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  1. #31
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  2. #32
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    zoom-zoom - glad you are enjoying the Ruby so far. I must be similar to you in terms of width of saddle. I am on the cusp on the Specialized chart between a 143 and a 155 - the lbs guy said that if I rode mostly in the drops I should get the 143 but if more time on the hoods, I would need a 155 (which I got)

    One of my bikes came with the Ruby and I hated it - numb girly bits for a couple of hours after every ride. Swapped it with my Jett from another bike and everything was fine although I noticed my sit bones if I hadn't ridden for a few days and got back on the bike. Then I got a new bike and got a Jett for it and it has been the best yet - no sit bone pain at all and good for long rides. It wasn't what I expected because this Jett is the model down (the sport version) and has slightly more padding. Go figure! But I rarely even notice my saddle on a ride unless I stay in one position for too long.

    I noticed that you said you were concerned aout getting a saddle that was too squishy and so was I, which is why the new Jett was such a pleasant surprise.

    But if you continue to like the Ruby you won't need to consider Jett models.

  3. #33
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    At some point I'd consider getting a Jett in the 155 for my cyclocross bike. I think I will stick with the 143 for a while, since I won't be putting nearly the miles on that bike that I do my road bike...and during races my butt won't be in the saddle as much, anyhow. If I end up doing a lot of outdoor riding this Winter it may be a nice thing to have on that bike, though.
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  4. #34
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    If you shop for saddles a la e-bay in winter, the prices are much lower.

    I purchased a Specialized Toupe 155 there for 65 dollars. The same models go for over 100 this time of year.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

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  5. #35
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muirenn View Post
    If you shop for saddles a la e-bay in winter, the prices are much lower.

    I purchased a Specialized Toupe 155 there for 65 dollars. The same models go for over 100 this time of year.
    That's kind of what I figured. Now that I know the size is right I don't need to have that ability to send it back to Specialized in 30 days.
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  6. #36
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    Hrmmm...so I think I'm running into the 155 Ruby being maybe not quite t-shaped enough. The transition of the 155 Ruby vs. the 143 in the Jett make them look pretty dissimilar. It's not so bad when I'm on the hoods, but in the drops I am definitely feeling sorta tender in that zone where my inner butt-cheek meets the back of my thigh.

    So I think I'm back to considering the SSM Glamour Arrowhead or SI Turbomatic...*sigh* Which one was softer/firmer of the two?
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  7. #37
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    You don't want to try the Jett in a 155? You might find that the shape of the Jett is better than the Ruby.

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    Zoom-zoom, I'm in roughly the same SB range you are (125 (LBS-measured)-130 (me)), and I'm currently on a 143. It works, width-wise, but on a bike that actually fits me properly I'd go with a 155. Maybe. I just took a peek at the Specialized saddles and it does look like the 155s get more pear-shaped. Boo. Is there some unwritten law of saddles that says that it must get more pear-shaped as the width increases?
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    Now that you mention it, it kind of makes sense.

    I'm not convinced there isn't a lot of optical illusion involved in looking at saddles ... but there has to be something to support the rear of the saddle. If it's a monocoque shell then there's an awful lot of torque on the sides unless the transition is more gradual, to distribute the load. If it's a tensioned leather saddle with a cantle plate, then you have all the weight that entails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OakLeaf View Post
    Now that you mention it, it kind of makes sense.

    I'm not convinced there isn't a lot of optical illusion involved in looking at saddles ... but there has to be something to support the rear of the saddle. If it's a monocoque shell then there's an awful lot of torque on the sides unless the transition is more gradual, to distribute the load. If it's a tensioned leather saddle with a cantle plate, then you have all the weight that entails.
    That makes a lot of sense. Curse you, physics! I'll still likely give the 155 Jett/Ruby (I would like a little bit less padding in the nose) a shot on a hypothetical new bike, and perhaps if I can afford it, the Turbomatic. If those don't work, I'm stumped. (Or I could go back to the 143 and hope for the best...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Owlie View Post
    That makes a lot of sense. Curse you, physics! I'll still likely give the 155 Jett/Ruby (I would like a little bit less padding in the nose) a shot on a hypothetical new bike, and perhaps if I can afford it, the Turbomatic. If those don't work, I'm stumped. (Or I could go back to the 143 and hope for the best...)
    I ordered my Turbomatic from BikesOnline.com for $107, free shipping. I haven't found it cheaper than that...unless I missed a place. It just shipped out on Friday, so should be here early this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoom-zoom View Post

    Considering the above 3 saddles to replace my Jett 143 (which I would move to my cyclocross bike, since I wont be "in the saddle" as much on that frame, anyhow). I notice the Glamour lacks a cut-out...do those who use this saddle miss it? .
    I own both saddles, and YES I do miss the cutout on the Aspide. Not a big difference though. I actually prefer the shape and padding of the aspide to the Jett...if they'd just add a comfortable cutout, i would never need another saddle! Are you LISTENING Selle San Marco???
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  13. #43
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    Quote Originally Posted by Owlie View Post
    I just took a peek at the Specialized saddles and it does look like the 155s get more pear-shaped. Boo. Is there some unwritten law of saddles that says that it must get more pear-shaped as the width increases?
    Yeah, in photos the 155 Jett and Ruby both look more pear-shaped, so I think I'm not even going to bother trying the Jett. And today I did a century on the Ruby. My sit bones were perfectly fine for that distance on a relatively hard saddle. So the width is good, the firmness is good...just not the shape (I kept having to push myself back and I have a little chafing/soreness in that telltale spot where the butt-cheeks meet the inner thigh). I think I will be ordering a Turbomatic before bed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buffybike View Post
    I own both saddles, and YES I do miss the cutout on the Aspide. Not a big difference though. I actually prefer the shape and padding of the aspide to the Jett...if they'd just add a comfortable cutout, i would never need another saddle! Are you LISTENING Selle San Marco???
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  15. #45
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    I have this problem with the Jett as well. I seem to want to move back on the Jett saddle, after 15 miles I am moving around trying to get comfortable mostly back however. I don't have a good idea of where my sit bones should be with this saddle. I get chafing on the back of my leg/butt crease with this saddle R>L. Not as bad as with the SI Lady Gel Flow. Sit bones measure 130mm. SI Turbomatic is in the mail.

 

 

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