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In the Holy Grail search for the perfect saddle, I recently tried a Rido saddle made in GB and sold through the web. For my posterior the results were terrific. No perineum pressure at all, no numbness, no pain. You can immediately feel the weight being deflected to your glutes and ischial bones. Unlike the specialized BG you do not feel like all your weight is on your pelvic bones which was very uncomfortable IMHO.

The design is definetly unconventional, no leather, no gel, no cut outs. The shape and internal structure deflect the force. The price is certainly right even with the lousey exchange rate, and the saddle arrived faster than items shipped from Nashbar or Performance.

The normal caveat applys, that pelvic bone structure, directions of nerves and vessels are very idiosyncratic and thus this saddle will not be for everyone. However, unlike many Italian status saddles, it is fairly inexpensive experiment.

http://www.rido-cyclesaddles.com/content.php
 

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Very Interesting...

I'd like to read an extended use report after you've had some time to "live with it."
 

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I got a Rido on retinadoc's rec and rode it on a 50 mile ride today. It's very good. I'll leave it on the bike for some longer distance rides and longer term assessment. - Jim
 

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I got a Rido on retinadoc's rec and rode it on a 50 mile ride today. It's very good. I'll leave it on the bike for some longer distance rides and longer term assessment. - Jim
Multiple short training rides, not even a hint of soreness or numbness. Yesterday, a 65 mile charity ride in the hills of Northern Westchester County. No numbness, pain, shrikage etc.. The product really does what it claims. Its a keeper. Maybe titanium rails for next years models?
 

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I am a woman, and have been using a Rido for two years. A bike crash left me with straddle fractures and a conventional saddle was impossible when I first returned to riding. My thoughts were to get a Rido, which was not too expensive to experiment with, and use it until I was healed enough to be comfortable on a regular saddle. But I have never wanted to go back! I never have any of even the pre-injury issues with the Rido. It doesn't look sleek and streamlined so a lot of people will dismiss it, but they are making a mistake. It is cheap enough to try without losing much if you don't like it.
I am anxiously awaiting the release of the lighter weight version in October.
 

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I'd like to read an extended use report after you've had some time to "live with it."
I had mine for almost 3 years ( i have two bikes) it's been great; almost indestructible, very comfortable. I have the older model, without the extra padding; just a structural shell with yellow trim. The shell is fairly stiff but with just enough "give" to make it comfortable. It took me a little while to find the sweet spot but once you do, you won't try another one. One caveat: If you spend a lot of time on the drops, this not the saddle for you though. Its shape is more suitable for slightly more upright positions (my bars are almost level with my saddle). Now they have a new model that I think it's geared for more aggressive positions but have not tried it.
 
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