So I bought a Specialized Toupe saddle a few years ago on the recommendation from my LBS that it's the best saddle for blood flow...I plan on having kids one day. It was a bit expensive but I just cycle for fitness and figured it would last me for a long time barring mishaps. That is until I stumbled upon this http://specialized.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1165/kw/toupe
Uh huh, I do have the Toupe Team variant that lasts longer but how do I know when it's time to replace it?? I would of thought the saddle would flex more, rather then less over time. Does anyone know the approximate lifespan in terms of miles of these saddles? I know a lot depends on the weight of a rider but any reasonable guesses or experiences....has anyone ridden this saddle to the end of its lifespan and was obvious that it needed to be replaced? Thanks.The Toupe saddle will eventually lose it's flex. This is a sign that the saddle is pasts it's lifespan and needs to be replaced. Both the Gel saddle and the team versions will have a stiffer shell and longer lifespan.