Selle Italia or San Marco

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  1. pit_usa

    pit_usa New Member

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    Hi everyone!

    Can you guys give me advice between Selle Italia SLR 125gms and San Marco ASPIDE-leather? They may be close to each other but w/c is much better? I know that depends on the rider, but generally? Anybody who has experience on these?

    Thanks!:D

    peter.
     
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  2. kdelong

    kdelong Well-Known Member

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    Both saddles are comparable in quality and price(depending upon where you shop). The only difference here is which your backside prefers.
     
  3. cdy291

    cdy291 New Member

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    I hate San Marco saddle because they are so narrow, but you may like them just fine.
     
  4. capwater

    capwater New Member

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    Got 'em both, love 'em both. Most knocks on saddles can be attributed to improper fit. It all depends on what you riding style is. If you are a casual rec rider, you'll want something plusher. I race quite a bit and thus prefer a minimalist type saddle. Very personal prefernce here.
     
  5. pit_usa

    pit_usa New Member

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    OK. If you have to choose one(1), what is it? I know it's a point....something difference, but w/c point is higher?
     
  6. capwater

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    Arrgggh!!! Ya gonna force me to make a command decision this early on a Sunday morning? OK, "if" I had to choose one it would be the San Marco. Why? Dunno, maybe cuz I've used them longer. That being said, I did a 100 miler yesterday on the Selle Italia and it was very comfy.
     
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    *It all depends on what your be-hind prefers!
     
  8. pit_usa

    pit_usa New Member

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    ALRIGHT!!!!!!!! hahahha!!! Sorry bout that, I just placed an order from our LBS and picked SELLE ITALIA SLR. Thank you very much to all specially to you CAPWATER!

    GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
     
  9. Russ Reynolds

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    You will find that if you remove the saddle but still leave the seat post, you get a really good fit. Height adjustment is made with muscle control. The downside is that when you stand on the pedals to sprint, you get a 'POP' sound, like a wine cork from a bottle, which unfortunately warns other riders that you are sprinting.
     
  10. pit_usa

    pit_usa New Member

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    RUSS,

    Hi, what do you mean?? Can you please elaborate it further?

    Thank you very much sirrrr...
     
  11. kdelong

    kdelong Well-Known Member

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    Well, this is one way to resolve any questions concerning which saddle is better. Unfortunately I have found that when I start to sprint using this "method", I tend to sound like the Wheel on the a popular US Game Show, The Wheel of Flatulence.....oops, I mean Fortune!:D
     
  12. Russ Reynolds

    Russ Reynolds New Member

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    Another downside is that there is no for, aft or tilt adjustment. You can try all you like but it just brings tears to you eyes.
     
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