I was able to find a Specialized saddle that fit the bill. The Specialized shop I went to had a gel pad that measured the width of my sit bones. So I purchased a saddle based on the width of my sit bones and it was WONDERFUL! I have since sold that bike and I sometimes ask myself why I didn't keep that saddle. Oh well. Before purchasing that saddle I had tried 6 different saddles.
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I am fortunate enough to have a wonderful bike club with many members who are packrats for extra bike parts and swapped my Specialized seat out for a Falcon with a trough & cutout down the middle of the seat...easy-peasy!
It works for me, but I suspect I swapped too soon before fully adjusting to such "skinny" saddles and would've probably adjusted fine with the one I had.
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Saddles are so individual that it probably wouldn't be too helpful for someone to recommend their saddle. For example, I hate Brooks saddles, but my husband liked his. I tried two of the Terry for women saddles and after 45 minutes of riding I thought I was going to die... felt like I was sitting on an anvil. Now I ride a Fizi'k Gobi saddle which I love... in fact I have one for my road bikes, and one for my mountain bike. Most women I know though wouldn't like it because it's a saddle for men. My LBS let me try different saddles until I found one I like, like a "lending library, but I don't think most bike stores will do that. Best of luck!
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