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post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
Hey I am looking for a new really comfortable saddle for my Felt F65, I know that people have thier own preferences, but I would appriciate some input.

I am looking at the Selle Italia SLR Saddle, and the Fizik Arione TRI Ti Saddle... Any Ideas of how good they are?
post #2 of 23

Re: Saddle for 100.00

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Originally Posted by pakicyclist
Hey I am looking for a new really comfortable saddle for my Felt F65, I know that people have thier own preferences, but I would appriciate some input.

I am looking at the Selle Italia SLR Saddle, and the Fizik Arione TRI Ti Saddle... Any Ideas of how good they are?
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We can't tell you which saddle will be 'good'. We can tell you which saddle we think is good. I am a big fan of Arione, but that may not be for you. Try different saddles out (if you can) and see which one feels best.
post #3 of 23

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Originally Posted by bobbyOCR
We can't tell you which saddle will be 'good'. We can tell you which saddle we think is good. I am a big fan of Arione, but that may not be for you. Try different saddles out (if you can) and see which one feels best.
I agree that what works for one person is not necessarily the best for the next. My LBS has a saddle trial program. You can pay a deposit and check out a saddle. You can swap that saddle for another until you find the one that is best for you.

FWIW, I like my Specialized Avatar (MSRP $75). It comes in three widths to accomodate different sized butts. I have the 143 mm. I road 75 miles per day on two consecutive days, and my butt never complained.
post #4 of 23

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More important than which saddle is that the saddle is positioned properly. No saddle will be comfortable if it is not in the right position for you.
post #5 of 23

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It's your butt. You know what fits it! (Unless you start posting pictures of your butt, but we don't want to see that. Not ever!)
post #6 of 23

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The Fizik Arione is my FAVORITE SADDLE of all time, but one of my riding buddies pulled up on Saturday with a saddle that looks like the Fizik Arione, is more comfortable and he bought it on ebay. The Saddle is made by Neuvation and is a model S2. I sat on it in the parking lot we meet up at and it was so nice. You may want to check it out. He got his on eBay when he typed in Fizik Arione.

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Originally Posted by pakicyclist
Hey I am looking for a new really comfortable saddle for my Felt F65, I know that people have thier own preferences, but I would appriciate some input.

I am looking at the Selle Italia SLR Saddle, and the Fizik Arione TRI Ti Saddle... Any Ideas of how good they are?
post #7 of 23

Re: Saddle for 100.00

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Originally Posted by carbonguru
The Fizik Arione is my FAVORITE SADDLE of all time, but one of my riding buddies pulled up on Saturday with a saddle that looks like the Fizik Arione, is more comfortable and he bought it on ebay. The Saddle is made by Neuvation and is a model S2. I sat on it in the parking lot we meet up at and it was so nice. You may want to check it out. He got his on eBay when he typed in Fizik Arione.
I have also heard that the Arione is very good. I have the SLR Carbon and it is more comfortable than it looks, very light (I think like 135g.?)
but it is, well, hard. I never think it is uncomfortable but I do a lot of 120mi+ rides and I sometimes wonder if the Arione or something else might be better. The SLR looks good so I tell myself better to look good than feel good. I noticed that Sella
has a new seat on the web that is supposed to be like, 85grams? Seems that good newer high quality shorts and chamois cream matter as much as anything. That and if you ride hard the weight is on your feet and not the seat. One last thing and this has probably been beaten to death here before-foregive me I'm new here-I ride tubular tires and I find that on the long rides good tires change the whole experience! Keep crankin!
post #8 of 23

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MrKlein you should definitely treat yourself to the Fizik Arione. I bet if you do, you won't want to ride anything else on all your bikes. They not only look really nice in a bike, but they feel so good on long rides. I normally wear the Performance Elite Bibs when I train and even with less expensive clothing, the saddle feels very comfortable. The only setback is that that they are expensive saddles. Especially the limited edition colors.



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Originally Posted by mrklein
I have also heard that the Arione is very good. I have the SLR Carbon and it is more comfortable than it looks, very light (I think like 135g.?)
but it is, well, hard. I never think it is uncomfortable but I do a lot of 120mi+ rides and I sometimes wonder if the Arione or something else might be better. The SLR looks good so I tell myself better to look good than feel good. I noticed that Sella
has a new seat on the web that is supposed to be like, 85grams? Seems that good newer high quality shorts and chamois cream matter as much as anything. That and if you ride hard the weight is on your feet and not the seat. One last thing and this has probably been beaten to death here before-foregive me I'm new here-I ride tubular tires and I find that on the long rides good tires change the whole experience! Keep crankin!
post #9 of 23
Thread Starter 

Re: Saddle for 100.00

This is a Fizik Arione TRI Ti Saddle

I am leaning towards this one...

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/...V61718008_.jpg

Check It Out Let Me Know!
post #10 of 23

Re: Saddle for 100.00

how do you measure your 'sit bones' so that you can get the right sized saddle?
i notice that saddle width measurement is side to side, but does not take into account the dropping away of those sides - some stay flat, while others curve downwards - if that makes sense...
post #11 of 23

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Originally Posted by Archibald
how do you measure your 'sit bones' so that you can get the right sized saddle?
i notice that saddle width measurement is side to side, but does not take into account the dropping away of those sides - some stay flat, while others curve downwards - if that makes sense...
Plain X-ray of your pelvis would work well. But more practical would be to just push and prod your bottom by your partner with a ruler.
post #12 of 23

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Originally Posted by Archibald
how do you measure your 'sit bones' so that you can get the right sized saddle?
i notice that saddle width measurement is side to side, but does not take into account the dropping away of those sides - some stay flat, while others curve downwards - if that makes sense...
Specialized dealers have a pad that you sit on, affectionately known as the "assometer". When you sit on the pad, your sit bones leave an impression.
post #13 of 23

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I used the Specialized "assmeter" and got the correct sized Specialized Alias saddle and it was worthless for me. I returned it and now have a Fizik Arione on my road bike and the Arione Tri on my Mtn Bike and am quite satisfied.

I recently saw the Arione Tri at Nashbar for $89 as I recall plus they usually have a coupon.
post #14 of 23

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I agree. Specialized Saddles are not worth a darn. They are the MOST UNCOMFORTABLE saddle I have ever ridden. Fizik is the king in this category. I know my butt thanks me every time I plant it on my Arione. So nice!



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Originally Posted by Jim R
I used the Specialized "assmeter" and got the correct sized Specialized Alias saddle and it was worthless for me. I returned it and now have a Fizik Arione on my road bike and the Arione Tri on my Mtn Bike and am quite satisfied.

I recently saw the Arione Tri at Nashbar for $89 as I recall plus they usually have a coupon.
post #15 of 23

Re: Saddle for 100.00

Guys I have the Fizik Arione and I have been getting the worst rash and pain in the upper part of my legs, practically where my legs meet my but that area. I think it is the wings of the Fizik Arione that are messing me up, I had it for a year with no problems, but when I upped my miles to about 80 it has been killing me. Is there anything you suggest that has a lot of padding and more comfortable.

ben
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