Nashbar FC1 Saddle - Men's or Women's

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Nashbar FC1 Saddle - Men's or Women's
Delivering premium comfort at a bargain price, the Nashbar FC1 saddle ensures every bike ride is a pleasure. There's plenty of plush padding, a center cut-out for sweet relief, and gender-specific designs (the men's saddle is slightly narrower through the nose and back) that adds up to a blissful pedaling experience day-in and day-out.
  • Ample padding keeps you comfortable on the road, trail, or greenway
  • Center channel cut out ensures blood circulation to sensitive areas
  • Chromoly rails are strong and built to last
  • Synthetic cover provides ample durability
  • Gender-specific designs ensure a precise, comfortable fit
Nashbar FC1 Saddle - Men's or Women's
  • WEIGHT 365g
  • COVER Synthetic
  • RAILS Chromoly
  • DIMENSIONS 266mm x 165mm
  • Rating 4.5

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Nashbar FC1 Saddle - Men's or Women's
 
4.6

(based on 21 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good padding (17)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Durable (7)
  • Comfortable (3)
  • Dries quickly (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All around (16)
    • Long rides (12)
    • Commuting (6)
    • Mountain biking (6)
    • Road racing (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (12), Avid cyclist (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (16), Yes (4)

    Reviewed by 21 customers

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    4.0

    Very good saddle for the money

    By Blue Hills rider

    from Boston

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good support

    Cons

    • Nose A Bit To Wide

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Long Rides
    • Mountain Biking
    • Upright riding
    • Uprigt Sitting

    Comments about Nashbar FC1 Saddle - Men's or Women's:

    Bought it for my hybrid bike on which the sitting style is more upright. The seat is quite comfortable but not overly soft with good support for the "sit bones". The middle cutout is just in the right place so you're not griding your crotch. The seat looks wide on the web's pictures but it's not in reality so it's good for male hips.

    The seat is comfortable enough so for short fitness rides (1 hour or so) you don't even need padded shorts.
    I'm actually considering getting one for my mountain bike as well. I've used it for only few rides so far, but it looks fairly duarable.

    The only negative is that the nose of the saddle is just a bit too wide for my taste. On longer rides this could be a potential chafe area.

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    • No

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    After one ride I could tell a difference

    By fat cycling guy

    from Elkhart county, Indiana

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nashbar FC1 Saddle - Men's or Women's:

          This is a review written after only one ride so take it with a grain of salt. It is meant to address comfort only.
          I bought this saddle to replace the original that came with my bike. That saddle was a good high quality saddle, it just didn't have much padding and my pelvic region felt it after rides of 15-20+ miles.
          I put this saddle on and decided to go out for a test ride. I hadn't ridden for approximately 3 weeks so I wasn't sure what to expect. I rode for about 25 miles / 1 hour 45 minutes. I can say that I could tell a marked difference in how my pelvic region felt at 15-20 mile range and thru to the end of my ride.
          That said, the saddle is ever so slightly wider in the neck and I was starting to feel some discomfort to the inside of my thighs (thunder thigh syndrome) around 20+ miles.
          At this time I feel confident the saddle is going to increase my level of comfort on 20+ mile rides.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Saddle

          By Tommaso

          from Hyde Park, VT

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dries Quickly
          • Durable
          • Good Padding
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nashbar FC1 Saddle - Men's or Women's:

              This saddle gave me the cushioning I needed. When my last saddle of similar material wore out, I switched to the bike manufacturer's original hard, flat, narrow saddle as an interim solution until I could get the FC1. That former saddle just about broke my back!!! The FC1 proved true--my first ride on it for a 25 miler was a piece of cake--great comfort!

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Surprisingly decent seat

              By Eric

              from BFE S. Arizona

              About Me Commuter

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Good Padding

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Around
                • Commuting
                • Long Rides

                Comments about Nashbar FC1 Saddle - Men's or Women's:

                I was seriously surprised by this seat. When I got it, it had way more padding than I expected, and normally more padding is bad on saddles. I did not expect this to be comfortable at all. Amazingly enough, it is actually stiff enough, that the thick padding works well! I commute 5 days a week, 40 miles round each day. This seat actually works for this! And at the price point, it really can't be beat!

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                • No

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I'm fairly new to biking

                By Rich

                from Foristell, MO

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Good Padding

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • All Around
                • Commuting
                • Long Rides
                • Road Racing

                Comments about Nashbar FC1 Saddle - Men's or Women's:

                I've been riding for almost a year now and I knew that I needed a better seat. This seat did the job for me. I am riding 20-30 miles at a time and working my way up. This seat will help me succeed. I've had this seat for over 3 months on my Hybrid and about a month on my road bike. I just got the road bike and rode the bike with the originl seat until I ordered my new one.

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                • No

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Nice seat

                By fahwho

                from Mishawaka IN

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dries Quickly
                • Good Padding
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Around

                  Comments about Nashbar FC1 Saddle - Men's or Women's:

                  This saddle is much more comfortable than my last one. allows me to make longer rides!!!

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                  • No

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  butt saver

                  By eagle

                  from ETTERS, PA.

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dries Quickly
                  • Durable
                  • Good Padding
                  • Lightweight
                  • Off Road Rail To Trails

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Around
                    • Long Rides
                    • Mountain Biking

                    Comments about Nashbar FC1 Saddle - Men's or Women's:

                    ride 20 miles rail to trails and mountain bike trails. comfortable even on rough rides. great padding when cruising. well constructed.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    comfortable seat

                    By Jeep Dee

                    from Maine

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Around

                      Comments about Nashbar FC1 Saddle - Men's or Women's:

                      much more comfortable than the stock seat my bike came with. First ride was 7 miles and my tailbone was still happy : )

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                      • No

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Very Comfortable

                      By Cakegirl73

                      from Chattanooga, TN

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Padding

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • All Around

                        Comments about Nashbar FC1 Saddle - Men's or Women's:

                        This seat has made me a biker.

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                        • No

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                        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Excellent quality for price

                        By Rick N.

                        from Palm Coast

                        About Me Avid Cyclist

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Good Padding
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • All Around
                          • Long Rides

                          Comments about Nashbar FC1 Saddle - Men's or Women's:

                          Great comfortable saddle. First ride today on road bike 26.54 miles , I took the long way home. Much better than the original seat. Its as if the saddle is made for my back end..

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