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  1. #61
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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.
    Speed comes from what you put behind you. - Judi Ketteler

  2. #62
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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.
    Kirsten
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  3. #63
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoom-zoom View Post
    Ha! I didn't realize it, either...I thought I was imagining it while riding, but DH made mention of it, as well.
    Where is one of those ROTFL emoticons when you need on
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

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  4. #64
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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
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  5. #65
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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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  6. #66
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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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    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.
    Oh wait! I got this statement confused with nose-steering...
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muirenn View Post
    Oh wait! I got this statement confused with nose-steering...
    Ha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nscrbug View Post
    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.
    2010 Jett, 2011 Ruby (without the plastic tabs). Yeah, the Ruby is not as comfy in the drops as the Jett...partly because the nose is firmer, but also because I really notice the inner backs of my thighs whacking the saddle, because it's a little too pear-shaped for me.
    Kirsten
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    '11 Cannondale SuperSix 4 Rival
    '12 Salsa Mukluk 3
    '14 Seven Mudhoney S Ti/disc/Di2

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    Well...my Turbomatic arrived today!!! Upon comparing it to the Ruby (155), it does indeed appear to be more T-shaped. I can definitely notice that there is a lot LESS saddle on the Turbo compared to the Ruby, right at the "transition" area. I'm a tad bit concerned that there is less real estate for my butt to sit on, but I haven't even installed it yet so I guess I'll save my official "review" until after I've had a chance to ride on it.
    2012 Seven Axiom SL - Specialized Ruby SL 155

  11. #71
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    Just wanted to share this experience I had today on my Ruby. I rode to REI today to do some shopping. It's 32 mi roundtrip to the Denver flagship store from my house. We were on bike trails the entire way, flat terrain with some underpasses. On the way to REI we were averaging 15-16 mph so no problems. On the way back my SO dropped our speed to around 13 mph and all the problems that have been reported here started happening in a big way.

    My Ruby has 4,000 miles on it and I have a new one waiting to replace it so I started wondering if it was time, then, I remembered we had this conversation before. My SO is a masher and I'm a spinner. I've never been able to match my spin to his mashing. I was riding behind him and doing a lot of coasting. If I slowed down to let him get ahead he would slow down when I caught him. Besides hurting I was getting frustrated with his inconsistency.

    We stopped briefly so I mentioned how uncomfortable I was then took off ahead of him. Wow, what a difference, once I was able to get my spin up to normal everything calmed down. The last 7 miles were heaven.

    The point of all this is, at least for me, is the higher I keep my RPM's the happier I am on my Ruby. My theory is that a higher spin lifts me slightly off the saddle so that sensitive areas don't get irritation from the saddle.
    Last edited by Kathi; 08-09-2011 at 12:32 PM.

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    Some pictures of the Turbo would be great. Especially a side-by-side top view of the Turbo and the Ruby.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muirenn View Post
    Some pictures of the Turbo would be great. Especially a side-by-side top view of the Turbo and the Ruby.
    *thumbs-up*
    Kirsten
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    '11 Cannondale SuperSix 4 Rival
    '12 Salsa Mukluk 3
    '14 Seven Mudhoney S Ti/disc/Di2

  14. #74
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    Well this shows the Turbomatic, including a top-down view.

    http://www.wekeepyoucycling.com/en/p...am-saddle.aspx

    - Gray Trek Madone 4.7 road bike, mystery crack in top tube repaired by Calfee, Bontrager Affinity RXL saddle
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  15. #75
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    Rode on the SI Turbomatic this evening. Around 25 miles. This is a small saddle. It might be too narrow for my 130mm sit bones. I do love how T-shaped this saddle is. I was using the Specialized Jett before the Turbomatic. As with the Jett I have a hard time finding where my sit bones should be. The Turbomatic is a slippery saddle, initially I was all over the place. The saddle is quite firm. No soft tissue issues though I was very aware of my sit bones after 20 miles or so. I keep thinking I might need a wider saddle that is this T-shaped.
    Last edited by SarahMN; 08-10-2011 at 12:52 PM.

 

 

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