Earlier this month I acquired some extra $$ for my b-day and I decided it was time for a new stem and saddle. I've been playing around with a couple saddles that I've had lying around but none of them really felt that great. I've been running the all black scheme for a while but I've felt the monkey needed something a bit different.
Last year I went the cheap route and bought a set of pink bottle cages but after a year I decided they just looked out of place and needed to go. Not really sure what I wanted to do I looked to the car the Man in Black used to drive for a bit of inspiration.
The ole number "3".
The only other colors he ran were a small bit of red and some white. Both of these colors are pretty popular especially red when it comes to black bikes so I decided on white. The Monkey already has white lettering on it's logos and wheels so I thought it would look good if I continued the theme.
I stopped by my local bike shop and started looking around. I told Mark I was in the market for a white stem and saddle. Both of which have become pretty popular in the past year.
He rounded me up a Bontrager Race Lite stem & saddle.
This saddle is just a demo while I try out different widths. I've never actually had the choice of different widths and I didn't know what to think so I'm gonna try a couple different sizes. I knew this was an option but it's just never really been one for me. Technically there is supposed to be some sort of seat bone measuring device but I didn't see one laying around the shop. I'm not really sure what a seat bone measuring device looks like but I do know they exist. So for now I'll just try a couple sizes until I find the one that feels the best.
When I first mounted everything up I stood back and thought it looks pretty good but I think I need something else white. I'm not really sure what that is but I think somethings missing. I asked Melinda's opinion on the Monkey's new look and she wasn't impressed, she said something about Elvis and white shoes, I can't remember her exact words.