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steelbikerider
12-23-2017, 11:30 AM
I have been riding a Concor for 20+ years now and may need to change due to a saddle sore that will require a visit to the doctor after Christmas. I don't need advice on getting fitted, shorts, etc. I've been riding since wool shorts and leather chamois pads and sometimes saddle sores happen.
What new technology saddle has a similar shape but a channel in the middle? I haven't even tried a new saddle since a Flite in the 90's and hated it. Flat saddles don't work for me. I still have 3 new Concors in their boxes so I thought I was set until I'm forced to ride a 3 wheeler around the nursing home.

Any suggestions? It would help if you had experience with a Concor before since they were a love/hate type saddle. I'm an ex cat 2, 59, 200 lbs, often ride in the drops, stay seated for climbs, ride a 58 frame with a 130 - 140 stem and about 5-6 inch drop between seat height and HB height.

shovelhd
12-23-2017, 11:35 AM
I'd look at the Selle Italia SMP and Fizik Arione Open lines. Lots of variations with both.

oldpotatoe
12-23-2017, 11:53 AM
i have been riding a concor for 20+ years now and may need to change due to a saddle sore that will require a visit to the doctor after christmas. I don't need advice on getting fitted, shorts, etc. I've been riding since wool shorts and leather chamois pads and sometimes saddle sores happen.
what new technology saddle has a similar shape but a channel in the middle? i haven't even tried a new saddle since a flite in the 90's and hated it. Flat saddles don't work for me. I still have 3 new concors in their boxes so i thought i was set until i'm forced to ride a 3 wheeler around the nursing home.

Any suggestions? It would help if you had experience with a concor before since they were a love/hate type saddle. I'm an ex cat 2, 59, 200 lbs, often ride in the drops, stay seated for climbs, ride a 58 frame with a 130 - 140 stem and about 5-6 inch drop between seat height and hb height.

smp..as for saddle sore....shower, dry, rub with rubbing alcohol, put some of this on...

Peter P.
12-23-2017, 01:17 PM
Wilderness Trail Bikes Pure (https://www.wtb.com/collections/saddles/products/pure) and Rocket ("https://www.wtb.com/collections/saddles/products/rocket).

I ride both; the Pure in 148mm width and the Rocket in 130mm (it's also available in 142 and 150mm widths).

They have both that flared tail and the channel. I set them 2-3 degrees tilted down in front; the front 2/3 of the saddle is roughly parallel to the ground and of course, the rear curves up.

I too, tried the Flite, back in the 90's. An hour on that saddle and I'd confess to anything to get off it...

It's true that our physiology changes as we age so what was once comfortable can become incompatible.

Pastashop
12-23-2017, 04:09 PM
130 mm stem and 5-6 inch drop... Not many 59 yo folks doing that. Must be flexible. :-)

makoti
12-23-2017, 05:01 PM
If you want to try an Antares VS pretty cheap, let me know. I have one I'm not using.

Basically this:http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/fizik-antares-vs-k-ium-saddle/rp-prod133831

cadence90
12-23-2017, 06:15 PM
i have been riding a concor for 20+ years now....What new technology saddle has a similar shape but a channel in the middle?Have you looked into the Concor Supercomfort Racing?
It comes in different widths, I think, so you could match your current Concors.

https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/808f7bf6-e01a-4c21-838d-bd0048cb8872_1.d5076d8782b212abc200b4f226757070.jp eg?odnHeight=450&odnWidth=450&odnBg=FFFFFF


Flat saddles don't work for me.
In that case, forget any Fizik Arione; they are quite flat.

From Fizik, your choices are, depending on shape/hammock/width/cutout preference:

https://www.mob-bikes.de/4354-7686-large/fizik-antares-r3-open-regular-rennsattel.jpg
Fizik Antares Open
Regular width (274x140mm) or Large width (274x152mm)

http://i50.twenga.com/deportes/sillin-de-bicicleta/fizik-sillin-aliante-r1-tp_1549606881355172614vb.jpg
Fizik Aliante Open
Regular width (275x143mm) or Large width (275x152mm)
.
.

quickfeet
12-23-2017, 06:49 PM
I rode concors exclusively for years and recently switched to a Bontrager Ajna. Huge cutout and a comfort guarantee if you have issues with it.

tombtfslpk
12-23-2017, 10:44 PM
I don't ride quite as aggressive position as you, but I have a lot of miles on Concor saddles (still on three bikes) and like the shape. I began to feel the need for a cutout saddle and tried a bunch of options and settled on a Bontrager Paradigm....which they promptly discontinued. The edges were rounded enough to suit me and it had a cutout. I have been trying out Bontrager's Montrose saddle, it might be the next best option now. I kind of like the narrower widths, but some Montrose models seem to have a little different shape YMMV.

classtimesailer
12-24-2017, 12:40 AM
You need the channel for ever? What color are your Concors? Are you getting rid of them? Three bikes I ride the most have a Concor, Fizik Alliante (I couldn't find a red non-suede Concor) and a Brooks Pro. I can ride 200k on any one of them.

fignon's barber
12-24-2017, 06:48 AM
I used Concors until around 2008, then switched seamlessly to Fizik Antares.

bitpuddle
12-24-2017, 07:40 AM
http://i50.twenga.com/deportes/sillin-de-bicicleta/fizik-sillin-aliante-r1-tp_1549606881355172614vb.jpg
Fizik Aliante Open
Regular width (275x143mm) or Large width (275x152mm)
.
.

Yes. Was going to suggest the Aliante Open or VS X.

I ultimately settled on the Selle Max SLR Gel Flow, but the newer Aliante was nice.

Gummee
12-24-2017, 04:04 PM
Bontrager Serrano
Pro Turnix
Prologo Scratch Pro

Maybe not *quite* as profiled as the Concor, but similar shape.

As mentioned previously: Fizik Aliante too

M

merlinmurph
12-24-2017, 07:26 PM
Pics?

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steelbikerider
12-24-2017, 08:08 PM
The mods would have to shut it down or it would break the internet.😱😏 good suggestions, thanks