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  1. #106
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    Sounds like the Glamour Aspide might be the perfect saddle then! I've got my fingers crossed for luck for you

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    I have my toes crossed, too!
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  3. #108
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    Just switched my Jett to the Aspide Glamour and am looking forward to riding on it tomorrow. The Jett has been causing me to get saddle sores on my right thigh/inner buttock area. i'd happily trade less padding for less saddle sores!
    She's going the distance...

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  4. #109
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    Well, interestingly enough...my DH put the SI Turbomatic Gel Flow on HIS bike last night and today we did a 102 mile ride. His verdict - he likes it! Imagine that?!? I figured it to be too wide for him, since he was coming off of riding on a Specialized Toupe 143 since last year. Anyways...he commented on how much more "narrow" it felt where his inner thighs meet the saddle (gee...sound familiar? I think we all agreed on how T-shaped this saddle is). I told him since he likes it so much, he just inherited it. Now I don't have to hassle with sending it back. Good for me.

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  5. #110
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    My hubby sat on it while it was on my bike...he didn't really like the overall shape of it. He tends to like flatter saddles, too. He doesn't like a super firm saddle, either. The Turbomatic is pretty firm. It doesn't look it, but it's definitely firmer than the Ruby.
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  6. #111
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    Quote Originally Posted by buffybike View Post
    Just switched my Jett to the Aspide Glamour and am looking forward to riding on it tomorrow. The Jett has been causing me to get saddle sores on my right thigh/inner buttock area. i'd happily trade less padding for less saddle sores!
    Curious....what size Jett are you riding? Curious to see how it will compare to the Aspide.
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    Y'know, I noticed how firm the Turbomatic was when I first sat on it, coming from a Jett, for sure. But there really wasn't an adjustment or break-in period at all. My first ride on it was 56 miles and I had no sitbone soreness. I haven't done a long ride on it yet (how this summer's gone for me ) but I've got enough miles on it that I'm sure when I do it won't be an issue.
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    Yeah, I had that same experience going from Jett to Ruby. Even after a century my sit bones didn't bother me.
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  9. #114
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    zoom-zoom, why switch from the Jett or the Ruby? I am curious. I have been using the Jett 155 but it is almost too soft, I think. A bit of soft tissue "burn" at the end of a ride. No chafing but I don't think my sit bones are supported well enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarahMN View Post
    zoom-zoom, why switch from the Jett or the Ruby? I am curious. I have been using the Jett 155 but it is almost too soft, I think. A bit of soft tissue "burn" at the end of a ride. No chafing but I don't think my sit bones are supported well enough.
    The Ruby/Jett 155 is wide enough, but not T-shaped enough...it rubs my inner-thigh/cheek zone and pushes me too far forward on the saddle.
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  11. #116
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    I think that may be my problem as well with the Jett 155. I wait to hear your review of the SSM Aspide.

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    Too wedge-shaped was my issue with the Jett too, also the cut-out was the wrong shape for me.
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  13. #118
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    Quote Originally Posted by OakLeaf View Post
    Y'know, I noticed how firm the Turbomatic was when I first sat on it, coming from a Jett, for sure. But there really wasn't an adjustment or break-in period at all. My first ride on it was 56 miles and I had no sitbone soreness. I haven't done a long ride on it yet (how this summer's gone for me ) but I've got enough miles on it that I'm sure when I do it won't be an issue.
    What size Jett were you riding?

    How wide is the Turbomatic? Not their measurements, but the actual surface area measurement? Trying to see if this is wide enough for me, since I'm on a 143 now.
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  14. #119
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    SI Turbomatic is very domed. 153mm width. I think it seems more narrow due to being very domed. Way too narrow for my 130mm sit bones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarahMN View Post
    SI Turbomatic is very domed. 153mm width. I think it seems more narrow due to being very domed. Way too narrow for my 130mm sit bones.
    Yeah, I'd say it feels almost narrower than the 143 Jett. I think if someone had 120mm sit bones or narrower that it might be a good fit. I rode it again tonite with my tri shorts...that was especially uncomfortable.
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    '14 Seven Mudhoney S Ti/disc/Di2

 

 

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