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  1. #46
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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.
    Speed comes from what you put behind you. - Judi Ketteler

  3. #48
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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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  4. #49
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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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    '11 Cannondale SuperSix 4 Rival
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  5. #50
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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.
    Speed comes from what you put behind you. - Judi Ketteler

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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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  8. #53
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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.
    Speed comes from what you put behind you. - Judi Ketteler

  10. #55
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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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    '12 Salsa Mukluk 3
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoom-zoom View Post
    I'm definitely a nose-steerer.
    Oh boy does THAT bring up some mental images!

    I didn't realize the Ruby's nose was shorter than the Jett's. I probably wouldn't have been happy with it, then.
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    Ha! I didn't realize it, either...I thought I was imagining it while riding, but DH made mention of it, as well.
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    '12 Salsa Mukluk 3
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  13. #58
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muirenn View Post
    Where is one of those ROTFL emoticons when you need on
    Bwahahahaha...he didn't notice it WHILE I was riding, just when he was swapping out the saddles on my bike. There really is a noticeable difference in the noses of those saddles. I never noticed that when comparing photos, for some reason.
    Kirsten
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    '11 Cannondale SuperSix 4 Rival
    '12 Salsa Mukluk 3
    '14 Seven Mudhoney S Ti/disc/Di2

  14. #59
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    Just got my turbomatic today, it looks promising. Will try it out in the next day or two. I like the cutout and it's not that padded. It's got a little curve in the seat hopefully that will work the way the aspide glamour did. Fingers crossed!
    2009 Specialized Roubaix pro/SMP lite 209
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoom-zoom View Post
    Bwahahahaha...he didn't notice it WHILE I was riding, just when he was swapping out the saddles on my bike. There really is a noticeable difference in the noses of those saddles. I never noticed that when comparing photos, for some reason.
    So what model year Ruby/Jett are we talking about in regards to the shortened nose on the Ruby? I have a Ruby that has that goofy silver plastic tip on it. Never understood the purpose of that, and wish it were not there. Is this the Ruby version that you all are referring to? Or is it a newer version? I do notice that the nose on my Ruby has so very little padding, that it almost hurts to go into the drops for that reason. I'm hoping the Turbomatic Gel Flow will alleviate some of that.
    2012 Seven Axiom SL - Specialized Ruby SL 155

 

 

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