Touring - Fizik touring saddle???
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I am going on a touring trip through Patagonia and i am in search of a new saddle for my Cannondale T800. What would be the best Fizik touring saddle that money can buy?
Any help would be great.
08-26-10, 02:05 PM
I'm using a Vitesse.. [locally] the synthetic cover is good for rain and not worrying about leather covers getting wet,
but its not the most durable stuff when saddle is parked against stucco walls ... or the bike falling over ..
you will have a gaffers tape covered saddle before long, so bring a roll of tape with you for patching purposes ..
You might get away with out scuffing and tearing the cover if the luggage , panniers,
is always the first thing to touch down ..
you can spend a lot of money on them, I'd rather not , so I got mine with steel rails..
as often repeated , it's between your butt and the saddle ..
brand names are interacting with your head.
08-26-10, 02:21 PM
The one that came on my 2008 Cannondale Touring 1 is great, it's a Fizik Rondine Wing Flex. They make a Rondine currently that's a bit different from the one I have. I actually use a Selle An-Atomica on that bike now, but I have used the Rondine on a several bikes... including ones I've later sold (but always kept the Rondine!). It has at least 2,000 miles on it and still looks new, except for some usual scuffing on the rails.
08-27-10, 12:07 PM
I also use a Fizik Vitesse, in fact I have them on all 4 of my road bikes. I was using Brooks B17s when I first tried a Vitesse, and replaced my B17s with them. The Vitesse is wider than most racing saddles but still very light, about 250 grams for the ti rail version and less than half the weight of a B17.
08-27-10, 12:08 PM
Having spent a *lot* of time in the past six months looking at saddles, I will say that the *only* authority on what works for you is your butt. And that if you haven't ridden a saddle for at least 20 or 30 miles, you won't really know if it will work for you.
08-27-10, 01:41 PM
...the *only* authority on what works for you is your butt. And that if you haven't ridden a saddle for at least 20 or 30 miles, you won't really know if it will work for you.
How true. Also, you should no limit yourself to Fizik saddles. Also, you should try the saddle on your bike, with your setup. A saddle might work for you on another bike with different geometry or riding position, but may not work as well once you get it on your bike.
08-27-10, 01:49 PM
on my road bike i have the alanti with carbon rails expensive but it's a great saddle but to be perfectly honest i would much prefair my brooks b17 for touring.
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