Ricky Billy wrote:arguing about components is babbling.
Color coded saddles and wondering how they'll perform later is babbling.
10 years ago I thought arguing about components was babbling, then I got better, then I thought arguing about components was just heresay, no way you could notice a difference, then I got faster, then I rode a cheap bike with cheap components. Then I knew not only could I feel a difference, but it was important to me.
But, I'm sure in the 6 months you've gotten serious about mountain biking you clearly can tell the difference.
Ricky Billy wrote: mtbfree wrote:
c0nsumer wrote:"One man's Lay-Z-Boy is another man's ass hatchet."
Great phrase... I'm gonna remember that one.
To the OP: Everything Steve said is spot on. There are a few shops around with saddle try-out programs... Trails Edge in Milford comes to mind, but I could be wrong on that one. I like WTB saddles because they fit my ass well, but my ass is probably different than your ass, so don't take my word for it.
Make sure you report back after you get some miles on that Iodine saddle. You'll know if it was a good choice or not after three or four rides on it.
Thanks, i currently have a WTB saddle as well, But (no pun intended) i am new to mountain biking as of 2 summers ago and dont know anything different
. all i know is my rear has done well on the WTB. it is just starting to wear down the material on the nose. I will hopefully have the Iodine 11 ready by sunday for a ride... hopefully at the Tree farm.
Riding a 2006 Giant Trance 2. 2.4 tires
, WTB as well... havent gone down in a corner yet (dont know anything different
). Got it for $900 3 years ago. First real bike and i love it. Just went 1X9 with a 36 in the front...Love that as well!
I will post my review when i have an opinion.
Sounds to me, like you went out and spent some money on some decent components....that you didn't know anything different about....now, go ride some other things and come back and let us know your findings, I am sure everything else out there will perform exactly the same as what you have.
Even further, make some rebound and compression changes on your anthem (assuming you have good enough suspension to actually feel the difference) and report your findings.