I’m just wondering what people are using for a good, relatively cheap saddle?
I use Selle Italia saddles on my ‘good’ bikes, but for my commuter fixie I just need something that’s strong, comfortable and good value. I’m not interested in low weight, but it has to be something new, ie not some 1970’s San Marco shit-kicker… suggestions? :mrgreen:
If this is a serious commuter (i.e. riding a fair distance everyday/regularly), I’d suggest getting something comfortable and not worry about the costs. Since you already know Selle Italia works for you, stick with it. I wouldn’t try to save money on the three contact points on a bike (i.e. pedals, saddle and handlebar/grips). If you ride regularly, going with something cheap rather than comfortable will get to you. At best, you’ll be annoyed. At worst, you’ll sustain some sort of injury.
If this is not a serious commuter, than ignore the above and go hunting in bargain bins. I think Abbotsford had a bunch of Selle Italia (or maybe knock offs) in a box for not much $$$.
Er, what part of ‘cheap’ don’t you understand snowflake? :evil:
But I agree with you & Des that if you commute regularly, you may as well spend the money and get something you’re happy with, rather than compromise. It’s funny how this rule seems to apply to most elements of cycling equipment.
There’s a guy on ebay that sells them for ~$70. You used to be able to get a rolls for that price in a shop but prices have increased significantly and they retail for about $100 to $110 now. So ebay is your best bet if you want new.
Rolls used to about AUD50 new everywhere but in the last year or so they seem to have become more expensive. I managed to get one recently on eBay that was sold as used but you can barely tell. Even that cost ~$55.