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Peter, the best saddle for you is the one that hurts the least! Firstly, you must get used to riding because NO saddle will be comfortable until you ' harden up'. Most bike shops will have loan saddles to try. These are usually a bright colour. Don't go on ANY advice from friends because all backsides are different! The one I eventually found ius actually sold as a female saddle, but no one knows! Well, they do now.

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There are many factors for choosing the correct saddle. It depends on your riding habits, riding position (upright, regular, pro riding), cushioning preferences and so on. You may want to take a look at these articles before you make a decision: http://www.bicyclewarehouse.com/buyers-guides/are-you-riding-the-right-bicycle-saddle-pg481.htm and http://sheldonbrown.com/saddles.html

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Try a Specialized saddle. Go to your local Specialized saddle and ask them to measure you up for one and they will talk you through the different options.

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If you move around a lot and ride in several positions, aflat saddle probably will be more comfortable. If you tend to sit in one or two positions, a curved saddle may suit you better..
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