Gel bicycle saddle by Selle Royal £9.99 @ aldi
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Gel bicycle saddle by Selle Royal £9.99 @ aldi

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Found 4th May 2015
It looks good, appears well made with nice ( not too soft) gel . Made in Italy by Selle Royal, known for making superb saddles (e.g. Fizik ).That's obviously their budget product, possibly made for Aldi exclusively but nothing nasty and looks like a very good buy.

Choose from City, Mountain/Racing or Touring/Trekking

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Never knew these were Selle Royal?cheers for the info

Doesn't look like a great shape to me to be honest.

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MAdam98

Doesn't look like a great shape to me to be honest.


The saddle does not need to look great, a$s has no eyes

Edited by: "7777777" 5th May 2015

Gel saddles like this are a bit of a con -- they're comfortable for a few miles, then the comfort rapidly declines as you realise they're actually putting quite a lot of pressure on sensitive areas. A proper saddle might seem hard at first, but you get used to it and they're much more comfortable overall.

Though it might be fine for some -- just be aware they're not for all-day comfort.

gimme a padded short over a full seat any day.
I find gel seat still presses again points

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johnstalvern

Gel saddles like this are a bit of a con -- they're comfortable for a few … Gel saddles like this are a bit of a con -- they're comfortable for a few miles, then the comfort rapidly declines as you realise they're actually putting quite a lot of pressure on sensitive areas. A proper saddle might seem hard at first, but you get used to it and they're much more comfortable overall.Though it might be fine for some -- just be aware they're not for all-day comfort.



I agree but all depend what you need really, my wife goes on the bike with kids only and requested something wider and softer, we did try a few different MTB saddles but she couldn't get used to.She also refuses wearing padded shorts as she feels uncomfortable whilst out of the bike e.g waiting on kids who stopped to play on the playground.
Just do not assume that every person cycling is doing 60miles trips on a high speed and in full Lycra kit.
Edited by: "7777777" 5th May 2015

For anyone looking for a decent "budget" saddle, the Charge Spoon always gets my vote (Charge Ladle for ladies) - usually about £20 and if you set it up correctly, it's a comfy ride - I use it for XC, so don't sit down constantly, but plenty of road riders are happy with 40 mile upwards rides etc.

If it's a Selle Royale for £9.99, it's going to be decent for the cash - might be hard to go wrong over a stock seat. But as above - gel is okay for short rides, but it can allow movement where it isn't solid, and that starts putting nasty pressure where you don't want it!

Getting a bit older now so just changed my saddle. Not really a big time cyclist just a bit of commuting so I don't know all the ins and outs, but my original was a years old Raleigh which looked like the MTB/Trekker style at Aldi. I replaced it with the Aldi MTB but didn't feel any better, so took it back and got the City version. Spreads the load better :-) It feels pretty good but suspect that the covering may harden/break up after a couple of years. They are only £9.99, Selle Royal, pretty decent for the money.

The lights on the other hand are not so good. Maybe not bad for £4.99, but one of the LEDs in the back light I had didn't work, and the front light has a twist closure. It's only a couple of mm between open and closed for the battery compartment, I suspect a few bumps may undo it. They went back.
Edited by: "BlackCloud" 5th May 2015

Thanks, might give this a try.

If it's anything like their seats they sold a year ago, then these don't last very long.
I only cycle 20-odd miles on the weekend, and mine has stared to tear and rip. If you don't mind a seat lasting a year, then these are great.

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Smiff

doesn't seem that amazing a dealsee here, some probably better ones not … doesn't seem that amazing a dealsee here, some probably better ones not much morehttp://www.chainreactioncycles.com/saddles?sort=pricelowthis for example should be a decent ladies saddle for 13.99http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/selle-italia-x1-lady-flow-saddle/rp-prod105816



Well, we did try the decent road saddle as well ( precisely 4za Stratos ) still not good. Saddle is a very, very individual thing.
Regarding 'longevity', if that stop my wife moaning and encourage her to ride the bike more , I will be happy, even if it it's going to last a few months only. No hope to make her cycling with me though

7777777

Well, we did try the decent road saddle as well ( precisely 4za Stratos ) … Well, we did try the decent road saddle as well ( precisely 4za Stratos ) still not good. Saddle is a very, very individual thing. Regarding 'longevity', if that stop my wife moaning and encourage her to ride the bike more , I will be happy, even if it it's going to last a few months only. No hope to make her cycling with me though


Charge Ladle for the ladies!

Not a good deal.

Gel saddles are soft but not comfortable when riding any distance.
I now use a skeleton saddle,because its flexable it does not need any padding.
Also cheaper and lighter.
Vertu skeleton saddle @ DX.com

lovelybeer

For anyone looking for a decent "budget" saddle, the Charge Spoon always … For anyone looking for a decent "budget" saddle, the Charge Spoon always gets my vote (Charge Ladle for ladies) - usually about £20 and if you set it up correctly, it's a comfy ride - I use it for XC, so don't sit down constantly, but plenty of road riders are happy with 40 mile upwards rides etc.If it's a Selle Royale for £9.99, it's going to be decent for the cash - might be hard to go wrong over a stock seat. But as above - gel is okay for short rides, but it can allow movement where it isn't solid, and that starts putting nasty pressure where you don't want it!



Agree on the Charge Spoon, excellent saddle, I have 3 of them, original cromo, a titanium railed one, and a Scoop (Spoon with a solid plastic base), I love them all. Dead comfy, light, durable, cheap.

Some **** just nicked the seat off of my bike, but these replacement seats don't appear to come with the pole thing that makes it slot into the bike frame. Is that something you have to buy separately?

Heat for the cyclists out there. Get a wide one!

Izz

Some **** just nicked the seat off of my bike, but these replacement … Some **** just nicked the seat off of my bike, but these replacement seats don't appear to come with the pole thing that makes it slot into the bike frame. Is that something you have to buy separately?


You need a seat post too then unfortunately

The Witkop medicus brand they did in Lidl a few weeks ago are great saddles imo and they were just £7.99 (they also had gel inserts in them).

Izz

Some **** just nicked the seat off of my bike, but these replacement … Some **** just nicked the seat off of my bike, but these replacement seats don't appear to come with the pole thing that makes it slot into the bike frame. Is that something you have to buy separately?


ebay.co.uk/sch…tml

suggestions please... for buying a women bike for leisure use (local parks, canal paths, <5 mile ride/day)

Considering (unisex) decathlon rockrider 500
£240 decathlon.co.uk/roc…tml

Assume, btwin is better than halfords women's parva
£200 hotukdeals.com/dea…101

Any other? for approx/under £300

Cheers for the help EdwardtheLocal and steve252!
Now just to figure out what size I need!
Sucks as the bike only cost me £60, but now I'm looking at £20/25 for a new seat and post

Izz

Cheers for the help EdwardtheLocal and steve252!Now just to figure out … Cheers for the help EdwardtheLocal and steve252!Now just to figure out what size I need!Sucks as the bike only cost me £60, but now I'm looking at £20/25 for a new seat and post


I've got a saddle I took off a static exercise bike (to replace it with something better) that you can have for free...

Do you know what size (diameter & length) of seatpost you need?

If you have/had a quick-release seatpost clamp, you might want to replace it with one which needs tools (ie a spanner or Allen/hex key) to unfasten it.

Alternatively, you could go this route: tredz.co.uk/.Pi…htm

Strangely enough, my bike seat has now been returned, just missing the gel cover I had on it. Crap of them to have nicked it in the first place and stolen the cover, but decent of them to have returned it in the end at least!
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