|Serfas RX on top, Forte Contour XFC on bottom|
So more saddle discussion it is. Sorry
I decided that I should at least try out this Forte Contour saddle that I bought last weekend before taking it back. Looking at it more closely, I realize that even while it isn't much narrower in the front part of the nose, it's a bit squishier on the sides than my current saddle and it is a bit narrower further back on the nose. Plus it's visually appealing, which is always important for something you put your butt on, right? Ha. But seriously, I do like the looks of it.
|My bike sporting the Forte Contour XFC, sans saddle bag|
Well, this morning I went ahead and stuck it on my bike and gave it a test ride (9 miles). Initial impression: I may have been too quick to dismiss this one. And that's actually a good thing, because it means this one may actually be a keeper.
I stopped about midway in the ride and adjusted the saddle position a little. After that, I forgot about the saddle and just enjoyed the ride.
I think I'll test it out on a longer ride before I make a final decision, but so far, so good!
I always shy away from bike riding b/c the seat hurts...ReplyDelete
definitely worth testing it on a longer ride. I think if I had to start cycling again I'll go through similar problems.ReplyDelete
Forgetting about your saddle is probably a good sign!ReplyDelete
I had about 4 years of saddle woes, and FINALLY got one that works for me. I had to ride it a bit to make sure that it was the one. My issue was like yours - the width of the saddle vs. width of the saddle nose.ReplyDelete
My hubby has the male version of the saddle you are trying and he loves it. I ended up with a Cobb saddle (V-Flow Max Plus)but the price is a little out there.
4 years of triathlon and I still find the saddle to be the most difficult thing to square away!
Hey, you gotta find what works right? I hope this last round helps you out.ReplyDelete
P.S. You won my give away! ;)
Glad you found something that might work! Hope you have a good weekend! :0)ReplyDelete