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    Replacement for Specialized Toupe?

    I have a Specialized Toupe saddle on my Tarmac. I love it. But it's getting worn out. Specialized doesn't make it any more. I want to get something new that feels about the same. I also have a couple other bikes with saddles I hate so I want to replace them with the same thing too.

    Can anyone make any suggestions for a saddle that would be similar?

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    Another Toupe? Isn't it basically the same saddle, flat and narrow? Find a model of it that has the least amount to tweaks compared to your original. Context of which Toupe you have would help

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    This is the model I have. Mine is a 2008 model. The new ones have a lot more padding.
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    Check out the new Power saddle. Gets really good reviews

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    Quote Originally Posted by chad.trent View Post
    This is the model I have. Mine is a 2008 model. The new ones have a lot more padding.
    The higher end models don't have as much padding, at least not in the Romin line. I have to imagine it parallels into the Toupe line as well

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    Check out the new Power saddle. Gets really good reviews

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    I'm going from the Romin to the Power Arc, so far I am liking it. The Power is a bit flatter compared to the Arc, right?

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    Replacement for Specialized Toupe?

    I’ve got both the “minimalist” Toupe (similar to what you showed in your picture) and one of the current edition. Both are Expert with Ti rails. Even though the current version is a “gel”, it feels similar to the older edition. It also still has the flat shape that lets me move up or down the saddle.

    I think the older version looked better and comes in lighter. I bought a few on closeout years ago. Now that I’ve worked through the stash, I needed something new.


    Quote Originally Posted by chad.trent View Post
    This is the model I have. Mine is a 2008 model. The new ones have a lot more padding.



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    I'm thinking the Pro may be the way to go. The padding description is the same as the Romin Evo Pro I used to ride, and that saddle's padding was pretty minimalist.

    https://www.specialized.com/us/en/to...=228426-155734

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    I really like the specialized S works power saddle. It's short, minimal padding and suits my arse really well. Plus it's red. The more a use it the more and more I like the big S gear. Bought my son a S bike as well.
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