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  1. #46
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarahMN View Post
    I get chafing on the back of my leg/butt crease with this saddle R>L.
    Too pear-shaped, too gradual a transition from nose to sits.

    Which might be why you are shifting around so much.

    (ETA: good lawrd, I do sound pedantic, don't I? But it's true... too gradual and not T-shaped enough for the angle of your hip joints.)
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    Maybe I'll have to try that SSM too. How's the shape, relative to the Jett? It's really hard to tell based on the pictures. I'll give the 155 Jett and Ruby a shot, but I'll have to take my old SI into the LBS with me to see if the shapes corresponds to the chunks I wanted to cut out of it.

    Zoom, let us know when you get that saddle and how well it works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KnottedYet View Post
    Too pear-shaped, too gradual a transition from nose to sits.

    Which might be why you are shifting around so much.

    (ETA: good lawrd, I do sound pedantic, don't I? But it's true... too gradual and not T-shaped enough for the angle of your hip joints.)
    Is there anything more T-shaped than my 143 Toupe? It's still assaulting my hip/butt crease
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluebug32 View Post
    Is there anything more T-shaped than my 143 Toupe? It's still assaulting my hip/butt crease
    The 143 size makes it tricky. I think there are some 130mm t-shaped saddles out there and the 153mm Turbomatic...but in-between...I don't recall seeing much.

    What are your sit-bone measurements? Maybe something like the Turbomatic or Glamour (which is 155, IIC) would work for you.
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    Yay, I ordered the Turbomatic...looks like there will be a bunch of us trying this in the next week or two! I hope it's THE saddle for us all! I have dreams of putting it on my bike and forgetting I'm even sitting on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluebug32 View Post
    Is there anything more T-shaped than my 143 Toupe? It's still assaulting my hip/butt crease
    The Turbomatic might work for you too, depending on what your measurements are. It's very crowned.
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    Has anyone riding the Turbomatic had issues with "no cutout". I have a cutout on my Jett which is mostly comfortable, however I still get chafing and am intrigued by the skinny nose of the Turbomatic. Has the absence of a cutout bothered anybody who is used to a cutout?
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    Quote Originally Posted by buffybike View Post
    Has anyone riding the Turbomatic had issues with "no cutout". I have a cutout on my Jett which is mostly comfortable, however I still get chafing and am intrigued by the skinny nose of the Turbomatic. Has the absence of a cutout bothered anybody who is used to a cutout?
    I ordered the Turbomatic Gel Flow, which has a BIG cut-out. Not sure if anyone else here is trying the version sans-cut-out, or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OakLeaf View Post
    The Turbomatic might work for you too, depending on what your measurements are. It's very crowned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muirenn View Post
    Look what you started Oak!


    I have the Gel Flow with the cut-out too. It's very generous, bigger than the Jett's and more comfortable to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OakLeaf View Post


    I have the Gel Flow with the cut-out too. It's very generous, bigger than the Jett's and more comfortable to me.
    Did you have pinching with the Jett? I would get that with the Jett and the Ruby. I didn't have a whole lot of pressure issues, so the cut-out definitely helped with that, but the pinching...ow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OakLeaf View Post
    The Turbomatic might work for you too, depending on what your measurements are. It's very crowned.
    Oh no!!! I'm concerned to hear this. I ordered a Turbomatic Gel Flow and it should be here any day now, but I was under the impression that it was FLAT. To hear that it is very crowned makes me think that it won't be a good saddle for me. I guess I'll see when it gets here.
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    The Turbomatic might have to be the saddle for the next bike, then. Oak, how wide is the nose, relative to the Jett?
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    Well I passed my Jett on so I can't look at them side by side, but I would say the Turbomatic is a bit narrower in the nose. The nose is definitely longer.

    I didn't get pinching with the Jett, but some pressure and chafing.
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    The longer nose makes me happy. I do NOT like how much shorter the nose is on the Ruby, vs. the Jett. I'm definitely a nose-steerer. No way would I put a Ruby on a cyclocross bike.
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