
« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2014, 07:43:48 AM »
WC is the Debil.

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Re: Need Saddle Help
« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2014, 01:23:34 PM »
Because there are no options otherwise, right?



It does seem a little silly that you know of a saddle that fits you nicely and you won't use it due to cosmetics.
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Re: Need Saddle Help
« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2014, 01:26:57 PM »

It does seem a little silly that you know of a saddle that fits you nicely and you won't use it due to cosmetics.
I don't use it because it wont go on my seat clamp, and I don't want to spend the $300 on the carbon railed one until I know for sure!

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Re: Need Saddle Help
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Re: Need Saddle Help
« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2014, 02:15:57 PM »