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My advice would be to give whatever you try at least 3 or 4 rides to decide whether you really hate it or not. Long, short, hammering and very easy, I think we all sit differently depending on the situation. I also think that weather plays a part in how we sit. (I just finished Silverman in any number of conditions and felt differently throughout the race.)
Not to hijack, but here's my question: Please tell me that everyone's "bits" hurt at the end of an IM bike leg, right? Less than they would with an ill-fitting saddle, but they still hurt, right!??! I started in 30mph winds, battled hail, wind, lightning, rain, more wind, a large section of awfully chaotic pavement, more wind and more rain....so I think I earned the pain, but I just wanted to check.
And I promise, the RR is coming, soon. I'm trying valiantly to keep it from being 10+ pages long....
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Over 4.5 years bike crash free.
one of the women had tried saddles from terry, selle italia and fizik, so she had certainly gone through many of the usual suspects.
you might experience some sticker shock at seeing a saddle being priced at ~$130 (i'm guessing the price in the US; in canada, it's $160), but it's more than worth it.
just keep in mind that there are saddles that sell for $400, so you're not doing too badly.
USAC & USAT level 2 certified coach
fizik vitesse: worked for year and a half, but then one day she couldn't stand it anymore (partly I think it wore down, I've replaced my fizik arione twice over the years; now have three fizik arione saddles on different bikes - and I think I need to replace my tri one; its getting a bit ... saggy)
specialized Jett: I think she tried two different widths, but she found it too hard on her sit bones
serfas cassina: working very well for her now. not an open cut, but the plastic shell has a hole near the middle so its not as hard on the privates.