Wait...you're switching TO Sabian, right? I'm a little curious as to why you would switch to a company that, according to your post above, has not treated you properly.
Just a little annoyed with the way sabian have treated me over the years
^By any chance did you mean Zildjian instead of Sabian? That would seem to make a bit more sense to me in light of your changeover from Zildjian to Sabian.
As for your ride, I'm not sure what to suggest in terms of specific cymbals since I almost never crash my ride and I'm a fan of a more dry (less washy) sound with nice crisp stick definition.
The best way to find a cymbal you like is to go to the music store and test them out until you find one. If you can't narrow it down to just one (which is often a problem with me
), ask an employee if you can stick the cymbals side by side if they aren't already or better yet, put them on a drum set so you can see how they sound on their own as well as in the context of a drum set. I need to get new hi-hats sometime and when I couldn't choose between two different kinds, this tactic helped me settle on one when I was looking at hi hats in Guitar Center.
If you don't have a music store near you, it can be tough to get an accurate picture of how a cymbal will sound. Sabian has sound samples and some videos on their website, and while those will provide a general picture of how that cymbal will sound, not every cymbal will sound EXACTLY like the sample. There is a site called mycymbal.com that shows videos of different cymbals in their inventory being played, and you're supposed to be able to order that exact cymbal from the video. I haven't ordered from them, but they seem like a legitimate resource which I may order from in the future.
Either way, good luck with your cymbal search!